
Workshop on Statistics for Complex Networks:
Theory and Applications
January 30  February 1, 2013
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Summary
The dramatic improvement in data collection and acquisition technologies in the last decades has allowed for the monitoring and study of complex systems, such as biological, social and computer networks. The extremely complex and highdimensional nature of these systems, and the growth in dataset sizes give rise to important research questions: how to perform meaningful statistical inference from very large and potentially corrupted complex data sets? Which properties of these complex systems can be inferred from such data? Can sound inference methodologies be also made computationally feasible? These and other questions have recently attracted the attention of a large number of researchers worldwide and, although important progress has been made in recent years, there are still many open and emerging problems in the general area of statistical inference in complex and highdimensional systems.
The workshop will include a sequence of talks that illustrate advances in the theory and application of stochastic network models and statistical tools motivated by the study of complex networked systems. To promote strong and lasting collaboration between the workshop participants there will be ample time in the program for informal discussions.
This workshop is immediately preceded by the YES workshop on Statistics for Complex Networks and High Dimensional Systems. The YES workshop consists of tutorial courses and provides a solid introduction for this workshop on Statistics for Complex Networks.
Organizers
Fetsje Bijma
Rui Castro
Mathisca de Gunst
Confirmed invited speakers
Peter Buehlman, ETH Zurich
Venkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology
Geert Geeven, Hubrecht Institute
Alfred Hero, University of Michigan
Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University
Marloes Maathuis, ETH Zurich
Karl Rohe, U. of Wisconsin  Madison
Kees Stam, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam
Tom Thorne, Imperial College London
Martin Wainwright, University of California – Berkeley
Lourens Waldorp, University of Amsterdam
Ernst Wit, University of Groningen
Program
On Monday and Tuesday (January 2829) the YES Workshop on Statistics for Complex and High Dimensional Systems is held.
Wednesday (January 30th)
 10:00 – 10:30 Registration & Coffee
 10:30 – 10:40 Opening & Welcome
 10:40 – 11:30 Kolaczyk
 11:30 – 11:50 Coffee break
 11:50 – 12:40 Wainwright
 12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
 14:00 – 14:50 Waldorp
 14:50 – 15:20 Leger
 15:20 – 15:50 Channarond
 15:50 – 16:20 Tea break
 16:20 – 16:50 Wieringen
 16:50 – 17:40 Thorne
 19:00 – ????? Workshop Dinner
Thursday (January 31th)
Friday (February 1st)
 09:15 – 09:30 Coffee
 09:30 – 10:20 Rohe
 10:20 – 11:10 Stam
 11:10 – 11:40 Coffee break
 11:40 – 12:30 Wit
 12:30 – 13:00 Hauser
 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
 14:00 – 14:30 Lotsi
 14:30 – 15:20 Hero
 15:20 – 15:30 Final & Closing
Slides of some of the presentations are available by clicking on the name of the presenter in the program above.
Financial support
This workshop is sponsored by:

