Conferences 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).
- 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).
- Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)
- Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution SMBE
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.