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HDDA 2016 : The Sixth International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-Dimensional Data Analysis


When May 25, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Where Toronto, Ontario
Submission Deadline May 1, 2016

Call For Papers

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Ejaz Ahmed (Chair), Brock University
Farouk Nathoo, University of Victoria
Yang Feng, Columbia University
Yulia Gel, University of Texas at Dallas
Shakhawat Hossain, University of Winnipeg
Bahadir Yüzbaşi, Inonu University

Scientific Theme

Today, more and more issues are arising in science, engineering, economics, finance, and social science involving high-dimensional data. This event will bring together researchers developing methodology for the analysis of high-dimensional data and important applications generating problems involving the analysis of high-dimensional data such as genomics, brain imaging, and environmental problems.

The proposed workshop will be the 6th in a sequence of workshops on the Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis:

HDDA-I, Fields Institute, 2011
HDDA-II, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, 2012
HDDA-III, University of British Columbia, 2013
HDDA-IV, Banff International Research Station, 2014
HDDA-V, University of Victoria, 2015

This series of workshops is thus well established and has involved many of the most eminent researchers working in the area, with the 6th installment returning to the Fields Institute and expected to be as successful as it predecessors.

The primary objectives of the workshop are thus summarized as follows:

To discuss inference, model selection and computation for the analysis of high-dimensional data, highlight open problems, and to identify key avenues for research in theory, computation, and applications.
To provide the opportunity for highly qualified personnel, including students, to interact with leading researchers in working on both theory and applications.
Student poster event: each of the 10 invited student participants will present a poster outlining their research during lunch on the second day of the workshop.


Support provided by:


Previous HDDA meetings have led to the following edited volumes:

1. Ahmed, S. Ejaz, ed. Perspectives on Big Data Analysis: Methodologies and Applications. Vol. 622. American Mathematical Society, 2014.
2. Ahmed, S. Ejaz, ed. Big and Complex Data Analysis: Statistical Methodologies and Applications, to be published by Springer, 2016.

Another volume is planned to cover contributions made to HDDA-VI.

Invited Participants

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
Kjell Doksum, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University
Mohamed Amezziane, Central Michigan University
Luke Bornn, Harvard University
Ivor Cribben, University of Alberta
Michael J. Daniels, University of Texas, Austin
Guoqing Diao, George Mason University
Yang Feng, Columbia University
Xiaoli Gao, UNC, Greensboro
Jinko Graham, Simon Fraser University
Shakhawat Hossain, University of Winnipeg
Timothy Johnson, University of Michigan
Abbas Khalili, McGill University
Peter Kim, University of Guelph
Linglong Kong, University of Alberta
Mary Lesperance, University of Victoria
Xuewen Lu, University of Calgary
Shuangge Ma, Yale University
George Michailidis, University of Michigan
Bin Nan, University of Michigan
Farouk Nathoo, University of Victoria
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington
Peter Song, University of Michigan
Matt Taddy, University of Chicago
Julie Zhou, University of Victoria
Yulia Gel, University of Waterloo
Anand Vidyashankar, George Mason University
Chen Xu, Pennsylvania State University
Bahadir Yüzbaşi, Inonu University

Student Participants

To be announced

Poster Session

Please email your abstract to S. Ejaz Ahmed, Program Chair (email: seahmed12 at ) by May 1, 2016 for consideration.

Application for Travel Support for Students

Travel support (up to $400) will be provided for 10 graduate students. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.

Registration Information

Online registration available soon. Registration also available on site, May 25-26.
Fees: Before April 25: Regular rate: $150
Students and PDF: $100
After April 25: Regular rate: $250
Students and PDF: $150

Registration fees cover conference material and coffee breaks.


The Workshop will run from May 25-27, 2016 at the Fields Institute, Toronto. Detailed schedule to be announced.

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