Bayesian workshop: 2nd Italian-French Statistics Seminar

from September 6, 2018 to September 7, 2018

We are organizing a two-day Bayesian workshop in Grenoble in September 6-7, 2018. It will be the second edition of the Italian-French statistics seminar, titled this year: Bayesian learning theory for complex data modeling.
Recent successes of machine learning in the big data era are radically widening the gap between statistical theory and practice for the analysis of complex data structures, such as social networks data, multi-layer and temporal networks, images flows, text document flows, just to mention a few. Off-the-shelf statistical and machine learning methods are commonly used by practitioners while a proper understanding of the mathematical properties of such algorithms is generally lacking. The Bayesian paradigm somehow trikes a balance between theory and practice by enabling sound mathematical guarantees, efficient implementation and model selection criteria. The workshop targets those researchers interested in the recent developments in Bayesian learning theory along different directions including extreme value theory, PAC-Bayesian methods, Bayesian Nonparametrics, regularised methods, etc.

The workshop will give the opportunity to learn from and interact with highly qualified senior researchers in probability, theoretical and applied statistics, with a particular focus on Bayesian methods.

PhD students and postdocs will also be offered the possibility to attend two tutorials.

Link to 1st IFSS edition.

Keynote speakers

    Arnoldo Frigessi, University of Oslo, Norway
    Antonio Lijoi, University Bocconi, Milan, Italy
    Sonia Petrone, University Bocconi, Milan, Italy

Confirmed speakers

    Simon Barthelmé, Gipsa-lab, Grenoble, France
    Benjamin Guedj, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France
    Alessandra Guglielmi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Bernardo Nipoti, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Registration is free but mandatory. Please register by the 25th of August 2018.

Contacts: Julyan Arbel, Marta Crispino (

Published on September 4, 2018

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