SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

August 21, 2017

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data
January to June, 2015
Organizing Committee
Nancy Reid (Toronto)
Yoshua Bengio (Montréal)
Hugh Chipman (Acadia)
Sallie Keller (Virginia Tech)
Lisa Lix (Manitoba)
Richard Lockhart (Simon Fraser)
Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Toronto)
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS AS OF FEBRUARY 16, 2015
* Awaiting Confirmation
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Full Name
University/Affiliation
Arrival Date
Departure Date
  Adebayo, Olasehinde Federal University of Technology Akure 08-Feb-15 14-Feb-15
  Adebayo, Olasehinde Federal University of Technology Akure 22-Mar-15 19-Apr-15
* Aizcorbe, Ana Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Al Labadi, Luai University of Toronto 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Altman, Naomi S. Pennsylvania State University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Altosaar, Jaan Columbia University 25-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Al-Yassin, Julan University of Windsor 12-Apr-14 18-Apr-14
  Al-Yassin, Julan University of Windsor 04-Jan-15 01-Apr-15
  Anandkumar, Anima University of California, Irvine 15-Jan-15 17-Jan-15
  Anandkumar, Anima University of California, Irvine 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Ash, Arlene University of Massachusetts Medical School 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Austin, Peter Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
* Banerjee, Subhashis Indian Statistical Institute 22-Mar-15 28-Mar-15
  Barker-Leuthard, Jody University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
  Bell, Robert AT&T Labs - Research 11-Jan-15 14-Jan-15
  Bengio, Samy Google Inc. 27-Jan-15 29-Jan-15
* Bengio, Yoshua Université de Montréal 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Berard, Hélène Statistics Canada 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Bhatnagar, Sahir McGill University 25-Jan-15 31-Jan-15
* Bikila, Dejene University of California, San Diego 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Blei, David Columbia University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Borner, Katy Indiana University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Bryan, Jennifer University of British Columbia 11-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Bryan, Jennifer University of British Columbia 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Buckeridge, David McGill Clinical & Health Informatics 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Candes, Emmanuel Stanford University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Cao, Hongyuan University of Missouri-Columbia 11-Jan-15 15-Jan-15
  Carpendale, Sheelagh University of Calgary 17-Jan-15 25-Jan-15
  Carpendale, Sheelagh University of Calgary 21-Feb-15 01-Mar-15
* Catlett, Charlie Argonne National Laboratory 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Chan, Diane University of Toronto 09-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
* Chaney, Allison Princeton University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Chang, Remco Tufts 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Charlin, Laurent Columbia University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Chen, Jiaqi University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 30-Mar-15
  Cheng, Xiaoyue Iowa State University 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Chernyk, Donna Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Chipman, Hugh A. Acadia University 12-Jan-15 15-Jan-15
  Chipman, Hugh A. Acadia University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Chiraphadhanakul, Ta Facebook 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Cook, Dianne Iowa State University 18-Jan-15 20-Jan-15
  Cook, Dianne Iowa State University 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Corral-Soto, Eduardo R. York University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Correa de Oliveira Klaus, Liliane University of São Paulo 23-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
* Daas, Piet J. H. Statistics Netherlands 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  d'Aspremont, Alexandre INRIA 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Daves, James Ayoor Central Securities Clearing System Plc 24-Jan-15 02-Feb-15
  Dean, Charmaine Western University 15-Jan-15 15-Jan-15
* Dehghani, Amir Queen's University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Dehghani, Amir Queen's University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Dehghani, Amir Queen's University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Dhillon, Inderjit University of Texas at Austin 10-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Drineas, Petros Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Evans, Mike University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Fajardo, Val Andrei University of Waterloo 12-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Fajardo, Val Andrei University of Waterloo 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Fang, Xingyuan Princeton University 11-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
* Fazel, Maryam University of Washington 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Ferreira, Tadeu University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Jul-15
  Feuerverger, Andrey University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
* Fienberg, Stephen Carnegie Mellon University 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Firka, Daniel University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
  Fortin, Alex-Antoine University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Franke, Beate University College London 12-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
  Friedlander, Michael University of California,Davis 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Friendlander, Michael University of California, Davis 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Friendly, Michael York University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Fu, Jinlong University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 25-Apr-15
  Gaffield, Chad University of Ottawa 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Gallego-Ortiz, Christina Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Gao, Dechang University of Toronto 01-Dec-14 06-Jul-15
  Gatsonis, Constantine Brown University 21-Jan-15 22-Jan-15
  Gatsonis, Constantine Brown University 22-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Gel, Yulia University of Waterloo 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Gil, Einat University of Haifa 05-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Girolami, Mark University of Warwick 10-Jan-15 24-Jan-15
