The 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

June 27-30, 2016 | The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Plenary Speakers and Distinguished Lecturers

Plenary Speakers

  • Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
  • Title: Understanding Importance Sampling
    Chair: Qi-Man Shao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Iain Johnstone (Stanford University)
  • Title: Low Rank Structure in Highly Multivariate Models
    Chair: Ming-Yen Cheng, National Taiwan University
Distinguished Lecturers

  • Rabi Bhattacharya (University of Arizona)
  • Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zurich)
  • Ngai Hang Chan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Ching-Shui Cheng (Academia Sinica)
  • Jianqing Fan (Princeton University)
  • Ja-Yong Koo (Korea University)
  • Michael R. Kosorok (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Thomas G. Kurtz (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
  • Tze Leung Lai (Stanford University)
  • Regina Y. Liu (Rutgers University)
  • Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Rahul Roy (Indian Statistical Institute)
  • Elizabeth A. Thompson (University of Washington)
  • Matt Wand (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Hansheng Wang (Peking University)
  • Nakahiro Yoshida (The University of Tokyo)
  • Lixing Zhu (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Preliminary Program

DL01: Recent Advances in Machine Learning for Personalized Medicine
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Wenbin Lu, North Carolina State University
Distinguished Lecturer: Michael Kosorok, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Invited Speakers: Ruoqing Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Guang Cheng, Purdue University
DL02: Building Bridges: New Bayesian Insights into Old Problems
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut
Distinguished Lecturer: Kerrie Mengersen, Queensland University of Technology
Invited Speakers: Geoff Nicholls, University of Oxford
Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, University of Amsterdam
DL03: Fusion Learning - Fusing Inferences from Diverse Sources
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Mengling Liu, NYU School of Medicine
Invited Speakers: Min-ge Xie, Rutgers University
Jan Hannig, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Distinguished Lecturer: Regina Y. Liu, Rutgers University
DL04: From Cells to Populations: Modeling and Inference for Genomic Data
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Susan Wilson, The University of New South Wales and The Australian National University
Distinguished Lecturer: Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington
Invited Speakers: Shili Lin, The Ohio State University
Vladimir Minin, University of Washington
DL05: Particle Representations for Measure-Valued Processes and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Sunder Sethuraman, University of Arizona
Distinguished Lecturer: Thomas G. Kurtz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Invited Speakers: Jie Xiong, University of Macau
Wai Tong Fan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DL06: Model Selection in High-Dimensional Regression and Graphical Models and Its Applications
Sponsor: ICSA
Chair: Jin-Ting Zhang, National University of Singapore
Distinguished Lecturer: Tze Leung Lai, Stanford University
Invited Speakers: Ching-Kang Ing, Academia Sinica
Johan Lim, Seoul National University
DL07: Analysis of Non-Euclidean Data: Use of Differential Geometry in Statistics
Sponsor: IISA
Chair: Amarjit Budhiraja, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Distinguished Lecturer: Rabi Bhattacharya, The University of Arizona
Invited Speakers: Stephan Huckemann, The University of Goettingen
Lizhen Lin, The University of Texas at Austin
DL08: Heterogeneity in Large-Scale Data, with Connections to Causal Inference
Sponsor: Bernoulli Society
Chair: Regina Y. Liu, Rutgers University
Distinguished Lecturer: Peter Lukas Buhlmann, ETH Zurich, Seminar for Statistics
Invited Speakers: Ali Shojaie, University of Washington
Rajen Dinesh Shah, University of Cambridge
DL09: Recent Advances in Covariance Estimation 
Sponsor: Korea
Chair: Woncheol Jang, Seoul National University
Distinguished Lecturer: Ja-Yong Koo, Korea University
Invited Speakers: Hongtu Zhu, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Joong-Ho Won, Seoul National University
DL10: Statistical Analysis for Social Network Data
Sponsor: China
Chair: Hoi Ying Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Lecturer: Hansheng Wang, Peking University
Invited Speakers: Danyang Huang, Renmin University of China
Xuening Zhu, Peking University
DL11: Design of Experiments 
Sponsor: Taiwan
Chair: Tsung-Chi Cheng, National Chengchi University
Distinguished Lecturer: Ching-Shui Cheng, Academia Sinica
Invited Speakers: Frederick Kin Hing Phoa, Academia Sinica
DL12: Nonstationary Time Series: Past, Present and Beyond
Sponsor: Hong Kong
Chair: Wai Keung Li, The University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Lecturer: Ngai Hang Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Invited Speakers: Marc Hallin, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Giuseppe Cavaliere, University of Bologna
DL13: Recent Development of Statistical Inference Under Dimension Reduction Structure 
Sponsor: Local Host
Chair: Xinyuan Song, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Lecturer: Lixing Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University
Invited Speakers: Annie Peiyong Qu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Liping Zhu, Renmin University of China
DL14: Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes: Asymptotic Theory and Implementation
Sponsor: Japan
Chair: Hiroki Masuda, Kyushu University
Distinguished Lecturer: Nakahiro Yoshida, The University of Tokyo
Invited Speakers: Masayuki Uchida, Osaka University
Stefano Iacus, The University of Milan
DL15: Random Networks
Sponsor: India
Chair: Arup Bose, Indian Statistical Institute
Distinguished Lecturer: Rahul Roy, Indian Statistical Institute
Invited Speakers: Marco Isopi, Sapienza University of Rome
DL16: Variational Inference
Sponsor: Australia and New Zealand
Chair: Alan Welsh, Australian National University
Distinguished Lecturer: Matt Wand, University of Technology Sydney
Invited Speakers: Jay Breidt, Colorado State University
Meng Hwee Victor Ong, National University of Singapore
DL17: Sparse Learning from Covariance 
Sponsor: IMS
Chair: Cun-Hui Zhang, Rutgers University
Distinguished Lecturer: Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
Invited Speakers: Harrison Zhou, Yale University
Xinghua Zheng, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology