The Advances in Research Designs Symposium (TARDIS) 2016

Presentation videos from TARDIS 2016 are now available on YouTube!

Part 1

Part 2



The Office of Research Consulting is pleased to announce the third annual meeting of TARDIS - The Advances in Research Design Symposium. Our theme this year is Foundations of Bayesian Methods and Software for Data Analysis. The purpose of the symposium is to expose students and researchers to advances in research methods and analysis.  The presentation is centered on discussing the state-of-the-art in research methods to a wide audience. The schedule for this year is given below. Attendance is free but space is limited, so register early to secure your spot!

Friday, September 9, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm

University Union Room 382
University of North Texas (UNT)

Featured Speakers

Dr. Bradley P. Carlin - University of Minnesota

Brad Carlin is Mayo Professor in Public Health and Professor and Head of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 160 papers in refereed books and journals, and has co-authored three popular textbooks: “Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis” with Tom Louis, “Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data” with Sudipto Banerjee and Alan Gelfand, and "Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Clinical Trials" with Scott Berry, J. Jack Lee, and Peter Muller.  He is a winner of the Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the APHA, and from 2006-2009 served as editor-in-chief of Bayesian Analysis, the official journal of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA).  He has received uninterrupted NIH support as PI for his methodological work continuously since 1992.  Prof. Carlin has extensive experience teaching short courses and tutorials, and has won both teaching and mentoring awards from the University of Minnesota.  During his spare time, Brad is a musician and bandleader, providing keyboards and vocals in a variety of venues, some of the more interesting of which are visible by typing the phrase "Bayesian cabaret" into the search window at YouTube, or by visiting

 Dr. Carlin

Conference Agenda

8:15-8:45 - Doors open, Registration
8:45-8:55 - President’s Welcome
8:55-9:00 - Speaker Introduction
9:00-12:00 - Part 1: Foundations of Bayesian Methods
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch
1:00-4:00 - Part 2: Application of Bayesian Methods


The symposium is free (and includes light refreshments) for registered participants. Register using our online form.


College of Education, UNT
Department of Educational Psychology, UNT
Office of Research and Economic Development, UNT

With support from

Graduate Student Council,
Toulouse Graduate School, UNT