The Department of Statistics hosts and supports a range of academic conferences that contribute new knowledge and stimulate discussions around emerging areas of applied statistics.

Through these conferences, we enhance the Department’s reputation and build ties with regional and national professional organizations. These events also provide UConn undergraduate and graduate students access to some of the top scholars in our field and hands-on professional development experiences.

Current Conferences

New England Statistics Symposium

As the annual conference of the New England Statistical Society, the New England Statistics Symposium is a two-day event featuring sessions and courses led by scholars from academic institutes across New England. It also features a student paper competition and various sponsored awards. The UConn Department of Statistics is a founding member of the conference and hosts it every other year.

UConn Sports Analytics Symposium

Started in 2019, the UConn Sports Analytics Symposium aims to showcase sports analytics to undergraduate and graduate students at an accessible level. It also aims to foster collaboration between academic programs and the sports industry.

Past Conferences

Stat4Onc Annual Symposium

The Stat4Onc Annual Symposium is a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue among clinical and quantitative scientists about cancer clinical trials. We seek participation by researchers from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to share new research, discuss novel ideas, ask questions, and provide solutions for cancer clinical trials. Oncologists and statisticians can exchange views on trial design and conduct, drug development, and translation to patient care.

UConn Statistics Biopharmaceutical Summer Academy

The UConn Statistics Biopharmaceutical Summer Academy is a two-week summer program. It provides an immersive, collaborative, dynamic, and academic experience for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels who are planning to pursue a career as a statistician/programmer in pharmaceuticals and health analytics.

Statistics in Pharmaceuticals (SIP)

The Statistics in Pharmaceuticals (SIP) is a two-day conference that introduces students studying in quantitative fields – especially statistics and data science – to careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Participants learn how statistics contributes to different phases of drug development and to improving patients’ lives.

NESS Statathon

The New England Statistical Society (NESS) Statathon is a statistical data science invention marathon, open to anyone with an interest in using data science to solve real-world problems. It is held jointly by the UConn Department of Statistics and New England Statistical Society during the annual conference.

Conference on Lifetime Data Science

The Conference on Lifetime Data Science promotes and supports the development, application, and appropriate use of statistical methods for lifetime or time-to-event data in data science, precision medicine, and risk analysis. The conference is sponsored by the Lifetime Data Analysis Interest Group, which operates under the rules of the Committee on Sections of the American Statistical Association. The Department of Statistics hosted the conference at UConn in 2017.

Quality and Productivity Research Conference

The mission of the Quality and Productivity Research Conference is to improve the quality of products and services and the productivity of industries by stimulating the research and development of better statistical methods for quality and productivity improvement. The conference is sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section of the American Statistical Association. The Department of Statistics hosted the conference at UConn in 2017.