International Conference on
Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods
Western Michigan University
April 9 and 10, 2015

This is an initial announcement of a conference on rank-based nonparametric methods. The program of the conference is currently being developed and this web page will be changing.


The five keynote speakers listed below have agreed to to give presentations. We are currently planning invited sessions and poster (contributed) sessions. There will be a conference banquet. As the program develops this web page will be updated. The conference is also a celebration of Joe McKean's 70th birthday.

Co-Sponsors include:

Program Committee:
Thomas Hettmansperger, Joseph W. McKean, Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj, Rajib Paul, and Thomas Vidmar.

Local Committee:
Tom Vidmar (Chair),

In Charge of Local Arrangements:
Michelle Hastings
Department of Statistics

Tentatively the program consists of: