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2012 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

2012 IMS Annual Meeting/8th World Congress

July 9-14, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)




Contemporary Issues and Applications of Statistics

January 2-4, 2012

Kolkata, India

The goal of the conference is to bring together statisticians and other scientists engaged in inter-disciplinary research involving applications of Statistics from different parts of the world, and provide a platform for them to interact among themselves and to share their thoughts on recent developments in different areas of the subject. Success of the conference will definitely infuse further enthusiasm in statistical activities in India, particularly among young researchers.

PASI: Topics in percolative and disrodered systems

January 3-15, 2012

Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina

The topics to be covered in this PASI lie in several overlapping areas of Probability Theory and Statistical Physics: Disordered Systems (including Spin Glasses and Random Walks in a Random Medium), Percolation and Interacting Particle Systems.

UQ: Observations Workshop

January 17-19, 2012

Asheville, NC

Observations are key to uncertainty quantification (UQ) in climate research because they provide a corroborating source of information about physical processes being modeled. However, observations have uncertainties and this poses a set of methodological and practical issues for comparing them to model simulations. The scientific themes of the workshop include: Experimental design aspects of collecting ground-based and remotely-sensed observations; Data fusion and homogenization: how to combine heterogeneous observational data sources to get a clearer picture of the true physical process; Link to Uncertainty Quantification for projection of future climate based on past and present observations.

11th Winter school on Mathematical Finance. Special topics: Systemic risk and Volatility models

January 23-25 2012

Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren

In recent years, the mathematical theory associated with financial risk management and the pricing of contingent claims has been a highly active field of research. The area has established itself as one of the most vigorously growing branches of applied mathematics. Model-based analysis of contracts and portfolios has become a standard in the finance industry, and the number of academic institutions offering curricula in financial mathematics is increasing rapidly. In this context, the winter school aims at providing a meeting place for participants both from industry and from academia.

Workshop on "Concentration inequalities and their applications"

January 23-27 2012

Marseille, France

The workshop will focus on recent advances and applications of measure concentration and will gather participants from various areas where this idea has been useful and fruitful to favour exchanges and collaborative research.

Computational Mathematics, Computational Geometry & Statistics (CMCGS 2012)

January 30-31, 2012

Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

The goal of the conference is to bring together active researchers from the various disciplines to showcase their state-of-the-art research results and hopefully to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions among the participants. The conference provides a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in mathematical and computational sciences, as well as explores the potential of their applications in natural and social sciences, engineering and technology and industry and finance.

Study Group Mathematics with Industry SWI 2012

January 30 - February 3, 2012

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

One week (Monday to Friday) a group of 50 to 80 mathematicians, working in academia or industry, from anywhere in the Netherlands and from abroad come together to tackle industrial problems. Companies present their problems on Monday. The group of mathematicians then devote the entire week aiming for solutions of the problems. Friday the groups present their solution.


Time Series: Models, Breaks and Applications

February 1-3, 2012

Karlsruhe, Germany

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on time series models with structural breaks both from a methodological as well as applied point of view.

Actuarial and Financial Mathematics Conference 2012: Interplay between Finance and Insurance

February 9-10, 2012

Brussels, Belgium

All academics and practitioners are welcomed to participate in this yearly conference. The scientific programme (including sandwich lunches) is free for academics, for non-academics there is a fee of 150 euro. The fee for the conference dinner is 75 euro for all participants. Members of the IA|BE receive 11 CPD points for attending this conference.

mcqmc 2012

February 13-17, 2012

Sydney, Australia

The MCQMC Conference is a biennial meeting devoted to the study of Monte Carlo (MC) and quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) methods, the relationships between the two classes of methods, and their effective application in different areas. Its aim is to provide a forum where leading researchers and users can exchange information on the latest theoretical developments and important applications of these methods.

SAMSI UQ: Simulation of Rare Events

February 13-14, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

The main aim of the workshop is to contribute to the development of efficient algorithms to simulate complex stochastic systems conditioned on the occurrence of a rare event. Although they may occur with small probability, such events may be of great practical interest because they represent very undesirable system behavior. Simulation algorithms give an estimate of these small probabilities and an understanding of the likely mechanism by which the event occurs. Applications of rare event simulation methods include many engineered systems such as noisy optical laser systems, queuing networks, and mechanical reliability analysis, as well as financial risk, climate dynamics, and random graph and network models.

SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop

February 24-25, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2011-2012, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic "Applications of UQ" will be covered in some depth.

Conference on Data Analysis (CoDA)

February 29 - March 2, 2012

Santa Fe, NM

Learn about the challenging research facing scientists and statisticians across the Department of Energy at the first Conference on Data Analysis (CoDA), hosted by the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The CoDA poster session will showcase exciting statistical work that could lead to future collaborations.


10th German Probability and Statistics Days

March 6-9, 2012

Mainz, Germany

This meeting, organized jointly by DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik and the University of Mainz, provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. There will be plenary presentations by N. El Karoui, G. Lawler, Ph. Protter and M. Taqqu as well as 14 scientific sections with invited and contributed talks.

