[R] UseR! 2010 - my impressions

friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de
Sun Jul 25 13:23:47 CEST 2010

> On 07/23/2010 06:50 PM, Ravi Varadhan wrote:
>> Dear UseRs!,
>> Everything about UseR! 2010 was terrific!  I really mean "everything" -
>> the tutorials, invited talks, kaleidoscope sessions, focus sessions,
>> breakfast, snacks, lunch, conference dinner, shuttle services, and the
>> participants. The organization was fabulous.  NIST were gracious hosts,
>> and provided top notch facilities.  The rousing speech by Antonio
>> Possolo, who is the chief of Statistical Engineering Division at NIST,
>> set the tempo for the entire conference.  Excellent invited lectures by
>> Luke Tierney, Frank Harrell, Mark Handcock, Diethelm Wurtz, Uwe Ligges,
>> and Fritz Leisch.  All the sessions that I attended had many interesting
>> ideas and useful contributions.  During the whole time that I was there,
>> I could not help but get the feeling that I am a part of something
>> great.
>> Before I end, let me add a few words about a special person.  This
>> conference would not have been as great as it was without the tireless
>> efforts of Kate Mullen.  The great thing about Kate is that she did so
>> much without ever hogging the limelight.  Thank you, Kate and thank you
>> NIST!
>> I cannot wait for UseR!2011!
>> Best,
>> Ravi.
>> ____________________________________________________________________
>> Ravi Varadhan, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor,
>> Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
>> School of Medicine
>> Johns Hopkins University
>> Ph. (410) 502-2619
>> email: rvaradhan at jhmi.edu
> I want to echo what Ravi said.  The talks were terrific (thanks to the
> program committee and the speakers) and Kate Mullen and her team did an
> extraordinary job in putting the conference together and running it.  I
> am proud to have been a part of it.  Thank you all!

Yes. I fully agree and can only thank Kate and the rest of the NIST team
again and again for the great job they did.

Hope everybody ha[sd] a safe trip home (mine will be in a few hours).

Fritz Leisch

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Leisch

Institut für Statistik
Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 München

Tel: (+49 89) 2180 3165
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