The Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources brings together statisticians and researchers from academia, industry and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solve agricultural and biological problems. This is a three-day conference consisting of a keynote speaker, a workshop and a series of contributed papers and poster presentations.
This conference is unique in its interdisciplinary nature and also exposes students and developing scholars to new statistical research directly relevant to agriculture. We emphasize the application of statistics in solving real-life problems while highlighting agriculture and recognizing the joint effort of the statistician and the agricultural researcher. The relaxed atmosphere of this conference allows for participants to submit abstracts made jointly by the statistician and the researcher. 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.