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Better Living Through Statistics

April 20-21, 2018 at the University of Rochester, New York


Conference Registration

The base fee for the conference is $65, but the registration process will allow you to adjust that cost depending on whether you plan to attend the dinner, and your ASA membership or student status.

You need a ticket for the conference (Friday and Saturday) in order to attend the conference and/or the tutorials.

If you are an ASA member, a student, or an AP teacher, you have a discounted ticket.

If you would like to attend the conference dinner and the poster session/cocktail hour, then you need a separate ticket for that.

STUDENT ORGANIZERS: Students who are presenting can get a free ticket to the conference and should pay for dinner. Students who have organized a session (3 talks) can get a free ticket to the conference dinner.

Go to the EventBrite page to buy tickets for UpStat2018.

EventBrite Registration

If you need a refund, change of tutorial, or additional tickets, please go to Evenbrite, login and make changes/request refunds.


Registration for tutorials is open to everyone who has purchased any type of ticket for the conference. Free tutorial tickets are available on EventBrite, but conference registration is still required.

This year's tutorials on Friday April 20

  • 10:00-11:45 Kernel Learning Machines for Regression, Classification, and Unsupervised Learning.  Ernest Fokoué, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 10:00-11:45 Image Classification with Random Forests. Anthony Vodacek
  • 12:45-2:15 Seeing the Forest through the Trees—A Comparison of Decision Trees, Bootstrap Forests & Gradient-Boosted Trees. Dean Neubauer
  • 12:45-2:15 Exploration of Deep Learning. Raymond Ptucha
  • 2:30-3:45 Evolutionary Molecular Dynamics. Gregory Babbitt
  • 2:30-3:45 Vector Autoregressive Models or Bayesian Belief Networks. Maria Caterina Bramati
  • 2:30-3:45 Gravitational Wave open data from LIGO and VIRGO. Ofek Birnholtz