18-20 October, 2000

Hosted by Rice University

Cosponsored by:

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
U.S. Army Research Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
TRADOC Analysis Center-WSMR
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Cooperating Organizations:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
George Mason University
Office of Naval Research
Institute for Defense Analysis

Monday, October 16

0800 - 0830 REGISTRATION (Duncan Hall [Martel Hall])

0830 - 0845 TUTORIAL WELCOME (Duncan Hall [Martel Hall])

Dan Willard, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army, Operations Research

0845 - 1145 TUTORIAL

Data, Knowledge, and Information Integration to Support Decision Making
Statistics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1145 - 1300 Lunch (Faculty Club)

1330 - 1600 TUTORIAL


Tuesday, October 17

0830 - 1200 TUTORIAL (Duncan Hall [Martel Hall])

1200 - 1330 Lunch (Room DH3092)

1330 - 1600 TUTORIAL


1830 - Social and Registration (Duncan Hall [Martel Hall])


Wednesday, October 18

0800 - 0830 REGISTRATION (Duncan Hall)

0830 - 0900 CALL TO ORDER (Room DH1055)


James Thompson, Conference Host, Rice University

Kathy Ensor, Department of Statistics Chair, Rice University


Barry Bodt, Conference Chair, Army Research Laboratory

N. Radhakrishnan, Director, Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, Army Research Laboratory

0900 - 1030 GENERAL SESSION I (Room DH1055)

Chair: Barry Bodt, Army Research Laboratory

Warranty Contracts and Equilibrium Probabilities (Keynote Address)
Nozer Singpurwalla, George Washington University

Variance and Invariance in Machine Vision
Stuart Geman, Brown University

1030 - 1100 Break


Chair: Marek Kimmel, Rice University

Dispersal of Bacterial Pathogenes: Scenarios, Models and Accidents
Marek Kimmel, Rice University

Use of Genomic Technologies to Decode Bacterial Biological Warfare Agents
George Weinstock, Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

1215 - 1330 Lunch (Room DH3092)

1330 - 1500 CONTRIBUTED SESSION I (parallel session, Room DH1055 )

Chair: Paul Deason, Tradoc Analysis Center-White Sands Missile Range

The Use of Cluster Analysis in the MOUT ACTD
Eugene Dutoit, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, Fort Benning

A Human Factors Analysis of Two Proposed Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Shelter Designs
Jock Grynovicki, Kragg Kysor, and Madeline Swann, Army Research Laboratory

Exploring the Use of Reading Comprehension Tests in Evaluating Machine Translation Systems
Barbara Broome, Ann Brodeen, and Frederick Brundick, Army Research Laboratory and Malcolm Taylor, OAO Corporation

1330 - 1500 CONTRIBUTED SESSION II (parallel session, Room DH1049)

Chair: Robert Launer, Army Research Office

Computer Network Tomography for End-to-End Traffic Measurements
Robert Nowak and Mark Coates, Rice University

Modeling Transmission Loss in a Network with a Large Number of Nodes
Jayaram Sethuraman, Florida State University

Monte Carlo Filters and Their Applications in Target Tracking and Wireless Communications
Rong Chen, University of Illinois, Chicago, Jun Liu, Stanford University and Xiaodong Wang, Texas A&M University

1500 - 1530 Break

1530 - 1700 CONTRIBUTED SESSION III (parallel session, Room DH1055)

Chair: Douglas Tang, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Clustering and Partial Mixture Estimation
David Scott, Rice University

Estimating Parameters in a Bimodal Distribution
Douglas Frank, Indiana University, Pennsylvania

Accurate One Sided Tolerance Limits for the Balanced Normal Random Effects Model
Bernie Harris, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Shun-Yi Chen, Tamkang University

1530 - 1700 CONTRIBUTED SESSION IV (parallel session, Room DH1049)

Chair: Robert Burge, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Statistical Augmentation of a Database for Use in Optical Character Recognition Software Evaluation
Ann Brodeen and Frederick Brundick, Army Research Laboratory, and Malcolm Taylor, OAO Corporation

Another "New" Approach for "Validating" Simulation Models
Arthur Fries, Institute for Defense Analysis

