The Statistical Challenge of Modern Astronomy (SCMA) conference series, held since 1991, have been the premier forums where astronomers and statisticians discuss advanced methodology to further our understanding of cosmic populations and processes. The conference has a truly cross-disciplinary approach. The SCMA VII conference will be held in June in a virtual format. Highlighted themes include: Deep Learning neural networks; Bayesian inference computations; analysis of irregular time series; and methodology for the Rubin/LSST sky survey. The SCMA VII conference is being held at a critical moment in time, as efforts to foster astrostatistics are thriving around the world with increasing impact on the future of both fields. The conference is hosted by the Penn State Center for Astrostatistics.