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STOR-i Annual Conference

STOR-i is committed to developing and disseminating research of direct relevance to industry and government as well as to the academic community. We hold an annual conference to showcase STOR-i’s research progress and achievement.

The Annual Conference provides an opportunity to cement co-working within STOR-i and stimulate the pooling of ideas and the discussion of research opportunities within targeted areas. The annual conference is open to our industrial partners, to visiting PhD students and to our external advisers.

STOR-i Annual Conference 2020

The next STOR-i Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January 2020

The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the ninth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry. 

Refreshments and lunch will take place in the FST Training Room 1, Science and Technology Building (marked SAT on campus map). Talks will be held in FST Training Room 2.

Day 1 Itinerary


09:30- Registration and refreshments in FST Training Room 1

10:00- Alex Jacquillat, MIT

10:45- Henry Moss, STOR-i PhD student 

11:15- Valeria Vitelli, University of Oslo 

12:00- Lunch  

13:00- Miguel Anjos, University of Edinburgh

13:45- Georgia Souli, STOR-i PhD student 

14:15- Refreshment break

14:45- Richard Davis, Columbia University

15:30- Tom Flowerdew, STOR-i Alumni

16:00- Christine Currie, University of Southampton

16:45- Talks finish

18:30-21:00 Poster Session in the FST Rooms / STOR-i space with wine reception and buffet

 

Day 2 Itinerary

09:15- Veronica Vinciotti, Brunel University

10:00- Dolores Romero Morales, Copenhagen Business School

10:45- Refreshment break

11:15- Ciara Pike-Burke, STOR-i Alumni

11:45- Brendan Murphy, University College Dublin

12:30- Lunch

13:30- Close

 

Click here for a campus map

Click here for a pdf version of the STOR-i Conference Schedule 2020

Talk titles and abstracts to follow

 

Previous Conferences

You can find a list of the previous annual conferences below and links to further details for each:

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2019

    Thursday 10th & Friday 11th January 2019

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the eighth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry. 

    Refreshments and lunch will take place in the FST Training Room 1, Science and Technology Building (marked SAT on campus map). Talks will be held in FST Training Room 2.

     

    Day 1 Itinerary

    09:30- Registration and refreshments in FST Training Room 1

    10:00- Alison Etheridge, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford 

    11:00- Kathryn Turnbull, STOR-i PhD student

    11:30- Lisa Turner, Lubrizol (STOR-i Alumni)  

    12:00- Lunch  

    13:00- Elisabeth Ling, Elsevier 

    13:30- David Morton, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University 

    14:30- Refreshment break

    15:00- Chris Harbron, Roche

    15:30- E Marian Scott, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow 

    16:30- Talks finish

    18:30-21:00 Poster Session in the FST Rooms / STOR-i space with wine reception and buffet

     

    Day 2 Itinerary

    09:30- Arne Strauss, Warwick Business School 

    10:30- Shreena Patel, dunnhumby (STOR-i Alumni)

    11:00- Refreshment break

    11:30- Audrey Lagache, EDF

    12:00- Jake Clarkson, STOR-i PhD Student

    12:30- Lunch

    13:30- Close

     

    Click here for a campus map.

    Click here for pdf version of the STOR-i Conference Schedule 2019

    Click here for Annual Conference abstracts 2019

    Click here for Annual Conference bios 2019

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2018

    Date: 11 January 2018, All day, 11th-12th January 
    Venue: FST Training Rooms, Science & Technology Building 
    Speaker: Please see event details

     

    11 January 2018: STOR-i Annual Conference 2018 - Day 1

     09:30-16:30- FST Training Rooms, A76, Science and Technology Building (SAT building on the campus map) 18:30-21:00- Evening poster presentation in the STOR-i space (SAT on the campus map) The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the seventh annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry. Registration, refreshments and lunch will take place in the FST Training Room 1, Science and Technology Building. Talks will be held in FST Training Room 2.  