Graphical Analysis of Communications Latency in a Large Distributed Simulation
Carl Russell, Joint National Test Facility


1830 - 2115 WILKS AWARD BANQUET (Duncan Hall [Martel Hall])

1830 - 1900 SOCIAL
1900 - 2000 DINNER

Lessons From the History of Wargaming
Matthew Caffrey (Air Command and Staff College)


Jock Grynovicki, Army Wilks Award Committee Chair, Army Research Laboratory

Edward Wegman, Previous Army Wilks Award Recipient, George Mason University


Thursday, October 19

0830 - 1000 GENERAL SESSION II (Room DH1055)

Chair: Wendy Martinez, Naval Research Office

Challenges for Categorical Data Analysis in the 21st Century
Alan Agresti, University of Florida

A Spatial-Temporal Statistical Approach to Problems in Command and Control
Noel A. C. Cressie (Ohio State University)

1000 - 1030 Break


Chair: Edward Wegman, George Mason University

Statistics and a Digital Government for the 21st Century
Cathy Dippo, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Web Dissemination of Disclosure-Limited Analyses of Confidential Data
Alan Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences
Sallie Keller-McNulty, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Statistics in Intrusion Detection
Jeffrey Solka, Naval Surface Warfare Center

1200 - 1330 Lunch (Room DH3092)


Some Thoughts on the Statistical Legacy of John W. Tukey
James Thompson, Rice University

1330 - 1530 CLINICAL SESSION I (parallel session, Room DH1055)

Chair: Gene Dutoit, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, Fort Benning


Paul Deason, Tradoc Analysis Center, White Sands Missile Range
Carl Russell, Joint National Test Facility
David Scott, Rice University

A Statistical Analysis of Course of Action Generation ?
Barry Bodt, Joan Forester, Charles Hansen, Eric Heilman, Richard Kaste, and Janet O'May, Army Research Laboratory

Efficient Search Strategies in High-Dimensional Complex Models
MAJ Tom Cioppa and Tom Lucas, Naval Postgraduate School

Atmospheric Properties for Estimation of Infrared Radiance of Ballistic Missiles
CPT Scott Nestler, United States Military Academy

1330 - 1530 CONTRIBUTED SESSION V (parallel session, Room DH1049)

Chair: Bernie Harris, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Stochastic Properties for Uniformly Optimally Reliable Networks
Yontha Ath, California State University, Dominguez Hills and Milton Sobel, University of California, Santa Barbara

Reliability Described by Belief Functions, A Second Look
George Hanna, Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity

Damage Assessment Using Test Data and Expert Testimonies
Yuling Cui and Nozer D. Singpurwalla, George Washington University

System Reliability for Precision Missilery
Mike Danesh, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

1530 - 1600 Break


Highlights of the June 2000 "National Research Council Workshop on Reliability Issues for DoD Systems"

Chair: Arthur Fries, Institute for Defense Analysis.

NRC Workshop on Reliability for DoD Systems--An Overview of the Statistical Content
Francisco Samaniego, University of California, Davis

NRC Workshop on Reliability for DoD Systems--A DoD Perspective
Ernest Seglie, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Operational Test & Evaluation


Friday, October 20

0830 - 1000 GENERAL SESSION III (Room DH1055)

Chair: James Thompson, Rice University

Quantile/Quartile Plots, Conditional Quantiles, Comparison Distributions
Emanuel Parzen, Texas A&M University

Title unavailable
Donald Berry (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center)

1000 - 1015 Break

1015 - 1115 CONTRIBUTED SESSION VI (Room DH1055)

Chair: David Cruess, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Modeling of Tank Gun Accuracy Under Two Different Zeroing Methods
David Webb, Army Research Laboratory and Bruce Held, RAND

Analysis of Fuzzy Regression for Modeling Shelf-Life of Gun Propellants
Iris Rivero and Kwang-Jae Kim, Penn State University

1115 - 1200 GENERAL SESSION IV (Room DH1055)

Chair: Alyson Wilson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Conceptual Issues in Model Assessment: What Can We Learn From Past Mistakes
Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San Diego

1200 - ADJOURN

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