North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
October 10–11, 2019
Please join us in the world's largest research park at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center 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.
2019 BayesiaLab Conference Program
- October 7–9 (Pre-Conference Program):
Three-Day Introductory BayesiaLab Course
- October 10–11:
Main Conference Program with Plenary Sessions and Presentations
- October 14–16 (Post-Conference Program):
Three-Day Advanced BayesiaLab Course
Conference Presentations on October 10–11
- John Carriger, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
A Bayesian network analysis of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Stefan Conrady, Managing Partner, Bayesia USA
Mission Impossible: Choosing High-Dimensional Attributes for Customer Targeting
- Raphael Girod, Project Manager, Founding Director MAHA, Mapping & Analytics for Health Activities
Limiting Vaccine Wastage by Optimizing Health System Support
- Mohsen Hosseini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
Integrated Markov Chain and Dynamic Bayesian Network Approach for Modeling Ripple Effect in Supply Chain
- Dr. Lionel Jouffe, CEO, Bayesia S.A.S.
Introducing BayesiaLab 9
- Emmanuel Keita, Managing Director, sundiata.fr
From Bayesian Networks to Cognitive Science: How Bayesialab Leads a Statistician to Hack Brains
- Annie M. Lasway, MPH, PMP, CPC, MITRE Corporation
Predicting the Optimal Revisit Interval for Diabetic Patients using LASSOSql
- Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University
Influence of Lead in Water on Lead in Children’s Blood: A Bayesian Network Risk Model
- Javad Roostaei, Ph.D., MCS, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Sciences & Engineering Dept., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Risk Analysis of PFAS Contamination in Private Water Wells: a Bayesian Network Model
- Kurt S. Schulzke, JD, CPA, CFE, Associate Professor of Accounting & Law, University of North Georgia
Reasonable Certainty: Why Courts Should Use Bayesian Belief Networks to Estimate Economic Damages
- Dr. Nicholas V. Scott, Riverside Research
Bayesian Structural Field Analysis of a Large Eddy Turbulent Flow Simulation Using Probabilistic Graphical Modeling
- V Anne Smith & Edwin Hui, Centre for Biological Diversity, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Bayesian Networks for Biological Discovery: Brains, Genes, and Ecosystems
- Viswanath (Sri) Srikanth, Senior Advanced Analytics Manager & Senior Data Scientist, Cisco
Identifying Buying Groups at Customer Organizations using BayesiaLab
- Robert Stoddard, Ph.D., Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
- Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble
Understanding Your Customer Through the 'Most Relevant Explanations' (MRE) Function in BayesiaLab
- Zabi Ulla S, Sr. Director Advanced Analytics, Course5 Intelligence
Knowledge Elicitation & Application
- Steven F. Wilson, Ph.D., Standpoint Decision Support Inc.
The Small Data Problem: Using Bayesian Networks in Endangered Species Policy Development
- Yong Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Procter & Gamble
Applying Bayesian Network Models to Fuse Information from Different Data Sources for Product Innovation and Consumer Understanding
Registration for the Main Conference Program
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.
Our Conference Venue: The North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) is a fabulous venue in the heart of the Research Triangle Park. We have hosted numerous BayesiaLab events here over the years and look forward to "taking over" the building for an entire week.
Also, the NCBC can be reached by car in 15 minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Parking at the NCBC is plentiful and free.
The BayesiaLab Community
Since the inaugural event in Orlando, Florida, in 2012, this conference has evolved into a lot more than just another scientific symposium. 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."
Call for Presentations
The conference will cover best-practice applications of Bayesian networks as well as methodological advances. The cross-disciplinary nature of the conference has become a hallmark, and once again we invite a broad range of speakers from diverse fields, including:
Aeronautics • Architecture • Biotechnology • Data Science • Decision Analysis • Ecology • Economics • Econometrics • Energy • Engineering • Epidemiology • FinTech • Intelligence Analysis • Marketing Science • Machine Learning • Medical Research • National Security • Operations Research • Policy Analysis • Quant Research • Risk Management • Social Science • Strategic Planning • Supply Chain • Transportation
Staying in Style in Downtown Durham
Not Your Usual Conference Hotels
We have selected two fabulous boutique hotels in close proximity of each other right in downtown Durham.
- The Durham Hotel
315 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
- 21c Museum Hotel Durham
111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701
There will be shuttle transportation available between both hotels and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
If you travel by car, both hotels offer valet parking, and there are several additional self-parking options available nearby. Also, there is free parking at the NCBC.
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