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|Date||Submitted by||Type||Link (opens in new window)|
|Feb 9, 2017||Yulia Gel||The SIAM SDM2017 Workshop on Mining Big Data in Climate and Environment (MBDCE)||Link|
The SIAM SDM2017 Workshop on Mining Big Data in Climate and Environment (MBDCE) at the 17th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2017) April 27 - 29, 2017, Houston, Texas, USA.
The SIAM SDM2017 Workshop on Mining Big Data in Climate and Environment (MBDCE) will be held April 27 - 29, 2017, Houston, Texas, USA, in conjunction with the 17th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2017).This workshop aims to bring together researchers who are interested in addressing related environmental concerns by advancing the state of the art in spatio-temporal analytics. For more information: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/mbdce-2017/home
There will be 3 types of submissions: full papers with complete studies (9pp.), short papers on work in progress (5pp.), or position papers (3pp.). All papers will be peer-reviewed.
|Jan 6, 2017||Leticia Ramirez||VII International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis||Link|
The Seventh International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis (HDDA-VII) will be held on
The purpose of this workshop is to foster the interaction of researcher in the area of high-dimensional data analysis and stimulate research. The areas of research that are consider, analyses environmental data, epigenomic data, genomic data, proteomic data, high-resolution image data, high frequency financial data, functional and longitudinal data, and network data, for example. The workshop provides a venue for participants to meet leading researches of this field in an intimate setting, providing maximal chance for interaction and discussion. The objectives include:
This workshop is the 7th in a sequence of workshops on the Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis that took place in:
The HDDA workshops are well established and have involved many of the most eminent researchers working in the area. This 7th installment is for the first time taking place in Mexico and expected to be as successful as it predecessors.
Now call for organizing mini-symposia, contributed presentation and posters are open.
A limited number of shared accommodations are available for students.
More information at http://hddavii.eventos.cimat.mx/
|Dec 14, 2016||Leticia Ramirez||Tenure Track position in Statistics at CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico|
The Department of Probability and Statistics at CIMAT is welcoming applications towards a tenure-track position in the area of Statistics, broadly understood, beginning July, 2017to July, 2018.
Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2017.http://www.cimat.mx/en/statistics_and_probability
The research areas of interest in the Department in recent years have been: Statistical Inference, Computational Statistics, Inference in Topological Data Analysis, Statistics for Random Networks, Natural and Social Sciences, Reliability, Time Series, among others. Outstanding candidates in the area of statistics interested in these topics or others that would complement or enhance them are desired.
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent accomplishments in research in these areas or with outstanding potential, with no more than 15 years from graduation. The candidates must be pursuing a vigorous research career that will yield major contributions within the next few years, going beyond the doctoral dissertation. Excellent teaching abilities (in English or Spanish) and inclination to mentoring students of diverse backgrounds are also desirable.
Applicants should submit the following information:
These must be sent to Dr. Victor Rivero (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Probability and Statistics Group, CIMAT, via email in pdf format. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the available positions are assigned.
|Sep 14, 2016||Douglas Woolford||Postdoctoral Fellow in Joint Spatio-temporal Modelling|
The Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario (located in London, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop and apply new tools for the joint modelling of complex spatio-temporal data for environmental and other processes, with an emphasis on applications in wildland fire (wildfire) science and management and biostatistics, to be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Woolford and Dr. Charmaine Dean.
This is a one-year (12 month) position with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years. Start date is negotiable.
The stipend for this position is $55,000 per year.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in statistics and be interested in performing research in data-driven statistical methods and their novel application. Other required qualifications include expertise using R, demonstrated research abilities in statistics and/or environmetrics, and good communication and presentation skills. Candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas will be preferred: point processes, spatial statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, joint modelling, smoothing methods, and/or survival analysis. The work will be interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines and researchers at a variety of government agencies. Consequently, experience and/or an interest in wildfire science and management and in applications generally is also important.
