Eastern Asia Chapter of ISBA


Eastern Asia is home to a great number of statisticians but academic activities in the region related to Bayesian analysis have been relatively scarce. The creation of the Eastern Asia chapter of ISBA will foster the research and education of the Bayesian analysis within the area.

Why another Chapter?

The purpose of this Chapter is to promote research and education of Bayesian statistics in the Eastern Asia as well as the countries nearby via organizing academic activities including but not limited to conferences, workshops, and sessions of other meetings.

Chapter Chair-Past
University of Connecticut

Chapter Chair
University of Tokyo

Program Chair
University of Cincinnati

Chapter Chair-Elect
Feng Chia University


Korea University



Bylaws of the Eastern Asia Chapter of ISBA

1. The Name of the Chapter

The Eastern Asia chapter of ISBA (EABA); hereafter referred as "Chapter" below.

2. The Purpose of the Chapter

The purpose of Chapter is to promote research and education in Bayesian statistics in Eastern Asia and nearby countries, by organizing academic activities including but not limited to conferences, workshops and sessions of other meetings.

3. The Offices, Duties and Terms of Offices

The offices are those of Chair, Chair-elect, Program chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Chair-elect, Program chair, Treasurer, and Secretary are elected by the membership for staggered two year terms. The Chair-elect succeeds the office of Chair for a term of two years.
The officers constitute the Chapter Executive Committee, which shall follow the general policies established by the ISBA Board and shall cnoduct the affairs of Chapter.
The Chapter Chair convenes and chairs meetings of the Chapter Executive Committee and the Chapter membership. the duties of the Secretary, Treasurer and the Program Chair are as described in item 4.B through D of the ISBA constitution, but restricted to Chapter. The Secretary will also act as the webmaster for Chapter. The Program Chair additionally works, with the other members of the Chapter Executive Committee, to organize conferences, workshops, and short courses.

4. Elections of Chapter Officers

Each year a three-member Chapter Nominating Committee will nominate candidates for Chapter offices. Two members of the Committee will be elected by the Chapter Executive Committee based on suggestions from the Chapter membership. To facilitate this process, for every election year, the Chapter Chair will request suggestions from the Chaptermembers. The Chapter Executive Committee will elect two members from the suggested names and appoint one of the two members as Chair of the Chapter Nominating Committee. The remaining one position in the committee will be filled by the Chair-elect. The Chapter Nominating Committee selects and gets consent to stand for election from, at least two candidates for each office. The Chapter slate must be provided to the ISBA Executive Secretary by August 15th.
The term for all offices starts on January 1 following the election.

5. Chapter Membership

Any ISBA member who pays the Chapter membership fee is a member of Chapter. The Chapter membership fee is set by the Chapter Executive Committee.

6. Amendment of the Bylaws

The Chapter Bylaws may be amended by majority vote in two successive Chapter Executive Committee meetings, with at least a two-week interval between the meetings.

7. Annual Report

The Secretary submits yearly reports of Chapter activities to the ISBA Board.

8. ISBA Bylaws and Constitution

Provisions in the ISBA Bylaws and Constitution will apply in connection with any issues that are not specifically addressed in the Chapter Bylaws. In case of conflict ISBA Bylaws and Constitution take precedence over the Chapter Bylaws. Chapter Bylaws take precedence over resolutions of the ISBA Board.


  1. The Fourth ISBA-EAC Conference (2019)

  2. The Fifth EAC-ISBA Conference: A Satellite Meeting of the 2020 ISBA World Meeting in Celebrating James O Berger's 70th Birthday

  3. ISBA 2020 World Meeting

    • Location | Kunming, Yunnan, China
    • Date | June 29 - July 3, 2020


  1. The First Eastern Asia Meeting on Bayesian Statistics (A Satellite Meeting of the 10th ICSA International Conference)

  2. ISBA-EAC Sessions in ECOSTA 2017

    • The 1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2017)
    • Location | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • Date | June 15 - 17, 2017
    • Conference website
    • Registration
    • We accept proposals of the ISBA-EAC sessions in EcoSta 2017
    • Please contact D. J. Tang (dejun.tang@Novartis.com) if you are interested in organizing a session
  3. The Second ISBA-EAC Conference (2017)

    • Location | North Eastern Normal University, Changchun, Jilin, China
    • Date | July 6 - 7, 2017
    • Pre-conference short courses on Bayesian statistics:
      • June 26 - June 28 (Mon-Wed)
      • June 29 - July 01 (Thu-Sat)
      • July 03 - July 05 (Mon-Wed)
      • Lodging will be provided for domestic and international students
    • Conference website
  4. The Third ISBA-EAC Conference (2018)

    • Location | Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    • Date | July 12 - 13, 2018
    • Conference website