MiDaS 2019 Workshop

Novel Statistical Methods for Complex Data

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About the workshop

The continuously growing capacities for the acquisition and storage of data sets call for new approaches to process data efficiently and extract relevant information. In fact, the interest in large data sets is when they are actually strange and allow us to learn about complex mechanisms generating them. In these contexts, it may be difficult or even counterproductive to employ parametric statistical models for the learning process.

This workshop aims to highlight recent advances in modeling and computation through the lens of applied, domain-driven problems that require flexible statistical models. The workshop brings together leading experts and talented young researchers working on applications and theory of felxible parametric and nonparametric (Bayesian) statistics. The workshop focuses on new statistical approaches for the efficient identification, reconstruction and classification of relevant structural information in complex data sets.

Organizers
  • García-Zattera, María José (UC, MiDaS)

  • Guindani, Michele (UC Irvine)

  • Gutierrez, Luis (UC, MiDaS)

  • Jara, Alejandro (UC, MiDaS)

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held in the hotel Enjoy del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile, March 25th to 29th, 2019.


speakers and invited participants


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Beaudry, Isabelle

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Bedrick, Edward

Professor

Departament of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Arizona

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Bevilacqua, Moreno

Professor

Department of Statistics
Universidad de Valparaiso

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Castro, Mauricio

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Dahl, David

Professor

Department of Statistics
Brigham Young University.

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Díaz, Carlos

Professor

Departamento de Probabilidad y Estadística
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

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García-Zattera, María José

Adjoint Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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González, Jorge

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Guindani, Michele

Professor

Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine

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Gutierrez, Luis

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Guzman, Cristobal

Assistant Professor

Institue of Mathematical and Computational Engineering
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Jara, Alejandro

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Johnson, Wesley O.

Professor

Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine

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MacEachern, Steve

Professor

Department of Statistics
The Ohio State University

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Mena, Ramses

Professor

Departamento de Probabilidad y Estadística
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Mueller, Peter

Professor

Department of Mathematics
University of Texas, Austin

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Peralta, Oscar

Research Associate

School of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Adelaide

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Quintana, Fernando

Professor

Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Rosner, Gary

Director

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Division
Johns Hopkins University

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Shahbaba, Babak

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine

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Shim, Heejung

Assistant Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne

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Sing-Long, Carlos

Assistant Professor

Institute of Mathematical and Computational Engineering
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Utts, Jessica

Professor

Department of Statistics
University of California, Irvine


programme



Apply to Participate


Chilean and international students/professors can apply to participate in MiDaS 2019 Workshop. Limited funding is available to suppport the participation of students. Please use MiDaS' general online application form for the participation in the workshop, even if you do not require of funding.

Registered participants

  • Acosta, Jonathan (Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)
  • Antequeda, Alex (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Ayala, Daniel (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Barros, Cristobal (Undergraduate Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Bustamante, Catalina (Undergraduate Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Cadena, Michelle (Undergraduate Student, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés)
  • Cavieres, Joaquín (PhD Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Chocotea, Omar (PhD Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Contreras, Javier (Faculty, Universidad del Bío-Bío)
  • Domínguez, María Angélica (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Ferreira, Guillermo (Faculty, Universidad de Concepción)
  • Gómez, Camilo (Undergraduate Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Gutierrez, Iván (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Hernández, Sergio (Faculty, Universidad Católica del Maule)
  • Herrera, Fabiola (Master Student, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello)
  • Iturriaga, Andrés (Faculty, Universidad de Chile)
  • Jorquera, Eduardo (Master Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Julian, Natalie (Undergraduate Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Laurel, Enrique (Undergraduate Student, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés)
  • Leiva, Valeria (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • López, Javier (Undergraduate Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Mora, Claudia (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Morales, Diego (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Ojeda, Cesar (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Olivero, Hector (Faculty, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Pereira, Luz (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Plaza, Francisco (Government Scientist, Instituo de Fomento Pesquero)
  • Quinlan, José (Postdoc MiDaS, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Rojas, Joaquín (Master Student, Universidad de Chile)
  • Salas, Rodrigo (Faculty, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Sandoval, Fanny (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Sepúlveda, Alejandro (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Soza, Ruben (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Ubal, Cristian (PhD Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Varas, Inés (PhD Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Velandia, Daira (Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)
  • Zamudio, Michael (PhD Student, Universidad de Valparaíso)

practical information


LOCAL INFORMATION AND TRAVEL

Viña del Mar is part of the Fifth Region, next to the Capital's Region of Santiago de Chile. It offers high quality tourism facilities, which includes lodgings and gastronomy, shopping centers and sports activities. Its famous temperate Mediterranean climate, uncontaminated beaches, colorful topography of hills, city and sea, its historical castles and palaces, its safe and secure environment and its intense culture and nightlife give an exceptional character to the city.

