Press Release:

Big Data Tsunami at the Interface of Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Beyond

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Big Data Tsunami at the Interface of Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Beyond" workshop from March 11th to March 13th, 2016.

The rampant growth of digital technologies and information storage have revolutionized the volume, velocity and variety of collected information, leading to the so-called “Big Data” paradigm. In turn, this alters the way in which scientists sense and analyze the available information dramatically, and ignites the interest in Big Data phenomenon virtually everywhere, from climate research to omics studies to business analytics.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together a productive combination of various modern and yet relatively scarcely investigated perspectives on modeling and fusing massive multi-source multi-scale data and to encourage debate, which will lead to cross-fertilization of ideas and enhancing cohesion between experts from statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, social sciences, geography, ecology, hydrology and other environmental disciplines.

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 disc iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri ng 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).

BIRS Scientific Director, Nassif Ghoussoub
E-mail: birs-director[@]