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2018 BayesiaLab Conference

6th Annual BayesiaLab Conference in Chicago

Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, 198 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
November 1–2, 2018

The 6th Annual BayesiaLab Conference in Downtown Chicago turned out to be a great success. Please see the picture gallery below for snapshots from the event.

Also, we just announced the 2019 BayesiaLab Conference, which will be held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Durham, North Carolina. The registration is already open.

Main Conference Program

Day 1 — Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, Lakeshore Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Start End Organization Presenter Topic
8:30 10:00  Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 10:15 Bayesia Dr. Lionel Jouffe,
Stefan Conrady
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
11:15 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 12:00 VSA Partners Dr. Charles Hammerslough, Praveen Singaraju Unsupervised Bayesian Network Learning for Non-Obvious Marketing Insight
12:00 12:30 KewW Corporation, George Mason University Dr. Charles Twardy Crowdsourcing Bayesian Networks with Prediction Markets
12:30 13:30 Lunch Buffet (Avenue Cafe – 2nd Floor)
13:30 14:00 Standpoint Decision Support Dr. Steven Wilson Using Bayesian Networks to characterize habitat use by wildlife with data collected by remote cameras 
14:00 14:30 Riverside Research Dr. Nicholas Scott Bayesian Network Modeling of Imagery Features From Direct Numerically Simulated Turbulent Sediment-Laden Oscillatory Flow: Preliminary Results
14:30 15:00 University of North Carolina Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Children Living with Industrial Hog Operation Workers: Bayesian Network Risk Models
15:00 15:30 Coffee Break  
15:30 16:00 EPA Dr. John Carriger Conceptual Bayesian Networks for Supporting Contaminated Site Ecological Risk Assessments and Remediation Management
16:00 16:30 Imperial College London Louis Sharrock An Application of Bayesian Networks to Yield Prediction in Portuguese Viticulture
16:30 17:00 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
17:00 18:30 Happy Hour — Martini Bar at the Knickerbocker Hotel (163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611)


Day 2 — Friday, November 2, 2018

Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile, Lakeshore Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Start End Organization Presenter Topic
8:00 9:00 Continental Breakfast
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
10:30 10:45 Coffee Break
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
14:45 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 15:30 Google Ero Carrera Large-Scale Inference for Intelligence Analysis
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