Congresos/cursos/conferencias 21/03/2023

International conference in IISc Bangalore INDIA

We are happy to inform you that the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) Karnataka [Care: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore] and the Analytics Society of India (ASI) [Care: DCAL IIM Bangalore] are organising the JOINT EVENT: 56th Annual Convention of ORSI (2023- ORSI) and 10th International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence (2023- ICBAI) and the same is scheduled during December 18-20, 2023 at J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc Bangalore, INDIA. 

A soft copy of poster/brochure for the JOINT EVENT: 2023-ORSI and 2023-ICBAI is attached for your perusal and with request for circulation to your peer groups, colleague, scholars / students, and research / consultancy collaborators to participate in the joint event. 

For more details, please visit the website: 

Looking forward to your participation and support for this mega event. 

XVI Madrid UPM Machine Learning and Advanced Statistics Summer School (June 19th – June 30th, 2023)

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) will once more organize the ‘Madrid UPM Machine Learning and Advanced Statistics’ summer school. The summer school will be held in Boadilla del Monte, near Madrid, from June 19th to June 30th. This year’s edition comprises 12 week-long courses (15 lecture hours each), given during two weeks (six courses each week). Attendees may register in each course independently. No restrictions, besides those imposed by timetables, apply on the number or choice of courses.

Early registration is now *OPEN*. Extended information on course programmes, price, venue, accommodation and transport is available at the school’s website:

There is a 25% discount for members of Spanish AEPIA and SEIO societies.
Please, forward this information to your colleagues, students, and whoever you think may find it interesting.

  • Pedro Larrañaga
  • Concha Bielza
  • Bojan Mihaljević and Laura Gonzalez Veiga.

— School coordinators.

*** List of courses and brief description ***

* Week 1 (June 19th – June 23rd, 2023) *

1st session: 9:45-12:45
Course 1: Bayesian Networks (15 h)
Basics of Bayesian networks. Inference in Bayesian networks. Learning Bayesian networks from data. Real applications. Practical demonstration: R.

Course 2: Time Series(15 h)
Basic concepts in time series. Linear models for time series. Time series clustering. Practical demonstration: R.
2nd session: 13:45-16:45

Course 3: Supervised Classification (15 h)
Introduction. Assessing the performance of supervised classification algorithms. Preprocessing. Classification techniques. Combining multiple classifiers. Comparing supervised classification algorithms. Practical demonstration: python

.Course 4: Statistical Inference (15 h)
Introduction. Some basic statistical tests. Multiple testing. Introduction to bootstrap methods. Introduction to Robust Statistics. Practical demonstration: R.
3rd session: 17:00 – 20:00

Course 5: Neural Networks and Deep Learning (15 h)
Introduction. Learning algorithms. Learning in deep networks. Deep Learning for Images. Deep Learning for Text. Practical session: Jupyter notebooks in Python Anaconda with keras and tensorflow.

Course 6: Bayesian Inference (15 h)
Introduction: Bayesian basics. Conjugate models. MCMC and other simulation methods. Regression and Hierarchical models. Model selection. Practical demonstration: R and WinBugs.
Week 2 (June 26th – June 30th, 2023) *

1 st session: 9:45-12:45
Course 7: Feature Subset Selection (15 h)
Introduction. Filter approaches. Embedded methods. Wrapper methods. Additional topics. Practical session: R and python.

Course 8: Clustering (15 h)
Introduction to clustering. Data exploration and preparation. Prototype-based clustering. Density-based clustering. Graph-based clustering. Cluster evaluation. Miscellanea. Conclusions and final advice. Practical session: R.

2nd session: 13:45-16:45
Course 9: Gaussian Processes and Bayesian Optimization (15 h)
Introduction to Gaussian processes. Sparse Gaussian processes. Deep Gaussian processes. Introduction to Bayesian optimization. Bayesian optimization in complex scenarios. Practical demonstration: python using GPytorch and BOTorch.

Course 10: Explainable Machine Learning (15 h)
Introduction. Inherently interpretable models. Post-hoc interpretation of black box models. Basics of causal inference. Model-specific explanations: Bayesian networks. Other topics. Practical demonstration: R. 3rd session: 17:00-20:00

Course 11: Support Vector Machines and Regularized Learning (15 h)
Introduction. SVM models. SVM learning algorithms. Regularized learning. Convex optimization with proximal methods. Practical session: Python Anaconda with scikit-learn.

