Graybill 2011 Conference

June 22-24, 2011

Hilton Hotel

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

Conference Overview

Well-developed nonparametric methods are an essential part of modern data analysis, and an important and growing research topic within statistics.  The focus of the conference is on nonparametric and semiparametric modeling and functional estimation methods. The program consists of a short course, invited plenary talks and a contributed poster session. 

The conference will bring together some of the top researchers in this area, and the topics of the presentations will range from general overviews of relevant statistical material to more specialized presentations of current developments.  The focused yet relaxed nature of the conference will allow for concentrated discussion and interaction among the participants.  Following the conference, there will be opportunities for various outdoor activities in the area.

In order to encourage students to participate, we are planning a student poster competition, with the winners receiving travel support awards.  The short course on semiparametric regression by Matt Wand will provide a hands-on introduction to the topics in the conference and is particularly suitable for students and other people interested in learning more about smoothing methods.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University and the ASA Section on Nonparametric Statistics.

If you have questions about the conference, send an email GraybillConference@Stat.ColoState.Edu

We look forward to welcoming you in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado!

Modern Nonparametric Methods - Student Poster Competition

We encourage graduate students to participate in the poster competition, with the winners awarded a travel grant to help defray the costs of attending the Graybill conference.  The poster session on June 23 will have a separate area devoted to the winning student posters, and the winners will be recognized during the banquet. 

If you are interested in participating in this competition, submit an abstract of up to three pages in pdf format and a note from a faculty member attesting to your current student status. Email all information by March 31, with the subject heading "Student Poster Competition - Graybill Conference".


Winners will be announced on May 1.  Submissions not selected as a winning entry can still be presented as contributed posters.

Anyone interested in presenting a contributed poster during the pre-banquet poster session and not participating in the student poster competition may submit a one-page abstract in pdf format by May 15, with the subject heading "Contributed Poster - Graybill Conference".



Key dates
Invited speakers
Preliminary Program
Short course
Poster session and student competition submission
Housing and transportation
Post-conference activities
Program and Organizing Committees
History of the Graybill Conferences