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2012

March 22-24, 2012

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Program Committees: Krzysztov Burdzy, Ruth Williams, David Nualart

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

XII Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM)

March 26-30, 2012

Viña del Mar, Chile

The XII CLAPEM is the largest conference gathering Probabilists and Statisticians in the Latin American region. It is organized by the Latin American Chapter of the Bernoulli Society and takes place every two/three years, attracting researchers and students from the most important Latin American centers. The CLAPEM activities include: thematic sessions, short courses, lectures held by invited researchers, sessions of oral and poster contributions, and satellite meetings.


2012 ENAR/IMS Meeting

April 1-4, 2012

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Confronting Intractability in Statistical Inference

April 16-19, 2012

University of Bristol, UK

This workshop will bring together a group of world-leading researchers whose work addresses intractability, in its various forms, with a diverse set of techniques. The aim is to create an event at which experts highlight the sources of difficulty in their respective fields of specialisation, describe recent developments which treat these issues and thereby foster opportunities for transfer of ideas and methodology.

David Blackwell Memorial Conference

April 19-20, 2012

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Peter Bickel, Steve Shreve

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Long-Range Dependence, Self-Similarity and Heavy Tails: International Conference in Honor of Professor Murad S. Taqqu

April 19-21, 2012

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The conference will feature talks by renowned experts on a broad range of topics covering statistical dependence, self-similarity, heavy-tailed phenomena, and their applications. The common theme is the work and contributions of Professor Murad S. Taqqu, which have been inspiring generations of probabilists, statisticians, and practitioners. Students and junior researchers are encouraged to present their work during a poster session. Partial travel and lodging support is available

26th New England Statistics Symposium

April 21, 2012

Boston University, Boston, MA

Professors Rick Durrett from Duke University and Robert Kass from Carnegie Mellon University will give the NESS 2012 plenary talks in probability and statistics, respectively. There will be three half-day short courses on April 20: "Financial modeling and limit order books" presented by Rama Cont from Columbia University; "Statistical Analysis of Network Data", presented by Eric Kolaczyk from Boston University; and "Adaptive Clinical Trial Design and Simulation", presented by Mark Chang from AMAG Pharmaceuticals. Students are encouraged to submit papers and an application for the student paper competition. The deadline for abstract submission for contributed talks (including those associated with the student paper competition) is March 31, 2012.

Spring School in Probability

April 23-27, 2012

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The school is primarily aimed at advanced doctoral students and early postdocs in probability theory and random processes. There will be five intensive courses broadly focused on random walks and jump processes and their applications to real-world problems. Participants will have a chance to present their research results.


Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 4-6, 2012

Atlanta, Georgia

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics play a key role in statistics and other scientific research fields with an aggressive development in recent years. The workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students of GSU to talk with the speakers about new challenging problems, and it will lead to fruitful research collaborations between GSU and other universities. The conference invites top researchers in the fields. The keynote speaker is Ian McKeague (Columbia University). There will be invited talks by distinguished researchers, and a poster session by young researchers and graduate students.

Conference on New Statistical Methods for Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

May 11, 2012

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Dan Nettleton

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Southeastern Probability Conference

May 14-15, 2012

Duke University & UNC Chapel Hill, NC

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committee: Rick Durrett, Yuri Bakhtin, Amarjit Budhiraja, Jim Fill, Jonathan Mattingly, and Tai Melcher

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students and Faculty

May 14-18, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

This week long workshop will provide an introduction to the field of uncertainty quantification (UQ) to students and faculty from the mathematical and statistical sciences. The overall goal of the workshop is to illustrate to need for and power of quantitative methods to confront the very hardest and most important data- and model-driven scientific challenges.

School and Workshop on Random Polymers and Related Topics

May 14-25, 2012


The aim of this school and workshop is to bring together researchers working on random polymer models and related problems, as well as young researchers interested in this area, to foster learning, exchange of ideas, and collaboration, and to promote further progress in our understanding. The topics to be covered in the school and workshop include, but are not restricted to: random pinning models, copolymer models, directed polymers with bulk disorder, Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class, and dynamics of polymers

CASI: Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland

May 16-18,2012

Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth, Ireland

The 32nd Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland will be held from 16th to 18th May 2012 in the Ballymascanlon Hotel on the beautiful Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. This is the principal annual meeting of the Irish statistical community and hosts a great variety of talks from applied to theoretical. We have a very interesting set of invited speakers this year to complement the contributed talks, from Profs Richard Boys amd Deborah Ashby, to statistical consulant Roland Caulcutt, to speakers from Google and the Irish Central Statistics Office, who will be talking about Census 2011.

Workshop on Analysis of High-Dimensional and Functional Data

May 19-20, 2012

Davis, CA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Hans-Georg Müller

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

44th Journées de Statistique

May 21-25, 2012


All statistical themes, theoretical and applied, are welcome, but special attention will be given to dependent risks and econometrics, biostatistics, high-dimensional data, etc.

