# Algebraic Statistics in the Alleghenies

at The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State will host a large algebraic statistics meeting June 8 to June 15, 2012.

Algebraic statistics exploits algebraic geometry and related fields to solve problems in statistics and its applications. Methods from algebraic statistics have been successfully applied to address many problems including construction of Markov bases, theoretical study of phylogenetic mixture models, ecological inference, identifiability problems for graphical models, Bayesian integrals and singular learning theory, social networks, and coalescent theory. In addition to algebraic statistics' successes in solving statistical problems, its research objectives have driven theoretical developments in algebra.

The committee welcomes contributions in methods and applications of algebraic statistics broadly defined, including but not limited to the above topics.

The workshop will have tutorial lectures Saturday and Sunday, with the main conference Monday through Friday including both the longer plenary lectures below and short talks contributed by invitation.

We would like to thank our sponsors: the NSF, the Packard Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics, and the Eberly College of Science at Penn State.

## Plenary Speakers

- Elizabeth Allman
- Miki Aoyagi
- Jan Draisma
- Mathias Drton
- Alex Engstrom
- Stephen Fienberg
- Takayuki Hibi
- Lior Pachter
- Eva Riccomagno
- Bernd Sturmfels
- Caroline Uhler
- Henry Wynn
- Ruriko Yoshida

## Tutorial Lectures

- Information Geometry -- Shun-ichi Amari
- Coalescent Theory -- Laura Kubatko
- Tensors in Statistics -- Giorgio Ottaviani
- Symbolic Computation for Statistics -- Luis David Garcia-Puente

## Contributed Talks

- Andrew Critch
- James Degnan
- Jesús Fernández-Sánchez
- Roberto Fontana
- Elizabeth Gross
- Vishesh Karwa
- Franz Király
- Anna Klimova
- Shaowei Lin
- Luigi Malago
- Mateusz Michalek
- Guido Montufar
- Kenta Nishiyama
- Patrik Norén
- Luke Oeding
- Hidefumi Ohsugi
- Fabio Rapallo
- Laura Silverstein
- Jing Xi
- Piotr Zwiernik

## Organizing Committee

## Scientific Advisory Committee

- Giovanni Pistone
- John Rhodes
- Don Richards
- Bernd Sturmfels
- Akimichi Takemura

## Contact

Send questions to as2012@psu.edu.