    Itinerary Day 1: 

    09:30- Registration and refreshments in FST Training Room 1 10:00- Dr David Mguni, prowler.io 10:30- Professor Po-Ling Loh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madisson 11:30- Kathryn Turnbull, STOR-i PhD student 12:00- Lunch   13:00- Matt Ludkin, STOR-i Alumni, Lancaster University   13:30- Dr Kerem Akartunali, Department of Management Science, University of Strathclyde  14:30- Refreshment break 15:00- Professor Mike Atkinson, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School 16:00- Dr Jeremy Bradley, Royal Mail Group 16:30- Talks finish  18:30-21:00 Poster Session in the FST Rooms / STOR-i space with wine reception and buffet  

    12 January 2018: STOR-i Annual Conference 2018 - Day 2

     9:30-13:30- FST Training Rooms, A76, Science and Technology Building (marked SAT on the campus map) The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the seventh annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry. Refreshments and lunch will take place in the FST Training Room 1, Science and Technology Building. Talks will be held in FST Training Room 2. 

    Itinerary Day 2: 

    09:30- Professor Darren Wilkinson, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University  10:30- Dr Rob Shone, Research Associate, Lancaster University 11:00- Refreshment break 11:30- Dr Anthony Ledford, MAN Investments, Industry Speaker 12:00- Ciara Pike-Burke, STOR-i PhD Student 12:30- Lunch 13:30- Close  Click here for a pdf version of the STOR-i Conference Schedule 2018  Click here for talk titles and abstracts 2018  Click here for Conference speaker biographical details 2018  Click here for a campus map.

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2017

    Date: 12 January 2017, All day 
    Venue: LICA Building 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    10:00-16:30- LICA Building (Room no. A27, Building 4 on the campus map)
    (18:30-21:00- Evening poster presentation in the LICA building, A29, Building 4 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the sixth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.
    Registration, refreshments and lunch will take place in the LICA Building foyer. Talks will be held in LICA A27.

    Itinerary, Day One:

    10:00- Registration and refreshments in LICA Building foyer
    10:30- Professor Finn Lindgren, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
    11:30- James Grant, STOR-i PhD student
    12:00- Lunch
    13:00- Professor Paul Harper, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
    14:00- Ye Liu, STOR-i PhD Alumni
    14:30- Refreshment break
    15:00- Professor Qiwei Yao, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics
    16:00- Dr Steve King, Rolls Royce
    16:30- Talks finish

    18:30-21:00 Poster Session in the LICA building with wine reception and buffet

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day Two

    09:30-13:00- LICA Building (Room no. A27, Building 4 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the sixth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.
    Refreshments and lunch will take place in the LICA Building foyer. Talks will be held in LICA A27.

    Itinerary, Day Two:

    09:30- Professor Giovanni Andreatta, Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Padova University
    10:30- Dr Michael Epitropakis, STOR-i Associated, Management School, Lancaster University
    11:00- Refreshment break
    11:30- Detlef Nauck, BT, Industry Speaker
    12:00- Katie Yates, STOR-i PhD Student
    12:30- Lunch
    13:30- Close

    Click here -- AC Abstracts 2017 for talk titles and abstracts.

    Click here for a campus map.

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2016

    Date: 7 January 2016, All day 
    Venue: LICA Building 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    10:00-16:30- LICA Building (Room no. A27, Building 4 on the campus map)
    (18:30-21:00- Evening poster presentation in the LICA building, A29, Building 4 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the sixth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.
    Registration, refreshments and lunch will take place in the LICA Building foyer. Talks will be held in LICA A27.

    Itinerary, Day One:

    10:00- Registration and refreshments in LICA Building foyer
    10:30- Professor Finn Lindgren, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
    11:30- James Grant, STOR-i PhD student
    12:00- Lunch
    13:00- Professor Paul Harper, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
    14:00- Ye Liu, STOR-i PhD Alumni
    14:30- Refreshment break
    15:00- Professor Qiwei Yao, Department of Statistics, London School of Economics
    16:00- Dr Steve King, Rolls Royce
    16:30- Talks finish

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day Two

    09:30-13:00- LICA Building (Room no. A27, Building 4 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the sixth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.
    Refreshments and lunch will take place in the LICA Building foyer. Talks will be held in LICA A27.

    Itinerary, Day Two:

    09:30- Professor Giovanni Andreatta, Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Padova University
    10:30- Dr Michael Epitropakis, STOR-i Associated, Management School, Lancaster University
    11:00- Refreshment break
    11:30- Detlef Nauck, BT, Industry Speaker
    12:00- Katie Yates, STOR-i PhD Student
    12:30- Lunch
    13:30- Close

    Click here -- AC Abstracts 2016 for talk titles and abstracts.

