Stochastics Meeting Lunteren 2012

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The 41st annual Meeting of Dutch Statisticians and Probabilists will take place November 12-14, 2012 in the Conference Centre `De Werelt', Westhofflaan 2, Lunteren, Telephone 31 + (0)318-484641. The organisers are W.Th.F. den Hollander, M.N.M. van Lieshout and A.W. van der Vaart. The Meeting is sponsored by the Gebiedsbestuur Exacte Wetenschappen (NWO), the Sectie Mathematische Statistiek (VVS+OR), and the Stochastics - Theoretical and Applied Research (STAR) cluster.

Around the conference center (click on picture to s ee it full size)


Six invited speakers will give two lectures of one hour each on topics in Statistics or Probability. The lectures are open to anyone who is interested. The programme starts Monday November 12 at 10.30 h and ends Wednesday November 14 after lunch.

Titles of the talks:
Jean Bertoin
1. On the maximal offspring in a critical Galton-Watson process.
2. The sizes of largest clusters for supercritical percolation on a random recursive tree.

Emmanuel Candes
1. Robust Principal Component Analysis?
2. Robust subspace clustering.

David Dunson
1. Bayes for big data.
2. Nonparametric Bayes subspace learning.

Christina Goldschmidt
1. Random trees.
2. Random graphs.

Axel Munk
1. Change point regression.
2. Inverse problems and imaging.

Reinhard Werner
1. Absolute Randomness as a quantum feature.
2. Quantum Shannon theory and classical models.

Monday         November 12         Tuesday        November 13         Wednesday     November 14
08.00-09.00 Breakfast 07.30-08.30 Breakfast
09.00-10.00 Goldschmidt 08.30-09.30 Dunson
10.30-11.15 Coffee 10.00-10.30 Coffee 09.30-10.30 Bertoin
11.15-11.30 Opening 10.30-11.30 Dunson 10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.30-12.30 Munk 11.30-12.30 Candes 11.00-12.00 Bertoin
12.45 Lunch 12.45 Lunch 12.00-13.00 Werner
15.30-16.00 Tea 15.30-16.00 Tea 13.15 Lunch
16.00-17.00 Munk 16.00-17.00 Candes
17.00-18.00 Goldschmidt 17.00-18.00 Werner
18.45 Dinner 18.45 Dinner
Poster session


A poster session will be held on Monday evening. If you would like to present a poster, please send us a title by completing the appropriate section on the registration form. Poster boards and attachment materials will be provided by the organisation. Posting your poster will be your own responsibility. Please be present for discussion with the public during the poster session. We strongly recommend the A0 or A1 format.


Participation Fee and Lodging

A limited number of people may stay at the Conference Centre overnight.
A full stay including registration fee, accomodation and all meals from November 12 before lunch to November 14 after lunch costs EUR 370.
For a two day arrangement (registration fee, one overnight stay and all meals during two days) EUR 270.
Participation in the scientific programme without an overnight stay will cost EUR 100 per day including registration fee, meals and coffee during breaks.


To register one should complete the registration form and send it by e-mail as indicated or by post to

Marie-Colette van Lieshout
Science Park 123
1098 XG Amsterdam

The money should be transferred before October 1 to the appropriate account as indicated below.

ING account number: 6273908
IBAN: NL04INGB0006273908
Account owner: Bijeenkomst Stochastici
Address: Valkenburgerstraat 131, 1011 MH Amsterdam.

Residents of countries other than the Netherlands are encouraged to pay by credit card. If requested beforehand (see registration form) they may also pay cash during the conference.
We regret that it is not possible to pay by Eurocheque or traveller cheque nor for residents of the Netherlands to pay by credit card.

Transportation Information

De Werelt can easily be reached by train (see local map). A train travel planner is available on internet.
Directions for travel by car can be found on the website of De Werelt.

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