181. Recent Development in Stochastic Processes
Organizer and Chair: Zhen-Qing Chen, University of Washington, Email:
Speaker 1: Hao Ge, Peking University, Email:
Title: Fluctuating-Rate Model and Associated Rate Formula for Phenotype Transition in
Single-Cell Biology
Speaker 2: Elton Hsu, Northwestern University, Email:
Title: Beckner’s Inequality and Its Generalizations

Speaker 3: Yonghua Mao, Beijing Normal University, Email:

Title: Stationarity and Quasi-Stationarity for Birth-Death Processes

Speaker 4:  Renming Song, University of Illinois at Urbana, Email:
Title: Martin Boundary and Accessibility of Discontinuous Feller Processes

182. Asymptotics of Stochastic Differential Equations
Organizer and Chair: Feng-Yu Wang, Beijing Normal University, Email:

Speaker 1: Guangjun Shen, Anhui Normal University, Email:
Title: Local Nondeterminism and Local Times of Harmonizable Multifractional Stable Fields

Speaker 2: Bo Wu, Fudan University, Email:
Title: Local Characterizations of Ricci Curvature on Metric Measure Space
Speaker 3: Dejun Luo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Email:
Title: A Stochastic Representation Formula for the Navier-Stokes Equations
Speaker 4: Jianhai Bao, Central South University of China, Email:
 Title: A Strong Limit Theorem for Two-time-scale SPDEs
183. Recent Advance in Statistical Process Monitoring of High-Dimensional Processes
Organizer and Chair: Fugee Tsung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Speaker 1: Yanting Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Email:  
Title: A FDR-based Multivariate EWMA Chart for High-Dimensional Process
Speaker 2: Jian Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Email:
Title: Multivariate Ordinal Categorical Process Control

Speaker 3: Dequan Qi, Jilin Medical University, Email:
Title: On-line Monitoring Data Quality of High-Dimensional Data Streams

Speaker 4: Wenjuan Liang, East China Normal University, Email: 
Title: Monitoring Large Sparse Contingency Table in Multivariate Categorical Process
184. Statistical Profile Monitoring and Its Application
Organizer and Chair: Changliang Zou, Nankai University, Email:
Speaker 1: Zhiming Xia, Northwest University, Email:
Title: A Self-starting Chart to Monitor Abrupt Changes in General Linear Profiles
Speaker 2: Qin Zhou, Jiangsu Normal University, Email:
Title: Data-dependent Control Limits for Multi-responses Risk-adjusted CUSUM Chart
Speaker 3: Dong Ding, Xi'an Polytechnic University, Email:
Title: Ordinal Profile Monitoring with Random Explanatory Variables

Speaker 4: Jiujun Zhang, Liaoning University, Email:

Title: Monitoring the Multivariate Coefficient of Variation Using Multivariate Exponentially 
Weighted Moving Average Charts

185. ASA and ICSA-Shanghai Chapter Sponsored Invited Tutorial Session:
“Statistical Modelling Using SAS”
Organizers: Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Email: and
Wei Chen, Novartis Pharma, Email:
Chair: Wenbin Lu, North Carolina State University, Email:
Speaker 1: Robert N. Rodriguez, SAS Institute Inc, Email: 
Title: Statistical Model Building for Large, Complex Data: New Directions in
SAS/STAT Software

Speaker 2: Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Email: 

Title: Bayesian Capabilities in SAS Software

Discussant: Yi Cheng, Novartis Pharma, Email:
186. Statistical Methods for Analyzing Complicated Data

Organizer and Chair: Wenxuan Zhong, University of Georgia, Email:

Speaker 1: Lynne Billard, University of Georgia, Email:
Title: Symbolic Data Analysis: Are Distributions the Numbers of the Future? An Illustrative Answer
Speaker 2: Bing Li, Pennsylvania State University, Email:
Title:A Nonparametric Graphical Model for Functional Data with Application to Brain Networks Based on fMRI
Speaker 3: Yichuan Zhao, Georgia State University, Email:
Title: A Nonparametric Approach for Partial Areas under the Receiver Operating Characteristic
Curve and Ordinal Dominance Curve

Speaker 4: Yu Zhu, Purdue University, Email: 
Title: Tools for Privacy Preserving Distributed Data Mining

187. ISI Sponsored Invited Session: “How Bayesian Impacts Your Health: Bayesian
Applications in Medical and Environmental Research”
Organizer and Chair: Jing Zhang, Miami University, Email:
Speaker 1: Jing Cao, Southern Methodist University,
Title: Bayesian Functional Enrichment Analysis for the Reactome Database
Speaker 2: Bin Huang, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Email:
Title: A Bayesian’s Causal Inference Approach to Improve Patient Centered Care
Speaker 3: Ye Liang, Oklahoma State University, Email:
Title: Bayesian Dynamic Prediction of Soil Moisture in Oklahoma

Speaker 4: Bin Zhang, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Email:

Title: Bayesian Approach for Clustered Interval-censored Data with Time-varying Covariate Effects

188. Statistical Methods in Medical Diagnosis
Organizer: Ying Lu, Ph.D., Stanford University, Email:
Chair: Hua Jin, Ph.D., South China Normal University, Email:
Speaker 1: Caixia Li, Sun-Yat Sen University, Email:
Title: Semi-parametric ROC Analysis for Repeated Measurement Data with Measurement Error
Speaker 2: Joong-Ho Won, Seoul National University, Email:
Title: Cross-sectional and Short-Term Follow-up Design to Validate a New Diagnostic Marker
under Continuous Time Markov Models

Speaker 3: Yanyan Song, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Email:
Title: The Most Concordant Cutoff Point from an ROC Curve for Construction of a Binary Diagnostic Test

Discussant: Qian Zhao, Guangzhou Medical University, Email:
189. ASA Sponsored Invited Tutorial Session: “Statistics Education in the Era of Big Data”

Organizer: Ying Lu, Stanford University, Email:

 Chair: Zhezhen Jin, Columbia University, Email:

Speaker 1: Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine, Email:
Title: Redesigning Statistics Education for a Data-rich World
Speaker 2: Mei-Ling Ting Lee, University of Maryland, College Park, Email:
Title: High Education on Lifetime Data Analysis in the Era of Big Data
190.  Bayesians Analysis in Medical Research
Organizer: Aileen Zhu, Novartis, Email:
Chair: Xiaolei Xun, Novartis,  Email:

Speaker 1: Yingbo Li, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University,                   Email:

Title: On the Use of Cauchy Prior Distributions for Bayesian Logistic Regression


Speaker 2: A. Lawrence Gould, Merck and Co., Email:

Title: A Bayesian Approach for Determining Dose-Response Relationships Based on Multiple 


Speaker 3: Aileen Zhu, Novartis, Email:
Title: Bayesian Approach for Safety Signal Detection

Speaker 4: Jin Xu, East China Normal University, Email:
Title: A General Bayesian Method for Dose Finding in Phase I Oncology Trials