Data Science of the Natural Environment Conference
Monday 8th July and Tuesday 9th July 2019
Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology are pleased to have hosted the first international conference for their joint project Data Science for the Natural Environment (DSNE) which was held from Monday 8th of July to Tuesday 9th of July in Lancaster (UK) city centre.
The DSNE Conference brought together international experts in statistics, computation, machine learning, health and decision making from both academia and industry to tackle the main questions surrounding data, methods, decisions and policies.
It discussed the main advances in environmental statistics in the light of the current environmental challenges, and provide the first insights on the DSNE project research through the project's young scientists along with invited talks from eminent international speakers: Professor Bo Li, Professor Janine Illian, Professor Sudipto Banerjee and Professor Rajkumar Buyya.
Our keynote speakers
Professor Bo Li
Dr Bo Li is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on spatial and spatio-temporal statistics and environmental statistics concerning problems in climatology, atmospheric sciences, public health, forestry and agriculture. Dr Li has served on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics and Environmetrics.
Professor Janine Illian
Dr Janine B Illian is currently Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Head of Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and will take up a position as Chair in Statistical Sciences at the University of Glasgow in July 2019. Dr Illian's work focuses on spatial point process methodology with the specific aim to transform the field of spatial point process modelling from a theoretical to a practically relevant area of statistics. She has recently worked on spatial modelling in the context of environmental sciences, cancer research, health sciences, terrorism studies and earthquake research.
Professor Sudipto Banerjee
Dr Sudipto Banerjee is a world leader of Bayesian hierarchical modelling and inference for spatial data analysis. His work spans from analysis of geographically referenced datasets to Bayesian statistics (theory and methods), hierarchical modelling, statistical computing and related software development. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Professor Rajkumar Buyya
Dr Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has authored over 625 publications and seven textbooks and is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide.
Download a PDF of the programme, with details of keynote speakers and more.2019 Conference Programme
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