SIAM Annual Meeting: Algebraic Statistics Mini-Symposium


Main Conference: SIAM Annual Meeting July 11 to July 15, 2016

Location: The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston Massachusetts, USA

Algebraic statistics is concerned with applying commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics to problems arising from statistics. This exchange across disciplines has resulted in statistical methods for a variety of data types, including categorical data, network data, and high-dimensional biological data, while also driving theoretical development in fields such as combinatorial commutative algebra and real algebraic geometry. This minisymposium will focus on several current themes in algebraic statistics including applications of algebraic geometry and polyhedral geometry to hierarchical models, graphical models, Gaussian mixtures, and network models.


MS4 Special Session: July 11 Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in BCEC Room 259A.

MS4 Speaker Order: Emilie Dufresne, Liam Solus, David Kahle, Daniel I. Bernstein.

MS19 Special Session: July 11 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in BCEC Room 259A.

MS19 Speaker Order: Carlos Amendola Ceron, Jose Israel Rodriguez, Vishesh Karwa, Kaie Kubjas.


Elizabeth Gross, San Jose State University.

Jose Israel Rodriguez, University of Chicago.


Carlos Enrique Améndola Cerón, Technical University Berlin: Algebraic Statistics of Gaussian Mixtures.

Daniel Bernstein, North Carolina State University: Normality of Hierarchical Models.

Emilie Dufresne, Mathematical Institute University of Oxford: Rigorously Sloppy.

David Kahle, Baylor University: Algebraic Regression.

Vishesh Karwa, Harvard University and CMU: What is the shell distribution of a graph telling us?

Kaie Kubjas, Aalto University: Tensor completion in the probability simplex.

Jose Israel Rodriguez, University of Chicago: Solving the likelihood equations with Bertini.m2

Liam Solus, IST Austria:Skeletal Structure in the Enumeration of Markov Equivalence Classes.

Extra Links

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Student Travel Support.

Spring Research Conference 2016: May 25-27, 2016 Illinois institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

MRC: Algebraic Statistics June 12-18, 2016 Snowbird Resort, Utah.

Applications of Algebraic Methods to Statistics: June 20-24, 2016 Research Institute of Mathematical Science of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Algebraic Statistics: July 11, 2016 Our Special Session of SIAM Annual Meeting.

Applications of Algebraic Geometry: July 12, 2016 Special Session of SIAM Annual Meeting.

Applications in Economics and Social Science: July 13, 2016 Special Session of SIAM Annual Meeting.

Structured Polynomial Equations and Applications: July 14, 2016 Special Session of SIAM Annual Meeting.

Algebraic Approaches for Investigating Biological Systems: July 15, 2016 Special Session of SIAM Annual Meeting.

Theory and Applications of Numerical Algebraic Geometry: January 8, 2017 Special Session of JMM2017.