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2015 Conference of Texas Statisticians


Registration will be available starting Friday February 5th and will close April 1st.
Faculty Registration: $75
Student Registration: $40
Register Here!

Click Here to Email Your Poster by April 1st
Any poster submitted after April 1st will be subject to space availability.
On-site registration will be available (check or cash only). A $10 late registration fee will be added for on-site registration to cover extra cost charged by the catering/hotel.

The Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) was established at the 1980 annual American Statistical Association meeting held in Houston, Texas, that year. Tom Bratcher, Bill Schucany, and Jim Davenport organized the first COTS meeting which was held in Waco, Texas in February, 1981, and COTS has been held annually since then. The COTS meetings afford the statistical profession in the State of Texas the opportunity for social and intellectual exchange on a yearly basis. Senior and junior statisticians as well as students present talks or posters. A highlight of each meeting is presentation of the annual Don Owen Award for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. For more history, visit the COTS webpage at

COTS 2015 Posters

Posters should be submitted by April 1, 2015 to
Acceptance of posters after this date is subject to space availability.

Faculty/Students should bring their posters with them to the conference. We do not have the ability to print large format posters. We will have some way of displaying posters at both sessions. (tack them up or easel display)

Awards for Posters are as follows:

 Prize Poster
1st Prize $125 each (Tie)
Bingchen Liu - SMU - Ranked Set Sampling Estimators of Population Mean and Variance for Discrete Distributions
  Steephanson Anthonymuthu - SHSU - Bootstrapping for Quality Improvement
2nd Prize $75 each (Tie) Hao Yang - UTEP - Bayesian Approach in Step-stress Accelerated Life Testing
  Amy Nussbaum - SMU - Cross-Validation Applied to Selection of Longitudinal Latent Variable Models
3rd Prize $50 each (Tie)
Lily Xu, Simantini Mitra-Behura, Brandon Alston, Zilian Zong, Shuying Sun - TX State Honors Math Camp - Identifying DNA Methlyation Variation Patterns for Breast Cancer Biomarker Genes
  Asim Dey - Lamar - Modeling Extreme Hurricane Damage in the US


Friday, April 10, 2015

 Noon-1:00 pm
Registration (AT&T EECC Room 203)
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks (AT&T EECC Room 203)
1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Invited talks (AT&T EECC Room 203) including Break (3:30-4:00 pm)
5:00 pm-5:35 pm
COTS Business Meeting (AT&T EECC Room 203)
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Student Poster session (AT&T EECC Room 103 Hallway)
6:30 pm-8:30 pm Dinner & Don Owen Award (AT&T EECC Room 103)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:15 am-8:45 am
Breakfast (AT&T EECC Room 203 Hallway)
8:50 am-12:40 pm
Invited Talks (AT&T EECC Room 203) including Break (10:25-10:50 am)
12:40 pm-12:50 pm
Closing Remarks (AT&T EECC Room 203)

Please email if you need any special accommodations to attend this conference.