Classification Society of North America and Numerical Taxonomy Schedule

Classification Society of North America (CSNA)

Local organizer: M. F. Janowitz

All rooms are in the Campus Center Hotel, which is located in the center of the University of Massachusetts Campus, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Thursday, June 13:

CSNA Short Course: Room 904-908

8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-10:30am Session I: Exploratory Data analysis: An Overview.
Stephen C. Hirtle
10:30am Coffee Break
10:45am-12:45pm Session II: Cluster Analysis.
Pierre Legendre
12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm-3:45pm Session III: Clustering Validation and Comparison.
Glenn W. Milligan
3:45pm Coffee Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Session IV: Example, Analysis, Discussion.
Milligan, Hirtle, and Legendre
5:00pm Short Course Ends

CSNA Meeting Begins

Thursday, June 13:

7:00pm-9:00pm CSNA Reception with cash bar and snacks: Room 1001-2

8:00pm-9:00pm Board of Directors meets in Room 903

Friday, June 14:

7:30am-8:40am Continental Breakfast: Room 905-909
Registration: 9th Floor Lobby

8:40am-9:00am Welcoming speeches: Room 917
Dean Linda Slakey, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professor Donald F. St. Mary, Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

9:00am-9:50am Keynote CSNA Address: Room 917
Phillipa Pattison,
Algebraic Decompositions of Binary Data Arrays

9:50-10:40am Invited Talk: Room 917
Donald Foster,
Shakespeare's Who Done It: The Case of "A Funeral Elegy"

10:40am-11:00am Coffee Break: Room 905-909

11:00am-12:30pm Session 1A: Room 917 Pathfinder Networks and Proximity Graphs
Organized by Don Dearholt

11:00am-11:20am Stochastic Modeling of Magnetic Resonance Images with Applications to Tissue Classification.
Donald Geman, Joseph Horowitz, and Decheng Wang

11:20am-11:50am K-Local Image Graphs and Optimal Routing in Dynamic Networks.
Donald W. Dearholt

11:50am-12:30pm Interactive Computer Graphics Techniques for the Exploration of Multivariate Date.
Penny Rheingans

11:00am-12:20pm Session 1B: Room 904-908 Session on Clustering and Classification
Session chair: Stephen Sirecci

11:00am-11:20am Minimum Sum of Squares Clustering in a Low Dimensional Space.
Brigitte Jaumard, Pierre Hansen, and Nenad Mladenovic

11:20am-11:40am An Ordinal Classifiability Test for Single-Linkage Clustering.
Pierre Hansen, Nenad Mladenovic, Bernard van Cutsem, and Bernad Yeart

11:40am-12:00pm On the Minimum Description Length (MDL) Principle for Hierarchical Classifications.
Peter Bryant

12:00pm-12:20pm Perceptual Classification of Landscapes.
James F. Palmer

12:30pm-1:40pm Lunch Break

1:40pm-2:40pm Invited Talk: Room 917
Donald Geman
Tree Structured Shape Recognition

2:40pm-3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm-5:30pm Session 2A: Room 917 Session on Image Analysis and Estimation
Organized by Sridhar Lakshaman and A.K. Jain

3:00pm-3:30pm Stochastic Models for Fast Multiscale Image Search.
Charles A. Bouman, Jau-Yuen Chen, and Jan P. Allebach

3:30pm-4:00pm Object Recognition Via Hierarchical/Syntactic Models and Dynamic Programming.
Basilis Gidas

4:00pm-4:30pm Optimal Detection of a Target Straddling a Linear Boundary in Clutter.
Alfred O. Hero III

4:30pm-5:00pm Target Identification in Low Resolution ISAR Images Using Deformable Templates.
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Bruce Hauss, and Steve Hershkowitz

5:00pm-5:30pm Use of Self and Mutual Invariants for Recognition of Complex Objects Represented as the Union of Implicit Polynomial Patches.
Jayashree Subrahmonia, Zhibin Lei, and David B. Cooper

3:00pm-5:30pm Session 2B: Room 904-908 Applied Statistics.
Session Chair: Art Kendall

3:00pm-3:20pm A Comparison of Various Combinatorial Tests for Verification of Clustering.
Bernard Harris

3:20pm-3:40pm Comparison of Three Estimators of Logistic Regression Models.
Pascale Rousseau

3:40pm-4:00pm A Distance Metric for Classification Trees
William D. Shannon and David Banks

4:00pm-4:20pm Finite-mixture Modeling of Numerical Databases, with Application to Determination of Protein Structure.
Stanley L. Sclove and Simon A. Sherman

4:20pm-4:40pm The Mantel Test: Universal Panacea or Restricted Statistical Method?
Pierre Dutilleul and Jason Stockwell

4:40pm-5:00pm From Cluster Analysis to Nonparametric Regression.
David Banks

5:00pm-5:20pm All about Bouts.
Mike Sutherland

5:35pm-6:15pm CSNA Membership Meeting: Room 904-908

6:15pm-7:30pm Cash Bar: TOC Restaurant

7:30pm-9:30pm CSNA-NT Banquet: TOC Restaurant
Speaker: Herman Friedman
Classification and Clustering: A Perspective on Applications.

