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Peter G. Hall Conference 2019: Statistics and Machine Learning

May 10/11, 2019

Department of Statistics

Math Sciences Bldg
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11, 2019

Hosted by the Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis

Sponsored by the NSF via an RTG training grant


The Department of Statistics is hosting the third Annual Peter G. Hall Conference. It will take place on the campus of the University of California, Davis (Room 1147, Math Sciences Bldg), and is scheduled for Friday May 10 (full day) and Saturday May 11 (morning), 2019.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Mladen Kolar (The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business)
  • Samory Kpotufe (Columbia University, Statistics Department)
  • Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley, Statistics Department)
  • Justin Solomon (MIT, EECS)
  • Shiva Kasiviswanathan (Amazon)
  • Tamara Kolda (Sandia National Labs)
  • Wuchen Li (UCLA, Department of Mathematics)
  • Purnamrita Sarkar (University of Texas, Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences)
  • Cun-hui Zhang (Rutgers University, Statistics Department)
  • Mikhail Belkin (Ohio State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Ali Shojaie (University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics)
  • Patrice Koehl (UC Davis, Genome Center)
  • Kenji Sagae (UC Davis, Linguistics Department)
  • James Sharpnack (UC Davis, Statistics Department)

Meals: The conference will provide Friday and Saturday breakfasts, Friday lunch and dinner. Separate plans will be made for Saturday lunch after the conference.

Registration: We have reopened the conference registration because we were able to secure an overflow room, register at this address

Poster Session:We welcome participation in a Poster Session, especially for students and postdocs. If you plan to participate, please email your title and abstract to James Sharpnack: jsharpna(at)ucdavis(dot)edu

Travel Support: Some travel support will be provided to graduate students and postdocs studying Statistics or a related field. If you would like to apply for the support then please email your CV to James Sharpnack and have your advisor or supervisor send a breif email of support: jsharpna(at)ucdavis(dot)edu. Preference will be given to those who are planning to present a poster, if you plan to present a poster as well, submit your poster title and abstract.

Program Committee: Krishna Balasubramanian, Fushing Hsieh, Wolfgang Polonik, James Sharpnack