Frontiers in Functional Data Analysis (15w5096)


(University of California, Davis)

(University of Glasgow)

(Cornell University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Frontiers in Functional Data Analysis" workshop from June 28th to July 3rd, 2015.

In recent years, the field of functional data analysis has been widely used to answer science and
policy questions, where the data are typically observed over time, space and other continuous
variables. Current methodologies provide sophisticated computational techniques in solving
complex problems in a wide range of application areas ranging from biomedical imaging,
climate-environment interaction and unravelling networks evolving in time and space. After a period
of prolific growth in computational techniques and methodological development, primarily motivated
by diverse application areas, the time has come to consolidate the recent progress and provide a
platform where researchers could exchange ideas and start collaboration on scientific projects and
build a robust inferential framework for functional data analysis that take into account the
increasing complexities of the data. This workshop is intended to bring together the leaders in
this field, representatives of application areas, and promising young researchers to charter the path
for future development in the field.

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).