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2023 AL-MS Chapter Annual Meeting

The Alabama-Mississippi chapter hosted its annual conference on March 31, 2023, at The School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sixty current and prospective chapter members attended from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Mississippi State University (MSU), The University of Mississippi (OleMiss), Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Auburn University (AU) and University of West Florida (UWF). The conference featured a keynote presentation, student oral and poster presentations.


The keynote speaker was Dr. Leslie McClure, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Drexel University.  She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences and is a Fellow of both the ASA and the Society of Clinical Trials.  The title of her talk was “You learn something new every day, the life of a collaborative Biostatistician”.

Students below presented their research in various fields of statistics. The abstracts are available at https://community.amstat.org/alabamachapter/events/2023

Mahmud Hasan, Ole Miss. “Error Analysis of generative adversarial network with Talagrand inequality”.
Li Zhang, UAB. “Bayesian generalized linear models with structured horseshoe prior for compositional microbiome data”.
Sakie J. Arachchige, MSU. “Risk prediction of primary ovarian insufficiency by an early age among female childhood cancer survivors”. (first place oral presentation winner, tied)
Yagmur Yavuz Ozdemir, AU.  “A multi-model framework to explore ADHD diagnosis from neuroimaging data”. (third place oral presentation winner)
Mous-Abou Hamadou, OleMiss. “Estimation problems for some perturbations of the independent copula”. (second place oral presentation winner)
Chia-Ying Chiu, UAB. “Markers of lung degradation and emphysema”. (first place oral presentation winner, tied)
Ihsan Buker, UWF. “Use of Jackknife subsampling prior to multiple imputation for robust estimation under uncongeniality”. (third place poster presentation winner)
Chathurika Abeykoon, OleMiss. “The double descent behavior in two-layer neural network for binary classification of data”. (first place poster presentation winner)
Jinhong Cui, UAB. “A Bayesian mediation analysis method for zero-inflated negative Binomial mediator”. 
Andrew Sims, UAB. “Population-average mediation analysis for zero-inflated count outcomes” (second place poster presentation winner)
Mathias Muia, OleMiss. “A point on discrete versus continuous state-space Markov chains” 
Zamzam Qazi, OleMiss. “Parameter estimation using p-generalized Gaussian smoothing” 
Sahifa Siddiqua, OleMiss. “Comparative study of some coupla based reversible Markov chain” 

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