Time difference to London

Time zone GMT/UTC: -4 hours (+/- changes due to summertime/daylight saving).

Climate, weather

28ºC - 25ºC (82ºF - 78ºF) in January to 10ºC - 12ºC (50ºF - 54ºF) in July with most of the rain falling between May and August

Population

300,000 approximately.

Getting there from Santiago

Beyond frequent coach bus service between Santiago and Viña. Numerous operators, abundant seating, about 90 minute ride for approximately 5000 Chilean Pesos one way. The buses depart from Santiago at "Pajaritos" Station (Line 1 of Subway Station) or "Universidad de Santiago" Station (Line 1 of Subway Station). It is recommendable to do it from "Pajaritos" Station if you want to avoid the stop over from "Universidad de Santiago" and the ride within the city. The 2 main coach lines that travel to Viña del Mar are "TURBUS" and "PULLMAN BUS", their buses leaving every 15/20 minutes. The bus will drop you at the "Viña del Mar" Coach Station, which is 3 blocks east of DownTown "Plaza de Viña".

When you arrive at the bus terminal be aware from "special offers" concerning "taxis" and "cheap hostels" offered by intrusive "agents" awaiting you when you leave the bus. Go directly (5 minutes walk) to the city's tourist information on the Plaza A. Francisco Vergara (or "Plaza de Viña"); they will inform you well and kindly.

Getting there from Santiago International Airport (SCL)

The cheapest alternative is to take the Bus "Centropuerto" (blue coach bus) or "TURBUS Aeropuerto" (green coach bus) straightaway after exiting the airport building, which will drive you to "Pajaritos" Metro Station in 15 minutes (Payment onboard, 2,000 Chilean Pesos or USD 5, approximately). Please see the Section "Getting there from Santiago" above to continue the trip to Viña del Mar from "Pajaritos" Metro Station.

It is also possible to take a TAXI or "TRANSFER" (minibus) that will drive you directly from the airport to Viña del Mar. The TAXI will charge you approximately 80,000 Chilean Pesos (USD 125 approximately). Please hire your Taxi at the counters INSIDE the airport.

If you stop over Santiago, a TAXI to downtown will charge you 12,000 Chilean pesos approximately (USD 25), a TRANSFER will charge you about 6,000 Chilean pesos approximately (USD 12). The cheapest alternative is to take the "Centropuerto" or "TURBUS Aeropuerto" to "Pajaritos" Metro Station.

Getting there from Valparaiso

Several Local Bus lines take you from Valparaiso from/to "Palza de Viña" in 20 to 30 minutes.

MERVAL (Metro/Train Service of Valparaiso) has frequent service to/from Valparaiso and from/to other destinations in the country side of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso such as Quilpue, Villa Alemana and Limache. It is not recommendable to take a train between Viña del Mar and Valparaiso since there are many other options to travel from/to. For using the Metro/Train Services you have to purchase a Metro/Train Card, which is available at the Kiosks in the Stations. Once you get the card, you have to slide it when you gent in and when you get out station in the final destination. There is no flat rate; each route has a different price. In Viña del Mar you will find 5 stations.

Get around

Small cars that routes throughout the city charge around 500 Chilean Pesos for a ride. They are in general quicker and more comfortable.

Buses (Called "La Micro") go to all parts of town for 350 Chilean Pesos. There's not really a guide with all routes and their destination so the best way to solve the problem is to find the one you need to ask around.

HOUSING INFORMATION

Registration fees are coverer by MiDaS and do not include hotel accommodation. For those needing hotel accommodations, the conference has arranged for special rates at the following hotels:

Hotel Enjoy del Mar


Special rates:

  • Single and double room: 115,000 Chilean pesos per night

Please fill-in and send via email the following form
+56- 600 700 6000
reservas@enjoy.cl

Hotel Ankara


Special rates:

  • Single room: 61,920 Chilean pesos per night

  • Double room: 80,320 Chilean pesos per night

Contact person: Marta Carrasco
+56-32-2151010
ventas@ha.cl

Hotel BW Marina del Rey


Special rates:

  • Single and double room: 70,091 Chilean pesos per night

Contact person: Felipe Cordova
+56-32-2383000
reservas.vina@marinahoteles.cl

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+56 22 354 4558

midas@mat.uc.cl