Saturday, June 15, 1996

7:20am-8:20am Continental Breakfast: Room 905-909

8:25am-9:15am Invited Address: Room 917
Bruno Leclerc
A Survey on the Consensus of Classification Trees

9:15am-10:45am Session 3A: Room 917 Session on Information Retrieval.
Organized by Stephen Hirtle and David Dubin

9:15am-9:45am History and Status of the NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service.
Michael J. Kurtz

9:45am-10:15am Classifying Texts Using Relevance Feedback.
James Allan

10:15am-10:45am Clustering Tendency and the Cluster Hypothesis in Information Retrieval.
David Dubin

9:15am-10:45am Session 3B: Room 904-908 Session on Applications
Session chair: Gary D. Crown

9:15am-9:35am A Taxonomy of Comparative Consumer Expenditures.
Melvin Prince

9:35am-9:55am Classifying a Bank's Customers for Improving Their Financial Services.
Michel Goulet and David Wishart

9:55am-10:15am Using Distance Matrices to Choose Between Competing Theories and an Application to the Origin of Modern Humans.
Robert R. Sokal, Neal L. Oden, Jeff Walker, and Diane M. Waddle

10:45am-11:10am Coffee Break: Room 905-909

11:10am-12:40pm Session 4A: Room 917 Session of Classification in Social Network Analysis
Organized by Stan Wasserman

11:10am-11:40am Using Mobility Networks to Establish Treatment and Control Clusters in a Randomized Community Trial.
Martina Morris, Mark Handcock, Maria Wawer and Ron Gray

11:40am-12:10pm Actor and Event Centralities for Two-Mode Non-dyadic Networks.
Katherine Faust

12:10pm-12:40pm Perceptual Congruence and Incongruence Among Network Members in Common Clusters.
L. Koehly, N. Contractor, M. Heald, S. Wasserman

12:40pm Lunch Break

1:40pm-2:40pm Session 4A (continued): Room 917

1:40pm-2:10pm Models for Cognitive Representations of Network Structures
Ece Kumbasar

2:10pm-2:40pm Statistical Models for Consensus Aggregation of Digraph Social Network Data.
W. H. Batchelder

2:40pm-3:30pm Invited Address: Room 904-908
David L. Swofford,
Advances in Methodology for Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees: Bringing the Technology Back to the Biologists

3:30pm-3:50pm Coffee Break: Room 905-909

3:50pm-5:55pm Session 5A: Room 917 Session on Consensus Theory:
Organized by Robert C. Powers

3:50pm-4:15pm A New Consensus Rule for Committee Elections.
William H.E. Day

4:15pm-4:40pm On The Comparison of the Borda-Spearman and Condorcet- Kendall Approaches for Concordance and Consensus of Preferences.
B. Monjardet

4:40pm-5:05pm Representations Families and Neutral Consensus Functions
Gary D. Crown, Robert C. Powers, and Melvin F. Janowitz

5:05pm-5:30pm Stability Conditions for Non-Numerical Hierarchical Clustering.
Jean-Pierre Barthelemy

5:30pm-5:55pm Medians and Majorities in Multilattices.
R.C. Powers

3:50pm-5:30pm Session 5B: Room 904-908 Session on Applications
Session Chair: John Daws

4:10pm-4:30pm Consumer Preferences for Type of Information.
Gregory W. Cermak

4:30pm-4:50pm A Tree-Based Approach to Proficiency Scaling.
Kathleen M. Sheehan

4:50pm-5:10pm Expert, Intermediate and Novice Classifications of Psychology and Physics Concepts.
N. Sriram

5:10pm-5:30pm Setting Passing Scores on Tests Using Cluster Analysis.
Stephen G. Sireci and Frederic Robin



Organized by Melvin Janowitz and Pierre Legendre

Saturday, June 15:

6:15pm-8:15pm NT Reception with pay bar and refreshments in Room 1009: Will also have software demonstrations.

Sunday, June 16

8:00am-8:50am Continental Breakfast: Room 905-909 NT Registration: 9th Floor Lobby

8:50am-9:00am Welcoming remarks
Joseph Kunkel

9:00am-10:00am NT Invited Talk: Room 917
F. James Rohlf,
Application of Geometric Morphometric Methods to Evolutionary Studies

10:00am-10:20am Coffee Break: Room 905-909

10:20am-12:00pm NT Session: Room 917
Session chair: William H. E. Day

10:20am-10:45am The Biological Meaning of Different Types of Permutations.
Pierre Legendre

10:45am-11:10am Preprocessing Information for the Tree Compatibility Problem.
Mariana Kant and Francois Lapointe

11:10am-11:35am Use of Continuous-Character Mappings onto Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Studies.
R. E. Strauss and E. Dyerson

11:35am-11:55am Identification of Africanized Honeybees via Nonlinear Multilayer Perceptrons.
R. E. Strauss and M.A. Houck

12:00pm-12:30pm NT Business Meeting: Room 917

12:30pm-1:30pm Buffet Lunch: Room 1009


Warning: Checkout time at the hotel is 11:00 AM on Sunday, and it cannot be extended. We will make arrangements for you to temporarily store luggage.