Big Data in Environmental Science
- Start Date: 05/11/2015
- End Date: 05/15/2015
University of British Columbia
The extraordinarily broad field of Environmental Science faces an explosion in the amount of data and in the dimension of records captured. We will bring together methodologists building relevant tools in such areas as Laplace approximation techniques in high-dimensional Gaussian process modeling, stochastic PDE approaches to stochastic prediction and interpolation, state space models for big data, data compression, big data visualization tools, parallel processing and data management tools for statistical analysis, and sparsification techniques, with statisticians and other mathematical scientists working directly with research groups in the environmental sciences. We will let real problems motivate methodological development and at the same time help data analysts understand the developing tools.
James Balamuta, Illinois
Soutir Banydopadhyay, Lehigh University
Sudipto Banerjee, UCLA
Luke Bornn, SFU
Jonathan Bradley, Missouri
Mike Brauer, UBC
Jenny Bryan, UBC
Peter Craigmile, Ohio State
Marco Ferreira, Virginia Tech
Dorit Hammerling, IMAGE NCAR
Mevin Hooten, Colorado State
Timothy Johnson, University of Michigan
Matthias Katzfuss, Texas A&M
Will Kleiber, Colorado
Bo Li, Illinois
Finn Lindgren, University of Bath
Seagle Liu, UBC
Robert Lund, Clemson
Renjun Ma, New Brunswick
Nathaniel Newlands, Ag/AgFood Canada
Doug Nychka, NCAR
Bruno Sanso, University of California, Santa Cruz
Gavin Shaddick, University of Bath
Andrew Trites, UBC
Hao Zhang, Purdue
James V. Zidek, UBC
A complete program and abstracts for the talks are available here.
Richard Lockhart, SFU
Peter Guttorp , U Washington
James V. Zidek, UBC
Bo Li, U Illinois
Steve Sain The Climate Corporation
William Kleiber, U Colorado
Charmaine Dean, Western University
All sessions will occur on the ground floor of the Earth Sciences Building (ESB); 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver.
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- Faculty: $100CAD
- Students (graduate/ Post-doc): $50
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