Spring Lecture Series

44th Annual Spring Lecture Series

Bayesian Analysis for Multivariate Dynamic Systems: the Decouple/Recouple Concept and Strategies

 April 18-20, 2019 (Full Schedule TBA)

Principal Speaker: Mike West (Department of Statistical Science, Duke University)

Invited Speakers

Carlos Carvalho (University of Texas, Austin)

Daniele Durante (Università Bocconi, Milano)

Marco Ferreira (Virginia Tech)

Chris Glynn (University of New Hampshire)

Gabriel Huerta (Sandia National Laboratories)

David Matteson (Cornell University)

Ken McAlinn (University of Chicago)

Raquel Prado (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Refik Soyer (George Washington University)

Marina Vannucci (Rice University)


Avishek Chakraborty, Jyotishka Datta, Giovanni Petris

Registration is OPEN

Attention Speakers!
Presentations contributed for 20 minute talks must be in digital format. If you are a main speaker or contributing speaker, please send a copy of your e-abstracts to math@uark.edu.

FUNDING ASSISTANCE requires Tax ID Information after acceptance to the Spring Lecture Series.

Name and Contact Information
Attendance Information

If you are participating in the poster session and bringing a poster to display. Please adhere to 30in by 40in when making your posters. Standing easels will be provided to those who don't bring their own.

These are available if you choose the activity:
1 lunch for women; on another day 1 lunch for TA/GA; for all: Friday night Banquet.
Otherwise, participants should go to the Student Union or campus/Dickson Street restaurants each day for lunches.

Traveling From

IF Air Travel
If traveling by air, a shuttle will be provided to and from our regional airport, XNA, and your hotel. Upon acceptance, secure and pay for your airfare and provide an electronic copy of FULL itinerary. Transportation from XNA airport and hotel accommodations will be arranged and provided. If reimbursement is being requested, you must provide an electronic copy of the PAID receipt, showing the last 4 digits of the payment credit card.

IF ONLY Car Travel
Mileage for personal vehicle use may be reimbursed (but not gas). Auto rental and gas may be reimbursed (but not mileage). A complete paid receipt showing the last 4 digits of the payment credit card is required for reimbursement.

Regardless of Funding
Hotel accommodations will be arranged and provided. If flying, transportation to and from XNA will be arranged for you.


For Funding/Reimbursement of Travel Expenses, provide Payment/PAID receipts for:

  • Airfare or rental car with gas OR Personal car mileage only
  • Transportation expense: airfare or rental car
  • Traveling by AIR, provide e-copy of PAID receipt & FULL flight itinerary
  • Traveling by RENTAL CAR, provide PAID receipt
  • Parking of personal automobile at home airport
  • Mileage from home address to and from home airport OR PAID receipt of shuttle or taxi from and to home from airport
Emailed or scanned receipts are acceptable; originals may be requested if scans are illegible.


Updated 12/11/2018