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2015

    Date: 8 January 2015, All day 
    Venue: Management School 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    10:00-16:30- Management School (Lecture Theatre 1 and breakout space, Building 52 on the campus map)

    (18:30-21:00- Evening poster presentation in the LICA building, Building 4 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the fourth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Registration, refreshments and lunch will take place in the breakout space outside the lecture theatres in the Management School (opposite Management School reception). Talks will be held in Management School LT 1.

    Itinerary, Day One:

    10:00- Registration and refreshments in the breakout space, Management School (External speakers, external attendees and staff only)
    10:30- Arnoldo Frigessi, Statistics for Innovation, University of Oslo
    11:30- Kaylea Haynes, STOR-i PhD student
    12:00- Lunch
    13:00- Ian Dryden, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
    14:00- Hugo Winter, STOR-i PhD student
    14:30- Refreshment break
    15:00- Emanuele Ragnoli, IBM Research
    15:30- Horst W. Hamacher, Department of Mathematics, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern
    16:30- Talks finish

    18:30-21:00 Poster Session in the LICA building with wine reception and buffet

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day Two

    9:30-13:00- Management School (Lecture Theatre 1 and Breakout space, Building 52 on the campus map)

    The STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University is hosting the fourth annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Refreshments and lunch will take place in the breakout space outside the lecture theatres in the Management School (opposite Management School reception).Talks will be held in Management School LT 1.

    Itinerary, Day Two:

    09:30- Kyle Lin, Naval Postgraduate School
    10:30- Jamie Fairbrother, STOR-i PhD student
    11:00- Refreshment break
    11:30- Ralph Mansson, DSTL
    12:00- Christian Rohrbeck, STOR-i PhD student
    12:30- Lunch
    13:30- Close

    Click here -- AC Abstracts 2015 for talk titles and abstracts.

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2014

    Date: 9 January 2014, All day 
    Venue: Management School 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    11:30-17:15- Management School (Breakout area and LT3)

    (18:30-21:00- Evening poster presentation in the LICA building)

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the third annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Registration, refreshments and lunch will take place in the breakout area (opposite reception) in the Management School. Talks will be held in Management School LT 3.

    Itinerary, Day One:

    11:30- Registration and refreshments in the breakout area, Management School (External speakers, external attendees and staff only)
    12:00- Jim Berger, Duke University
    13:00- Buffet lunch
    14:00- David Hofmeyr, STOR-i PhD student
    14:30- Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University
    15:30- Refreshment break
    16:00- Philip Jonathan, Shell
    16:30- Ivar Struijker Boudier, STOR-i PhD student
    17:00- STOR-i II
    17:15- Finish
    18:30- Poster Session in the LICA Building with wine reception and buffet

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day Two

    9:30-14:30- Management School (Breakout area and LT1)

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the second annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Refreshments and lunch will be served in the breakout area in the Management School (opposite reception). Talks will be held in Management School LT 1.

    Itinerary, Day Two:

    09:30- Adrian Bowman, University of Glasgow
    10:30- Emma Ross, STOR-i PhD student
    11:00- Refreshment break
    11:30- Duncan Elliott, Office for National Statistics
    12:00- Chris Nemeth, STOR-i PhD student
    12:30- Lunch
    13:30- Peter Frazier, Cornell University*
    14:30- Close

    * this talk replaces Nedialko Dimitrov's talk which will now take place on Friday 17th January. Click here for more details.

    Click here -- AC Abstracts 2014 for talk titles and abstracts.

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2013

    Date: 10 January 2013, All day 
    Venue: Furness LT 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    Due to an increase in numbers talks will now be held in Furness Lecture Theatre 1. Registration and refreshments will be in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre.

