Schedule for: 16w2669 - Big Data Tsunami at the Interface of Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Beyond

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Friday, March 11 and departing Sunday March 13, 2016
Friday, March 11
16:00 - 19:30 Check-in begins (Front Desk – Professional Development Centre - open 24 hours)
Note: the Lecture rooms are available after 16:00.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Buffet Dinner Available (Sally Borden Building, Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:30 Informal gathering in 2nd floor lounge, Corbett Hall
Beverages and a small assortment of snacks are available in the lounge on a cash honor system.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Saturday, March 12
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
A buffet breakfast is served daily between 7:00am and 9:00am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Sally Borden Building, Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:30 Imme Ebert-Uphoff: Applying Causal Discovery Methods in the Geosciences --- Challenges and Opportunities (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Dorit Hammerling: A distributed implementation of the multi-resolution approximation for very large spatial data (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:00 Joe Guinness: Statistical Compression of Climate Model Output (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 12:00 Daniel Griffith: Big Data, Statistics, and Environmental Sciences (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
A buffet lunch is served daily between 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Sally Borden Building, Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 13:30 Teresa Yamana: Ensemble Prediction of Infectious Disease (TCPL 201)
13:30 - 14:00 Lilia Leticia Ramirez Ramirez: Probabilistic Forecasting of Influenza (TCPL 201)
14:00 - 14:30 Chris McMahan: Forecasting Various Companion Vector-borne Diseases within the Conterminous United States (TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:00 - 15:30 Ola Haug: Modelling and Predicting Residential Water Damage Insurance Claims via a Calibrated Dynamical Downscaling (TCPL 201)
15:30 - 16:00 Andrew Finley: Computational Considerations for Applying Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Processes to Large Spatial Data Sets: A Case Study from Forest Biomass Prediction across Alaska (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break (TCPL Foyer)
16:30 - 17:00 Elizabeth Martinez-Gomez: The Role of Statistics in Data-rich Astronomy (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 Robert Lund: Multiple Changepoint Detection: A Big Data Problem (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building. Note that BIRS does not pay for meals for 2-day workshops.
(Sally Borden Building, Vistas Dining Room)
Sunday, March 13
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Sally Borden Building, Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:15 Group Photo (Meet in TCPL foyer (photograph will be taken outdoors so a jacket might be required))
09:15 - 10:15 Informal discussions in smaller groups (TCPL 201)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:45 - 12:00 Informal discussions in smaller groups (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:00 Check out Time (PDC Front Desk)