Course 12: Hidden Markov Models (15 h)
Introduction. Discrete Hidden Markov Models. Basic algorithms for Hidden Markov Models. Semicontinuous Hidden Markov Models. Continuous Hidden Markov Models. Unit selection and clustering. Speaker and Environment Adaptation for HMMs. Other applications of HMMs. Practical session: HTK.

RSS International Conference 2023
A very warm welcome our latest RSS Conference newsletter. I’m looking forward to welcoming you all to Harrogate in September – we’ve got an exciting programme lined up for the four days of the conference and the draft programme is now available. Harrogate is a lovely town too with some amazing tea rooms – what could be better than a week of statistics and cake?!
There’s still time to submit proposals for contributed talks – deadline is 5 April.
I’m also pleased to announce that Mihaela van der Schaar will be giving this year’s Significance lecture at the conference.  Mihaela is the director of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine.  Look out for further announcements on keynote speakers over the coming weeks.
A reminder that registration for the conference is open with the early booking discount available until 5 June.
Have a good spring (when the nice weather arrives!) – I’m writing this from Edinburgh and we seem to be have been spared the worst of the snow which hit the UK last week!
All the best,
Scott Heald, Honorary Officer Conference & Events
Grants and bursaries
The Society offers grants and bursaries to help fellows with the cost of attending conference. While primarily aimed at young statisticians, those returning from a career-break or parental leave, or those from countries classified ‘economically developing areas’ – all RSS fellows can apply.
Take up a sponsorship opportunity
The conference provides sponsors with the opportunity to connect with the broad statistical and data science community with a range of experience and expertise that attends each year. There are a range of promotional opportunities to help you share your products and services with attendees. Contact Paul Gentry to discuss your requirements.
Contribute a talk or poster
We welcome submissions on any topic relating to statistics, data science and the use of data – from talks on methodology and analytical techniques to case studies and practical applications. Contributed submissions can take the form of:
-Talks of 20 minutes (with questions)
-Rapid-fire talks of five minutes (no questions) with the option of a poster presentation
-Poster presentations Full information on submitting an abstract for RSS 2023 can be found on the conference website.
The International Workshop on Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamics and Applications

The International Workshop on Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamics and Applications, which is dedicated to the memory of professor María José Garrido-Atienza, will be held at the  Miguel Hernández University of Elche on March 23-24, 2023. 

This meeting is jointly organized by the Center of Operations Research (CIO), the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Informatics of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and the Department of Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis of the University of Seville. 

Full information:

Dates: March 23-24, 2023

Venue:  Center of Operations Research (CIO), Torretamarit building

Actividades del IMI (Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar) 16/03/2023 – 24/03/2023 

Seminario de Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada

Title: A Weierstrass extremal field theory for nonlocal elliptic functionals

Speaker: Juan C. Felipe Navarro (UCM)

Day: 16th of March, 2023

Hour: 13:00h

Place: Seminario Alberto Dou (Aula 209), Facultad de CC Matemáticas, UCM

Organized by: Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI) and Departamento de Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada


Título: Tratamiento ordinal de las escalas cualitativas: análisis, procedimientos y aplicaciones

Conferenciante: Raquel González del Pozo (UCM)

Día: 23 de Marzo, 2023

Hora: 12:50h

Lugar: Aula 237, Facultad de CC Económicas y Empresariales, UCM, Edificio 1

Organizado por: Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI) y el Departamento de Economía Financiera y Actuarial y Estadística

Seminario de Doctorandos

Título: Objetos libres en análisis funcional

Conferenciante: Enrique García Sánchez (ICMAT-UCM)

Día: 21 de Marzo de 2023

Hora: 16:30h

Lugar: Seminario Alberto Dou (Aula 209)

Organizado por: Red de Doctorandos en Matemáticas UCM con colaboración del Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI)

Seminario de Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada

Title: The geometry of unit ball of a Banach lattice, with applications to free lattices

Speaker: Timur Oikhberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Day: 23rd of March, 2023

Hour: 13:00h

Place: Seminario Alberto Dou (Aula 209), Facultad de CC Matemáticas, UCM

Organized by: Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI) and Departamento de Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada