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the second annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Itinerary, Day One:

    Registration from 11:30am downstairs in Postgraduate Statistics Centre
    12:00- Keynote speech- Professor Edmund Burke, University of Stirling, UK
    Problem Integration in Modern Airport Operations
    13:00- Buffet lunch
    14:10- Professor Petros Dellaportas, Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
    Control variates for reversible Markov chains
    14:40- Shreena Patel, STOR-i PhD student
    Modelling customer heterogeneity in a customised selling environment
    15:00- Refreshment break
    15:30- Paul Jennings, NNL
    Is OR different in the Nuclear Industry?
    16:00- Tim Park, STOR-i PhD student
    Finding Direct and Indirect Links between Time Series using Partial Coherence
    16:20- Finish
    18:30- Poster Session at the Storey Gallery, Lancaster with wine reception and hot buffet

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day Two

    Due to an increase in numbers talks will now be held in Furness Lecture Theatre 1. All refreshments will be served in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre.

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the second annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Itinerary, Day Two:

    09:30- Joerg Fliege, Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, University of Southampton, UK
    Optimisation in Space: Problems occurring in Spacecraft Engineering
    10:00- Saeideh Dehghan Nasiri, STOR-i PhD student
    Compact formulations of the Steiner Traveling salesman problem
    10:20- Dimitris Tasoulis, Winton Capital
    New approaches to High Dimensional Data Clustering
    10:50- James Edwards, STOR-i PhD student
    Quantifying the Value of Exploration
    11:10- Refreshment break
    11:45- Keynote speech, Professor Anthony Davison, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Accurate directional inference for vector parameters
    12:45- Lunch
    14:00- Close

  • STOR-i Annual Conference 2012

    Date: 12 January 2012, All day 
    Venue: PSC 
    Speaker: Please see event details

    STOR-i Annual Conference: Day One

    Postgraduate Statistics Centre (A54, Lab 2)
    09:30-16:30

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University is hosting the first annual conference with talks from key researchers from Statistics, Operational Research and Industry.

    Itinerary:

    9:30-10:00- Registration and refreshments (Groundfloor, Postgraduate Statistics Centre)

    10:00-10:15- Welcome to STOR-i with Chair of STOR-i, Professor Kevin Glazebrook

    10:15-11:00- Optimal Detection of Changepoints with a Linear Computational Cost
    Professor Paul Fearnhead, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University

    11:00-11:45- A New Perspective On Feasibility Determination With Linear Constraints
    Professor Roberto Szechtman, Naval Postgraduate School, US

    11:45- 12:30- Poster session (STOR-i PhD students)

    12:30- 1:15- Buffet lunch

    13:15-14:00- Dynamic Modelling of Workflows
    Dr Michael Lyons, BT

    14:00-14:45- MBDA Guidance, Control and Navigation (GCN) Department: Overview of Activities
    Dr Dave Vorley, MBDA (Bristol)

    14:45-15:00- Refreshment break

    15:00- 15:45- Focussed Information Criteria for Model Selection and Model Averaging
    Professor Nils Hjort, University of Oslo, Norway

    15:45- 16:30- Stochastic scheduling: A short history of index policies and some key recent developments
    Professor Kevin Glazebrook, Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School

    There are a limited number of places available for academic staff and PhD students from UK universities. Details of how to request a place will be available here soon.

    Click here for Abstracts from the 2012 Conference

Research Workshops

STOR-i host a mixture of two different types of research workshops:

  • Specialist workshops in methodological developments in Statistics and Operational Research and their interface;
  • Themed specialist knowledge exchange workshops on hot topics.

Both types of workshop having a range of invited academic and industrial participants. These workshops contribute to the vibrancy of the research environment at Lancaster in Statistics and Operational Research. They provide a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with current internationally-leading research and to instigate collaborations with external academics and new industrial partners. The workshops are targeted at:

  • Academic specialists;
  • STOR-i PhD students in cognate areas;
  • Other Lancaster University PhD students;
  • Statistic and OR PhD students from other UK universities;
  • Industry researchers and users.
  • Statistical Signal Processing

    Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) Workshop 2018 at STOR-i, Lancaster University, UK

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, which is a joint venture of the Operational Research group at the Department of Management Science and the Statistics group at the Department of Mathematics at Lancaster University with strong links to the industry, will be holding a specialist workshop on statistical signal processing.

    The need for modern statistical signal processing techniques arises due to the ubiquity of vastly-observed signals across numerous applications. Such techniques commonly encompass aspects of time series analysis, machine learning, stochastic processes, optimisation, and many others. Furthermore, signals are commonly observed jointly, motivating the need for methodology that extends to multivariate and high-dimensional settings.

