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Conference on Classification and Clustering Comes to Lubar School

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The Lubar School of Business will host the Classification Society annual meeting from June 13-15, 2013, in Lubar Hall, 3202 N. Maryland Avenue.  The Classification Society promotes the scientific study of classification and clustering, and includes members across many academic disciplines, including statistics, education, data mining, business, psychology, medicine, biology, and others.

All keynote sessions at the meeting are open to UWM faculty and students: 

Thursday, June 13
9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Lubar S151
Mediation Analyses and Business School Rankings Data
Dawn Iacobucci, Vanderbilt University

3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Lubar S151
Phylogenetics of Disease: Big Data Analysis
Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago

Friday, June 14
8:40 – 9:40 a.m., Lubar S151
Mixture Model Component Trees: A Tool for Merging Clusters (and much more!)
Rebecca Nugent, Carnegie Mellon University

9:50 – 10:50 a.m., Lubar S151
Sample Information and Importance of Predictors
Eshan Soofi, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2:50 – 3:50 p.m., Lubar S151
Stress Functions for Nonlinear Dimension Reduction, Proximity Analysis, and Graph Drawing
Andreas Buja, University of Pennsylvania
Lisha Chen, Yale University

Saturday, June 15
8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Lubar S151
Combining Discrete and Continuous Latent Variable Modeling to Better Understand the Structure of Data
Doug Steinley, University of Missouri

Speaker biographies and abstracts are available at  Any questions can be directed to Stephen France, at