The Department of Statistics at Colorado State University will host Graybill 2013: Modern Survey Statistics in Fort Collins during June 9-12, 2013. The focus of the conference is on new developments in survey statistics, broadly defined. The program consists of a short course, invited plenary talks, a contributed poster session and student poster competition. It is the aim of the conference to bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students whose work is related to survey statistics in a wide sense. Topics of interest include:
- Analytic inference
- Small area estimation
- Variance estimation
- Probability sampling designs
- Estimation with auxiliary information
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. A one-day short course, Analysis of Probability Surveys using SAS®, 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 analysis of survey data.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the ASA Survey Research Methods Section. Financial support is provided by the US National Science Foundation and the Graybill Conference Endowment.
The Department of Statistics has organized the Graybill Conferences annually since 2001, and each year focuses on a different topic.
If you have questions about the conference, send an email to GraybillConference@Stat.ColoState.Edu
We look forward to welcoming you in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado!
- Jay Breidt, Colorado State University
- John Eltinge, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University
- Giovanna Ranalli, University of Perugia
SAS short course: June 9
Conference Sponsors: Graybill Endowment, National Science Foundation, SAS®, Survey Research Methods Section - ASA, Institute of Mathematical Statistics