March 24-25, 2017

Department of Statistical Science,
Southern Methodist University


The Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) was established at the annual American Statistical Association (ASA) meeting in Houston, Texas in 1980. Tom Bratcher, Bill Schucany, and Jim Davenport organized the first COTS meeting which was held in Waco, Texas in February, 1981. The conference has been held annually since then. After the successful 1985 meeting in Austin, the Texas Chapters of the ASA were invited to set up the Council of Texas Statisticians with representatives from each Texas Chapter. The COTS meetings afford Texas statisticians the opportunity for social and intellectual exchange on a yearly basis. Senior and junior statisticians as well as students present their research talks or posters at the COTS. These meetings also stimulate increased chapter membership as well as visibility of the statistical profession in the state of Texas. A highlight of each meeting is presentation of the annual Don Owen Award for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community.

This conference will be held at the Magnolia Hotel at 6070 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75205 adjacent to the SMU Campus.  There will be a link added soon for the hotel room registration and also a list of other hotels close to this location. 


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