Third Linnaeus University Workshop in Stochastic Analysis and Applications

May 24-25, 2012

Växjö, Sweden

This two-day workshop deals with analytical and numerical results of stochastic models. It addresses two topics of intensive and growing research activities:
• Model Uncertainty and Non-Linear Expectation. with many important applications in financial mathematics.
• Time-Series Econometrics. In 2003, Granger and Engle received the Nobel Prize in Economics for their research in Time-Series Econometrics.

9th International Conference on Statistical Sciences

May 28-30, 2012

Lahore, Pakista

The aim of the Conference is to highlight the role of computer technology in statistical computations and analysis specially surveys and censuses through GIS and other information technology tools. The Conference will focus on theoretical and empirical aspects of the Official Statistics in modern technology.

Workshop on Finance, Probability and Statistics

May 30-31, 2012

UC Berkeley

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: X. Guo, T. L. Lai

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Quantitative methods in statistics, biostatistics and actuarial sciences

May 30 - June 1, 2012

Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Prof. Ingrid Van Keilegom

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND6)

May 31 - June 2, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA

This workshop series is concerned with analysis methods for neural signals from various sources, including EEG, fMRI, MEG, 2-Photon, and extracellular recordings


Financial Time Series Analysis: High-dimensionality, Non-stationarity and the Financial Crisis

June 1-22, 2012


The program will invite world-leading experts in the areas of stationary and non-stationary modelling of low- and high-dimensional financial time series, and encourage them to use data covering the period of the recent financial crisis to discuss the impact of the crisis on their proposed models, methods and theories.

SRCOS 2012 Summer Research Conference

June 3-6, 2012

Jekyll Island, Georgia

The annual SRCOS Summer Research Conference is designed to bring together statistical researchers at all levels to learn about current areas of investigation and trends in statistics, including statistics education. The conference format consists of morning, early afternoon, and evening sessions, leaving late afternoons open for informal professional discussions and social interaction. Such interactions are important for the development of new researchers and graduate students, whose participation via contributed poster presentations is especially encouraged.

4th International Conference on Accelerated Life Testing and Degradation Models

June 4-6, 2012

Rennes, France

The aim of the conference is to bring researchers and practitioners from universities, institutions and industries, together to present and discuss innovative methodologies and practical applications in the reliability field: assessment, modeling, testing, analysis, design and optimization. Theoretical issues and applied case studies will range from academic considerations to industrial, medical, and social applications.

Progress on statistical issues in searches

June 4-6, 2012

Stanford, CA

Astrophysics, particle physics and X-ray laser photon science have all acquired or are planning new machines and telescopes that deliver unprecedented amounts of data to experiments that will produce exciting new discoveries. This Conference is devoted to the statistical issues that arise in such experiments.

Workshop on Parameter Estimation for Dynamical Systems

June 4-6, 2012

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Differential equations (deterministic or stochastic) play a fundamental role in modelling dynamic phenomena in fields as diverse as physics, biology, finance, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, ecology, meteorology, pharmacology and others. Models defined via differential equations (or systems of differential equations) usually depend on finite- or possibly infinite-dimensional parameters. In order to obtain a model that is useful in practice, it is critical to know these parameters, or to estimate them in case they are unknown. The workshop aims at providing a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the area of parameter estimation for deterministic and stochastic differential equations, who will review different methods used to tackle the problems arising in these fields, assess the achieved progress, and identify future research directions.

International meeting on "Statistical analysis: Theory and Applications" (JIASTA2012)

June 4-6, 2012

Mohamed first University, Faculty of Science, Oujda, Morocco

The main objective is to together reseachers, users of statistic and Ph.D students to discuss and exchange ideas and present new results in the fields of probabilities and statistics according to the proposed themes. The organizers hope to:
- Bring together researchers in the field of statistics and its uses.
- To review the recent progress of research in Statistics.
- To enable PhD students to present their research and discuss with other leading researchers.

Probability, Control and Finance

June 4-8, 2012

Columbia University, New York

A Conference in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Ioannis Karatzas

PIMS-mprime Summer School in Probability

June 4-29, 2012

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This Summer School will include two main courses, by Gregory Miermont on planar maps and by Omer Angel on interacting particle systems, and short presentations by participants.

Algebraic Statistics 2012

June 9-15, 2012

UPenn State University, University Park, PA

Algebraic statistics exploits algebraic geometry and related fields to solve problems in statistics and its applications. Methods from algebraic statistics have been successfully applied to address many problems including construction of Markov bases, theoretical study of phylogenetic mixture models, ecological inference, identifiability problems for graphical models, Bayesian integrals and singular learning theory, social networks, and coalescent theory. The conference covers methods and applications of algebraic statistics, broadly defined, including but not limited to the above topics. The meeting will have tutorials over the weekend, followed by a week of invited and contributed talks, and a poster session. Participation of students and young researchers is encouraged. Partial travel and lodging support is available.

