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Scalable statistical inference

3rd July 2017 to 7th July 2017
Christophe Andrieu University of Bristol

Workshop Theme

The complexity and sheer size of modern data sets, of which ever increasingly demanding questions are posed, give rise to major challenges and opportunities for modern statistics. Many of those challenges are of a computational nature and the aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from a broad range of horizons with an interest in such issues, in particular scalability.

This workshop is part of the Isaac Newton Institute research programme “Scalable Inference; Statistical, Algorithmic, Computional Aspects”.

Speakers currently include

  • Louis Aslett (Oxford/Durham)
  • Christophe Andrieu (Bristol)
  • Jose Blanchet (Columbia University)
  • Alexandre Bouchard (University of British Columbia)
  • Tamara Broderick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
  • Arnaud Doucet (University of Oxford)
  • Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster)
  • Peter Glynn (Stanford University)
  • Katherine Heller (Duke University)
  • Chris Holmes (Oxford)
  • Michael Jordan (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Anthony Lee (University of Warwick)
  • Wentao Li (Lancaster)
  • Sam Livingstone (Bristol)
  • Po-Ling Loh (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Eric Moulines (Télécom ParisTech)
  • Helen Ogden (Southampton)
  • Murray Pollock (Warwick)
  • Sylvia Richardson (University of Cambridge)       
  • Christian Robert (CNRS & Université Paris-Dauphine) 
  • Havard Rue (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)) 
  • James Scott (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Steve Scott (Google)
  • Cristiano Varin (Università Cà Foscari di Venezia)      
  • Matti Vihola (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Sinan Yildirim (Sabanci) 
  • Helen Zhang (University of Arizona)     


Deadline for applications: 17th April 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: £227
    • Student Registration Package: £177

    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.

    Registration and Accommodation
    • Accommodation Package: £577

    The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 2nd July to breakfast on Saturday 8th July 2017, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

    Formal Dinner Only
    • Formal Dinner: £50

    Participants on the Accommodation Package or 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.


    Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities, breakfast and lunches are provided at Churchill College.



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

    • Accommodation Package and 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 5th July 2017 at Trinity College. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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