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Industrial Affiliates Annual Conference

The Annual Industrial Affiliates Conference will be attended by IA Program Members, Statistics Department Faculty and Graduate Students. Affiliates will have an opportunity to meet the students and faculty, and will give a short presentation: a 20-minute, informal talk that introduces the speaker and the company, and then gives a picture of statistics within that company.

Sometimes this is an outline of the role of statistics in the organization, or it could be a discussion of one statistical problem of particular interest to them. A speaker who is a statistician might describe how he or she came to be interested in their industry, and non-statisticians might describe how they came to be interested in our field.

This one-day event is intended to be informative and fun; our previous meetings have been! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

9:00am to 4:30pm

Physics and Astrophysics Room 102/103

Conference Program

9:00am   Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Art Owen, Industrial Affiliates Co-Director

9:10am   Session 1   Chair: Guenther Walther

  • Alexandra Chouldechova, doctoral student
  • Su Chen & Jeremy Shen, Two Sigma Investments
  • Matan Gavish, doctoral student
10:25am   Coffee Break

10:50am   Session 2   Chair: Jacqueline Meulman

  • Vineet Singh, Intuit
  • Jingshu Wang, doctoral student
  • Jerry Shan & Rohit Tandon, HP
12:05pm   Lunch

1:00pm   Session 3   Chair: Trevor Hastie

  • Donal McMahon, Google
  • Qingyuan Zhao, doctoral student
  • Bradley Klingenberg, Stitch Fix
  • Weijie Su, doctoral student
2:40pm   Coffee Break

3:05pm   Session 4   Chair: John Chambers

  • Jian Shen, CASH Dynamic Opportunities Investment
  • Stefan Wager, doctoral student
  • Eric Bax, Yahoo!

4:20pm   Closing Remarks: Art Owen