International Workshop on Recent Advances in Time Series Analysis (RATS2012)

June 9-12, 2012

Protaras, Cyprus

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Dimitris Politis

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Probability and Analysis

June 10-16, 2012

Bedlewo, Poland

The conference will bring together mathematicians from the areas of Analysis and Probability, in particular those whose work relates to the life-long scientific interests of Professor Stanislaw Kwapien. The meeting is in honor of his 70th anniversary.

International Workshop in Applied Probability 2012

June 11-14, 2012

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel

The aim of this workshop is to bring together and to foster exchanges among scientists in Applied Probability and Stochastic Modeling from diverse fields of science such as Mathematics, Statistics, Statistical Physics, Biophysics, Queuing, Networks, Financial Engineering, and Econophysics. Participants are encouraged to submit their contributions to the journal of Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, published by Springer.

The 19th IMS/ASA Spring Research Conference (SRC) on Statistics in Industry and Technology

June 13-15, 2012

Cambridge, MA

The theme of the 19th SRC is “Enabling the Interface between Statistics and Engineering”. The conference will be jointly hosted by Department of Statistics and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. We call for talk or poster submission to the conference. Deadline for applying student scholarship is March 31st, 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is May 1st, 2012.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Symposium on Modeling Immune Responses from Complex Data

June 14-15, 2012

Rochester, New York

NIH-funded University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling will host a symposium on modeling immune responses with three main themes: 1) bioinformatics modeling for immunology; 2) bridging immunology and mathematics; and 3) bridging immunological data and mathematical models--statistical methods. Invited plenary speakers are Fiona Brinkman (Simon Fraser University), Rob de Boer (Utrecht University), Elizabeth Halloran (University of Washington), Alan Perelson (Los Alamos National Lab), and Eberhard O. Voit (Georgia Tech). Travel support applications for students and postdocs are available.

First Conference of the International Society for Non-parametric Statistics

June 15-19, 2012

Halkidiki, Greece

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Soumendra Lahiri

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

The 2012 Stochastic Networks Conference

June 18-22, 2012

MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

This event will bring together researchers who share an interest in stochastic network models, to survey recent developments, and identify future research directions. The meeting will be structured in a workshop format, with approximately twenty hour-long invited talks, and ample free time, so as to maximize interactions between speakers and participants, and to facilitate a fruitful exchange of ideas. In addition, there will be a poster session for contributed papers.

St Petersburg School in Probability and Statistical Physics

June 18-29, 2012

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The School is devoted to recent advances in probability and statistical physics as well as to classical topics with current increase of activity. It targets graduate students and postdocs, but undergraduate students and advanced researchers are also welcome to attend. Longer courses will be accompanied by tutorials.

8th International Symposium on Statistics

June 20-24, 2012

Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN, USA


The Second International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering (ICISE)

June 23-25, 2012

Tainan, Taiwan,

Innovative creation, development, and dissemination of research ideas and results on the interface between Statistics and Engineering for the support of complex system design and operation, quality and reliability improvement, and optimal proactive decision-making.

ICSA 2012 Applied Statistics Symposium

June 23-26, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


The ISBA 2012 World Meeting

June 25-29, 2012

Kyoto, Japan

The premier conference of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Nonlocal Continuum Models for Diffusion, Mechanics, and Other Applications

June 25-29, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

The goal of this summer workshop is to bring together such researchers from the mathematical, statistical, computational, scientific, and engineering communities to first talk about their interests and research and then, by having groups of participants work together to establish lasting, synergistic connections that lead to new research. We are also interested in having participants who may not be involved in research into nonlocal continuum models, but that have expertise in areas that will influence future research into those models.


The 2nd IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

July 1-4, 2012

Tsukuba, Japan

Program Chairs: Byeong U. Park ( and Runze Li (

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

International Conference on Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

July 2-4, 2012

Changchun, China

The main aim is to bring researchers in mathematical finance, statistical finance, computational finance and risk management together to foster new ideas and new methodologies with direct impact on financial industry.

Leeds Annual Statistical Research (LASR) Workshop

July 3-5, 2012

Leeds, UK

The LASR Workshop is a well established annual statistical meeting founded over 30 years ago by Kanti Mardia. The theme for the 31st workshop in July is "New Statistics and Modern Natural Sciences".

International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC2012)

July 3-6, 2012

Krokkleiva, Norway

The third biennial International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC2012) is now accepting abstracts (deadline 20 January) and registrations. The conference is hosted by the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo. It will take place at Sundvolden Hotel outside Oslo. Further information about the conference, workshops and abstract submission can be found at the conference website.

International Symposium on Asymptotic Methods in Stochastics

July 3-6, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Conference in Honour of Miklós Csörgő's Work on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Workshop: Statistical Inference in Complex/High-Dimensional Problems

July 4-6, 2012

Vienna, Austria

The workshop will consist of a series of invited and contributed talks on the general topic of inference in complex/high-dimensional problems, with a special focus on methods that are based on model-selection, shrinkage, and regularization.