* Goncalves, Alexandre Columbia University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Grosse, Roger Fields Institute 05-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
* Groves, Robert Georgetown University 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Halevy, Itamar   05-Jan-15 30-Mar-15
  Haley, Charlotte Argonne National Labs 10-Jan-15 25-Jan-15
* Hamel, Mariah Plotly 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Hamzi, Boumediene Koc University 12-Jan-15 14-Jun-15
* Hansen, Mark Columbia University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Hansen, Mark Columbia University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Hatefi, Armin University of Manitoba 05-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  He, Fang University of Western Ontario 05-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
* Healey, Chris North Caroline State University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Heer, Jeffrey University of Washington 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Henderson, Joy CityZeen Inc 11-Jan-15 01-Jul-15
  Hendricks, Dieter University of the Witwatersrand 01-Dec-14 28-Feb-15
  Hetherington, Leslie University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Hinton, Geoff University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Holland, Michael New York University 13-Apr-15 16-Apr-15
  Holmes, Susan Stanford University 22-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Horvitz, Eric Microsoft Inc. 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Huber, Wolfgang European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Husain, Fahd University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Huzurbazar, Snehalata University of Wyoming 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Hyder, Ayaz University of Toronto 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Isidro, Marissa   12-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Jackson, Ken University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Jarmin, Ron United States Census Bureau 13-Apr-15 14-Apr-15
  Jia, Sifan Bell 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Johnson, Kevin University of Ottawa 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Jordan, Michael I. University of California, Berkeley 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Kakade, Sham Microsoft Research 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Kalai, Adam Microsoft Research 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Kang, Xinyu Boston University 10-Jan-15 24-Jan-15
* Karr, Alan Research Triangle Institute 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Keller, Sallie Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (NCR) 18-Jan-15 20-Jan-15
  Keller, Sallie Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (NCR) 12-Apr-15 16-Apr-15
* Khati, Min University of Toronto    
  Khisti, Ashish University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 01-Jun-15
  Kim, Grace Hyun UCLA 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Kiselev, Igor University of Waterloo 12-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Kitagawa, Jun University of Toronto / The Fields Institute 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Koh, Andy York University 01-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
  Kolaczyk, Eric Boston University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Kolda, Tamara Sandia National Laboratories 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Kucukelbir, Alp Columbia University 25-Jan-15 01-Feb-15
  Kumar, Neeraj Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University 22-Mar-15 28-Mar-15
  Labrish, Cathy York University 01-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
* Lane, Julie American Institutes for Research 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
* Langford, John Microsoft Inc. 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Lavado, JP   12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Lawless, Jerry University of Waterloo 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Lee, En-shiun University of Waterloo 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Lee, En-shiun University of Waterloo 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Lee, En-shiun University of Waterloo 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Li, Bo University of Illinois 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Li, Jiaying Western Univerity 05-Jan-15 27-Mar-15
  Li, Xiaochun Indiana University 23-Mar-15 24-Mar-15
  Lin, Wei University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 15-Apr-15
  Lin, Zhenhua University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Jul-15
* Liu, Han Princeton University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Lix, Lisa University of Manitoba 20-Jan-15 22-Jan-15
  Lix, Lisa University of Manitoba 22-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Lockhart, Richard Simon Fraser University 13-Jan-15 14-Jan-15
  Loh, Po-Ling University of Pennsylvania 08-Feb-15 14-Feb-15
  Lou, Yixin University of Waterloo 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Love, Adam BlackBerry 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Love, Thomas Case Western Reserve University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Madras, Neal York University 12-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Mahanta, Mohammad Shahin University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
  Mahoney, Michael UC Berkeley 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Marecek, Jakub IBM Research B3 F14 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Marecek, Jakub IBM Research B3 F14 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Marsh, Stephen University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 17-Apr-15
  McInerney, James Columbia University 25-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  McInerney, James Columbia University 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Mehrani, Paria York University 01-Jan-15 01-May-15
* Miller, Eric J. University of Toronto 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Miller, Renee J. University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Miller, Renee J. University of Toronto 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Mishra, Sharmistha University of Toronto 04-Jan-15 10-May-15
* Mishra, Sujeet Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University 23-Mar-15 28-Mar-15
  Mohammadi, Arash University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 01-May-15
  Monette, Georges York University 01-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
* Moodie, Erica McGill University 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
