Conferences, Workshops and Symposia

Here you will find information about conferences and other events hosted recently by the Statistics Department at UC Davis. For speakers and abstracts from our weekly seminar series please visit our Seminars page at:



Workshop on Analysis of High-Dimensional and Functional Data

in Honor of Distinguished Professor Peter Hall

May 19-20, 2012

This workshop, held in honor of our distinguished colleague Peter Hall, served as a forum to discuss recent developments in the rapidly evolving areas of analysis of high-dimensional and functional data and related topics, including theory, methods and applications. For full details of this workshop please visit the conference website at:

Peter Hall 2012 workshop poster

UC Berkeley / UC Davis Colloquium

May 3, 2012

The annual Colloquium between the Statistics departments of UC Berkeley and UC Davis was hosted in 2012 at UC Davis and featured speaker Rasmus Neilsen (abstract) of UC Berkeley, as well as a graduate student colloquium following the main lecture featuring talks from students of both campuses.

Davis Berkeley Colloquium 2012

Shumway Lecture 2012

April 26, 2012 

The 2012 Shumway Lecture, in honor of our esteemed colleague Professor Emeritus Robert Shumway, was presented by Dr. George Fein, president of Neurobehavioral Reseacrh Inc. Please follow this link to see the abstract of the lecture.

For information about previous Sumway Lectures, please visit:


Workshop on Statistical Methods for Astronomy and Astrophysics

October 8, 2011

This day-long interdisciplinary conference focused on problems at the intersection of statistics, astronomy and cosmology, and featured speakers such as Brad Efron (Stanford Univ.), Jim Berger (Duke Univ.) and David van Dyk (Imperial College London) among others.  The goal of the conference was to bring together experts from diverse fields to foster collaboration on current statistical challenges in astronomy and cosmology.

For more information and a full list of speakers, please visit the conference website at:

Astro Statistics Workshop 2011

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