(Burke Science Bldg. main entrance)

(Burke Science Bldg. Room 147)

Chair: U. N. Bhat (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 8:40-9:10

I. V. Basawa (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

*"Inference for stochastic processes: Some perspectives"* - 9:10-9:40

N. D. Singpurwalla (George Washington University, Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

*"Inference for processes generated by concatenated failure rates"* - 9:40-10:00

Sankara N. Sethuraman (Augusta State University, Augusta, GA, U.S.A.)

*"The asymptotic distribution of the maximum likelihood estimator for a vector time series model with long memory dependence"* - 10:00-10:20

Anand Vidyasankar (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

*"Branching regression models"* - 10:20-10:40

Janusz Kawczak (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.)

*"On the weak convergence of certain residuals empirical process"*

Chair: M. S. Srivastava (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 8:40-9:04

S. Gautam, Allan R. Sampson* and H. Singh (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Iso-chi square testing of 2 x k ordered tables"* - 9:04-9:28

Ravindra Khattree and Dayanand N. Naik* (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.)

*"Andrews plots for multivariate data: Some new suggestions and applications"* - 9:28-9:52

Brajendra C. Sutradhar (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NFLD, Canada)

*"On the use of dependent vs. independent elliptic data: An overview"*

- 9:52-10:16

Thomas Mathew (University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)

*"Confidence regions in multivariate calibration: An introduction"*

- 10:16-10:40

Maria R. Brito (Universidad Simón Bolěvar, Caracas, Venezuela)

*"A notion of dissimilarity between dendograms, based on the Prufer enumeration of trees, and the assessment of clustering structure in data sets"*

Chair: V. P. Godambe (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 8:40-9:10

J. N. K. Rao (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

*"Measuring the variability of small area estimators"* - 9:10-9:40

Malay Ghosh (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

*"Empirical Bayes estimation of local area means for NEF-QVF superpopulations"* - 9:40-10:00

J. Jiang and Parthasarathi Lahiri* (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.)

*"Empirical Bayes prediction for small area inference with binary data"* - 10:00-10:20

Gauri S. Datta*, B. Day and T. Maiti (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

*"Multivariate Bayesian small area estimation: An application to survey and satellite data"* - 10:20-10:40

Balgobin Nandram*, J. Sedransk and L. Pickle (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)

*"Bayesian mortality data analyses of COPD for U.S. Health Service Areas"*

Chair: A. M. Mathai (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Speakers:

- 8:40-9:10

G. S. Mudholkar and Rajeshwari Natarajan* (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Measures for distributional classification and model selection"* - 9:10-9:40

William W. S. Chen (Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

*"Curvature: Gaussian or Riemann"* - 9:40-10:10

S. B. Provost* and Y.-H. Cheong (University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada)

*"Some distributional results in connection with elliptically contoured vectors"* - 10:10-10:40

K. G. Janardan (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, U.S.A.)

*"On generalized Polya-Eggenberger family of distributions"*

Chair: S. Zacks (Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 8:40-9:10

Md. Baki Billah and A. K. Md. E. Saleh* (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

*"Conflict among pretest estimators induced by three large sample tests under a regression model with Student t-error"* - 9:10-9:40

C. K. Lakshminarayan* and C.-P. Han (Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

*"A preliminary test estimation of the process capability index Cpk"* - 9:40-10:10

S. Ejaz Ahmed (University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

*"M-estimation in linear models with nonsample information"* - 10:10-10:40

B. M. Golam Kibria (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

*"On shrinkage ridge regression estimators for restricted linear models with multivariate t disturbances"*

Chair: M. L. Chaudhry (Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 11:00-11:30

N. U. Prabhu (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.)

*"From dams to telecommunication - A survey"* - 11:30-12:00

Milton Sobel (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Gambler's ruin with many players and even odds"* - 12:00-12:30

S. K. Dhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.)

*"Data analysis with discrete analog of Freund's model"* - 12:30-1:00

Madhu Jain (Department of Mathematics, DAV(PG) College, Dehradun, India)

*"Finite population cellular radio systems with directed retry"*

Chair: I. V. Basawa (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 11:00-11:24

V. P. Godambe (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"The central role of stratification in retrospective sampling"* - 11:24-11:48

Subhash Lele (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)

