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March 7-10, 2017
Statistical Network Science
History of SemStat
The SemStat were initiated by Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen, Wilfried Kendall and Gerard Létac in 1989, as a meeting at which high-level expository talks would be presented on new developments in statistics, with the objective of promoting a “European School of Statistics”. They wanted to emulate for statistical science the success of the Strasbourg Probability Seminar and the Saint-Flour Summer school (which both have had a big and continuing impact on probability from the 60's till today). As a result of each SemStat there is a conference volume of expository articles based on the main talks. Since August 1996 SemStat takes place under the auspices of the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and probability. Since 2016 the Lecture Notes of the SemStat meetings are published in an innovative Elements publishing scheme prior to the meeting by Cambridge University Press.
Aim of Short Course
A major challenge in many modern economic, epidemiological, ecological and biological questions is to understand the randomness in the network structure of the entities they study: for example, the SARS epidemic showed how preventing epidemics relies on a keen understanding of random interactions in social networks, the financial crises in 2008 arose from structural changes in the financial lending network induced by the subprime mortgage collapse, whereas progress in curing complex diseases is aided by a robust data-driven network approach to biology.
The aim of this short course is
to introduce particularly early career researchers to the field of
STATISTICAL NETWORK SCIENCE.
Specifically for this course,
the two lecturers have written two books, to be published by Cambridge
University Press in February 2017.
COST “European Cooperation on Statistics for Network Data Science”
COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology. In May 2016 a COST Action on Statistical Network Science (CA15109) has started to bring together statisticians, probabilists, computer scientists and applied scientists to collaborate on innovative approaches to statistical network modelling, inference and analysis. The Action involves researchers from 28 countries and is chaired by Prof. Ernst Wit (Groningen).
History of SemStat
TUESDAY March 7
Eurandom, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, TU Eindhoven,
Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands
located on the campus of Eindhoven
(4th floor) (about
the building). The university is
located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven main railway
the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right
Registration is free, but compulsory for speakers and participants. Please follow this link to the online registration tool: REGISTRATION
For invited participants, we will take care of accommodation. Other attendees will have to make their own arrangements.
For hotels around the university, please see: Hotels (please note: prices listed are "best available").
More hotel options can be found on the webpages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.
For those arriving by plane, there is a convenient direct train connection between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Eindhoven. This trip will take about one and a half hour. For more detailed information, please consult the NS travel information pages.
Many low cost carriers also fly to Eindhoven Airport. There is a bus connection to the Eindhoven central railway station from the airport. (Bus route number 401) For details on departure times consult http://www.9292ov.nl
● Conference facilities : Conference room, Metaforum Building MF11&12
The meeting-room is equipped with a data projector, an overhead projector, a projection screen and a blackboard. Please note that speakers and participants making an oral presentation are kindly requested to bring their own laptop or their presentation on a memory stick.
● Conference Secretariat
Upon arrival, participants should register with the workshop officer, and collect their name badges. The workshop officer will be present for the duration of the conference, taking care of the administrative aspects and the day-to-day running of the conference: registration, issuing certificates and receipts, etc.
Should you need to cancel your participation, please contact Patty Koorn, the Workshop Officer.
Mrs. Patty Koorn, Workshop Officer, Eurandom/TU Eindhoven, koorn"at"eurandom.tue.nl