Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: March 2007

Notice: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.

Speaker: Dr. Woollcott Smith
Department of Business Statistics
Temple University
Title: Looking for multidimensional holes, undiscovered species and new Googlewhacks


I will present three nonstandard problems that can be attacked with classical statistical methods.

The first example is the search for holes, or missing data, in a k-dimensional data set. These holes are nearly impossible to detect using standard graphical and data analysis methods. A modification of the mixture of normals model yields both a conceptual model for holes and a way to display k-dimensional data holes in a two-dimensional plot.

In the second example, standard distribution results are used to estimate the number of as yet undiscovered large marine species.

On the lighter side, we show how size-biased sampling ideas and general linear models can be applied to devise efficient search strategies for new Googlewhacks.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
University of Delaware   Directions/Map

Entree: Buffet
Cost: $25 for members, $15 for students



Bruce Stanley by Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
Phone: 302-366-5910
Email: Bruce Stanley.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.

2006 was a very successful year --

2006 Program Review.

and the program of meetings for Spring 2007 promises to continue that success --

Spring 2007 Meetings.

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