*"Elicit data, not prior: On the use of expert opinion in ecological data analysis"* - 11:48-12:12

Roman Viveros-Aguilera* and A. Ferrer (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

*"Monitoring functions"* - 12:12-12:36

A. Thavaneswaran* and C. C. Heyde (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

*"A note on filtering for long memory processes"* - 12:36-1:00

Avinash Singh* and H. J. Mantel (Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

*"Minimum chi-square estimating function and the problem of choosing among multiple roots"*

Chair: M. Raghavachari (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 11:00-11:30

M. L. Puri (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Rates of convergence and large deviation probabilities for a broad class of statistics"* - 11:30-12:00

Nandini Raghavan*, Prem K. Goel and S. Ghosh (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)

*"Classification of spatial point processes"* - 12:00-12:20

Greg A. Rempala (University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.)

*"Incomplete U-statistics and random permanents"* - 12:20-12:40

N. Rao Chaganty (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.)

*"The analysis of longitudinal data using quasi-least squares"* - 12:40-1:00

Mei Ling Huang (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

*"On the quantile estimators"*

Chair: Alan C. Krinik (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 11:00-11:30

A. M. Mathai (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

*"Contents of random simplices and random parallelotopes"* - 11:30-12:00

Peter T. Kim (University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

*"On the characteristic function of the matrix von Mises-Fisher distribution"* - 12:00-12:30

P. Vellaisamy (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

*"On the nature and an extension of the binomial distribution"* - 12:30-1:00

Haim Shore (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

*"Inverse normalizing transformations and an extended normalizing transformation"*

Chair: Malay Ghosh (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 11:00-11:30

S. Zacks (Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Two armed bandits with change point in one arm"* - 11:30-12:00

Dipak Dey (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.)

*"A new skew link model for dichotomous quantal response model"* - 12:00-12:20

K.Viele and C. Srinivasan* (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A)

*"Parsimonious estimation of multiplicative interaction in analysis of variance using Kullback-Leibler information"* - 12:20-12:40

Nalini Ravishanker* and Z. Qiou (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.)

*"Modeling multivariate time series with stable innovations"* - 12:40-1:00

V. K. Jandhyala* and J. A. Alsaleh (Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.)

*"Bayes-type tests for parameter changes at unknown types in the parameters of a nonlinear regression model"*

Chair: N. U. Prabhu (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:30-3:00

U. N. Bhat* and I. V. Basawa (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

*"Inference in queueing systems when processes are not fully observable"* - 3:00-3:30

Alan C. Krinik (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, U.S.A)

*"Computing transient probabilities for birth-death processes"* - 3:30-3:50

G. C. Sharma (Institute of Basic Science, Khandari, Agra, India)

*"Performance evaluation for queueing systems"* - 3:50-4:10

Kailash C. Madan (Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan)

*"An M/G/1 queue with optimal deterministic server vacations"* - 4:10-4:30

K. P. Sapna (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chair: H. Leon Harter (Champaign, IL, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:30-3:00

Vijay Nair* and L. Xu (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Optimal design of experiments for feedback control systems"* - 3:00-3:30

Bovas Abraham (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"Implementation of statistical methods in industry"* - 3:30-3:50

Hugh Chipman (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"Managing model uncertainty in industrial experimentation"* - 3:50-4:10

Rekha Agrawal (General Electric, Clifton Park, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Statistics in the real world: What I learned in the year since I graduated from University"* - 4:10-4:30

Josep Ginebra* and E. González (Universitat Politëcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

*"Bayesian heuristics for the multivariate control problem"*

Chair: G. P. Patil (Penn State University, State College, PA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:30-2:54

S. R. Jammalamadaka (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Directional statistics"* - 2:54-3:18

Kaushik Ghosh (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Change-point problems for the von Mises distribution"* - 3:18-3:42

Ulric Lund (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Regression models for directional data"* - 3:42-4:06

Sanjib Basu* and S. R. Jammalamadaka (Northern Illinois Univesity, De Kalb, IL, U.S.A.)

