Program

Thursday, June 13

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Registration. Pyle Main Lobby

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CSNA Short Course. Pyle Room 313. Finite Mixture Models. Stanley Sclove, University of Illinois-Chicago.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CSNA Short Course. Pyle Room 313. A Combinatorial Introduction to Cluster Analysis. Mel Janowitz, DIMACS at Rutgers University.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

CSNA Reception and Registration. Pyle Alumni Lounge.

7:30-9:30 p.m.

CNSA Board of Directors Meeting. Pyle Room 220.

The Classification Society of North America gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Army Research Office and the Office of Naval Research.

Friday, June 14

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration. Pyle Main Lobby

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks. Pyle Room 313. Bernard Harris, Conference Host, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Chancellor John Wiley, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

President's Invited Session. Pyle Room 313. Chair: Stan Wasserman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Random Bisection Model and its Applications. Eric Bach, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

General Meeting of CSNA. Pyle Room 313 Chair: Stan Wasserman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Address. Pyle Room 313 Chair: Mel Janowitz, Rutgers University/DIMACS. Nonparametric Density Estimation: A Fresh Approach. Luc Devroye, McGill University.

11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Break.

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Invited Session: Record Linkage. Pyle Room 313

Organizer: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University. Chair: Herbie Lee, Duke University

Adventures in Bayesian Record Linkage. Dean Judson, U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Using the Laplace Method to Estimate Proportions and Aggregated Counts Associated with a Population Classification. Yves Thibaudeau, U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Ideas in Record Linkage. Vetle Torvik, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Discussant: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University.

Contributed Session: Applied Classification. Pyle Room 309

Organizer/Chair: Peter Bryant, University of Colorado at Denver.

Stars, Galaxies, and the Ballot Box. Victoria Laidler, Computer Sciences Corporation.

Bias and Error in Different Morphometric Methods. F. James Rohlf, SUNY-Stony Brook.

Is Quantifier Elimination Useful in Statistics? Petros Hadjicostas, Texas Tech University.

3:00 - 315 p.m.

Afternoon Break.

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Invited Session: CART Methods I. Pyle Room 313

Organizer/Chair: Wei-Yin Loh, University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Growing RECPAM Trees for Multivariate Outcomes. Antonio Ciampi, McGill University.

Comparing Logistic Regression with Tree-Based Induction. Foster Provost, New York University.

Bivariate Discriminant Decision Trees. Hyunjoong Kim, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Contributed Session: Statistics and Counterterrorism. Pyle Room 309

Organizer: David Banks, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Chair: Peter Bryant, University of Colorado at Denver.

Introduction to Risk Analysis. Bernie Harris, University of Wisconsin.

Classification of Free-Text Descriptions of Patient Symptoms for the Detection of Disease Outbreaks. Robert T. Olszewski, University of Pittsburgh.

Game Theory and Statistical Risk Analysis. David Banks, U.S. Food and Drug Admnistration.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CSNA Banquet. Pyle Ameritech Lounge

An Arabien Night: Post-Banquet Commentary by Larry Hubert, Doug Carroll, Willem Heiser, and others.

Saturday, June 15

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Invited Session: CART Methods II. Pyle Room 313

Organizer/Chair : Hyunjoong Kim, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

A New Algorithm for Logistic Decision Trees. Kin-Yee Chan, National University of Singapore.

Tree-Based Models for Fitting Stratified Linear Regression Models. William D. Shannon, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Discussant: Wei-Yin Loh, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Contributed Session: Government Statistics. Pyle Room 309

Organizer: David Banks, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Chair: Halima Bensmail, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Lessons Learned as a Statistician in a Congressional Agency. Art Kendall, retired from the U.S. General Accounting Office.

Analysis of Waybill Data. Kert Viele, University of Kentucky.

Data Quality in Federal Agencies. David Banks, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Address. Pyle Room 313

Chair: Jennifer Pittman, Duke University.

Predicting the Beta Helix Fold From Protein Sequence Data. Lenore J. Cowan, Tufts University.

11:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Break.

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Invited Session: A New Generation Mixture Model Cluster Analysis. Pyle Room 313

Organizer: Hamparsum Bozdogan, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Chair: Stan Sclove, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Improving the Performance of RBF Classification Using Statistical Tools. Zhenqui Liu, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Multivariate Kernel Mixture-Model Cluster Analysis for Mixed-Data. Halima Bensmail, Univerity of Tennessee at Knoxville.

A New Generation Multivariate Mixture-Model Cluster Analysis of Normal and Nonnormal Data Using Information Measure of Complexity. Hamparsum Bozdogan, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Contributed Session: Microarray Analysis. Pyle Room 309.

Organizer/Chair: William Shannon, Washington University in St. Louis

The Funnel Algorithm: Toward an Epistemologically Rigorous and Statistically Powerful Procedure for the Analysis of Microarray Data. Jaap Brand, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Experiences Working with Gene Chip Data. Jill Duncan, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Nonparametric Classification of High-Dimensional Lung Cancer Microarray Data. Tsvika Klein, Tufts University.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break.

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Invited Session: Authorship Attribution. Pyle Room 309

Organizer/Chair: David Holmes, The College of New Jersey.

A Widow and Her Soldier: Stylometry and the Case of the Pickett Letters. David Holmes, The College of New Jersey

Projections on Rotated Axes in Hyperspace as Indicators of Authorship: A Study of the Oz Books. Josť Nilo G. Binongo, Collegiate Schools.

It Ain't My Style: A Study in Authorship Exclusion. Richard S. Forsyth, University of Luton.

Cherry-Picking in Non-Traditional Authorship Attribution Studies. Joseph Rudman, Carnegie Mellon University.

John van Ryzin Memorial Session. Pyle Room 309

Organizer: Bernie Harris, University of Wisconsin at Madison. Chair: Jim Rohlf, University of New York at Stony Brook.

John van Ryzin's Life and Work. Larry Hubert, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Remembrances of John van Ryzin. Hamparsum Bozdogan, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

John van Ryzin and Classification. Bernie Harris, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Sunday, June 16

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Invited Session: Analysis of Microarray Data. Pyle Room 313.

Organizer/Chair: Jill Duncan, Washington University of St. Louis.

Logic Regression. Ingo Ruczinsky, Johns Hopkins University.

Tree Models for the Exploration of Microarray Data Jennifer Pittman, Duke University.

Robust Singular Value Decomposition Analysis of Microarray Data. Stanley Young, GlaxoSmithKline.

Contributed Session: Instability and Mixed Models. Pyle Room 309.

Organizer/Chair: Willem Heiser, University of Leiden.

More On the Stability of Hierarchical Clustering Peter Bryant, University of Colorado at Denver.

Local Optima in K-Means Clustering: What You Don't Know May Hurt You. Douglas Steinley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mixed Effects p* Models for Multiple Social Networks Carolyn Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mixture Unfolding Models for Longitudinal Categorical Data Jee-Seon Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break.

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Mark Rorvig Memorial Session. Pyle Room 313 Organizer: David Dubin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chair: David Banks, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In Memoriam: Mark Evan Rorvig. David Dubin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Statistical Issues Arising in Information Retrieval. Paul Kantor, Rutgers University.

Do Conceptual Spaces Have Metric Structure? David Dubin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.