Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Leadership Retreat (15w2214)


John Braun (UBC)

(University of Toronto)

(University of Waterloo)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Leadership Retreat" workshop in Banff from September 25 to September 27.

There is unrelenting demand for statistical expertise from scientific researchers, from government, and from industry. Enrolments in statistics programs at universities is exploding, and the promise, and hype, of 'big data' has generated a great deal of interest in the media. The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) was established to promote collaborative research teams with leadership by statistical scientists, and partners in areas of science whose progress demands new research in statistical techniques. This workshop is a retreat to brainstorm on future scientific directions for CANSSI, to ensure that it is able to build effective bridges to its many potential partners, and to develop as a national resource for the emerging field of data science.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).