* Muniz, Victor Research Center in Mathematics 24-Jan-15 02-Feb-15
* Narasimhappa, Mundla University of Hyderabad 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Normand, Sharon-Lise Harvard Medical School 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
* Oates, Chris University of Warwick 21-Mar-15 28-Mar-15
  Olhede, Sofia University College London 12-Jan-15 24-Jan-15
  Olhede, Sofia University College London 04-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Osgood, Nathaniel University of Saskatchewan 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Ozik, Jonathan Argonne National Laboratory 13-Apr-15 15-Apr-15
* Pavlenko, Liudmyla National Technical University of Ukraine 11-Jan-15 09-Mar-15
  Pineau, Joelle McGill University 28-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Plan, Yaniv University of British Columbia 08-Feb-15 14-Feb-15
  Plante, Jean-François HEC Montreal 10-Jan-15 14-Mar-15
  Plante, Jean-François HEC Montreal 08-Apr-15 25-Apr-15
  Plataniotis, Kostas University of Toronto 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Recht, Ben University of California, Berkeley 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Reese, Shane Brigham Young University 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Reid, Nancy University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
* Reiter, Jerry Duke University 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
* Rezai, Reza Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Rigollet, Philippe MIT 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Ringland, John University at Buffalo 05-Jan-15 09-Jan-15
  Ringland, John University at Buffalo 12-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Rodriguez, Marco A Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres 12-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Roscher, Ribana Institute of Geographical Sciences 01-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
* Roy, Rahul Indian Statistical Institute 22-Mar-15 28-Mar-15
  Rudin, Cynthia Massachusetts Institute of Technology 25-Jan-15 31-Jan-15
  Saarenvirta, Gary Loyalmetrics Inc. 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Saarenvirta, Gary Loyalmetrics Inc. 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Saarenvirta, Gary Loyalmetrics Inc. 09-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Saarenvirta, Gary Loyalmetrics Inc. 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Sabbagh, Mohammad Isfahan University of Technology 05-Mar-15 10-Apr-15
  Sadhukhan, Payel Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Salakhutdinov, Ruslan University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Samavi, Reza McMaster University 26-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
  Samavi, Reza McMaster University 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
* Scheidigger, Carlos University of Arizona 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Schmidt, Alexandra Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 11-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Schull, Michael Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 23-Mar-15 23-Mar-15
  Schuurmans, Dale University of Alberta 21-Jan-15 28-Jan-15
  Schwing, Alexander University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Scott, Steve Google Inc. 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Shakourifar, Mohammad University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
  Shestopaloff, Alexander University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 13-Feb-15
  Shipp, Stephanie Virginia Tech 12-Apr-15 18-Apr-15
* Silva, Claudio T. Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Simon, Larry University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Jun-15
  Sitkovits, Katrina University of Waterloo 05-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
* Slavkovic, Aleksandra Pennsylvania State University 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Smirnova, Ekaterina University of Wyoming 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Smyth, Cathal University of Toronto    
  Stuart, Elizabeth Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 25-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Stukel, Thérèse Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Stukel, Thérèse Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
  Thompson, Mary University of Waterloo 12-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Toh, Lawrence University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 30-Apr-15
  Tuite, Ashleigh University of Toronto 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Upadhyaya, Bipin Queen's University    
  Vaidyanathan, Ramnath McGill University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Vaillancourt, Jean Université du Québec en Outaouais 22-Feb-15 28-Feb-15
  Vavasis, Stephen A. University of Waterloo 16-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Vavasis, Stephen A. University of Waterloo 09-Feb-15 12-Feb-15
  Vinogradov, Vladimir Ohio University 01-Dec-14 30-Jul-15
* Wainer, Howard The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania    
  Wainwright, Martin University of California, Berkeley 14-Jan-14 20-Jan-14
  Wainwright, Martin University of California, Berkeley 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Wainwright, Martin University of California, Berkeley 09-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
* Wasserman, Stanley University of Indiana 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Welsch, Roy MIT 11-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
  Wickham, Hadley Rstudio 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
* Wilkinson, Leland Tableau Software 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Wolfe, Patrick University College London 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
* Wolfson, Michael University of Ottawa 13-Apr-15 17-Apr-15
  Wu, Di McGill University 05-Jan-15 30-Mar-15
* Wu, Hau-Tieng University of Toronto 23-Mar-15 27-Mar-15
* Xi, Bowei Perdue University 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Xiao, Lin Microsoft Research 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Xu, Haiyan University of Toronto 05-Jan-15 31-Mar-15
  Xu, Peng University of Toronto 27-Dec-14 03-Jun-15
  Xu, Yangyang University of Waterloo 08-Feb-15 13-Feb-15
  Yadegari, Iraj Université de Sherbrooke 12-Jan-15 23-Jan-15
  Yakubovich, Alexander Uken Games 01-Jan-15 30-Jul-15
  Yan, Kevin University of Toronto 01-Jan-15 01-May-15
  Yannou, John Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 25-Jan-15 30-Jan-15
* Yau, Nathan Flowing Data 23-Feb-15 27-Feb-15
  Zhang, Yaonan Boston University 10-Jan-15 23-Jan-15

 

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