    The main aim of the workshop will be to focus on challenges arising in non-parametric methods for non-stationary and high-dimensional signals, bringing together researchers from a number of distinct but related areas of signal processing to share ideas and foster dialogue.

    Important Dates

    Wednesday 28th February 2018: Abstract submission and student bursary request deadline

    Friday 16th March 2018: registration deadline

    Thursday 12th - Friday 13th April 2018: Workshop 

    Invited Speakers

    Josiane Zerubia

    INRIA, France 

    Andrew Walden

    Imperial College, London, UK

    Peter Schreier

    Universität Paderborn, Germany

    David Simpson

    University of Southampton, UK

    Peter Craigmile

    Ohio State University, USA

    Abstract Submission

    We invite researchers and practitioners to present their work on statistical signal processing by submitting an abstract. Please send your name, e-mail, affiliation, title and abstract including a list of co-authors in a one-page PDF format by e-mail to stor-i-ssp@lancaster.ac.uk by Wednesday 28th February 2018. We will aim to accommodate all the accepted abstracts as talks, but some may be accepted as posters.

    The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

              - multivariate and multiscale signals

              - wavelet and Fourier-based methods

              - signal processing on graphs and networks

              - applications of statistical signal processing

    Student bursaries

    We have limited funding to provide bursaries to UK PhD students to enable them to attend the conference. The bursaries are likely to cover accommodation, travel and workshop fees. If you would like to apply please email stor-i-ssp@lancaster.ac.uk by 28th February 2018 with a description of your current research topic and why the workshop is important to you.

    Registration

    To register, please go to the registration page.

    The registration fee is £100 to be paid by Friday 16th March 2018.

    Registration for STOR-i students is free, but is required by Friday 9th March 2018 by emailing stor-i-ssp@lancaster.ac.uk.

    The conference fee includes access to the workshop presentations, meals and the conference dinner, but you will need to book your own accommodation.

    On-campus accommodation can be booked at Lancaster House Hotel or at Lancaster University Visitor Rooms. There are several accommodation options in Lancaster city centre. 

    Programme

    The workshop will be held on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April 2018.

    The programme for the workshop is available here: SSP Workshop Programme

    Programme and Organising Committee

    Adam Sykulski

    Matt Nunes

    Rebecca Killick

    Ed Cohen 

    Location

    Postgraduate Statistics Centre

    Lancaster University

    Lancaster

    United Kingdom

    LA1 4YF

  • Multi-armed Bandit

    Multi-armed Bandit

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, which is a joint venture of the Operational Research group at the Department of Managment Science and the Statistics group at the Department of Mathematics at Lancaster University with strong links to the industry, will be holding a specialist workshop on multi-armed bandits. Lancaster university has a long tradition of research on this topic and several STOR-i PhD students have contributed to it.

    The multi-armed bandit problem has become classic because of its extreme difficulty. Researchers from different fields, especially statistics, operational research, applied probability and computer science, have made theoretical contributions that in the recent years started gaining wider popularity in practice due to the huge modelling power of this problem.

    This workshop will provide a forum for stimulating discussions, especially across the approaches that have developed independently of each other. The list of invited speakers includes recognised experts on reinforcement learning bandits, restless bandits, non-parametric bandits, Bayesian bandits, etc., covering both theoretical advances and applications in information technology, business & management, communications networks, health care, etc.

    The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • multi-armed bandit formulations: classic, adversial, non-parametric, Bayesian, restless, stochastic, infinitely-armed, many-armed, arm-aquiring bandits, best-arm identification, etc.
    • theoretical aspects of exploration–exploitation tradeoff in sequential experimental design
    • optimality and convergence of randomised algorithms, index rules, and myopic policies
    • characterisation, computation, approximation and learning of (near-)optimal policies
    • applications of multi-armed bandit models in practice

    We are grateful to the London Mathematical Society for additional support for this workshop, in particular for significantly enhanced support for UK PhD students.

