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IYSM 2014

IYSM 2014 - International Young Statistician Meeting

y-SIS Satellite Event of the XLVII Scientific Meeting

June 13-14, 2014

Cagliari, Italy

The Satellite Event included 2 tutorials, a round table with people from the young/junior section of the International Statistical Societies, “best PhD thesis award” session, Dinner and Social Events.


Friday 13th 

17.45-19.00: PhD award Special Session. Discussion of the PhD thesis awarded with the SIS prize (category 2012-2013)

--->  Best PhD Thesis award - Statistics to Sara Wade for the Thesis entitled “Bayesian nonparametric regression through mixture models”.

---> Best PhD Thesis award - Applied Statistics and Demography to Francesca Ieva for the Thesis entitled "Statistical Methods for Classification in Cardiovascular Healthcare"

20.30  Dinner @ Major Preep - via Vittorio Emanuele 307

---> Photos coming soon

Saturday 14th 

9.30-13.00: Tutorial I – "Bayesian Variable Selection: Past, Present and Future" (given by Ed George and Veronika Rockova, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)

        ---> Part I and II - The Variable Selection Problem and The Bayesian Uncertainty Framework

---> Part III - Bayesian Variable Selection for the Normal Linear Model

--> Part IV - BART: Bayesian Additive Regression Trees

13.00-14.15: Lunch 

14.15-16.00: Tutorial II – "Advances in Bayesian Bioinformatics: Models and Integrative Inference for High-Throughput Data" (given by Francesco Stingo, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX)

---> Advances in Bayesian Bioinformatics: Models and Integrative Inference for High-Throughput Data

16.30-18.30: Round Table - "Being a statistician in Europe: topics and challenges"
with members of young sections of the main European and International Statistical Societies and young statisticians working in industry.

                    --> Isadora Antoniano (chair elect of j-ISBA)
--> Silvia Liverani (y-RSS)
--> Giorgio Russolillo (j-SFDS)                   
--> Laura Trinchera (y-BIS)

--> Giovanni Cassarini (MOX-OFF srl),
--> Calogero Fede (ISTAT),
--> Margherita Santoni (Nunatac srl)

The organizers wish to thank all the speakers and partecipants!!!