The conference on "Probability Theory and Statistics in High and Infinite Dimensions: Empirical Processes Theory and Beyond" will focus on empirical processes and other methods of high-dimensional probability and their role in a variety of problems related to statistical inference for high-dimensional data as well as to nonparametric inference. The conference will be held on June 23-25, 2014 at the Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK. The list of topics includes concentration inequalities, exponential and moment bounds for Gaussian, empirical and other related processes, nonasymptotic bounds for random matrices, complexity penalization methods and oracle inequalities in high-dimensional inference, sparse recovery and low rank matrix recovery, high-dimensional problems in machine learning, nonparametric estimation and hypotheses testing, Bayesian nonparametrics.

High-dimensional probability and statistics have had impact far beyond mathematical sciences. The methods of high-dimensional probability have been crucial in understanding the performance of new machine learning algorithms and in the design of contemporary methods of analysis of big data. Bringing together researchers who have made and are currenly making important contributions to this area would facilitate the exchange of ideas leading to much better understanding of the role of high-dimensional phenomena in statistical inference and machine learning. The conference would be especially beneficial for junior participants entering these research areas. This award will support the participation of approximately twenty US-based participants in the conference.

Conference web site: www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~nickl/Site/2014.html

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1407649
Program Officer
Gabor J. Szekely
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-05-01
Budget End
2015-04-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$23,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30332