6-8 January 2016

Submissions deadline: 10th Oct 2015
Notification of acceptance: mid-November 2015

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University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Anatomy Building
J. Z. Young and Gavin de Beer​ theatres

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Registration Fee: £50 per delegate

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Aim

Big Data has become ubiquitous in modern society. It challenges state-of-the-art data acquisition, computation and analysis methods. Much focus has been placed on the application of Big Data methods, less of a focus on the theoretical underpinning of the field.

The aim of this workshop is to gather together experts in Big Data methodology, e.g. the creation and understanding of Big Data analysis tools, to understand how computational bottlenecks trade-off with statistical efficiency. In addition the workshop will study such trade-offs and additional analysis problems arising when analysing vast representations of association, such as when using network models.

Focus Areas

The Conference will focus on

  • Massive Heterogeneous Data Volumes
  • Graphical Modelling
  • Big Data in Time

    There will also be an embedded half-day event on Big Data Analytics for Financial Services. See the schedule for more information.

  • Scope

    Contributions within the broad theme of theoretical, computational and statistical underpinnings of Big Data analysis, emphasizing challenges and opportunities that are not usually found in traditional data analysis problems.

    Submissions

    Accepted contributions will be presented as either 15 minute talks or poster presentations.

    Submissions should happen not later than 10th of October. The submission takes the form of an extended abstract (up to 1 side of an A4 sheet) describing the potential contribution, which can be novel or related to an existing pre-print or publication.

    Scientific Programme Committee

    Prof Sofia Olhede (Conference Chair, Statistical Science, UCL)
    Prof Patrick Wolfe (Executive Director, BDI, UCL)
    Prof Thore Graepel (Microsoft Research & UCL)
    Dr Arthur Gretton (Gatsby Unit, UCL)
    Dr Ioannis Kosmidis (Statistical Science, UCL)
    Dr Ioanna Manolopoulou (Statistical Science, UCL)
    Prof Richard Samworth (Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
    Prof John Shawe-Taylor (Computer Science, UCL)
    Dr Ricardo Silva (Statistical Science, UCL)
    Prof Ming Yuan (Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison).

    Organising Committee

    Prof Sofia Olhede (Scientific Director, BDI, UCL)
    Prof Patrick Wolfe (Executive Director, BDI, UCL)
    Prof Thore Graepel (Microsoft Research & UCL)
    Dr Ioannis Kosmidis (Statistical Science, UCL)
    Dr Ioanna Manolopoulou (Statistical Science, UCL)
    Prof John Shawe-Taylor (Computer Science, UCL)
    Dr Ricardo Silva (Statistical Science, UCL)

    Theory of Big Data 2015

    Programme & Slides from last year's event

    Keynote Speakers

    Speakers

    Professor Andrew Blake

    The Alan Turing Institute, UK

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    Professor Kenji Fukumizu

    Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan

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    Professor Negar Kiyavash

    University of Illinois, USA

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    Dr Remco Chang

    Tufts University, USA

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    Dr Jonathan Lilly

    NorthWest Research Associates, USA

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    Professor Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi

    National Institute of Informatics, Japan

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    Dr Michael Eichler

    Maastricht University, Netherlands

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    Professor Yurii Nesterov

    Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

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    Professor David Hand

    Imperial College London, UK

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    Professor Dominique Picard

    Université Paris VII, France

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    Professor Darren Wilkinson

    University of Newcastle, UK

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    Professor Piotr Fryzlewicz

    London School of Economics, UK

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    Dr Jian Qing Shi

    University of Newcastle, UK

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