    Important Dates

    Friday 20th November 2015: Abstract submission and student fee-waiver request deadline

    Monday 14th December 2015: registration deadline

    Monday 11th - Tuesday 12 January 2016: Workshop

    Invited Speakers

    Shipra Agrawal

    Columbia University, USA

    View Presentation (Agrawal)

    Donald A. Berry

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

    Alexandra Carpentier

    University of Potsdam, Germany

    View Presentation Carpentier

    Kevin Glazebrook

    Lancaster University, UK

    View Presentation Glazebrook

    Aurélien Garivier 

    Universite Toulouse, France

    View Presentation Garivier

    Katja Hofmann

    Microsoft Research, UK

    Michael N. Katehakis

    Rutgers University, USA

    View Presentation Katehakis

    Emilie Kaufmann

    DYOGENE-INRIA, France

    View Presentation Kaufmann

    Odalric Maillard

    INRIA France

    Yevgeny Seldin

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Michal Valko

    INRIA-Sequel, France

    View Presentation Valko

    Sofia S. Villar

    MRC Biostatistics Unit, UK

    View Presentation Villar

    Contributed Presentations

    Abstract Submission

    We invite researchers and practitioners to present their work on multi-armed bandits by submitting an abstract below. Please, send your name, e-mail, affiliation, title and abstract including a list of co-authors in a one-page PDF format by e-mail to stor-i-bandits@lancaster.ac.uk by Friday 20th November 2015. We will aim at accommodating all the accepted abstracts as talks, but some may be accepted as posters. 

    Student bursaries

    We have funding to support UK PhD students to attend the workshop. To apply, please email stor-i-bandits@lancaster.ac.uk by Friday 20th November with a description of your current research topic and why the workshop is important to you.

    Registration

    To register, please go to the registration page.

    The registration fee is £100 to be paid by Monday 14th December. Registration for STOR-i students is free, but is required by Monday 7th December. The conference fee includes access to the workshop presentations, meals and the conference dinner, but you will need to book your own accommodation.

    On-campus accommodation can be booked at Lancaster House Hotel or at Lancaster University Visitor Rooms. There are several accommodation options in Lancaster city center.

    Programme

    The talks will be held on Monday 11th (10:25 - 17:30) and Tuesday 12th January 2016 (9:30 - 17:35). The poster session will be held on Monday (18:00 - 19:30) followed by a workshop dinner. 

    Organisers

    David Leslie, Steffen Grunewalder, Peter Jacko.

    Location

    For how to arrive, see the Programme (which also gives more details on the train disruptions between Manchester and Lancaster on the weekend 9-10 January).. You can find further information here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/contact-and-getting-here/maps-and-travel/

    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster
    United Kingdom
    LA1 4YF

  • Nonstationary Multivariate Time Series

    Nonstationary Multivariate Time Series

    Analysis of nonstationary multivariate time series Workshop 2016 at STOR-i, Lancaster University, UK

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, which is a joint venture of the Operational Research group at the Department of Management Science and the Statistics group at the Department of Mathematics at Lancaster University with strong links to the industry, will be holding a specialist workshop on analysis of nonstationary multivariate time series. Lancaster University has a long tradition of research on this topic and several STOR-i PhD students have contributed to it.

    Multivariate time series arise in many natural and industrial applications. These series are often high-dimensional in nature and exhibit complex temporal characteristics. Being able to analyse the structure and interplay between such series is key to understanding the dynamics of many important physical processes. Moreover, the availability of high frequency sources has underlined the need for efficient algorithms for analysis of time series in high-dimensional settings.

    The main aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from a number of distinct but related areas of time series analysis to share ideas and foster dialogue to tackle modern challenges in nonstationary multivariate time series analysis. 

    Important Dates

    Friday 26th February 2016: Abstract submission and student bursary request deadline

    Friday 18th March 2016: registration deadline

    Thursday 14th - Friday 15th April 2016: Workshop 

    Invited Speakers

    David Stoffer

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

    Hernando Ombao

    University of California at Irvine, USA

    Rainer Von Sachs

    Universit ́e Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

    Guy Nason

    University of Bristol, UK

    Sofia Olhelde

    University College London, UK

    Slides from the presentations can be downloaded here.

    Abstract Submission

    We invite researchers and practitioners to present their work on nonstationary multivariate time series by submitting an abstract. Please send your name, e-mail, affiliation, title and abstract including a list of co-authors in a one-page PDF format by e-mail to stor-i-nsmvts@lancaster.ac.uk by Friday 26th February 2016. We will aim to accommodate all the accepted abstracts as talks, but some may be accepted as posters.
    The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • multivariate time series modelling
    • changepoint analysis
    • efficient inference in online data streams
    • analysis of networks observed over time
    • applications of nonstationary multivariate time series in practice. 

