This symposium took place March 24–26, 1999. It involved five technical sessions, the Howard Rowlee Lecture, a general discussion and several other presentations. Most of the events took place in the Cornhusker Hotel. The participants were welcomed at 3 p.m. on Wednesday by Jim Lewis, chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at UNL, and Allan McCutcheon, director of the UNL Gallup Research Center. The following is what the participants did during this three-day symposium. Click HERE to see abstracts of the talks and papers from the symposium.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1999
2:30 P.M. Registration
3:00 P.M. Opening SessionWelcome from Jim Lewis, Chair, Dept. of Math./Stat.
Welcome from Allan McCutcheon, Director, UNL Gallup Research Center
3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Technical Session IChair: Linda J. Young, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Exchangeability in Hierarchical Models
Some Bootstrap Methods for Model Selection
Scales of evidence for model selection: Fisher versus Jeffreys
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Banquet and Poster SessionCoordinators: Dan Nettleton and Jane Meza, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Max Larsen (Gallup Organization) introducing Carl Morris on Thursday.
Carl Morris (Harvard University) delivering his lecture, Fitting Hierarchical Models.
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1999
7:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:15 A.M. - 9:35 A.M. Technical Session IIChair: Balgobin Nandram, Worchester Polytechnic
On an Asymptotic Theory of Conditional and Unconditional Coverage Probabilities of Empirical Bayes Confidence Intervals
Empirical Bayes Methods For The Variable Selection Problem
9:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. Technical Session IIIChair: Allan McCutcheon, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Problems In The Application Of Model Selection Methods To Survey Nonresponse
Robust Empirical Bayes Estimation of Local Mail Volumes Using United States Postal Service data
Model Selection for Estimating Small-Area Proportions
11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. LUNCH(Box lunches will be provided)
12:45 P.M. - 2:45 P.M. Technical Session IVChair: Dan Nettleton, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
"p-values for Bayesian model checking"
Bayesian Model Selection via the Expected Posterior Prior
Bayesian Wavelet Regression on Curves with Application to a Spectroscopic Calibration Problem
3:00 P.M. Buses will leave from Cornhusker to drop the participants to UNL city campus Oldfather parking lot.
5:30 P.M. Buses will leave from the Oldfather parking lot to the Gallup Organization, 300 So. 68th Street, Lincoln
6:00 P.M. Reception, The Gallup Organization, 300 So 68th Street, Lincoln
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Fitting Hierarchical ModelsChair: Dr. Max Larsen, Senior Vice President, The Gallup Organization
Speaker: Carl N. Morris, Harvard University
8:05 P.M. Buses will leave from the Gallup Organization to the Cornhusker Hotel
FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1999
7:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Technical Session VChair: Gauri Sankar Datta, University of Georgia, Athens
Bayes Factors and Posterior Probabilities for Evaluating Mixed Models
Model Checking, Model Selection, and Random Effects
On Pearson-χ2 Testing with Unobservable Cell Frequencies and Mixed Model Diagnostics
10:10 A.M. General discussions.Discussion Leader: James O. Berger, Duke University (Box lunches will be provided in the meeting room at 10:15 A.M.).