UAB’s 2nd Annual NIGMS-funded Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics

July 9-13, 2012

Birmingham, AL

Focusing on the state-of-art methodology to analyze complex traits, this five-day course will offer an interactive program to enhance researchers' ability to understand & use statistical genetic methods, as well as implement & interpret sophisticated genetic analyses. Limited number of Travel Fellowships available, see website for details. Only participants residing in the US are eligible for Travel Fellowships.




2012 IMS Annual Meeting/8th World Congress

July 9-14, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

MMDS 2012: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

July 10-13, 2012

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The 2012 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical challenges in modern statistical data analysis. The goals of MMDS 2012 are to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinearly-structured scientific and internet data sets, and to bring together computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, and data analysis practitioners to promote cross-fertilization of ideas.

AWM Workshop for Women Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.s

July 12-13, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

The workshop will consist of a graduate student poster session, presentations by Recent Ph.D.s, a mentoring event, and a career minisymposium. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. Use the submission links below:
Graduate Students -
Recent Ph.D.s Any Applied Area -
Recent Ph.D.s Mathematical Biology -

International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) on Longitudinal Data Analysis Subject to Outliers, Measurement Errors, and/or Missing Values

July 16-18, 2012

Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Brajendra Sutradhar

(IMS Co-Sponsored Meeting)

Recent Developments in Statistical Multiscale Methods

July 16-18, 2012

University of Goettingen, Germany

Statistical Multiscale Methods have been developed rapidly during the last decades and provide nowadays an indispensable tool for a variety of applications. The aim of this workshop is to provide an up to date overview of the different aspects of this emerging field. This includes on the one hand a rigorous mathematical treatment of statistical multiscale estimators such as risk bound analysis, deviation inequalities and their statistical applications, e.g. the construction of confidence sets. On the other hand algorithmic and computational issues will be discussed as well, and their performance in various areas of applications, ranging from signal processing, time series analysis and financial statistics to computational genetics and bio-imaging.

International Conference on Trends and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference, LinStat 2012, and the 21st International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS 2012

July 16-20, 2012

Bedlewo, Poland

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications as well as matrix analysis and its applications to statistics, and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects.

27th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling

July 16-20, 2012

Prague, Czech Republic

An annual international workshop to promote and develop the use of statistical modelling in research and applications.

8th Cornell Probability Summer School

July 16-27, 2012

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The main lecturers are: David Aldous (UC Berkely), Sourav Chatterjee (NYU), and Remco van der Hofstad (Eindhoven). In addition there were two one-hour talks by: Shankar Bhamidi (UNC), Amir Dembo (Stanford), Raissa D’Souza (UC Davis), Gregory Miermont (Pairs Sud), and Joel Spencer (NYU)

International Workshop on New Advances in Statistics: Theory and Applications

July 19-21, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

This workshop aims at covering various new developments in the theory and applications of statistics, probability, and stochastic processes, with particular emphasis on applications in health, engineering, social and environmental sciences. These areas reflect current research interests and achievements by members of the Department of Statistics as well as those areas identified in the Department’s Strategic Plan. The workshop will be held over two and half days, featuring invited talks in both the mornings and afternoons, with regular coffee and meal breaks.

Modeling High Frequency Data in Finance 4

July 19-22, 2012

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Ionut Florescu, Frederi Vien

(IMS Co-Sponsored Meeting)

Modeling Dengue Fever Dynamics and Control

July 23-24, 2012

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

More than one-third of the world's population lives in areas at risk for the transmission of dengue, a vector-transmitted disease that is one of the leading causes of death and illness in the tropics and subtropics. This workshop will bring together public health officials as well as mathematicians, biologists and epidemiologists to identify important modeling issues and to establish possible new collaborations on modeling dengue disease dynamics and control.

Joint Meeting of y-BIS and jSPE

July 23-26, 2012

Lisbon, Portugal

The purpose of the first meeting of y-BIS (Young Business and Industrial Statisticians of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics) jointly with the first meeting of jSPE (Section of Young Statisticians of the Portuguese Statistical Society) is to bring together young statisticians and professionals working in Academia and in Industry. The conference will offer opportunities to meet each other, and to share scientific and professional experiences. This meeting will cover many of the research areas in Probability and Statistics, and many areas of application.

Probability at Warwick Young Researchers Workshop

July 23-27, 2012

Coventry, UK

The workshop has the principal aim of bringing together young researchers working in probability (including postgraduate students, postdocs and other early stage career researchers), and will feature two lectured courses by invited speakers: Prof. Geoffrey Grimmett (University of Cambridge) and Prof. John Biggins (University of Sheffield). These courses will be accessible to graduate mathematicians and probabilists.

14th Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability

July 26-28, 2012

University of California, San Diego

The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in statistics and probability.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Joint Statistical Meetings

July 28 - August 2, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


2012 NISS/ASA Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers

July 29 - August 1, 2012

San Diego, CA

The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction in how to write journal articles and grant proposals. Participants will be required to provide a recent sample of their writing, which will be reviewed by a senior mentor. The sample could be a current draft of an article to be submitted for publication, or it could be an early version of a grant proposal. (Submission of the manuscript will be required as part of the registration process. Prior experience suggests that the best results come from submitting an early draft of something that is written solely or primarily by the participant.)


IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop 2012

August 5-8, 2012

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The scientific program of SSP 2012 will include invited plenary talks and regular and special sessions with contributed research papers. All accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore.

International Conference on Robust Statistics 2012 (ICORS2012)

August 5-10, 2012

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

The International Conference on Robust Statistics has been an annual international conference since 2001. The aim of the conferences is to bring together researchers interested in robust statistics, data analysis and related areas. ICORS welcomes contributions to both theoretical and applied statistics, and in particular to new problems related to robust statistics and data analysis. Contributed talks on other related topics are also welcomed. Financial support for US based junior faculty and graduate students may be available. The deadline for contributed talks and early registration is June 1, 2012.

Ten Lectures on Statistical Climatology

August 6-10, 2012

Seattle, Washington

Doug Nychka from the National Centerfor Atmospheric Research will give a CBMS Regional Conference on statistical climatology. NSF funding, covering registration, travel and lodging will be available for 20-30 young researchers. The funding application is available at < a href=""> , and the application deadline is April 15, 2012. For non-funded participants the registration fee is $150.

16 Brazilian School of Probability

August 6-11, 2012

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

The Brazilian School of Probability (EBP) has been organized every year since 1997. It is an initiative of the Brazilian probabilistic community intended to provide an opportunity to share new research ideas, directions and developments in the modern probability theory and related areas, to discover new possibilities for collaboration and an excellent opportunity for the students to begin their scientific life. Activities will include mini-courses and plenary talks by invited speakers, short communications and posters. Problem sessions, training sessions and round tables are also possible. The XVI EBP is the first one held at a remote area of Brazil. It provides a special opportunity for local students and researchers to get access to the cutting edge of modern probability.

Computational Advertising

August 6-17, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

This summer program will focus on computational advertising. The activities in the working groups will address real-world datasets provided by the corporate participants. Datasets that will be made available include: Recommender systems data: (1) Netflix competition data; (2) Y! Music data available from KDD cup 2011; (3) Movielens dataset available from GroupLens; (4) Y! front page data (to be released, tentative at this point)
Web Search: (1) Learning to Rank competition data.
Advertising: (1) Click logs from a real-world system (to be released, tentative at this point).
e-commerce:( 1) Epinions: data to study user trust and product ratings.


Summer school on Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology

September 3-7, 2012

Pavia, Italy

This course will advocate a Bayesian approach to modelling and inference for dynamic stochastic models of biological systems. The course will emphasise model development, simulation and computationally intensive methods of inference based on realistic examples. The school will make use of lectures, practical sessions, software demonstrations, informal discussion sessions and presentations of research projects by school participants. The slides and background reading material will be distributed to the students before the start of the course.

Workshop on Modern Nonparametric Methods for Time Series, Reliability & Optimization

September 10-12, 2012

Leuven, Belgium

The general theme of the workshop aims at nonparametric methods for regression and time series, reliability analysis and optimization methods which are used in the field of statistics and engineering. The goal of this workshop will be to structure and explore the state-of-the-art algorithms and methods for Nonparametric Methods for Time Series, Reliability & Optimization.

6th International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications

September 10-14, 2012

Bedlewo, Poland

The conference will be the 6th in a series of international conferences on Stochastic Analysis and Its Applications. The previous ones were held at Seattle (2006), Seoul (2008), Beijing (2009), Osaka (2010) and Bonn (2011). The main topics of the conference are 1. Dirichlet forms and stochastic analysis; 2. Jump processes; 3. Stochastic partial differential equations; 4. Stochastic analysis and geometry; 5. Optimal transport and allocation problems; 6. Potential theory; 7. Random media, percolation clusters and fractals; 8. Stochastic models in physics and biology

High dimensional and dependent functional data

Septemeber 10-12, 2012

Bristol, UK

The scope of this workshop is functional data analysis, with a particular focus of methodological developments and associated theoretical analysis for dependent or multi-dimensional functional data, together with applications. The aim of the event is to promote discussion and transferral of ideas and methodologies between researchers working in these important areas of functional data analysis, with experts highlighting the challenges and developments in their respective fields of specialisation.

International Summer School on Advanced Stochastic Methods to Model Risk

September 9-22, 2012

Ulm, Germany

The aim of the summer academy “Advanced Stochastic Methods to Model Risk” is on the one hand to give a detailed introduction into areas of probability and statistics with particular relevance for the description, modelling and quantification of risks and on the other hand to look at specific modelling approaches used in applications – especially insurance and finance.

International Workshop on “New Developments in Econometrics and Time Series"

September 10-11, 2012

Rome, Italy

The aim is to bring together internationally renowned experts in these areas with the researchers of SFB 823 in order to review recent developments and initiate scientific exchange. The Workshop is in part a continuation of the successful series of “Brussels-Waseda Seminars on Time Series and Financial Statistics”.