    Student bursaries

    We have limited funding to provide bursaries to UK PhD students to enable them to attend the conference. The bursaries are likely to cover accommodation, travel and workshop fees. If you would like to apply please email stor-i-nsmvts@lancaster.ac.uk by 26th February with a description of your current research topic and why the workshop is important to you.

    Registration

    To register, please to the registration page.

    The registration fee is £100 to be paid by 18th March.
    Registration for STOR-i students is free, but is required by Friday 11th March.
    The conference fee includes access to the workshop presentations, meals and the conference dinner, but you will need to book your own accommodation.
    On-campus accommodation can be booked at Lancaster House Hotel or at Lancaster University Visitor Rooms. There are several accommodation options in Lancaster city centre.

    Programme

    The workshop will be held on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April 2016.
    A Detailed program of accepted presentations is available NMTS Programme here.

    Local Organising Committee

    Matthew Nunes, Rebecca Killick, Idris Eckley, Lawrence Bardwell, Jamie-Leigh Chapman, Matt Ludkin.

    Location

    Postgraduate Statistics Centre
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster
    United Kingdom
    LA1 4YF

  • STOR-i Extremes Workshop

    STOR-i Extremes Workshop

    Multivariate and Spatial Extremes, with Environmental Applications

    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training will be hosting a workshop on Multivariate and Spatial Extremes at Lancaster University from 4-6th July 2016. As well as welcoming presentations on theoretical and methodological aspects, we are also hoping to have a number of talks on uses of extreme value theory in complex environmental applications.
    Research into extreme value theory is well-established at Lancaster. Currently the extremes group consists of three members of staff (Professor Jonathan Tawn, Dr Emma Eastoe and Dr Jenny Wadsworth), five STOR-i PhD students and one RA. We have strong links with a number of partners, both academic and in industry. 

    Important Dates

    End of April 2016: Student fee-waiver request deadline
    Mid-May 2016: Abstract submission deadline
    Beginning of June 2016: Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee
    July 4th-6th 2016 : Workshop 

    Invited Speakers

    Abstract Submission

    Abstract submission for contributed talks has closed, but we continue to invite submissions for posters.

    To submit your abstract, please send your name, e-mail, affiliation, title and abstract including a list of co-authors in a one-page PDF format by e-mailto stor-i-extremes@lancaster.ac.ukby the registration deadline of Friday 3 June.

    Within the themes of multivariate and spatial extremes, some topics that we hope to cover include:

    • Max-stable processes;
    • Conditional extremes; 
    • Hierarchical models;
    • Geostatistical-type models;
    • Environmental applications of extremes: air pollution, climate models, river flows, wave heights, precipitation,...

    We are particularly interested in novel applications, even if you haven't yet developed a fully fledged modelling strategy.

    Student Fee Waiver

    We have limited funding to waive the workshop fees of UK PhD students. If you would like to apply for a fee waiver please email stor-i-extremes@lancaster.ac.uk by the end of April 2016 with the name of your supervisor(s), a description of your research topic and why the workshop would be beneficial to you. 

    Registration

    The registration fee is £100 to be paid by Friday 3 June 2016.
    The registration fee includes access to the workshop presentations, coffee breaks, lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the workshop dinner on Tuesday evening.
    Registration and payment details can be found here

    Travel and accomodation details

    Although a more detailed timetable will be available closer to the workshop, in order to help plan your travel arrangements please note that registration will be from at 13.00 on Monday 4th July and the workshop will close after lunch on Wednesday 6th July.  
    Accomodation on-campus can be found at the Lancaster House Hotel, or through the university room booking service. There are a number of options in Lancaster city centre, including Lancaster Central Travelodge and the Kings Arms Hotel. The town centre is approximately 3 miles (5 km) from the university campus. Whilst it is possible to walk between the two, buses from the town centre to campus run frequently. For more details of travel in and around Lancaster see here.

    Programme

    A copy of the programme can be found Extremes Timetable here.

