15th IMS New Researchers Conference,
jointly sponsored by the IMS and the SSC


August 1–3, 2013 at the Centre de recherches mathématiques, Montréal, Québec, Canada


The 15th IMS New Researchers Conference is an annual meeting organized under the auspices of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and jointly sponsored this year by the Statistical Society of Canada. It will be held just prior to the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montréal.

The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in probability and statistics. The participants will have the opportunity to present their research via a short expository talk and a poster, in addition to mingling throughout the day. The contributed talks will be complemented by longer talks by four plenary speakers: Aurore Delaigle (University of Melbourne), Stephen E. Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon University), Jeffrey Rosenthal (University of Toronto) and Terry Speed (University of California at Berkeley), as well as the IMS President Hans Rudolf Künsch (ETH Zürich), and the winner of the 2013 Tweedie Award. Panels on teaching, mentoring of graduate students, publishing and funding will take place during the last day of the conference.

Any young researcher who has received a PhD in or after 2008, or expects to defend his or her thesis by the end of 2013, is eligible to attend. Due to limited space, participation is by invitation only. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, as well as a title and an abstract of your presentation, via the website at http://www.math.mcgill.ca/nrc2013/

Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2013. Higher priority will be given to first-time applicants. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Contingent on the availability of funds, financial support for travel and accommodation may be provided. However, participants are strongly encouraged to seek partial funding from other sources.

Montreal (below) takes its name from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, or Mont Réal as it was spelled in Middle French. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the Western world, after Paris. Eh bien, allons-y!