Candidates should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, examples of publications and names and contact information for three references toDr. Douglas Woolford
Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
University of Western Ontario
WSC262-1151 Richmond St
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B7
Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
|Feb 23, 2016||Yulia Gel||International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis||Link|
The HDDA-VI: The Sixth International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis will be held on May 25 – 27, 2016 at Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/15-16/HDDA. The previous annual HDDA workshops were held Toronto, ON (2011), Montreal, QC (2012), Vancouver, BC (2013), Banff, AB (2014) and Victoria, BC (2015).
The HDDA series has now become a well-established tradition and one of the most visible annual events in North America on cutting edge methodology for high dimensional data and its applications in a broad range of studies, from environmental sciences to cybersecurity to fMRI imaging. The HDDA-VI keynote speakers will be Jianqing Fan, Princeton University, USA, and Kjell Doksum, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
With the sponsorship of NSF, grants for partial travel support are now available to encourage participation of the US based students, early career researchers and participants from underrepresented groups in STEM. (These groups include women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities.)
Applicants should submit a CV, one recommendation letter, and a letter explaining how they will benefit from attending HDDA-VI and how receiving a travel award will help. Those letters should be emailed directly to Yulia R. Gel: email@example.com.
|Dec 1, 2015||Marc G. Genton||3 POSTDOC POSITIONS IN STATISTICS AT KAUST|
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST ) is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the western shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers superb research facilities together with unmatched living conditions for individuals and families. The generous social policy coupled to the top-quality research facilities have succeeded in attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, postdocs and students. KAUST’s fundamental goal-oriented and curiosity-driven research is employed to address the world most pressing challenges related to water, food and energy sustainability as well as their impact on the environment.
Statistics is within the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division, and part of the program on Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. The following 3 postdoc positions are available:
The successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in Statistics or relevant to the projects. Experience in interdisciplinary research is desirable and excellent programming skills are necessary.
Desired starting date for these positions is April 1, 2016, but earlier or later times can be arranged. Postdoctoral appointments are renewable annually. The expected duration is two years.
To apply, email a CV, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for two references to Marc G. Genton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for position  or to Ying Sun (email@example.com) for positions  and . Applications are accepted until January 31, 2016 or until the positions are filled.
|Dec 1, 2015||Marc G. Genton||10 VACANCIES FOR PH.D. STUDENTS IN STATISTICS AT KAUST, AVAILABLE NOW|
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the western shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers superb research facilities together with unmatched living conditions for individuals and families. The generous social policy coupled to the top-quality research facilities have succeeded in attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, postdocs and students. KAUST’s fundamental goal-oriented and curiosity-driven research is employed to address the world most pressing challenges related to water, food and energy sustainability as well as their impact on the environment.
Statistics is within the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division, and part of the program on Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (AMCS). The following Ph.D. or M.S./Ph.D. student positions are available in the Statistics groups:
Candidates should have a strong background in statistics, data science, applied mathematics, or a related field, and good programming skills (e.g., R, or Matlab, C++).
KAUST offers the assistance of highly qualified faculty members, top computational facilities and resources, a very nice campus located by the Red Sea with a multicultural community (with more than 100 nationalities represented on campus), and highly competitive compensations and benefits.
APPLY HERE by January 1, 2016 for Fall 2016 admission(select AMCS program, Statistics specialization)
|Nov 30, 2015||Tenure Track Assistant Professor position|
Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, Statistics, University of California, Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Statistics, starting July 1, 2016.
Qualifications: research and teaching excellence and PhD in Statistics, biostatistics or related fields. Preference will be given for research on methodology and applications relating to biometrics or environmental science.
To apply submit resume, statement of research, teaching objectives and have four letters of reference sent (at least one of which is directed towards teaching). Materials should either be submitted electronically via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00561
Review of applications begins December 1st, 2015and continues until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.
An EO/AA employer.
Additional information: http://www.pstat.ucsb.edu
|Sep 9, 2015||Leticia Ramirez||Research Position in the Dep of Prob. and Statistics||Link|
The Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (Mathematics Research Center) in Guanajuato, Mexico, CIMAT, invites applications for a research position in the Department of Probability and Statistics, to start on August 1, 2016.
CIMAT is one of the research centers of the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (Conacyt) and has three departments: Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, and Computer Science. The Department of Probability and Statistics is composed of 16 full time researchers; 8 in the area of Probability, in addition to 8 in the field of Statistics, and is among the most active research teams in Latin America.
