NCR SDAL Event

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data, January to June, 2015, http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/14-15/bigdata/

Sallie Keller, Director, Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, and Professor of Statistics, is co-chair for the Fields Institute thematic program on Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data This thematic program emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of statistical inference, learning and models in big data. The opening conference will serve as an introduction to the program, concentrating on overview lectures and background preparation. Workshops throughout the year will emphasize deep learning, statistical learning, visualization, networks, health and social policy, and physical sciences. A number of allied activities at PIMS, CRM and AARMS are also planned, and listed at the bottom of this page. This thematic program is taking place with the cooperation of the new Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).  It is expected that all activities will be webcast using the FieldsLive system to permit wide participation.

January 12 – 23, 2015
Fields Institute Opening Conference and Boot Camp
Organizing committee: Nancy Reid (Chair), Sallie Keller, Lisa Lix, Bin Yu

January 26 – 30, 2015
Fields Institute Workshop on Big Data and Statistical Machine Learning
Organizing committee: Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Chair), Dale Schuurmans, Yoshua Bengio, Hugh Chipman, Bin Yu

February 9 – 13 , 2015
Fields Institute Workshop on Optimization and Matrix Methods in Big Data
Organizing Committee: Stephen Vavasis Chair; Anima Anandkumar, Petros Drineas, Michael Friedlander, Nancy Reid, Martin Wainwright.

February 23 – 27, 2015
Fields Institute Workshop on Visualization for Big Data: Strategies and Principles
Organizing Committee: Nancy Reid (Chair), Susan Holmes, Snehelata Huzurbazar, Hadley Wickham, Leland Wilkinson

March 23-27, 2015
Fields Institute Workshop on Big Data in Health Policy
Organizing Committee: Lisa Lix (Chair), Constantine Gatsonis, Sharon-Lise Normand

April 13 – 17, 2015
Fields Institute Workshop on Big Data for Social Policy, co-sponsored with the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience
Organizing Committee: Sallie Keller (chair), Robert Groves, Mary Thompson

June 13 – 14, 2015
Fields Institute Closing Conference
Organizing Committee: Nancy Reid (Chair), Sallie Keller, Lisa Lix, Hugh Chipman, Rus Salakhutdinov, Yoshua Bengio, Richard Lockhart, to be held at AARMS of Dalhousie University,