*"A Bayesian test for unimodality of circular data"* - 4:06-4:30

Peter T. Kim (University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

*"Astrophysics and exponential directional smoothing"*

Chair: A. K. Md. E. Saleh (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers

- 2:30-3:00

Robert J. Serfling (University of Texas, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

*"Robust and nonparametric estimation via generalized L-statistics: Theory, applications and perspectives"* - 3:00-3:30

G. S. Mudholkar (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical theory and practice: A case for accessible robust methods"* - 3:30-3:50

Carol Marchetti*, G. S. Mudholkar and A. Mudholkar (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Robust analysis of variance"* - 3:50-4:10

D. K. Srivastava (St. Judes Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)

*"A class of robust stepwise tests for MANOVA"* - 4:10-4:30

P. S. Gill (Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)

*"A robust analysis for linear and generalized linear mixed models"*

Chair: T. K. S. Solanky (University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:30-3:00

N. Mukhopadhyay (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.)

*"On a two-stage procedure having higher than second-order approximations with examples"* - 3:00-3:30

Joseph C. Gardiner (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Power assessments and confidence intervals for cost-effectiveness studies"* - 3:30-3:50

Makoto Aoshima (Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan)

*"Bounded risk estimation for a linear function of k multinormal mean vectors"* - 3:50-4:10

Benzion Boukai (Indiana Univesity-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.)

*"On unified Bayesian-frequentist sequential testing"* - 4:10-4:30

Sujay Datta (Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Sequential and multistage inference in regression models: An overview"*

Chair: R. J. Serfling (University of Texas, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:50-5:20

Rabi N. Bhattacharya (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Multiscale diffusions with periodic coefficients"* - 5:20-5:50

Krishna B. Athreya (Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.)

*"Change of measures for Markov chains and the LlogL theorem for branching processes"* - 5:50-6:20

Vladimir Vinogradov (University of Northern British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada)

*"On limit theorems for Tweedie models"* - 6:20-6:50

Prem K. Goel* and B. An (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)

*"Existence of monotone coupling for 0-1 exchangeable random variables"*

Chair: Hira L. Koul (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:50-5:20

Anton Schick (Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, U.S.A.)

*"On efficient estimation in a semiparametric autoregression model"* - 5:20-5:50

Rohit Deo* and C. Hurvich (New York University, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

*"On the log periodogram regression estimator of the memory parameter in long memory stochastic volatility models"* - 5:50-6:20

Joseph N. Wandji* and Naâmane Laďb (Université de Caen, Caen, France)

*"Limiting functional distribution of weighted processes of residuals. Application to goodness-of-fit tests for parametric nonlinear autoregressive models of time series"* - 6:20-6:50

Anirban Dasgupta (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

Chair: C. R. Rao (Penn State University, State College, PA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:50-5:14

G. J. Babu (Penn State University, State College, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Breakdown theory for estimators based on bootstrap and other resampling schemes"* - 5:14-5:38

S. D. Peddada (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.)

*"Bootstrap methodology for nonhomologous data with applications to the estimation of motion of polar ice"* - 5:38-6:02

N. G. N. Prasad (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

*"Bootstrap methods to some non-IID models"* - 6:02-6:26

T. N. Sriram (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

*"A modified bootstrap for autoregression without stationarity"* - 6:26-6:50

J. Sunil Rao* and R. Tibshirani (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.)

*"The out-of-bootstrap approach for model averaging and selection"*

Chair: S. S. Gupta (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:50-5:20

R. S. Singh* and W. Laisheng (University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

*"Asymptotically optimal empirical Bayes procedures for two-tail tests in an exponential family"* - 5:20-5:50

R. C. Tiwari (Univesity of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.)

*"Nonparametric empirical Bayes analysis with Dirichlet process"* - 5:50-6:10

TaChen Liang (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.)

*"An improving empirical Bayes test for normal mean"*

- 6:10-6:30

R. Karunamuni (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

*"An improved estimator of the density function at the boundary"*

- 6:30-6:50

Yimin Ma* and N. Balakrishnan (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.)

