July 24, 2014
May 22-23, 2014
CANSSI--SAMSI Workshop: Geometric Topological and Graphical Model Methods in Statistics
at the Fields Institute, 222 College St.
Organizing Committee
Peter Kim, University of Guelph
Hélène Massam, York University
Ezra Miller, Duke University
Registration on-site May 22
Fees: $ 125, Students $ 75,
Fees waived for invited speakers

Housing and Hotels
Schedule Confirmed Participants Map to Fields


Massive, high-dimensional data sets, for which traditional methods are inadequate, pose challenges in processing, interpretation and analyses. These challenges have led to increased innovations in scale and complexity of data where a fusion of various approaches is required. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together research directions using geometric, topological and graphical model methods with applications to subjects such as bioinformatics, genetics and neurosciences, to name a few. The kernel of this workshop stems from some of the working groups coming from the 2013-14 SAMSI LDHD program. invited speakers will present their methodological advancements with a heavy emphasis on applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Ejaz Ahmed, Brock, (Mathematics and Statistics)
Emanuel Ben-David (Columbia)
Joseph Beyene, McMaster (Biostatistics)
Peter Bubenik, Cleveland State (Mathematics)
David Dunson, Duke University (Statistics)
Subhashis Ghosal, NCSU (Statistics)
Elizabeth Gross, NCSU
Giseon Heo, University of Alberta (Dentistry, Statistics)
Stephan Huckemann, Goettingen (Stochastiks)
Georges Michailidis, Michigan(Statistics)
Washington Mio, FSU (Mathematics)
Sayan Murherjee, Duke (Statistical Sciences)
Victor Patrangenaru, FSU (Statistics)
Thanh Mai Pham Ngoc, Paris-Orsay (Mathematics)
Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford (Statistics)
Elena Villa, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Mathematics)

Draft Schedule (speakers abstracts)

Thursday, May 22
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions
  Session I
9:15-9:45 Stephan Huckemann, Goettingen University
9:45-10:15 David Dunson, Duke University
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Thanh Mai Pham Ngoc, Paris-Orsay University

Elena Villa, Milano University

11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch
  Session II
1:30-2:00 Emanuel Ben-David, Columbia University
2:00-2:30 Elizabeth Gross, North Carolina State University
2:30-3:00 Discussion
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 George Michailidis, University of Michigan
4:00-4:30 Bala Rajaratnam, Stanford University
5:00-7:00 Poster Reception
Friday, May 23
9:00-9:15 Registration
  Session III
9:15-9:45 Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University
9:45-10:15 Giseon Heo, University of Alberta
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Subhashis Ghosal, North Carolina State University
Bayesian estimation of sparse precision matrices
11:00-11:30 Victor Patrangenaru, Florida State University
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch
  Session IV
1:30-2:00 Washington Mio, Florida State University
2:00-2:30 Joseph Beyene, McMasterUniversity
2:30-3:00 Discussion
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Syed Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University (slides)
4:00-4:30 Peter Bubenik, Cleveland State University

Confirmed Participants as of May 22

Full Name University/Affiliation
Ahmed, Syed Ejaz Brock University
Bemn-David, Emanuel Columbia University
Beyene, Joseph McMaster University
Bodwin, Kelly University of North Carolina
Bubenik, Peter Cleveland State University
Chamberlin, Stephen York University
Choi, Young-Geun Seoul National University
Dunson, David Duke University
Fedoruk, John University of Alberta
Ghoshal, Subhashis North Carolina State Univeristy
Gold, Nathan York University
Guo, Ruite Florida State University
Heo, Giseon University of Alberta
Huckemann, Stephan Institut für Mathematische Stochastik
Johndrow, James Duke University
Kim, Jisu Carnegie Mellon University
Kovacev-Nikolic, Violeta University of Alberta
Lim, Johan Seoul National University
Linton, Peter UMBC
Malagon-Lopez, Jose Univerity of Toronto Mississauga
Michailidis, George University of Michigan
Mincheva, Martina Princeton University
Mio, Washington Florida State University
Montague, David Stanford University
Mukherjee, Sayan Duke University
Nanwei, Wang York University
Petrov, Pavel University of Alberta
Pham Ngoc, Thanh Mai Equipe Probabilités et Statistiques
Picka, Jeffrey University of New Brunswick
Pinky, Saadia University of Alberta
Rajaratnam, Bala Stanford University
Reid, Nancy University of Toronto
Roy, Anindya University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Rush, Stephen University of Guelph
Scholz, Jan Mouse Imagining Center
Scully, Letryce Florida State University
Stona, Thaicia University of Sao Paulo
Villa, Elena Universita' degli Studi di Milano
Wilburne, Dane Illinois Institute of Technology
Yee, Yohan McMaster University












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