The Fourth International Workshop on Internet Survey Methods

September 12-13, 2012

Statistical Center of Statistics Korea, Daejeon, South Korea

The provisional theme of the 4th International Workshop on Internet Survey Methods is "Quality Improvement of Official Statistics and the Role of Internet Survey Methods". The Workshop will focus on a wealth of major issues concerned with cutting-edge statistical methodologies as well as an abundance of innovative efforts and research performances which National Statistical Offices(NSOs) and other data producers have achieved in sloving their various challenges concerning Internet-based survey methods.

IAOS 2012 Official Statistics: Getting Your Messages Across

September 12-14, 2012

Kiev, Ukraine

At its biannual conference the International Association for Official Statistics is focusing on ways of ensuring that statistics reach a wide audience, maximising their use and demonstrating their value. The conference is open to all with an interest in official statistics. We will have debates on the open data movement; the competitive playing field for official statistics; using statistics for decision making; the role of social media, and the impact on trust. This is an invaluable opportunity to hear about the latest approaches for dissemination and for networking.

Bayesian Nonparametrics

September 17-21, 2012

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence, Rhode Island

Data-rich investigations need advanced tools for allowing data to inform and interact with models. Bayesian Nonparametrics is a rapidly growing subfield of statistics and machine learning that provides a framework for creating complex statistical models that are both expressive and tractable. Recent, successful applications of nonparametric Bayesian models across a variety of domains suggests that these models have the potential for wide use. The challenge of constructing and using models on very high dimensional or even infinite dimensional spaces creates many opportunities for fruitful interactions between mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists. Areas of interest include prior construction, posterior inference, posterior asymptotics, algorithmic development, and practical applications.

Applied Statistics 2012

September 23-26, 2012

Ribno (Bled), Slovenia

The main goal of Applied Statistics 2012 conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers in statistics, data analysts, and other professionals from various statistical and related fields to come together, present their research, and learn from each other. A four days program consists of invited paper presentations, contributed paper sections from diverse topics, and finishes with a workshop. Cross-discipline and applied paper submissions are especially welcome.


Workshop on Geometry and Statistics in Bioimaging: Manifolds and Stratified Spaces

October 8-12, 2012

Sandbjerg Estate, Sønderborg, Denmark

This workshop is dedicated to geometric and statistical modeling in biomedical image analysis. The workshop is a result of our desire to bring together researchers from biomedical image analysis, who have an interest in the underlying mathematical constructions, along with mathematicians who have an interest in the underlying practical problems.

Uncertainty Quantification

October 9-13, 2012

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence, Rhode Island

The communities of computational science, stochastic analysis, and statistics have evolved largely along distinct paths. To forge ahead, however, in the direction of transformative scientific impact, requires symbiotic exchange and collaboration. It is the intent of this workshop on Uncertainty Quantification to bring together leading researchers in these three fields in order to delineate new horizons and forge new synergies that will accelerate the evolution of UQ capabilities to become an enabler of scientific and economic progress.

Workshop for Women in Probability

Otober 14-16, 2012

Durham, NC

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Amber Puha, Rick Durrett, Jonathan Mattingly

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

2nd Annual Symposium on Large-Scale Inference

October 18, 2012

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl N. Morris, Professor of Statistics, Harvard University

Short Course on Systems Genetics - The Jackson Laboratory

October 28 - November 4, 2012

Bar Harbor, Maine

This one-week course covers computational and experimental approaches to genetic studies that utilize whole genome approaches. Lectures and computer workshops are designed to accommodate students with a wide variety of backgrounds. Biologists seeking to gain a deeper understanding of statistical and computational methods as well as quantitative scientists desiring exposure to biological problems are welcome. Topics to be covered include genetic mapping, gene expression microarray analysis and computational modeling of complex systems.

Monte Carlo Methods in the Physical and Biological Sciences

October 29 - November 2, 2012

Venue: Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence, Rhode Island

Monte Carlo methods are one of the main tools used to study the properties of complex physical, chemical and biological systems. Since their introduction in the late 1940s, these methods have undergone a remarkable expansion and are now used in many other fields, including statistical inference, engineering, and computer science. However, the design and theoretical understanding of Monte Carlo methods is still a challenging topic, especially for those problems where rare events play the key role in determining algorithm performance. The aim of the workshop is to bring together specialists in the application areas who understand the specific challenges posed by realistic problems and have developed sophisticated tools to tackle these problems, and mathematicians developing methods for algorithm analysis, abstraction, and optimization.


STAR workshop on Random Graphs

November 1-2, 2012

Utrecht, The Netherlands

We are very pleased to announce the following eminent researchers have agreed to deliver plenary talks: Amin Coja-Oghlan (Frankfurt), Remco van der Hofstad (Eindhoven), Svante Janson (Uppsala), Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv), Nelly Litvak (Twente), Piet van Mieghem (Delft), Marc Noy (Barcelona). In addition to these lectures, there will be a number of shorter talks by researchers in the early stages of their career. The workshop is open to all and free of charge, but please register to let us know that you are coming.

