Presenting author names appear in bold. Times listed below observe the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
Presenters highlighted in this color represent students participating in the student competition. 
Monday, May 17, 2021
Session I
Moderator:  Dr. George A Milliken, Milliken Associates, Inc.
10:30am-11:00am Evolution of Bayesian Software in SASDr. Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
  Q&A Discussion Series (Part 1 of 8) | 11:00am-12:00pm
11:00am-12:00pm Dr. Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
12:00pm-1:00pm  Break for Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Workshop Discussion: Practical Bayesian Computation — Dr. Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Session II
Moderator: Dr. Edzard van Santen, University of Florida
10:30am-11:00am Using Long-Term Databases to Inform Decisions Regarding Field-Based Research Designs
Dr. Michael Casler, USDA and University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  Q&A Discussion Series (Part 2 of 8) | 11:00am-12:00pm
11:00am-12:00pm Experimental Design Optimization for Large Genomic Studies
Dr. Lucia Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Least Deviation Design of Experiment Models and their Extended Applications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural ResourcesMr. Mian Adnan, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Optimal Step-stress Accelerated Life Test Under Type-I Censoring with Flexible Stress Durations (Poster)
Dr. David Han, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Inference and Design Optimization for Step-Stress Accelerated Life Tests with the Lifetimes from a Log-Location-Scale FamilyDr. David Han, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Model Selection for the Assessment of Treatments from a Long-term Rotation Experiment for Two Time Periods — Dr. Bärbel Kroschewski, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Soybean Maturity Characterization of Pan-African Breeding Trials Using Generalized Additive Models (GAM) Dr. Guillermo Marcillo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Spanova: An R Package to Perform Analysis of Variance with Spatially Dependent Errors (Poster)
Prof. Renato de Lima, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil 
12:00pm-1:00pm Break for Lunch 
Session III
Moderator: Guilherme Rosa, University of Wisconsin - Madison
1:00pm-1:30pm An Extended Approach to Modeling Repeated, Over Dispersed Data, Using Normal and Conjugate Random EffectsProf. Clarice Demetrio, Universidade de São Paulo, ESQ, Piracicaba, Brazil
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 3 of 8) | 1:30pm-2:30pm
1:30pm-2:30pm Joint Use of Genome, Pedigree and their Interaction with Environment for Predicting the Performance of Wheat Lines in New EnvironmentsDr. Reka Howard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Statistical Analysis of Highly Unbalanced Crop Variety Testing Data
Mr. Zhou Fang, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Statistical Methods Applied to Monitoring Growth in Shrimp Farms
Prof. Ismael Sánchez, Universidad de Piura, Piura Perú
Assessing Genotype by Environment Interactions for Repeated Measurements Collected at a High Throughput Phenotyping Field PlatformMrs. Diana Marcela Pérez Valencia, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Bilbao, Spain
A Simple Approach to Analyze Split Planter DataDr. Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN
Inferential Effects of Normalizing Binomial Proportions in Structural Equation Models: A Simulation Study Based on Feedlot Data (Poster)Dr. Lauren Wisnieski, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
2:30pm-3:00pm Break
Session IV
Moderator: Nora M. Bello, Kansas State University
3:00pm-3:30pm A Coefficient of Determination (R2) for Generalized Linear Mixed ModelsProf. Hans-Peter Piepho, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 4 of 8) | 3:30pm-4:30pm
3:30pm-4:30pm Accounting for Underlying Spatiotemporal Structure In Investigations of Routine Mosquito Control Data Using R-INLA Dr. Lindsay Campbell, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, UF/IFAS, Vero Beach, FL
Genotyping and Phasing Allotetraploids Using Short Sequencing Reads (Poster)
Ms. Yudi Zhang, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Machine Learning Models to Predict Price of Cull Dairy Cows Based on their Life History Information
Dr. Ligia C. Moreira, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Investigating Diagnostics for Generalized Linear Mixed Models
Mr. Adam Karren, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
A Decision Matrix to Inform Model Selection for the Analysis of One-Dimensional Spatial Data
Dr. Aurelie Poncet, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
A Statistical Model for the Development of the Ethiopian Agriculture
Dr. Gloria Gheno, Ronin Institute, Valbrenta, Italy
Measuring the Influence of Irrigation and Soil Water Management on Organic Banana Growth in Northern Peru (Poster) Dr. A. Valeria Quevedo, Universidad de Piura, Peru
Geographies of US Agricultural ProductionDr. Emily Burchfield, Emory University Decatur, GA
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Session V
Moderator: Bruce Craig, Purdue University 
10:30am-11:00am Using All Available Data to Produce Official Estimates: Insights from an Illinois Pilot Study Dr. Linda Young, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington DC
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 5 of 8) | 11:00am-12:00pm