    A copy of the abstract booklet can be found Extremes Abstracts here

    Organisers

    Emma Eastoe, Jenny Wadsworth  

    Location

    Postgraduate Statistics Centre
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster
    United Kingdom
    LA1 4YF

  • Decision Theory and Network Science

    Decision Theory and Network Science: Methods and Applications

    There is a wide array of problems in applied science, business analytics and industry that involve a decision-making process that takes into account network structure. The goal of the event is to encourage exchange of ideas and seed collaboration among researchers developing methodology in the intersection of decision theory and networks Science, bringing together statistics and management science.

    Date:18th of September, 2017

    Location: A54 LT, PSC

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Michal Valko (Inria, France)
    • Sergio Bacallado (University of Cambridge)
    • Wolfram Wiesemann (Imperial College)
    • Matthias Müller-Hannemann (University of Halle-Wittenberg)
    • Matthew Nunes (Lancaster University).

    Three more speakers will be added to the programme.

    Local organisers:

    • Simón Lunagómez (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
    • Marc Goerigk (Management Science)

Research Seminars

Attending research seminars is a fundamental part of life as an academic researcher. They provide:

  • an opportunity for you to stay in touch with recent and cutting-edge research;
  • a platform for showcasing your research; and
  • a chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded researchers.

STOR-i Seminar Series

Seminars in this series are chosen because they are of specific interest to students on the STOR-i programme. If you are a STOR-i student you are strongly encouraged to attend seminars in this series.

Examples of previous seminars:

Speaker Affiliation Title Date
Ger Koole VU University, Amsterdam An integrative approach to call center planning 23rd Oct
Frank Picard UCB Lyon 1 Adaptive sparse Poisson functional regression for the analysis of NGS Data 21st Oct
Serhan Ziya University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Admission and Discharge Decisions in Intensive Care Units 29th Jul
Rhonda Righter University of California Taking Advantage of Partial Customer Flexibility 24th Jul
Teemu Roos University of Helsinki On Dimension Reduction and Clustering by Random Projections 21st May
Olivier Cappé LTCI (Télécom ParisTech & CNRS) Statistical methods for optimal sequential allocation 15th May
Axel Munk The University of Göttingen Multiscale Change Point Inference 8th May
Barry Nelson Northwestern University  Discrete Optimization via Simulation using Gaussian Markov Random Fields 11th Mar
Stein W Wallace NHH & Lancaster University Stochastic Facility Layout 27th Feb
Geir Storvik University of Oslo Estimation of fish abundance and demography in the Barents sea 13th Feb
Konstantinos Zografos Lancaster University Management School Increasing Airport Capacity Utilisation through Optimum Slot Scheduling: What’s Next? 30th Jan
Christofos Anagnostopoulos Imperial College London Adaptive learning rates and Bayesian updating in the presence of drift, with applications 21st Nov
Alexandra Carpentier University Of Cambridge Adaptive and minimax optimal estimation of the tail coefficient, and associated adaptive and honest confidence sets 24th Oct
David Matteson Cornell University Spatio-Temporal Point Process Model for Ambulance Demand 21st Oct
Paulo Lisboa Liverpool John Moores University Interpretation of machine learning models 16th Jun
Tyler McCormick University of Washington Standard errors for exchangeable relational arrays 29th Jul
Ingrid Hobæk Haff University of Oslo Structure learning in Bayesian Networks using regular vines 25th Apr
Stephen Swift Brunel University Consensus Clustering: A Heuristic Search Based Ensemble Clustering Method 30th Nov
Juergen Branke Warwick Business School Design of Complex Systems via Simulation Optimization 23rd Mar
David Hofmeyr Stellenbosch University Fast and exact univariate kernel density estimation, with applications to approximate density clustering 28th Jun

For further details of upcoming STOR-i seminars see the events page.

STOR-i Forum

A series of informal weekly talks from STOR-i and STOR-i associated PhD students. These sessions are intended to inform other students and staff about current research projects at STOR-i. 

For further details of upcoming and past STOR-i Forums see the events pages. 

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Further Seminars and Forums

See more events from associated departments and research centres.

Below you can find links to various seminar series:

Here you can find event listings for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics seminar series (both Statistics and Pure Mathematics) and talks and lectures from visiting researchers from universities across the world:

Talks, Lectures and Seminars in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Here you can find upcoming seminars in the Management Science Department, including talks from visitors, staff and postgraduates:

Events and Seminars in the Management Science Department