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The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is pleased to host the 2007 WNAR/IMS annual meeting taking place June 24th - 27th on the UCI campus!

Founded in 1965, UCI combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location.

Over four remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.

With 24,000 students, 1,400 faculty members and 8,300 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system.

Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles.

About the Department of Statistics

UC Irvine's Department of Statistics was formed in 2002 and the Department is one of three departments in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. Currently the Department houses 6 full-time faculty members and offers both PhD and MS degrees in Statistics. More information about the Department of Statistics is available at the department website.

About Irvine

Located in Orange County California, Irvine benefits from the sunny forecasts and warm temperatures that Southern California is known for. Newport Beach is located just 5 miles from the UCI campus.

In addition, popular destinations such as Disneyland, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach are located approximately 15 miles from UCI. Irvine and the surrounding Orange County area offers an abundance of restaurants and shopping.

For evening entertainment, the home of the Pacific Symphony is located just 10 minutes from campus and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Stadium is located 15 miles from UCI.

For further information about places and attractions in Orange County, please visit


Lodging for the meeting has been arranged in graduate apartments on campus, and at off-campus hotels within 3-4 miles of campus. More detailed information on lodging and transportation will be available on the website shortly.

2007 WNAR/IMS Short Course

"Causal Inference in Experiments and Observational Studies"
Presented by
Professor Don Rubin
Department of Statistics, Harvard University

Course Description:
This course will present the perspective for causal inference based on potential outcomes. Randomization-based approaches and Bayesian (model-based) approaches will be developed as complementary and compatible, because both build on the identical framework for the definition of causal effects, which will be presented first, before discussing methods of inference. The critical role of design of studies will be emphasized. Other topics that will receive attention include propensity score methods, model-based predictive methods, principal stratification formulations (a generalization of "Instrumental Variables" approaches), and the compatibility of these methodologies. Examples will be used throughout.

Registration Information:
To register for the 2007 WNAR/IMS short course, check the appropriate box for the short course on the meeting registration form. Cost of registration for the course is $160 for WNAR/IMS/ENAR/IBS members, $180 for non-members, and $50 for full-time students.

Conference Poster

To help us advertise the meeting, please download and distribute the WNAR/IMS 2007 Poster!

Contact Information

Local Arrangements Chair
Dan Gillen
Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine