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2016 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/World Congress of Probability and Statistics

July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

 


January

15th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 25, 2016 – January 27, 2016

Lunteren, The Netherlands

15th winter school on mathematical finance with minicourses by Dirk Becherer and Fred Espen Benth, special invited lectures by Nicole Bäuerle, Sara Biagini and Thorsten Schmidt.


February

Fourth Asian Quantitative Finance Conference

February 21, 2016 – February 23, 2016

Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The AQFC has been an annual international conference since 2013. The aim of the conference is to feature the latest developments in the field of quantitative finance and promote its research in Asia. It also hopes to bring together researchers as well as practitioners on quantitative finance in Asia and elsewhere and provide a platform for interaction and cooperation. There will be plenary talks as well as contributed talks.


March

12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 – Bochumer Stochastik-Tage

March 1, 2016 – March 4, 2016

Bochum, Germany

The DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik organizes jointly with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the 12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 – Bochumer Stochastik-Tage. In the tradition of the previous conferences, this meeting provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. Contributed talks will be given in 12 sections devoted to specific topics; the highlight of each section will be one invited main talk.

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2016

March 16, 2016 – March 19, 2016

College Park, MD, Maryland

Participants are encouraged to give a short talk or present a poster or an open problem. The local organizers are Sandra Cerrai, Dmitry Dolgopyat, Mark Freidlin and Leonid Koralov.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)


April

Info-Metrics Institute Spring 2016 Conference

April 1, 2016 – April 2, 2016

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Information-Theoretic Methods of Inference Workshop Objectives and Topics The objective of this workshop is to study new methods of statistical inference based on information-theoretic methods. Info-metric and Information-Theoretic ideas are being applied in variety of disciplines, such as biology, ecology, economics, finance and physics (for examples see Fall 2014 conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Institute). The Spring 2016 workshop focuses on the use of info-metric and information-theoretic ideas in the development and

Advances in Numerical and Analytic Approaches for the Study of Non-Spatial Stochastic Dynamical Systems in Molecular Biology

April 4, 2016 – April 8, 2016

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

This workshop focuses on numerical methods and mathematical analysis for non­spatial stochastic dynamical models that arise in molecular biology. New experimental techniques at a molecular level boosted the interest for such models in recent years, for example for gene regulatory networks, biochemical signaling and transduction cascades, molecular motors, and morphogenesis.

UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016: Random Structures Arising in Physics and Analysis

April 4, 2016 – April 8, 2015

Lancaster, United Kingdom

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Amanda Turner

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification

April 5, 2016 – April 8, 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland

Uncertainty quantification is critical to achieving validated predictive computations in a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. The field relies on a broad range of mathematics and statistics foundations, with associated algorithmic and computational development. This conference will bring together mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, and engineers with an interest in development and implementation of uncertainty quantification methods.

NIMBioS Tutorial: Game Theoretical Modeling of Evolution in Structured Populations

April 25, 2016 – April 27, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Participants will be introduced to the discrete graph theory methods and models of structured population as well as classical continuous models based on differential equations. They will learn how to use such methods and/or build and analyze models in the context of the tutorial's topics and will work in small groups to experience how to use the methodology to describe, simulate, and analyze the relevant biological systems. Participants will be exposed to software that implements the mathematical methods, aids visualization, and facilitates computations and analyses. Participants will learn how the tutorial materials may fit into mathematics and biology courses or be used as an introduction to independent studies or undergraduate research.


May

Workshop: "Dependence, Stability, and Extremes"

May 2, 2016 – May 6, 2016

Toronto, Canada

The workshop presents recent results in areas related to heavy tails, extremes and dependence, including topics on a) weak convergence for heavy tailed dependent processes and time series; b) stationary and stable processes; c) stable random fields; d) regular variation and heavy tails; e) complex stochastic systems: random matrices and random networks with heavy tails. The workshop will feature 4 expository lectures by Gennady Samorodnitsky and Clément Dombry on related background for graduate students and people interested in these areas, and include around 20 talks on recent research advances by well-established or young researchers. There are also a few open problem sessions and a poster session. Funding opportunities are available, with priority given to graduate students and junior researchers.

Workshop on Fractality and Fractionality

May 17, 2016 – May 20, 2016

Leiden, The Netherlands

Main invited speakers: Antoine Ayache, Martin Grothaus, Jun Kigami, Virginia Kiryakova, Anatoly Kochubei, Vassili Kolokoltsov, Yurii Kondratiev, Takashi Kumagai, Nikolai Leonenko, Jacques Lévy Véhel, Yuri Luchko, Francesco Mainardi, Enzo Orsingher, Mark Podolskij, Igor Podlubny, Maria Dolorez Ruiz-Medina, Gennady Samorodnitsky, Murad Taqqu, Tommi Sottinen. For more information, particularities and registration, see the website. Organizers: Yuliya Mishura, Grygoriy Torbin , Georgiy Shevchenko, Peter Spreij, Martina Zähle.

International Conference on Information Complexity and Statistical Modeling in High Dimensions with Applications (IC-SMHD-2016)

May 18, 2016 – May 21, 2016

Cappadocia, Turkey

As part of the conference, IC-SMHD-2016 will feature a Festschrift honoring Prof. Dr. Hamparsum (Ham) Bozdogan, Toby McKenzie Professor at the University of Tennessee, for his outstanding contributions not just to the domain of information complexity and model selection enterprise in high-dimensions, but also to his international outreach contributions in disseminating statistical knowledge to the young future scholars from many different countries, including Turkey.

Spring Research Conference 2016

May 25, 2016 – May 27, 2016

Chicago, Illinois, USA

SRC has a history of more than two decades, and continues to explore many important topics, including statistical methodologies and theories on design and analysis of experiments, uncertainty quantification, computer experiments and statistical computing, applications of data science in business, industry and government policy making, methods on quality improvement and measurement system, etc. This year’s keynote speakers are Jeff Wu from Georgia Tech, Henry Wynn from London School of Economics, and Dennis Lin from Penn State.

IWMST-2016, International Workshop on Mathematics and Statistics

May 28, 2016 – May 29, 2016

Istanbul, Istanbul, Türkiye

International Workshop on Mathematics and Statistics is a peer reviewed academic event held annually. IWMST-2016 is organized by Scientific Cooperations and aims to increase the collaboration among researchers and practitioners with a common interest in Mathematics and Statistics through scientific publications. The workshop is a part of International Conference of Basic Sciences which consists of three separate workshops of different disciplines.

NSF/CBMS Regional Research Conference on Topological Data Analysis

May 31, 2016 – June 4, 2016

Austin, Texas, USA

The conference will feature Professor Sayan Mukherjee from Duke University as the principal lecturer, and five additional featured speakers including Professors Rabi Bhattacharya, Susan Holmes, Ann Lee, Lek-Heng Lim and Yusu Wang. This conference will introduce graduate students and junior researchers to TDA, an active new field, which lies at the exciting intersection of topology, geometry, and statistics and serve as an opportunity to foster research collaborations.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

NSF-CBMS 2016 REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOPOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS: TOPOLOGY, GEOMETRY AND STATISTICS

May 31, 2016 – June 4, 2016

Austin, Texas, USA

UT-Austin is hosting a five-day conference on Topological Data Analysis (TDA): Topology, Geometry and Statistics. The conference will feature Professor Sayan Mukherjee from Duke University as the principal lecturer, who will deliver a series of tutorial lectures on TDA. Five additional featured speakers including Professors Rabi Bhattacharya, Susan Holmes, Ann Lee, Lek-Heng Lim and Yusu Wang, will give additional talks on topics such as TDA in Machine learning, Statistics and Geometry, application of TDA in biomedical fields.


June

5th Berlin Workshop on Mathematical Finance for Young Researchers

June 1, 2016 – June 4, 2016

Berlin, Germany

The workshop, which is jointly organized by Humboldt University Berlin and Technical University Berlin, provides a forum for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and young faculty members from all over the world to discuss their research in an informal atmosphere.

Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI

June 6, 2016 – June 10, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

After five groundbreaking conferences at Penn State, Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, June 6 to 10, 2016. This meeting will continue the interdisciplinary tradition of its predecessors, bringing together researchers in astronomy, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning to facilitate progress on the significant data analysis challenges that result from current and future astronomical sky surveys. Abstracts will be accepted for contributed talks and for posters.

Advances in Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Physics

June 10, 2016 – June 11, 2016

Pavia, Italy

The conference will honor Eugenio Regazzini on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It will take place at the University of Pavia, Italy, on June 10-11, 2016. The program will feature invited talks of authoritative speakers who have been working on topics related to the ones Eugenio has contributed to in Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Physics. IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Antonio Lijoi and Pietro Rigo

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

3rd ISNPS Conference

June 11, 2016 – June 16, 2016

Avignon, France

The 3rd ISNPS conference will put together recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics. This conference will be a perfect place to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration between researchers from all over the world and contribute to the further development of the field.

Mathematics Research Community on Algebraic Statistics

June 12, 2016 – June 18, 2016

Snowbird, Utah, USA

The conference on Algebraic Statistics is one of 4 MRCs for early-career mathematicians run by the American Mathematical Society. Funded by NSF, MRCs foster the formation of self-sustaining cohorts of mathematical scientists centered on research areas of common interest. The program provides participants travel, room, and board at the conference site and supports subsequent travel to the Joint Mathematics Meetings and a limited number of follow-up collaboration gatherings. Applications are accepted from November 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016.

The 25th ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium 2016

June 12, 2016 – June 15, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

You are cordially invited to 2016 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in Atlanta! The city of Atlanta enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, and is accessible from most cities across the North America. Keynote Speakers for the 2016 Applied Statistics Symposium will be Bin Yu, University of California, Berkeley and David Madigan, University of Columbia Banquet Speaker will be Michael Eriksen, Georgia State University. Details are forthcoming on the symposium website. Details of the scientific programs are on the symposium website.
 
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Yichuan Zhao 

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Second International Congress on Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance

June 15, 2016 – June 18, 2016

Cartagena, Colombia

The event covers diverse areas of quantitative finance and actuarial science. Also, the Congress would provide space to debate on topics related to these areas. Topics of interest are teaching, research, technical regulation and business practice in Andean and Caribbean regions, and its inter-relation with the rest of the world.

36th International Symposium on Forecasting

June 19, 2016 – June 22, 2016

Santander, Spain

The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.

Conference on Probability and Statistics in High Dimensions: A Scientific Tribute to Evarist Giné

June 20, 2016 – June 22, 2016

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

This conference is held in memory of Evarist Giné (1944-2015), who was an influential, brilliant and prolific contributor to modern probability theory and mathematical statistics, with a focus on problems arising in infinite-dimensional settings. His work has had a profound impact on modern probability theory, mathematical statistics and recently also machine learning. The workshop will highlight recent activities in the areas Evarist worked in, as well as memorial sessions to celebrate his mathematical achievements.

Stochastic Networks Conference

June 20, 2016 – June 24, 2016

La Jolla, California, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Haya Kaspi, Amber Puha, & Ruth Williams

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

International Workshop on Mathematical Reliability and Safety (MRS 2016)

June 23, 2016 – June 25, 2016

Xuzhou, China

The international workshop on Mathematical Reliability and Safety (MRS 2016) aims to bring active experts in various fields including reliability theory, risk management, statistics, and safety to exchange the newest developments, and promote advances in reliability and safety. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: Reliability theory; Stochastic orders; Risk and security; Extreme value theory; Order statistics; Dependence modeling.

PIMS Summer School 2016 in Mathematical Finance

June 25, 2016 – July 6, 2016

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The summer school has two themes with the following speakers: 1. Informational and Imperfect Financial Markets (June 25 to June 29): Marek Rutkowski (University of Sydney), Agnès Sulem (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt), and Thaleia Zariphopoulou (University of Texas at Austin) 2. Market Microstructure and Algorithmic Trading (July 2 to July 6): Robert Almgren (Quantitative Brokers), Alvaro Cartea (University of Oxford), and Sebastian Jaimungal (University of Toronto)

Fourth IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

June 27, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Hong Kong, China

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting series promotes interaction and networking among statisticians and probabilitists from Asia, the Pacific Rim, and other parts of the world. The previous three meetings were successfully held in Seoul, Tsukuba, and Taipei. We are pleased to announce that the fourth meeting will take place on the beautiful campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, during the period of June 27–30, 2016. The program covers recent developments and the state-of-the-art in a variety of modern research topics in statistics and probability. For more information, you may contact the program chairs: Ming-Yen Cheng (cheng@math.ntu.edu.tw) and Xuming He (xmhe@umich.edu).

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

3rd Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis

June 27, 2016 – July 1, 2016

Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis is a one-week scientific activity consisting mainly of courses addressed to PhD students and young researchers on current research topics in Stochastic Analysis. Selected participants are also given the opportunity to deliver short talks or to display posters.

26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics (NORDSTAT 2016)

June 27, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

The bienniel NORDSTAT conference is organized under the auspices of the Nordic and Baltic statistical societies. This year the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics is organizing the meeting at the North Campus of University of Copenhagen. Abstract submission deadline: March 13. Early bird registration: April 11.


July

6th IMS-FIPS (Finance, Insurance, Probability and Statistics) Workshop

July 7, 2016 – July 9, 2016

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The primary purpose of the Sixth IMS-FIPS Workshop is to bring together a global cast of leading academic experts, practitioners and junior researchers to share research that underscores the contributions of probability and statistics to the development of quantititative models, methods, techniques and technologies in the fields of finance and insurance.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

WNAR Annual Meeting​ in conjunction with​ XXVIIIth International​ Biometric Conference

July 10, 2016 – July 15, 2016

​Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The conference will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre, adjacent to the famous Empress Hotel.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

IMS Annual Meeting/World Congress of Probability and Statistics

July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scientific Program Chair, Alison Etheridge

Local Organizing Chair, Tom Salisbury

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Statistical Causal Inference and its Applications to Genetics

July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

An exciting interdisciplinary five-day workshop to introduce a one month long research program on causal inference in genetics.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Algebraic Mathematical Biology

July 25, 2016 – July 27, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Our 2.5-day workshop will bring together a diverse group of faculty from the field of algebraic and discrete mathematical biology to address the need to develop educational resources by: 1) surveying existing educational resources in discrete and algebraic mathematical biology; 2) identifying topics appropriate for undergraduates not yet featured in the existing literature; 3) identifying target courses in the mathematics and biology curricula that would benefit most from featuring those topics; 4) initiating the development of new curricular materials and ultimately publishing the materials for those topics; 5) facilitating the growth of a community of faculty actively involved in creating and using curricular resources for algebraic mathematical biology.

2016 Joint Statistical Meetings

July 30, 2016 – August 4, 2016

Chicago, Ilinois, USA

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(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


August

Applied Probability Symposium

August 1, 2016 – August 3, 2016

Ilulissat, Greenland

If you have emergent questions, please contact Søren Asmussen, asmus@math.au.dk

Ordered Data and their Applications in Reliability and Survival Analysis: An International Conference in Honour of N. Balakrishnan for his 60th Birthday (ODRS 2016)

August 7, 2016 – August 10, 2016

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The 3 day conference will run from August 8th to 10th and will have 9 invited sessions, contributed sessions and 3 plenary speakers: Regina Liu (Rutgers University, USA), Fabrizio Ruggeri (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies, Italy), and Bo Henry Lindqvist (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway). In addition there will be a student workshop in two parts given by Udo Kamps (RWTH Aachen, Germany) and Barry Arnold (University of California at Riverside, USA) on August 7th.

MCQMC 2016: 12th International conference on Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods in scientific computing.

August 14, 2016 – August 19, 2016

Stanford, California, USA

This multidisicplinary conference focuses on the following topics: Monte Carlo, quasi-Monte Carlo, Markov chain Monte Carlo; Digital nets and lattice rules; Discrepancy theory; Complexity and tractability of multivariate problems; Multi-level Monte Carlo; Sequential Monte Carlo and particle methods; Rare event simulation; Randomized quasi-Monte Carlo; Variance reduction methods; MC/QMC methods in physics, chemistry, finance, computer graphics and other areas.

