Survival analysis is
an exciting and dynamic area of research that
provides statistical tools to many non-statistics fields. Traditionally
driven by applications in biological and medical studies and
reliability experiments, it has been and is still under demand for
constant development and refinement. Recently, the applications of
survival analysis in many other
fields have started to grow rapidly which bring new challenges and
issues to the field of survival analysis and thus calls for more
attention to and development in survival analysis. They include many
areas in demographics, economics, finance, political science,
psychology and sociology. The main objective of the conference is to
bring together researchers in all these fields to enhance our
understanding of various issues and to discuss current development in
survival analysis and its applications.
The Department of
Statistics of the University of Missouri has sponsored and hosted six
conferences on applied
statistics. These have been known as The Winemiller Symposia on
Applied Statistics in 2000-2004. The goal of the Winemiller
Symposia is to communicate the value of statistical and
methodological techniques in an applied setting. Originally the
symposium was designed to help create a campus-wide community of
scholars. Since 2004, the symposium has been expanded to include
graduate students and scholars from other institutes in the nation and
is to be held every two years.
The conference will
feature three plenary talks by Professor Jack Kalbfleisch from the
University of Michigan, Professor Steven Lagakos from Harvard
University, and Professor Mei-Ling Lee from Ohio State University. In
addition, there will be invited talks by established and outstanding
researchers in the fields of survival analysis and its applications and
a limited number of contributed talks and posters will be accepted.
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