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Conferences and Other Events


The ASA and IMS keep lists of various statistical meetings around the world. Some of the biggest are below.

  • Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). Easily the largest statistical conference in the U.S. If it's statistics related it'll be here.
  • International Society for NonParametric Statistics (ISNPS)
  • Atlantic Causal Inference Conference (ACIC)
  • Eastern North American Region Meetings (ENAR). This is a large east coast conference. This is run by International Biometric Society (IBS). 
  • Western North American Region Meetings (WNAR). This is the sister organization to ENAR (above); also run by the International Biometric Society (IBS).
  • Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) runs workshops on a wide spectrum of applied topics (networks, evolutionary biology, uncertainty quantification in climate, etc).

Machine Learning
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). This is one of the largest machine learning conferences.
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).
  • Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AI Stats).

Computational Biology
  • Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)
  • Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution SMBE

Summer schools

There are lots of these.  Keep an eye out from announcements from the department as opportunities come up.
  • Probability Summer School St Flour (France). This is the source of lots of graduate level monographs on a large variety of topics. Topics from previous years can be found here, and many have been published by Springer
  • Cornell Probability Summer School. Different people host it so the website changes frequently. In 2012 it's here

Local research meetings

There are quite a few local research institutes which often have conferences, workshops, or semester-long programs, e.g.:

  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), just up the hill. There are workshops for graduate students, undergraduates, workshops during summer, during the semester. Take a look for the various topics!
  • American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), in nearby Palo Alto. There are frequent week-long workshops.
  • Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing hosts semester-long programs centered around a particular topic.  They host visiting researchers and hold weekly or monthly seminars, along with a week-long workshop at the beginning of the program.  A list of programs is available here.