Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association

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Fall 2014 Meeting

(Schedule)

Friday, 7 November 2014
9:30 am - 3:15 pm
451 and 208 Maxim Doucet Hall [map]
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana

Keynote Speaker: Sam Weerahandi

Sam Weerahandi is currently employed by Pfizer, Inc. as a Senior Director. At his current and former employers, Pfizer, Time Warner, and Telcordia, he brought Statistical Practice in business management to new highs by developing advanced Business Analytics to optimize Business Processes, including Inventory Management, Pricing, and Optimization of Promotional tactics such as TV Ads. He also served as an Architect of the award-winning Business Analytics Portals of Time/Warner and Pfizer, on which Sales and Marketing teams heavily depend to make business decisions.

Weerahandi introduced a number of notions, concepts, and methods for statistical analysis of small samples based on exact probability statements, which are referred to as Exact Statistics. This methodology, commonly known as generalized inference, includes Generalized P-Values, Generalized Confidence Intervals, and Generalized Point Estimates. These methods are discussed in his books:
Exact Statistical Methods for Data Analysis, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995
and
Generalized Inference in Repeated Measures, Wiley, New York, 2004

Sam (Samaradasa) Weerahandi is the first Sri Lankan American Statistician to be honored as a Fellow of American Statistical Association. Weerahandi received his PhD from University of British Columbia, Canada, and his Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and B.Sc. from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.


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2014 Chapter Officers

President:

Bin Li
Department of Experimental Statistics
Room 173 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5606
bli@lsu.edu

Vice President:

James Calvin Berry
Mathematics Department
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Box 41010
Lafayette, LA 70504-1010
cberry@louisiana.edu

Secretary/Treasurer:

Evrim Oral
Biostatistics Section
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier Street, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
eoral@lsuhsc.edu

Chapter Representative:

Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
Mathematics Department
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Box 41010
Lafayette, LA 70504-1010
krishna@louisiana.edu


Information about past meetings

Spring 2014 meeting (Louisiana State University: Friday, 4 April 2014 )

There was no Fall 2013 meeting.

Spring 2013 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 26 April 2013)

Fall 2012 meeting (Louisiana State University: Tuesday, 11 December 2012)

Spring 2012 meeting (University of New Orleans: Friday, 27 April 2012)

Fall 2011 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 11-12 November 2011)

Spring 2011 meeting (Louisiana State University: Friday, 6 May 2011)

Fall 2010 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 19 November 2010)

Spring 2010 meeting (University of New Orleans: Friday, 30 April 2010)

Fall 2009 meeting (Louisiana State University: Friday, 4 December 2009)

Spring 2009 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 1 May 2009)

Fall 2008 meeting (University of New Orleans: Friday, 5 December 2008)

Spring 2008 meeting (Louisiana State University: Friday, 2 May 2008)

Fall 2007 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 30 November 2007)

Spring 2007 meeting (University of New Orleans: Friday, 4 May 2007)

Fall 2006 meeting (Louisiana State University: Friday, 1 December 2006)

Spring 2006 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 7 April 2006)

Fall 2005 meeting (University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Friday, 20 January 2006)

Spring 2005 meeting (Pennington Biomedical Research Center: Friday, April 29, 2005)


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