*"Bayes and empirical Bayes estimation for truncation parameters under asymmetric loss"*

Chair: A. M. Kshirsagar (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:50-5:14

Z. Govindarajulu (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)

*"Robustness of a sample size estimation procedure in clinical trials"* - 5:14-5:38

Lisa Weissfeld* and C.-C. H. Chang (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Recursive and projected martingale residuals for Cox's proprotional hazards model"* - 5:38-6:02

M. B. Rao (North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, U.S.A.)

*"Interval-censored Type II plan -- A knell of the traditional Type II plan?"* - 6:02-6:26

A. Dey, K. Balasubramanian and Sudhir Gupta* (Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL, U.S.A.)

*"Incomplete block designs for slope ratio assays"* - 6:26-6:50

G. Pan and Ravindra Khattree* (Oakland University, Rochester, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Order restricted inference in balanced mixed models"*

(The La Costa Restaurant, 421 Brant Street, Burlington

-- across from the Burlington City Hall)

Chair: S. R. S. Varadhan (Courant Institute, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 8:00-8:30

G. Kallianpur (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.)

*"Nonlinear filtering: A brief survey and some new results"* - 8:30-9:00

P. Sundar* and G. Kallianpur (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)

*"Stochastic evolution equations with Hölder-continuous coefficents"* - 9:00-9:20

J. Vaillancourt (Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada)

*"Construction and stationarity for interacting biomolecular evolutions in a correlated diffusive medium"* - 9:20-9:40

Randall J. Swift (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, U.S.A.)

*"Sigma oscillatory processes"* - 9:40-10:00

Marc Mehlman (University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Some properties of harmonizable processes"*

Chair: Subir Ghosh (University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 8:00-8:30

D. Raghavarao* and S. Altan (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

*"A heuristic analysis of highly fractionated experiments"* - 8:30-9:00

K. R. Shah (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"Symmetry, invariance & optimality in irregular fractional factorials"* - 9:00-9:30

Daniel Voss (Wright State University, Dayton, OH, U.S.A.)

*"Analysis of saturated and supersaturated factorial designs: A review"* - 9:30-10:00

Ranjan K. Som (United Nations, New York, NY)

*"Survey sampling, The Indian National Sample Survey, and Indian statisticians"*

Chair: N. D. Singpurwalla (George Washington University, Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 8:00-8:24

Neerja Wadhwa (Mitchell Madison Group, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Defect rate estimation using imperfect zero-defect sampling with rectification"* - 8:24-8:48

M. C. Bhattacharjee (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.)

*"A unified framework for modeling and analysis of repairable systems"* - 8:48-9:12

Ananda Sen (Oakland University, Rochester, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Estimating current reliability in a Duane-based reliability growth model"* - 9:12-9:36

Mark Carpenter*, G. Chaudhri and J. Sarkar (University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, U.S.A.)

*"Availability of repairable systems in a random environment"* - 9:36-10:00

A. V. Godambe (Xerox Corporation, Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)

*"On predicting the remaining useful life of a part assembly"*

Chair: C. W. Dunnett (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 8:00-8:30

S. S. Gupta (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Recent developments in statistical selection theory"* - 8:30-9:00

S. Panchapakesan (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.)

*"Selection from normal populations in terms of the absolute values of the means"* - 9:00-9:20

Pinyuen Chen* and M. C. Wicks (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Some statistical aspects of radar signal processing"* - 9:20-9:40

D. Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

*"A random walk approach for implementing multinomial selection procedures"* - 9:40-10:00

Hokwon Cho (University of Akron, Akron, OH, U.S.A.)

*"Sequential procedure for estimation of the number of classes in a multinomial distribution"*

Chair: J. N. K. Rao (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 8:00-8:30

P. S. R. S. Rao (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

*"MIVQUE type estimators for the one-way analysis of covariance model"* - 8:30-9:00

André I. Khuri (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

*"A graphical approach for comparing designs for estimating variance components"* - 9:00-9:20

Marcia Gumpertz* and B. Morgan (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)

*"A survey of some methods for testing radom effects"* - 9:20-9:40

K. Paark and Richard K. Burdick* (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, U.S.A.)

*"Confidence intervals for the mean in a balanced two factor random effects model"* - 9:40-10:00

Y. P. Chaubey and K. Venkateswarlu (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

*"A numerical study of robust estimators of variance components in one way model"*

Chair: G. Kallianpur (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 10:30-11:10

S. R. S. Varadhan (Courant Institute, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Large deviations and hydrodynamic scaling"* - 11:10-11:50

Naresh C. Jain (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)

*"Large deviations of a time-changed Markov process"* - 11:50-12:30

Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

*"From lattice gases to the Navier-Stokes equations"*

Chair: André I. Khuri (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 10:30-10:54

D. Oberhelman and K. Rao Kadiyala* (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Asymptotic probability concentrations and finite sample properties of modified LIML estimators for equations with more than two endogenous variables"* - 10:54-11:18

David C. Vaughan* and M. L. Tiku (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"Linear regression with non-normal regression variables"* - 11:18-11:42

Prasanta S. Bandyopadhyay (Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.)

