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Network science and its applications


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22nd August 2016 to 26th August 2016
Veronica Vinciotti
Ernst Wit
Patrick Wolfe

Organisers: Veronica Vinciotti (Brunel University), Patrick Wolfe (University College London), Ernst Wit (University of Groningen)

Workshop Theme

The collection of data on a large scale in a number of domains, such as biology, sociology, epidemiology, finance, and telecommunication, has opened the field for the development of advanced statistical models for network inference that can cope with the high dimensionality of the data. These models are often motivated and developed within an applied domain and the interpretation and validation of the inferred network within that specific context is often challenging, particularly for high dimensional problems. The aim of this workshop is to highlight recent developments in the field, to discuss gaps in the literature and to draw possible bridges between the different methods used in the different application areas. The workshop is organised in association with the special issue “Network Science and its Applications” of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C. Speakers associated to this issue have been invited at the institute for the whole week: there will be informal events, such as seminars, on the first three days, and a public workshop on the last two. The timetable of the public workshop is provided on the webpage, information on the seminars will be circulated by email.

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2016

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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: £123
  • Student Registration Package: £103

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


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.


Unfortunately we are unable to offer any accommodation and therefore ask that all successful applicants find their own. 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.

  • 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 Thursday 25th August at Corpus Christi. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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