CANSSI Ontario Research Day 2024

This is a free, in-person event.

Overview

The CANSSI Ontario Research Day will showcase the work and discoveries by early-career researchers in the statistics community in Ontario. This one-day event draws participants from many Ontario universities, public, not-for-profit, and the research sector for a full day of data and discoveries.

2024 Themes

Financial, Actuarial, and Data Sciences, Big Data, Health Data, and Statistics Theory.

Registration

  1. Lunch, as well as drinks and snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.
  2. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, subject to venue capacity.
  3. If you are a PhD student interested in presenting at the poster session, please register here

Poster


Hourly Schedule

May 22, 2024

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Light Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:05 am
Welcoming Remarks
Speakers:
Lisa Strug
10:05 am - 11:25 am
Session 1 - Oral Presentations
Moderator: Hanna Jankowski, York University

Devan Becker, Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Identification of Variants of Concern Without Knowing What a Variant is

Xin Bing, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
Linear Discriminant Regularized Regression

Sanjeena Dang, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
A parsimonious family of mixtures of multivariate Poisson log-normal factor analyzers for clustering count data

Utkarsh Dang, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University
Modeling data from rare diseases: a spotlight on Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Speakers:
Devan Becker, Sanjeena Dang, Utkarsh Dang, Xin Bing
11:25 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 12:50 pm
Session 2: Oral Presentations
Moderator: Zeny Feng, University of Guelph

Osvaldo Espin Garcia, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
Finding your niche: Launching a research program in biostatistics

Kevin Granville, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor
Investigating changes in the timing of Ontario's wildland fire season: a spatial perspective

Pratheepa Jeganathan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Enhancing LDA for Longitudinal Microbiome Studies

Brian Ling, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
Nonparametric Likelihood Ratio Test for Univariate Shape-constrained Densities

Speakers:
Brian Ling, Kevin Granville, Osvaldo Espin Garcia, Pratheepa Jeganathan
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Trainee Poster Session
Rooms 9015, 9171, 9173, and 9195
1:30 pm - 3:10 pm
Session 3 - Oral Presentations
Moderator: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo

Pouria Ramazi, Faculty of Mathematics & Statistics, Brock University
The shortcut-PC algorithm

Kelly Ramsay, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University
Differentially private projection-depth-based medians

Justin Slater, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph
Overdispersed or under-reported? A practical look at network autoregressions for under-reported infectious disease data

Lan Wen, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
Estimating the average causal effects of food substitution strategies

Joseph Jay Williams, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Intelligent Adaptive Experimentation: Integrating Statistics & Machine Learning to Accelerate Science and Help People

Speakers:
Joseph Jay Williams, Justin Slater, Kelly Ramsay, Lan Wen, Pouria Ramazi
3:10 pm - 3:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Speakers:
Rohan Alexander
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Transition to 2024 DLSS with Dr. Susan Holmes
Register here: https://canssiontario.utoronto.ca/event/2024-dlss-susan-holmes/
Lisa Strug
Lisa Strug
Director, CANSSI Ontario | Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, Department of Computer Science, and Biostatistics Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Devan Becker
Devan Becker
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Sanjeena Dang
Sanjeena Dang
Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Utkarsh Dang
Utkarsh Dang
Assistant Professor (Cross Appointment - Health Sciences), School of Mathematics and Statistics. Carleton University
Xin Bing
Xin Bing
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
Brian Ling
Brian Ling
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
Kevin Granville
Kevin Granville
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor
Osvaldo Espin Garcia
Osvaldo Espin Garcia
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
Pratheepa Jeganathan
Pratheepa Jeganathan
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Joseph Jay Williams
Joseph Jay Williams
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Justin Slater
Justin Slater
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph
Kelly Ramsay
Kelly Ramsay
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University
Lan Wen
Lan Wen
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
Pouria Ramazi
Pouria Ramazi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics & Statistics, Brock University
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics & Statistics, Brock University
Rohan Alexander
Rohan Alexander
Assistant Director, CANSSI Ontario Assistant Professor, Faculty of information and Department of Statistical Sciences University of Toronto
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Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 22 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rooms 9014 & 9016 U of T

Location

Rooms 9014 & 9016 U of T
700 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6

Speakers

CANSSI Ontario

Organizer

CANSSI Ontario
Email
esther.berzunza@utoronto.ca
Website
https://canssiontario.utoronto.ca