Scott DeVito* (State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Logical equivalences among the curve fitting criteria: A philosopher's gloss"* - 11:42-12:06

Indrani Basak (Penn State University, Altoona, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Rank-based procedures for Analytic Hierarchy Process"* - 12:06-12:30

Adolfo J. Quiroz (Universidad Simón Bolěvar, Caracas, Venezuela)

*"A connection between the probabilistic solution to St. Petersburg paradox and outlier detection"*

Chair: Poduri S. R. S. Rao (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 10:30-11:00

P. V. Rao (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

*"Testing equality of survival functions based on paired censored data with missing observations"* - 11:00-11:30

Somnath Datta (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.)

*"Nonparametric estimation for the three stage illness-death model with right-censored data"* - 11:30-11:50

Sundar Subramanian (University of Maine, Orono, ME, U.S.A.)

*"Estimation in the Cox model under an extended form of proportional censorship"* - 11:50-12:10

Debajyoti Sinha*, M.-H. Chen and J. G. Ibrahim (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, U.S.A.)

*"New Bayesian approaches for survival data with a cured fraction"* - 12:10-12:30

Balakrishna Hosmane (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.)

*"The grouped survival analysis using logistic regression"*

Chair: B. C. Arnold (University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 10:30-11:00

H. N. Nagaraja (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)

*"Concomitants of order statistics -- A review"* - 11:00-11:30

S. K. Sarkar (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Some results on order statistics with applications to multiple hypothesis testing"* - 11:30-11:50

Joe Glaz (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.)

*"Approximations for the distribution and expected value of extreme order statistics"* - 11:50-12:10

Rita Aggarwala* and N. Balakrishnan (University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

*"Maximum likelihood estimation of Laplace parameters under progressive censoring"* - 12:10-12:30

D. S. Bhoj (Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, U.S.A.)

*"On new ranked set sampling"*

Chair: S. R. Jammalamadaka (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 10:30-11:00

G. P. Patil (Penn State University, State College, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical approaches to multiscale assessment of landscapes and watersheds with satellite and synoptic multivariate spatial data"* - 11:00-11:30

Subir Ghosh (University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical research in nematode pest management"* - 11:30-11:50

Frank C. Curriero* and S. R. Lele (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)

*"Selection bias in spatial data: Models and inference"* - 11:50-12:10

Nagaraj K. Neerchal (University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)

*"Composite sampling and hot-spot detection"* - 12:10-12:30

Snehalata Huzurbazar (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, U.S.A.)

*"Some statistical issues in glaciology"*

Chair: S. G. Mohanty (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 2:00-2:30

M. L. Chaudhry (Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

*"On steady-state distributions of numbers in the queue Geom(X)/G/1 - An alternative approach"* - 2:30-3:00

B. R. K. Kashyap (Ryerson Polytechnic University, North York, Ontario, Canada)

*"On some infinite server queueing models"* - 3:00-3:20

Sudha Jain* and P. Reiss (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

*"Busy periods and busy cycles in bulk-arrival queueing systems"* - 3:20-3:40

N. Gautam (Penn State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Performance analysis of client-server systems using queueing networks"* - 3:40-4:00

Kanwar Sen* and M. Agarwal (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

*"Busy period analysis of GI(b)/M/1/N queues - Lattice path approach"*

Chair: J. N. Srivastava (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:00-2:24

Shashikala Sukhatme (Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A.)

*"Some problems in nonparametric receiver operating characteristic studies"* - 2:24-2:48

Mousumi Banerjee (Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.)

