The Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources brings together statisticians from academia, industry and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solving agricultural research problems. This is a three-day conference consisting of a keynote speaker, workshop, a series of contributed papers and poster presentations.
This conference has a relaxed atmosphere to encourage discussions on papers and presentations with authors and other participants. This communication enhances the interface of statistics within the agricultural sciences. The conference is unique in that it emphasizes the application of statistics in solving real-life problems, highlighting agriculture, while recognizing the joint effort of the statistician and the agricultural researcher. Presentations made jointly by the statistician and the researcher in agriculture are encouraged. Presentation of data sets and analyses which motivated the work shares equal importance with development of the statistical theory. Papers on either new or innovative applications of existing statistical methodologies are appropriate for presentation at this conference.
Director of Advanced Statistical Methods
SAS Institute Inc.
Dr. Fang Chen is Director of Advanced Statistical Methods at SAS Institute Inc. Among his responsibilities are development of Bayesian analysis software and the MCMC procedure. He also oversees software development in various mixed models, nonlinear models, causal inferences, survival analysis, Bayesian hierarchical models, and discrete choice models. Before joining SAS, he received his PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.