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Theoretical and algorithmic underpinnings of Big Data

15th January 2018 to 19th January 2018
Richard Samworth University of Cambridge
Francis Bach INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt, ENS - Paris
Sara Anna van de Geer ETH Zürich

Workshop Theme

This opening workshop will serve two purposes: first, participants will describe key recent advances in methodology and algorithms for handling large, complex data structures, along with their theoretical underpinnings. Second, we will encourage participants to use this opportunity to map out what they see as some of the most important directions to be pursued in the remainder of the programme.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2017

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Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.



Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £230
  • Student Registration Package: £180

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 17th January at St John's College. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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