11:00am-12:00pm Sampling Approaches for Monitoring Urban Forests Inventories: Sample Size, Costs and Accuracy of Estimates (Poster) Dr. Agustin Alesso, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Sampling Density for Mapping Soil Depth in Southern Pampas, Argentina  (Poster)
Dr. Agustin Alesso, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Lasso and Random Forest – Lime Models: Predicting Paddy Harvest For Area Yield Index Crop Insurance
Mrs. Dian Kusumaningrum, Prasetiya Mulya University, Bogor, Indonesia
Estimating the Economies of Scope Using the Translog Cost Function: The Econometrics of Imposing Concavity and ConvexityProf. Charles Moss, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Implementation of Model-Based Estimates in Support of the USDA Nass Crops County Estimates Program Dr. Nathan Cruze, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington DC
12:00pm-1:00pm Break for Lunch
Session VI
Moderator: Xin Dai, Utah State Univeristy  
1:00pm-1:30pm Challenges in Establishing Bioequivalence when Small Values are Good: An Example Using Coccidiosis ScoringDr. George A Milliken, Milliken Associates, Inc, Manhattan, KS
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 6 of 8) | 1:30pm-2:30pm
1:30pm-2:30pm Comparison of Data Analytics Strategies in Computer Vision Systems to Predict Pig Body Composition Traits from 3D ImagesDr. Guilherme Rosa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Comparative Analysis of Statistical Methods for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data Ms. Rose Adjei, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Automatic Dynamic Relevance Determination of Soil Properties Over Different Soil Layers for Yield Prediction Using APSIM (Poster) Mr. Luis Damiano, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Analyzing Minirhizotron Data: An Assessment of the Accuracy and Efficiency of Root Length Estimates from Three Modeling ApproachesMr. Simon Riley, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Facilitating Key Student Learning through Involvement in Applied Research in Design, Bioassay, Synergy and Longitudinal Modelling Prof. Timothy O'Brien, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Role of the Statistician in Reproducible Research — Dr. Julia Piaskowski, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2:30pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-5:00pm Awards and Networking Social
 
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Session VII
Moderator: Robert Tempelman, Michigan State University
10:30am-11:00am The Latent Dirichlet Allocation Model Applied to Biodiversity DataDr. Denis Valle, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 7 of 8) | 11:00am-12:00pm
11:00am-12:00pm Quantifying the Sensitivity of Agricultural Diversity Metrics and their Influence on Variable Importance MeasuresDr. Brennan Bean, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Data Visualizations for Agricultural Data: Communicating Results to a Broad Audience
Dr. Ruth Hummel, SAS Institute/JMP Division, Winter Park, FL
Multiple Testing Problems on Microbiome Profiling for Human Nutrition Study
Dr. Jung Ae Lee, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Analyzing Ordinal Plant Cover Class Data from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Ms. Audrey McCombs, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Improving Species Distribution Model Predictive Accuracy Using Weighted Boosted Regression Trees
Dr. Hao Yu, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Cropland Connectivity: A Risk Factor for Invasion and Saturation by Emerging Pathogens and Pests (Poster) Ms. Yanru Xing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bayesian Estimation of the Analyte Concentrations Using the Sensor Responses and the Design Optimization of a Sensor System (Poster) Dr. David Han, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Predicting Soil Texture Mapping in the Basque Country Using Spatial Bayesian Geo-Additive Models for Location, Scale and ShapeDr. Joaquín Martínez-Minaya, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Bilbao, Spain
12:00pm-1:00pm Break for Lunch 
Session VIII
Moderator: Hans-Peter Piepho, University of Hohenheim
1:00pm-1:30pm Where Do Bayesian Methods Fit in An Applied Statistician’s Toolbox?
Dr. Philip Dixon, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Q&A Discussion Series (Part 8 of 8) | 1:30pm-2:30pm
1:30pm-2:30pm A Hierarchical Spatial Finlay-Wilkinson Model for Analysis of Multi-Environment Field Trials
Prof. Somak Dutta, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Order-Restricted Bayesian Inference and Optimal Designs for the Simple Step-Stress Accelerated Life Tests (Poster) Dr. David Han, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Multi-Location Trials in the Case of Season Factor Nested Into Location FactorDr. Siraj Omer, Chicago, IL
A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to Dynamic Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) Models for Repeated Measures Data on Wheat Growth (Poster)
Ms. Pratishtha Poudel, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Label-Free, Machine Learning-Raman Spectroscopy for Quantification of Protective Effect of Antioxidants Against Particulate Matter (Poster) Dr. Wei Zhang, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Diagnosing the Pregnancy Status of Dairy Cows Using Milk Spectral Data
Mr. Piush Khanal, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2:30pm Conference Concludes