Functional Data Analysis and Beyond

David Wood

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  •  3 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organisers: Aurore Delaigle (University of Melbourne), Frederic Ferraty (University of Toulouse),  Debashis Paul (University of California at Davis).

Program Description: In recent years, the field of functional data analysis has been widely used to answer science and policy questions, where the data are typically observed over time, space and other continuous variables. Current methodologies provide sophisticated computational techniques in solving complex problems in a wide range of application areas ranging from biomedical imaging, climate-environment interaction and unravelling networks evolving in time and space. After a period of prolific growth in computational techniques and methodological development, primarily motivated by diverse application areas, the time has come to consolidate the recent progress and provide a platform where researchers could exchange ideas and start collaboration on scientific projects and build a robust inferential framework for functional data analysis that take into account the increasing complexities of the data. This workshop is intended to bring together the leaders in this field, representatives of application areas, and promising young researchers to charter the path for future development in the field.

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Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the conference will start at 9:45 am on Saturday 8 December 2018.

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  • Deadline: 3 October 2018
  • Registration is by invitation only

Participant List:
Alexander Aue (University of California at Davis)
Michelle Carey (University College Dublin)
Ming-Yen Cheng (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Sophie Dabo-Niang (Universite de Lille)
Aurore Delaigle (University of Melbourne)
Marie-Hélène Descary (Universite de Montreal)
Idris Eckley (Lancaster University)
Frédéric Ferraty (Toulouse Jean Jaures University)
Gery Geenens  (UNSW)
Rob Hyndman (Monash University)
Ci-Ren Jiang (Academia Sinica)
Pavel Krupskiy (UoM)
Dominik Liebl (Bonn University)
Eardi Lila (Cambridge University)
Steve Marron (University of North Carolina)
James Ramsay (McGill University)
Matthew Reimherr (Penn State University)
Damla Senturk (University of California at Los Angeles)
Karim Seghouane (University of Melbourne)
Hanlin Shang (The Australian National University)
Jian Qing Shi (Newcastle University)
Katharine Turner (The Australian National University)
Susan Wei (University of Melbourne)
Fang Yao (University of Toronto)
Jiajun Tang (University of Melbourne)
Zhuosong Zhang (University of Melbourne)
Wei Huang (University of Melbourne)
Ruoxu Tan (University of Melbourne)
Alessandra Vittorini Orgeas (University of Melbourne)
Andriy Olenko (La Trobe University)
Jeng-Min Chiou (Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica)
Heng Lian (City University of Hong Kong)
Jin-Tin Zhang (National University of Singapore)



MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 4 December 2018
MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.