Spring 2014 Chapter Meeting

The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of ASA Spring 2014 meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan Kansas on Thursday April 10, 2014. Professor Sudipto Banerjee in the School of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota will be presenting the Keynote Address "On Complex Spatial Dependencies: Low-Rank Cross-Covariance Models". Dr Banerjee will also present a seminar talk at the Department of Statistics at KSU on "Space, Time, and Gradients: Why we need them in statistical modeling for public health data" at 4 PM, Dickens 207.

Registration for this event can be done online at

Registration ends on Wednesday, April 9th. Please contact our Chapter president, Weixin Yao( or Chapter secretary Juan Du ( if you have any questions.

Cost: The cost to attend the Chapter meeting is $30.00 ($20.00 for students), and includes dinner. Vegetarian options will be available.

We look forward to seeing you at the Chapter meeting!

6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Social time
6:15 - 6:30 p.m. The induction ceremony for Mu Sigma Rho Honor Society
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Chapter business
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address



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Welcome to the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the ASA

The Kansas-Western Missouri chapter was established to foster interest in statistics and its applications and to promote unity and effectiveness of effort among all groups in the Kansas and Western Missouri area having an interest statistical science. We want to promote the importance of statistical science, stimulate interest in statistical education and research, disseminate information from the ASA, and promote high professional standards. We also want to increase awareness about the importance of statistics among the citizens.