Stochastics Meeting Lunteren 2012

November 12-14, 2012

Lunteren, Netherlands

Six invited speakers will give two lectures of one hour each on topics in Statistics or Probability. The lectures are open to anyone who is interested. A poster session will be held on Monday evening. If you would like to present a poster, please send us a title by completing the appropriate section on the registration form. Poster boards and attachment materials will be provided by the organisation. Posting your poster will be your own responsibility. Please be present for discussion with the public during the poster session. We strongly recommend the A0 or A1 format.

Sequencing and Complex Traits: beyond 1000 Genomes

November 15-16, 2012

Boston, MA

The conference will engage an interdisciplinary group of scientists including statistical geneticists, genetic epidemiologists, and clinicians in a discussion centered on three important topics:
1. What do GWAS and sequencing studies tell about complex traits: is sequencing the solution to localizing missing heritability?
2. How should we design and analyze targeted, exome, and whole- genome
sequencing studies? How do we choose among these? Should population-based, extreme-phenotype, or family-based sampling strategies be employed?
3. How do population genetics and functional genomics inform sequencing studies of complex traits? How do we incorporate these types of information in the design and analysis of sequencing studies?

Performance Analysis of Monte Carlo Methods

November 28-30, 2012

Venue: Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence, Rhode Island

Monte Carlo methods have become increasingly important in Engineering and the Sciences. These application areas have posed challenges and opportunities in the analysis of modern Monte Carlo algorithms. The workshop's main focus is on: a) the mathematical techniques and aspects that have been key in the analysis of these algorithms, and b) the identification of techniques that are likely to play a role in future analysis.


68th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

December 2-7, 2012

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

The conference’s purpose is to provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The three-day conference is followed by two parallel two-day short courses. The conference is composed of twelve three-hour tutorials on current applied statistical topics of interest. Recognized experts in the field of applied statistics are invited to give the lectures and short courses based on their recently published books. The conference makes these books available for sale at an approximately 40% discount. Attendees will receive bound proceedings of the presentations. The full program is on the conference website. It will be held in the state-of-the-art Havana Tower of the Tropicana Casino Resort. Walter Young has chaired this conference for 43 consecutive years.

SAMSI-FODAVA Workshop on Interactive Visualization and Analysis of Massive Data

December 10-12, 2012

Research Triangle Park, NC

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and Visualization to work on massive scale data and visual analytics. Issues to be investigated include the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic issues in efficient representation and transformation of data, scalable and dynamic algorithms for real time interaction, visual representation in limited screen space, performing evaluations, and applications.

UAB’s 2nd Annual NHGRI-funded Short Course on Next Generation Sequencing: Technology & Statistical Methods

December 10-13, 2012

Birmingham, AL

Focusing on next-generation sequencing technology, which generates an unprecedented wealth of data, this four-day course will offer an interactive program to enhance researchers' ability to understand & use statistical genetic methods, as well as implement & interpret sophisticated NGS data analyses.

Spatial Statistics Conference

December 13-14, 2012

Miami, FL

The School of Business Administration at the University of Miami is organizing a conference on Spatial Statistics. The Conference will be held at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science which is located on the beautiful Virginia Key, Florida. Junior Researchers are especially encouraged to participate and travel support will be provided pending availability of funding.

Twenty-first International Conference on Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Techniques (IMSCT 2012-FIM XXI)

December 15-17, 2012

Chandigarh, India

The Conference is 21st in a series of International Conferences of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM). The academic program of the conference will consist of Symposia/Invited talks/Plenary talks /paper presentations, poster presentations, Ph.D. Scholar Best Paper award.

Bayesian methods in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

December 17-19, 2012

Barcelona, Spain

Registration & abstract submission open. Chairs: David Rossell, Omiros Papaspiliopoulos, Donald Berry The conference meets statisticians & biomedical researchers and covers medical statistics & public health, bioinformatics & systems biology, model selection and computation. We welcome contributed talks & posters. There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Deadlines: - Registration & abstract: Nov 2 - Notification of acceptance: Nov 9 - Confirmation of participation: Nov 19

SAMSI-SAVI Workshop on Topics in Probability

December 18-20, 2012

Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri, Tamilnadu, India

This workshop will consist of twelve to fifteen one hour lectures spanning a broad range of topics of current interest in Probability. We expect that approximately half of the speakers will be from U.S. Universities and the other half from Universities in India.

Young Statisticians Meet- An International Conference

December 24-25, 2012

Burdwan, West Bengal, India

We are pleased to announce the 1st “Young Statisticians Meet- an International Conference”, which will be held in Burdwan University, West Bengal, India on December 24-25, 2012. We invite scientists, professionals, students from different field in Theoretical and Applied Statistics (e.g. Biological Statistics, Financial Statistics, Survey Sampling, Industrial Statistics etc.). The Conference will be organized with invited session, contributory sessions and poster session.