Recently, Billy Lamberti, CSI PhD student, attended the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings held in Vancouver, BC where he sat in on a workshop that provided additional tools for graduate students to teach Statistics and Data Science courses. The workshop was funded by the American Statistical Association and NSF and required the participants to apply and be accepted. Billy also chaired a session for the Statistical Imagining group on Statistical Analysis of Complex-Valued MRI. He presented his own Stratified Over Representative k- folds Cross-Validation algorithm later during the week and attended other sessions on topics including statistical image analysis, analyzing fMRI data, and statistical analysis techniques.
To support his trip, he applied for and received Graduate Student Travel Funds. The Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF) provides financial assistance for graduate students to present their work at academic conferences. The program is administered by the Office of the Provost.