[ugrads] [Mathclub-members] Fwd: Conference in May - invitation and call for student involvement!

John Erickson john.erickson at iit.edu
Thu Apr 10 08:34:44 CDT 2014

Hi Math Club Members,

Apologies for cross postings. Professor Petrovic wants you to all be aware
of an algebraic statistics conference being hosted here at IIT in May. See
the message below and in particular note that at the bottom volunteers are
being solicited for help with making the conference a success. Your
volunteer efforts will be credited so that you may at it to your resume/CV.

Professor Erickson

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sonja Petrovic <Sonja.Petrovic at iit.edu>
Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Subject: Conference in May - invitation and call for student involvement!
To: "fac.all at math.iit.edu" <fac.all at math.iit.edu>, AMATH Graduate Students
IIT <grads at math.iit.edu>
Cc: Algebraic Statistics 2014 <as2014 at iit.edu>

Dear colleagues and students,

As you may have heard already, we are hosting the 2014 biennial algebraic
statistics conference this May right here at IIT.   There are 2 reasons I
am writing this email today:
 1) to point out the topics of the conference that may be of interest to
some of you, and
 2) to extend a special invitation for student involvement.

The meeting will take place from May 19 to May 22, in E1 (or another nearby
building, if E1 renovations start by then).
Here is the conference website <http://mypages.iit.edu/~as2014/index.html> (
http://mypages.iit.edu/~as2014), where you can find list of participants,
schedule, abstracts, poster information, etc.

There will be talks on or related to:
- experimental design: Rapallo, Sáenz de Cabezón, Mohammadi;  notice also
Henry Wynn will be attending;
- phylogenetics and computational biology: Casanellas, Rhodes, Davidson,
Francis, Hosten, Sumner, etc.
- random graph and (social) network modeling and causal inference: Stasi
(our own!), Rinaldo, Sadeghi (visited us last semester), Spirtes.
- and many more topics of general interest to statistics and/or
computational and discrete math.

We need volunteers to help us welcome 50+ conference participants and make
them feel welcome here at IIT (and show them what a great department we
have!).  :)

Namely, we need help with several aspects of the conference, including:
*Before the meeting (either during week of May 5th or 12th, whatever works
better for you):
- printing name tags and organizing them,
- organizing conference information folders for the participants.
*During the meeting (May 19-22):
- greeting people as they arrive Monday morning (5/19),
- distributing name tags and folders with conference information,
- simply being around during the 3.5-day meeting to help with info on where
things are located around campus, making sure the coffee has arrived during
the coffee breaks, etc.

The registration fee for all volunteers will be waived: all student
volunteers are welcome to attend the entire research meeting free of charge
(and drink the coffee and attend the poster session and reception on
Tuesday 5/20!).

We will gladly acknowledge all local student helpers on our conference
website, so you can put this volunteer work into your CV/resume as
'service' activity!

*--- If you are able to help,  please let us know by sending an email, by
the end of April, to as2014 at iit.edu <as2014 at iit.edu> . ----*
Depending on your responses, the local organizers will arrange a volunteer
work schedule that works for everyone. You can choose to help for a couple
of hours before the conference, or couple of hours during the conference,
or one day, or several days.

Please note that the tasks we need help with are not extremely difficult;
but your help in ensuring that the meeting runs smoothly is extremely
valuable to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

as2014 Organizing Committee:
Sonja Petrovic (local organizer)
Despina Stasi (local organizer)
and the Program Committee (Seth Sullivant, Ruriko Yoshida, Stephen
Fienberg, and Henry Wynn)

Sonja Petrović

Assistant Professor
Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
e:   Sonja.Petrovic at iit.edu
p:   312.567.3139
web:  http://math.iit.edu/~spetrov1

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John Erickson, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 110

email: john.erickson at iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-8915

Fax: (312) 567-3135

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