*"Bayesian inference for kappa statistics from multiple samples"* - 2:48-3:12

Aarti Shah (Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical and operational issues arising in an interim analysis of an ongoing study"* - 3:12-3:36

Krishan P. Singh (SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical issues in the development of drugs for asthma and COPD"* - 3:36-4:00

Mounir Mesbah (University of South Brittany, Vannes, France)

*"Statistical methods in the validation process of a health related quality of life questionnaire: Classical and modern theory"*

Chair: H. N. Nagaraja (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:00-2:30

B. C. Arnold (University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)

*"Gumbel characterizations"* - 2:30-3:00

M. Ahsanullah (Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, U.S.A.)

*"Record values of univariate distributions"* - 3:00-3:30

Prasanta Basak (Penn State University, Altoona, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Record range and its use in detection of outliers"* - 3:30-4:00

Sneh Gulati (Florida International University, Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

*"Statistical inference from record-breaking data: A review"*

Chair: D. Raghavarao (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:00-2:45

M. M. Desu (State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Some recent advances in sample size methodology -- A review"* - 2:45-3:10

Lakshmi Damaraju-Padgett (Centocor, Lansdale, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Sample size under misclassification errors"* - 3:10-3:35

D. J. Amaratunga (R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Raritan, NJ, U.S.A.)

*"Computer aided sample size selection"* - 3:35-4:00

Dirk F. Moore* and B. Kim (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Sample size and power of randomized clinical trials when a prognostic factor is not observed"*

Chair: G. S. Mudholkar (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 2:00-2:30

M. Raghavachari (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Inference from nonparametric correlation measures"* - 2:30-3:00

Tapan Nayak (George Washington University, Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

*"Generalization of unbiased estimation theory with applications to survey sampling and other problems"* - 3:00-3:30

A. Adatia (University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

*"Approximate BLUEs of parameters based on large censored sample"* - 3:30-4:00

Nandini Kannan (University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)

*"Estimating parameters for the multiple sinusoid and the linear array model"*

Chair: Krishna Athreya (Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:30-5:30

Krishna Athreya* and Jack Dai (Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A.)

*"Random logistic maps -- I"* - 5:30-6:30

Rabi N. Bhattacharya (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)

*"Extensions of a theorem of Dubins and Freedman and applications"*

Chair: K. R. Shah (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Speakers:

- 4:30-5:30

J. N. Srivastava (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.)

*"On the foundations of statistical design and inference"* - 5:30-6:00

Sudhir Paul* and T. Banerjee (University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

*"Analysis of two-way layout of count data involving multiple counts in each cell"* - 6:00-6:30

Hari K. Iyer (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.)

*"Causal inference from randomized experiments"*

Chair: Prem Goel (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:30-4:54

Baldev Raj*, P. Lin, M. Sandfort and D. Slottje (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

*"Statistical analysis of recent trends in the US antitrust enforcement"* - 4:54-5:18

H. D. Vinod* and R. R. Geddes (Fordham University, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

*"Generalized estimating equations for panel data and managerial monitoring of electrical utilities"* - 5:18-5:42

Anil K. Bera* and Y. Bilias (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.A.)

*"Rao's score, Neyman's C(alpha) and Silvey's LM tests: An essay on historical developments and some new results"* - 5:42-6:06

Jie Chen* and A. K. Gupta (University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.)

*"Testing and locating multiple variance change points"* - 6:06-6:30

S. M. K. Nainar* and P. Gupta (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

*"A conditional heteroscedastic model of trading volume: Firm level evidence"*

Chair: S. Panchapakesan (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:30-5:00

Bhaskar Bhattacharya (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.)

*"On testing diagonal homogeneity with a one-sided alternative in the analysis of variance"* - 5:00-5:30

S. A. Sultan (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

*"Error probabilities in TC-MDPSK Rician and Rayleigh Fading Channels"* - 5:30-6:00

Alan D. Hutson (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

*"Calculating the exact bootstrap mean and variance of an L-estimator"* - 6:00-6:30

Aparna V. Huzurbazar (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.)

*"Analysis of time-to-event data using flowgraph models"*

Chair: Z. Govindarajulu (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)

Speakers:

- 4:30-5:00

Satish Iyengar (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)

*"Problems in the analysis of multiple neural spike trains"* - 5:00-5:30

Susmita Datta (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

*"Neutrality or selection? Tests based on a gametic phase disequilibrium"* - 5:30-6:00

S. L. Sheng*, N. Balakrishnan, D. R. Chettle and P. D. M. Macdonald (National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.)

*"Compartmental analysis in cadmium metabolism of the human body based on human in vivo cadmium data"* - 6:00-6:30

Gleb R. Haynatzki (Creighton School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, U.S.A.)

*"Dependence in carcinogenesis: A new statistical model"*

(Chester New Hall Room 103): 8:00-10:30 pm