MAY 16-18, 2011 in Gullmarsstrand, SWEDEN

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Organizer: Nanny Wermuth, Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg

Mathematics, statistics and computer science for interpreting structure

This research workshop is supported by the German Humboldt-Foundation, the Swedisch Research Society, the Chalmers Stochastic Center and the Gothenberg Mathematical Modelling Center

In the last decades, we have witnessed the technical progress with respect to measuring, collecting, storing and processing data. Consequences are the continuously increasing sets of data arising from empirical studies in many different fields and a corresponding, strongly increased need for modeling approaches that recognize and exploit existing structure. The tasks of formulating, analyzing and interpreting the corresponding statistical models typically increase in complexity with the number of variables unless some type of structure simplifies joint distributions.

For the appropriate interpretation of an elucidated structure in  a given substantive context, intensified research is required of possible new combinations of graph-theoretic arguments, probabilistic reasoning and statistical modeling approaches. This is the motivation for bringing together a small group of mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists that have already been supported by the Humboldt Foundation, as well as younger  and more experienced other researchers in these areas.


Castelo Robert Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Nuffield College, Oxford, UK
London School of Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Dempster Arthur
Harvard University,  Cambridge, USA
Devroye Luc
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Drton Matthias University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Fan Jianqing Princeton University, Princeton USA
Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Lauritzen Steffen Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Lupparelli Monia University of Bologna,  Bologna, Italy
Marchetti Giovanni University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Massam Helene York University, Toronto, Canada
Matus Frantisek Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Neininger Ralph Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Nesetril Jaroslav Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Olkin Ingram Stanford University, Palo Alto,  USA
Pukelsheim Friedrich University of Augsburg, Germany
Rajaratnam Bala Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA
Roche Alexis ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Sadeghi Kayvan University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Stanghellini Elena University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Stigler Stephen University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Studeny Milan Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Sundberg Rolf Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Vogel Daniel Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Wermuth Nanny Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Wiedenbeck Michael GESIS, Mannheim, Germany

Day Guests

Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden


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