Young European statisticians Workshop (YES-II)

"High dimensional statistics"

October 6-7-8, 2008

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


This workshop is fully sponsored by VolkswagenStiftung

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/index.html

    


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SUMMARY

The workshop will be the second YES workshop. The intention of the workshop is to acquaint young statisticians (Ph.D students and post-docs) with the latest developments in the analysis of high dimensional data. Research in this area has been driven by the needs of various disciplines which have been confronted by large data sets. The availability of such data is one consequence of advances in biology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, physics and chemistry but also of the ready availability of computing power. Short courses each consisting of three 45 minutes talks will be given by

Gilles Blanchard, Berlin: http://ida.first.fraunhofer.de/~blanchard/  PAC-Bayes bounds in learning theory, randomized algorithms, some recent related results, and relations to multiple testing, examples of applications.

Nicolai Meinshausen, Oxford: http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~meinshau/ Sparsity, consistent variable selection for high-dimensional data under $L_1$--penalties, underlying assumptions and violation of the same, running application on climate change.

Sara van de Geer, Zurich: http://stat.ethz.ch/people/geer  Empirical process theory, concentration and contraction inequalities, bounds for empirical risk minimizers, non-standard asymptotic distribution theory, classification problems, general oracle inequalities.

 

FORMER YES WORKSHOP

 

PARTICIPANTS

List of Participants

Participants will be given the opportunity of giving short talks (10 to 15 minutes) on their own research.
Indicate this on the registration form and we will contact you. Financial support is offered to participants who give a talk.

PROGRAMME

Monday October 6

08.40-09.00 Welcome Onno Boxma and Laurie Davies  
09.00-09.50 Seminar 1.1 Gilles Blanchard From FDR control in multiple testing to randomized estimation
09.50-10.40 Seminar 2.1 Sara van de Geer On complex models and weighted empirical processes
10.40-11.10 Coffee/Tea Break
11.10-11.30 Talk 1 Robert Schlicht Delay stochastic processes: Theory, simulation, and application to developmental biology
11.30-11.50 Talk 2 Evelyn Herrholz Parsimonious (true) Histograms
11.50-12.10 Talk 3 Yiannis Phinikettos

Adaptive Computation of p-values with an application to Model-checks

12.10-12.40 Discussion    
12.40-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.50 Seminar 3.1 Nicolai Meinshausen Applications and Algorithms for Sparse Signal Recovery from High-Dimensional Data
14.50-15.10 Talk 4 Anastasia Lykou Sparse CCA using Lasso
15.10-15.30 Talk 5 Alexander Schmitz Monitoring of changes in linear models with dependent errors
15.30-16.00 Coffee/Tea break
16.00-16.20 Talk 6 Anneleen Verhasselt

Nonnegative garrote in additive models using P-splines

16.20-16.40 Talk 7 Florian Gach Efficiency in indirect inference
16.40-17.00 Discussion    
18.00 Workshop Dinner in restaurant "Carioca".

Tuesday October 7

09.00-09.50 Seminar 1.2 Gilles Blanchard From FDR control in multiple testing to randomized estimation
09.50-10.40 Seminar 2.2 Sara van de Geer On complex models and weighted empirical processes
10.40-11.10 Coffee/Tea Break
11.10-11.30 Talk 8 Danya Facchinetti Robust methods for the analysis of multivariate data: a comparison between some robust estimators and the Forward Search estimator
11.30-11.50 Talk 9 Andreas Alfons

Complex Survey Data Sets: Visualization of Missing Values in R

11.50-12.10 Talk 10 Julia Dony An empirical process approach to uniform in bandwidth consistency of kernel-type estimators
12.10-12.30 Talk 11 Hearan Cho Detecting breakpoints in piecewise stationary AR processes
12.30-12.50 Discussion    
12.50-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.50 Seminar 3.2 Nicolai Meinshausen Applications and Algorithms for Sparse Signal Recovery from High-Dimensional Data
14.40-15.10 Talk 12 Wouter Koolen-Wijkstra Combining Expert Advice Efficiently
15.10-15.30 Talk 13 Kyung In Kim Combining clustering and discrete multiple testing in high-dimensional data analysis: an application to array CGH data
15.30-16.00 Coffee/Tea break
16.00-16.50 Seminar 4.1 Laurie Davies Sparsity, L1 and the Analysis of Variance
16.50-17.10 Discussion    

Wednesday October 8

09.00-09.50 Seminar 1.3 Gilles Blanchard From FDR control in multiple testing to randomized estimation
09.50-10.40 Seminar 2.3 Sara van de Geer On complex models and weighted empirical processes
10.40-11.10 Coffee/Tea Break
11.10-11.30 Talk 14 Markus Pauly About the quality of permutation tests for potentially unbalanced two-sample problems
11.30-11.50 Talk 15 Ulrike Schneider On the Distribution of the Adaptive LASSO Estimator
11.50-12.10 Talk 16 Tim van Erven The Catch-Up Phenomenon in Bayesian Model Selection
12.10-12.40 Discussion    
12.40--- Lunch and end of workshop

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee.

PLEASE REGISTER BY FILLING IN THE FORM

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Conference Location

the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).

For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check www.eurandom.tue.nl/Location.htm

Hotel

For Keynote speakers  Hotel Queen is reserved. You are requested to indicate arrival and departure dates on the registration form

For other participants, there is a possibility to make use of the Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre (reduction rate of 87 euro*) by filling the registration form.

For privat bookings we suggest to consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.

* single room, breakfast included, excl. tourist tax. 3,50 euro p. night

Lunches/dinner

On October 6, 7 & 8 lunches are organised, free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 7.  For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euros). Indicate your attendance on the registration form.

Contact

For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at
coolen 'at' eurandom.tue.nl

ORGANIZER

Prof. P. L. Davies,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany/Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven/EURANDOM, Eindhoven (laurie.davies 'at' uni-duisburg-essen.de )


YES-I  on "Shape Restricted Inference", Oct. 2007


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