CRMDA Workgroups

The CRMDA "Workgroups" are voluntary study groups in which participants discuss their research projects. The Center is always open to the formation of new Workgroups. We can help group organizers to obtain space and advertise their activities.

A Google Group for our Workgroups

A Google Group named "CRMDA-workgroups" is being used to aggregate the activities of these workgroups. At the bottom of this page is the full calendar for Workgroup sessions.

If you would like to join, request an invitation using your Google account. Go to and search for "CRMDA-workgroups". Or you can contact one of the group leaders directly and they can add you to the list.

Having trouble accessing Google? Read below for instructions

If you are having trouble accessing Google and requesting an invitation, please fill out THIS FORM to be added to the group list and receive notifications for upcoming Workgroup sessions.

Bayesian Multilevel Modeling Workgroup

Time: TBD | Watson Library Room 455

Leader: Paul Johnson, CRMDA Director <

This group will develop examples and workshop notes for an overview of Bayesian research methods and applications to multi-level ("mixed effects") models.

If/when you attend one of the Workgroup sessions, please register your attendance by filling out this form: Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Big Data: Analysis with Many Predictors Workgroup

Time: TBD | Watson Library Room 455

Leader: Ben Sherwood, CRMDA Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor, KU School of Business <

A common problem in the big data era is how to deal with a large number of predictors. In some cases the number of predictors can be larger than the sample size, thus making it impossible to fit classical models, such as least squares, without doing some variable selection.

Topics discussed in this Workshop will include:

  • Variable screening
  • Methods for balancing fit and model size (AIC, BIC, cross-validation)
  • Penalized regression

Below is the Aggregated Calendar of Workgroup Schedules

CRMDA-workgroups: a Google-Group!

The calendar shown above lists events, but the messages about group activities are aggregated in a separate place, a Google Group named "CRMDA-workgroups".

CRMDA Calendar

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