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19-21 September 2016
US/Central timezone

Scientific Program

Draft Agenda


The workshop timetable is now the definitive schedule -- this is a working draft.

 
Monday – September 19, 2016
 
8:30  - 9:00   Registration -- IARC
9:00  - 9:05   Welcome and introduction --  T. Junk
9:05  - 9:10   Welcome from the Fermilab Director -- N. Lockyer
9:10  - 9:50   Introduction to Neutrino Physics -- Stephen Parke
9:50  - 10:50  Introduction to Statistics for Neutrino Experiments -- Louis Lyons
10:50 - 11:20  Coffee
11:20 - 12:00  Statistical Methods used by LIGO -- Chris Pankow
12:00 - 1:30   Lunch
1:30  - 2:10   Global Neutrino Cross Section Fits and Challenges -- Kendall Mahn
2:10  - 2:50   Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment Analysis Techniques  -- Chris Backhouse
2:50  - 3:20   Statistical Quantification of Discovery in Neutrino Physics -- David van Dyk
3:20 - 3:50    Coffee
3:50  - 4:20   VALOR -- Systematic Constraint Fits    Steve Dennis
4:20  - 4:50   VALOR -- Oscillation Fits                       Lorena Escudero
4:50 - 5:20    Sensitivity of Neutrino Oscillation Experiments to CP Violation -- Pilar Coloma
5:20 - 5:50    Sensitivity of Muon Decay at Rest Experiments to CP Violation -- Shao-Feng Ge
5:50  - 6:20   Reactor Experiment Summary -- Xin Qian
 
6:30 - 8:30  Reception and Refreshments at Wilson Hall

Tuesday – September 20, 2016
 
9:00  - 9:30    Gaussian CLs -- Aixin Tan
9:30  - 10:00   Likelihood-Free Inference -- Kyle Cranmer
10:00 - 10:30   Post-Selection Inference -- Todd Kuffner
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee
11:00 - 11:30   Solar Neutrinos -- Scott Oser  
11:30 - 12:00   Supernova Burst Neutrinos -- JJ Cherry  
12:00 - 1:30    Lunch
1:30  - 2:00    Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay -- Dave Moore
2:00 - 2:30     Short-Baseline Analysis Techniques -- Zarko Pavlovic
2:30 - 3:00     Deep Learning/MVA advances --  Steven Young
3:00  - 3:30    Coffee
3:30  - 4:00    Collider Experience -- Tom Junk
4:00 - 4:30     MINERvA Talk -- Laura Fields
4:30 - 5:00     Fiducial Inference -- Xiao-Li Meng
5:00 - 5:15     Likelihood-based test statistic in Solar Axion searches -- Wenqin Xu
6:00  - 8:00    Dinner Catered at Wilson Hall
 
Wednesday – September 21, 2016
 
9:00 - 9:20    Statistical approaches for IceCube, DeepCore, and PINGU neutrino oscillation analyses -- Joshua Hignight
9:20 - 9:40     Blind analyses in the high-statistics regime with atmospheric neutrinos in DeepCore -- Joshua Hignight
9:40 - 10:00    Statistical issues in high-energy neutrino analyses -- Kyle Jero
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 12:00  Panel Discussion
  Panelists:  Statisticians Xiao-Li Meng and David van Dyk, and Particle Physicists Costas Andreopoulos, Bob Cousins, and Kyle Cranmer.  Panel Chair: Tom Junk
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Believability of Signals -- Maury Goodman
2:00 - 2:30 Unfolding Techniques -- Mikael Kuusela
2:30 - 3:00   Reflections on statistical data analysis in neutrino experiments since NOMAD and Feldman-Cousins -- Bob Cousins
3:00 -  3:20    Coffee
3:20 -  4:10    Physicist's Summary -- Asher Kaboth
4:10 -  5:00    Statistician's Summary -- Richard Lockhart