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UPSTAT 2023 - Call for Abstract Submissions!

  • 1.  UPSTAT 2023 - Call for Abstract Submissions!

    Posted 04-01-2023 17:39

    This post may be of most interest to members and chapters who are geographically close to Rochester, NY. 
    This conference will be IN PERSON this year!                               Cross-posted to Rochester Chapter.

    UPSTAT 2023

    11th Annual Conference of the Upstate New York Chapters of the
    American Statistical Association

    April 21-22, 2023 at the Rochester Institute of Technology

    Unlocking the Potential of Language: The Intersection of Statistics and Large Language Models

    The UPSTAT Conference series, now in its 11th year, has become the flagship Statistics Conference of the Upstate New York Chapters of the American Statistical Association (ASA). This year, we are excited to invite all statisticians, data scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, software engineers, data analysts, and artificial intelligence enthusiasts to join us on April 21st and April 22nd, 2023 on the beautiful campus of Rochester Institute of Technology to celebrate our wonderful discipline in the age of large language models.

    Conference Website:

    We welcome contributions on all aspects of statistics and large language models, including but not limited to:

            Natural Language Processing & Understanding

            Machine Learning with Large Language Models

            Ethics, Bias, & Fairness in Large Language Models

            Large Language Models & the Future of Data Analytics

            Large Language Models in Industry & Applications

            Statistical Inference with Large Language Models

            Large Language Models & Higher Education

            Advancements & Limitations in Large Language Models

            Novel Techniques & Approaches to Working with Large Language Models

    Parallel Talk/Poster Abstract Submission Form:

    Submissions do NOT need to be in the area of the theme of the conference. We strongly encourage submissions from all areas of statistics, data science and artificial intelligence. Presentations featuring both published and unpublished work are welcome! Abstract submissions are due Friday April 14th at 5pm with rolling acceptances up through Monday April 17th. Accepted presenters must purchase a ticket and student presenters will receive a promo code for free admission.

    We will also host a panel discussion on "Beyond the Hype: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of Large Language Models in Statistics, Education, and Industry" featuring experts from diverse backgrounds in statistics, computer science, linguistics, biology, and mathematics. In addition, we will offer a tutorial on working with the GPT-3 dataset and a short course on the fundamentals of natural language processing!

    As always, we strongly encourage undergraduate and graduate students to register and participate actively through posters, oral presentations, and data analysis competition. In particular, students are encouraged to register a team of 3 to 5 members with the goal of analyzing the ChatGPT-3 data! Once registered, your team will be sent information on the data set and have a deadline of Monday April 17th to submit their analysis materials. The Top 3 submissions will be invited to UPSTAT to present their work in competition for the first, second and third place rankings!

    Data Competition Team Registration Form:

    We look forward to seeing you at UPSTAT 2023! All questions about abstract submissions and team registration should be sent to the UPSTAT 2023 Conference Program Chair, Dr. Katherine Grzesik,

    Katherine Grzesik
    Rochester Chapter Secretary
    Assistant Professor
    University of Rochester