Small Area Estimation Conference 2016

August 17, 2016 – August 19, 2016

Maastricht, The Netherlands

This conference continues a series of conferences on small area estimation that have been organized annually at different places around the world. It will give researchers and practitioners from all over the world an opportunity to exchange information or learn about state-of-the-art small area estimation techniques. So far small area estimation has predominantly been an academic area of research. The aim of this conference is to give more attention to applications and implementation in government agencies.

13th Iranian Statistical Conference

August 24, 2016 – August 26, 2016

Kerman, Iran

The Conference will be organized by Iranian Statistical Society,Scheduled every two years, the conference is a major Iranian event for statistics and probability, covering all their branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes.


September

XIth International Conference “Computer Data Analysis and Modeling: Theoretical and Applied Stochastics” (CDAM 2016)

September 6, 2016 – September 10, 2016

Minsk, Belarus

Titles of sessions: Robust and Nonparametric Data Analysis; Multivariate Analysis; Statistical Analysis of Time Series and Spatial Data; Probabilistic and Statistical Analysis of Discrete Data; Asymptotic Methods in Stochastics; Econometric Modeling and Financial Mathematics; Survey Analysis and Official Statistics; Data Mining. Proceedings will be published before the Conference; extended versions of the selected papers will be published in Special issues of some journals after the Conference.

Flexible Statistical Modeling past, present and future

September 15, 2016 – September 16, 2016

Ghent, Belgium

The Flexible Statistical Modeling: past, present and future (FSM2016) workshop will take place the 15 and 16 September 2016 in the beautiful city of Ghent in Belgium. This workshop brings together international researchers in the field of flexible modeling to share their latest results. The purposes are to stimulate research in this field, identify interesting new problems and applications, and foster dialogue and future research collaborations. The program includes 3 plenary talks, 8 invited talks and 2 young researcher talks.


October

International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA 2016)

October 14, 2016 – October 16, 2016

Niagara Falls, Canada

This international conference is being organized to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss recent advancements on statistical distributions and their applications, and to provide opportunities for collaborative work. The scopes of ICOSDA 2016 include, but not limited to statistical distributions and their applications; statistical modeling; high dimensional data analysis; and Bayesian statistics. The conference presenters are invited to submit their articles for consideration of publication in a special issue of the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications (http://www.JSDAjournal.com/). The submitted papers will go through the same rigorous peer review process as regular submissions. Accepted papers will receive at least 50% discount of Article Processing Charge (APC). A limited number of accepted articles may receive full APC waiver.


December

72nd Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

December 4, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

The program will be on our website by June 1st. The 3-day conference (with poster sessions) provides a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. It’s followed by 2 parallel 2-day short courses. The conference at the Tropicana Casino Resort consists of 12 3-hour tutorials on current applied biostatistical topics based on recently published books that are sold at a ~40% discount. Attendees receive bound presentation proceedings. Walter Young has chaired this conference for 47 consecutive years.

Australian Statistical Conference (ASC 2016)

December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Canberra, Australia

The major focus of the conference will be Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. It aims to bring together the statistical approaches to data analysis with the techniques of data mining and their use in teaching statistics. Application to Big Data will be of particular interest.

Australian Statistical Conference 2016

December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Canberra, Australia

The 23rd Australian Statistical Conference which is to be held in conjunction with the 14th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM) and the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS) will provide unique insight into statistics, data mining and statistics teaching. The major focus of the conference will be Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. It aims to bring together the statistical approaches to data analysis with the techniques of data mining and their use in teaching statistics. Application to Big Data will be of particular interest.

Conference on Experimental Designs and Analysis (CEDA) 2016

December 15, 2016 – December 17, 2016

Taipei, Taiwan

Experimentation is one of the most common activities in scientific researches and industrial processes. An experiment is cost-efficient only when it is carefully designed and its results are correctly analyzed. The CEDA 2016 will highlight the most recent advances in the design and analysis of experiments and demonstrate their applicability to practitioners in scientific and industrial communities. In addition, it provides an excellent platform to share research ideas among senior mentors, junior researchers and Ph.D. students/graduates.

The 10th ICSA International Conference

December 19, 2016 – December 22, 2016

Shanghai, China

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Ming Yuan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)