This year is recognized as the International Year of Statistics by more than 2,000 organizations worldwide.
The Central Michigan University mathematics department will be recognizing the occasion by hosting the International Conference of Statistical Distributions and Applications from Thursday through Saturday at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 E. Broadway Road.
According to a news release, the conference is aimed at sharing the goals of promoting public understanding of statistics in all aspects of society, and will do so by hosting more than 115 professionals from 20 countries for seminars.
Open registration in the Soaring Eagle grand foyer runs from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Opening remarks from University President George Ross will follow a 7 a.m. breakfast in the resort’s Three Fires Room on Friday.
“Statistics is much more than numbers on a sports page,” Carl Lee, a CMU faculty member and conference co-chair, said in the release. “Statistical science has powerful and far-reaching effects on everyone, yet most people are unaware of how it improves their lives.
The conference will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss recent advancements on distribution theory and to encourage opportunities for research collaboration.
Presenters are also offered consideration for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, a peer-reviewed international journal operated by Lee.