The present call invites applications for an open tenure-track position in Statistics; applicants should be researchers with a solid mathematical background and a doctoral degree in the last five years in cutting-edge areas of Statistics. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:
Candidates interested in the tenure-track position must send their application to professor Victor Pérez-Abreu preferably before November 15, 2015, when the first part of the selection process begins. Please note that the call will remain open until the position is assigned. Applications must include:
|Feb 24, 2015||Prof Noel Cressie||RESEARCH FELLOW, University of Wollongong||Link|
National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA)
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Fixed Term (3 Year) Appointment
The National Institute for Applied Statistics Australia (NIASRA) is one of the research strengths of the University, undertaking high quality and high-impact research, consulting, and professional education and training. There are currently 22 staff members who work in statistics, and over 16 research students. NIASRA has three connected major research themes: Environmental Informatics (led by Prof Cressie), Survey Methodology (led by Prof Chambers), and Biometrics (led by Prof Cullis) and also undertakes research in Statistical Education and Financial Statistics. Prof David Steel is the Director of NIASRA.
You will primarily undertake research associated with an ARC Discovery Project 2015, led by Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, which may involve collaboration with researchers in other institutions and organisations in Australia and internationally. The occupant of this position will undertake various high-level research and consulting projects in statistical methodology. The position may involve a limited amount of teaching. Specific projects will include development and evaluation of statistical methods for environmental informatics, spatio-temporal data, and remote sensing.
You will have a PhD and have demonstrated a strong research potential in an area of statistics compatible with undertaking research in statistical methods for environmental informatics, spatio-temporal data, and remote sensing.
For more information on NIASRA click Link above. To apply for this position, it is essential to address the selection criteria, located within the Position Description, as part of your application. See Reference no. 25347 at http://uow.employment.com.au/
For more information on how to apply Contact: Prof Noel Cressie: +61 (0)2 4221 5168; firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: 15 March 2015
Reference number: 25347
|Jan 27, 2015||Meeting Announcement||Link|
Just a friendly reminder only 2 weeks until StatsWeek 2015
The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) at the University of Wollongong will be hosting StatsWeek 2015 from 9 to 13 February on the Wollongong Campus.
StatsWeek consists of the following three courses:
Sample Design and Analysis using R
A short course with Thomas Lumley (University of Auckland)
Spatial Sampling for Agricultural and Environmental Surveys
A short course with Roberto Benedetti (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) and Frederica Piersimoni (Italian National Statistical Institute)
Modelling Group Heterogeneity via M-quantile Regression
A short course with Nikos Tzavidis (University of Southampton), James Dawber (NIASRA) and Ray Chambers (NIASRA)
You can register for one, two or all three courses. Please visit the NIASRA webpage and click the StatsWeek link for more information and to register online. Places are limited and registrations will be processed in the order they arrive.
|Jan 26, 2015||Meeting Announcement||Link|
The statistic department of Agrocampus and the data mining group of the french statistical society organize the international conference on missing values and matrix completion MissData in Rennes (France) from 18 to 19 June 2015 at Agrocampus Ouest. The conference website at Link.
The objective of this conference is to spotlight the latest research in missing values and matrix completion. We aim to bring together theoretical and applied researchers from different fields of application such as in social-science, genetics, medical analysis, survey, collaborative filtering, image reconstruction, etc.
The program comprises R tutorials, invited lectures and a lively poster session during the reception. Awards will be given to up to three posters.
The invited speakers are some of the main contributors on the topic from different fields: Mouna Akacha (Novartis, Switzerland), Christophe Biernaki (University Lille 1, France), Stefan van Buuren (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands), John W. Graham (Pennsylvania State University, US), David Haziza, (Montreal University, Canada), Olga Klopp (Paris Ouest University, France), Roderick Little (University of Michigan, US), Joseph L. Schaefer (Census Bureau, Washignton, US), Shaun Seaman (Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, UK), Pierre Vandergheynst (EPFL, Switzerland), Recai Yucel (University Albany, US).
Early bird registration and poster submission deadline : April 1, 2015