6th Annual BayesiaLab Conference in Chicago
Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, 198 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
November 1–2, 2018
After a delightful event in Paris last year, the BayesiaLab Conference returns to America in 2018. Please join us in Chicago for one week of events all around Bayesian networks and BayesiaLab! You'll have a chance to connect with fellow scientists and practitioners from leading organizations from across the globe.
Bayesian Networks in Practice
Since Judea Pearl first proposed Bayesian networks in the 1980s, the attractive mathematical and statistical properties of this new paradigm have become well-understood and widely utilized within computer science. However, their enormous potential as a practical research framework—beyond computer science—has only emerged more recently. Promoting the practical use of Bayesian networks for research, analytics, and reasoning is the conference's principal objective.
This event gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of the art in practical applications of Bayesian networks, from architecture to zoology, and everything in between. Many of our regular conference attendees appreciate the cross-disciplinary nature of the program, and you may find that an innovative methodology from medical research could very well apply to a marketing science problem or vice versa.
The BayesiaLab Community
Since our first conference in Orlando, Florida, in 2012, our conference has emerged to be more than your typical business conference. A community of researchers and practitioners from many different fields has grown, often bringing together unlikely collaborators, such as military strategists and market researchers. Also, with Bayesian networks still being a rapidly emerging technology, practically all participants are in learning mode, and only few can claim to be experts. As such, first-time participants will immediately feel comfortable joining this "voyage of discovery."
A Weekend in the Windy City
With the main conference days being scheduled for Thursday and Friday, this will offer an excellent opportunity to combine business with pleasure and spend the weekend in the Windy City.
Our conference hotel is the Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, just steps away from the iconic John Hancock Tower, the glamorous boutiques on Michigan Avenue, and the spectacular lakefront. If you have an interest in architecture, our hotel is the perfect place to start exploring Downtown Chicago as the birthplace of the skyscraper. You may book your accommodation at the Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile via the BayesiaLab Conference Hotel Reservation Site.
Pre & Post Conference Program
In addition to the main conference program (see below), we offer introductory and advanced BayesiaLab courses before and after the conference respectively. Separate registrations are required for these classes.
Main Conference Program
Day 1 — Thursday, November 1, 2018
Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, Lakeshore Ballroom – 3rd Floor
|8:30||10:00||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|10:00||10:15||Bayesia||Dr. Lionel Jouffe,
|Introductory Remarks & Team Introduction|
|10:15||10:45||Bayesia||Dr. Lionel Jouffe||Introducing BayesiaLab 8|
|10:45||11:15||Procter & Gamble||Dr. Yong Zhang||Sharpen Your Understanding of a Single Product or Consumer Segment Using Impact, Landscape and Profile Analysis|
|11:30||12:00||Dextro Analytics||Manmit Shrimali, Ajith Govind||Is the science of modeling enough to decode consumer behavior?|
|12:00||12:30||VSA Partners||Dr. Charles Hammerslough, Praveen Singaraju||Unsupervised Bayesian Network Learning for Non-Obvious Marketing Insight|
|12:30||13:00||Dr. Charles Twardy||Crowdsourcing Bayesian Networks with Prediction Markets|
|13:00||14:00||Lunch Buffet (Avenue Cafe – 2nd Floor)|
|14:00||14:30||Standpoint Decision Support||Dr. Steven Wilson||Using Bayesian Networks to characterize habitat use by wildlife with data collected by remote cameras|
|14:30||15:00||Riverside Research||Dr. Nicholas Scott||Bayesian Network Modeling of Imagery Features From Direct Numerically Simulated Turbulent Sediment-Laden Oscillatory Flow: Preliminary Results|
|15:00||15:30||University of North Carolina||Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson||Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Children Living with Industrial Hog Operation Workers: Bayesian Network Risk Models|
|15:45||16:15||EPA||Dr. John Carriger||t.b.a.|
|16:15||16:45||Imperial College London||Louis Sharrock||An Application of Bayesian Networks to Yield Prediction in Portuguese Viticulture|
|16:15||17:15||Agricultural Research Corporation||Dr. Siraj Omer||Application of Bayesian Networks of Genotype by Environment Interaction Evaluation Under Plant Disease, Soil Type and Climate Conditions Using BayesiaLab|
Day 2 — Friday, November 2, 2018
Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, Lakeshore Ballroom – 3rd Floor
|9:00||9:30||Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University||Robert Stoddard||Synthesis of Causal Discovery and Machine Learning – Questions Posed|
|9:30||10:00||Ipsos||Benoit Hubert||Natural Language Processing and Bayesian Networks Supported by the Power of Universal Sentence Embedding and Universal Topic Modelling|
|10:00||10:30||Phoenix VII Predictive Analytics||Dr. Robert "Mick" McWilliams||Bayesian-Neural Network Ensemble Modeling: Results from an Initial Experiment|
|10:45||11:15||CIEK Solutions||Neeraj Kulkarni||Optimizing Mix of Local Media & Promotional Budgets for a Top-10 US Optical Retailer|
|11:15||11:45||Course5 Intelligence||Brooks Gard||Modern Approaches to Causal Modelling in Customer Experience Measurement|
|11:45||12:15||Singapore University of Technology and Design||Zack Xuereb Conti||Metamodeling with Bayesian Networks to Facilitate Intelligent Use of Engineering Simulation in Early Stages of Building Design|
|12:15||13:15||Lunch Buffet (Avenue Cafe – 2nd Floor)|
|13:15||13:45||Procter & Gamble||Dr. Michael Thompson||Bayesian Sense-Making in Data Science|
|13:45||14:15||Northwestern University||Dr. Martin Paul Block||Using BayesiaLab in the Classroom — Experience Teaching Marketing Mix Models|
|14:15||14:45||Bayesia USA||Clare Gora||A Framework for Engaging Non-Technical Stakeholders to Facilitate Bayesian Network Adoption|
|15:30||16:00||Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lunar Medical||Dr. David Musson||Decision Support in Extreme Environments — Designing a Medical Care Support System for a Mission to Mars|
|16:00||16:15||Bayesia||Dr. Lionel Jouffe, Stefan Conrady||Concluding Remarks & Reveal of 2019 Conference Location|
Registration for the Main Conference Program
What to Expect
For those who will be joining us for the first time, please check out photos, videos, and presentations from previous conferences:
2013 BayesiaLab Conference in Orlando, Florida