Actividades DATAI
Próximo seminario DATAI – Miércoles, 29 de Marzo a las 13.00hEl miércoles, 29 de Marzo tendrá lugar el próximo seminario organizado por DATAI. Será presencial, en el Aula Siemens Gamesa a las 13.00h. Se retransmitirá, además, por zoom.
Acceso a zoom
JEDE 6: VI Congreso Científico de Jóvenes en Diseño de Experimentos y Ciencia de Datos
El Instituto de Ciencia de los Datos e Inteligencia Artificial (DATAI) de la Universidad de Navarra te invita a participar en el VI Congreso Científico de Jóvenes en Diseño de Experimentos y Ciencia de Datos (JEDE 6) que, junto con las III Jornadas Científicas de DATAI, se celebrará los días 5, 6 y 7 de junio de 2023 en Pamplona.
Existen becas para jóvenes para aquellos que no disponen de una vía alternativa de financiación.  Además, con el objetivo de incentivar la investigación en la etapa formativa, se convocan dos premios a las mejores comunicaciones orales presentadas por jóvenes en las sesiones del congreso, sobre la temática del Diseño Estadístico de Experimentos o la Ciencia de Datos.
El plazo para solicitar la beca y optar a los premios finaliza el 20 de marzo.
Fechas clave
: Plazo de solicitud Beca para estudiantes y/o envío de trabajos para optar a los Premios de jóvenes investigadores: hasta el 20 de marzo 2023
  Envío de abstracts: hasta el 30 de abril 2023 
 Inscripción: hasta el 15 de mayo de 2023
 Celebración del Congreso: 5, 6 y 7 de Junio de 2023
¡Anímate e inscríbete ya!
Más información.
Formulario de inscripción
Upcoming at LIDAM
  Louvain Finance Seminar Nabil Bouamara (LFIN)
Sequential Cauchy Combination Test for Multiple Testing Problems with Financial Applications
March 17 | 13:00 | Doyen 21
  ISBA Statistics Seminars Simone Maxand (Europa Universität Viadrina)
A (panel) SVAR for European carbon pricing
March 17 | 14:30 | ISBA C.115
  IRES Lunch Seminar Silvia Peracchi (University of Luxembourg)
The Migration Crisis in the Local News: Evidence from the French-Italian Border
March 21 | 12:45 | Dupriez D.144
  CORE Brown Bag Cristina Lafuente Martinez (CORE)
Hysteresis for the Young: Search Capital and Unemployment
March 22 | 12:50 | CORE C.035
  UCLouvain Economic Seminar Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics)
The incidence of affirmative action: Evidence from quotas in private schools in India
March 23 | 12:45 | Doyen 22
  Louvain Finance Seminar Nestor Parolya (Delft University)
Two is better than one: Regularized shrinkage of large minimum variance portfolios
March 24 | 13:00 | More 55
  ISBA Statistics Seminars Nicolas Verzelen (INRAE, Université de Montpellier)
Optimal Permutation Estimation in Crowd-Sourcing problems
March 24 | 14:30 | ISBA C.115
  Applied Statistics Workshops Sébastien Jodogne (UCLouvain)
L’apprentissage profond au bénéfice de l’imagerie médicale
March 31 | 14:30 | ISBA C.115

Conférence inaugurale
«La transparence des pensions complémentaires»
March 17, 2023 | 10:30-12:30 | Agora 12

International conference 28th March 2023
Is the International Monetary and Financial System fit for the Financing of the Ecological Transition?

Francesca Monti, Bernard Snoy et d’Oppuers, Christian Ghymers Hanot
March 28, 2023 | 09:30-18:00 | Louvain House

Rencontre de la Louvain House
Les maladies rares : comment mettre fin à l’odyssée ?
Olivier Devuyst, Sébastien Jodogne, Sandy Tubeuf
23 mars 2023 | 12:30-14:00 | Louvain House

Belgian Financial Research Forum 2023
April 20-21, 2023
National Bank of Brussels

SoFiE School
June 20-23, 2023
National Bank of Brussels
To participate, please submit your application to
Prof. Leonardo Iania ( by the 1st of April
March 27, 16.30 (CET) @ YOUNG Online Seminar Series Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization

On March 27, 16.30 (CET), three speakers will give a talk at the YOUNG Online Seminar Series Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization,  

Dr Farzaneh Pourahmadi 

Title: Data-driven Warm-start for Accelerating Short-term Scheduling 

Dr Brais González Rodríguez
Title: Learning for Spatial Branching: An Algorithm Selection Approach 

Jiachang Liu
Title: FasterRisk: Fast and Accurate Interpretable Risk Scores

Link to the talk:

Looking forward to e-seeing you there! 

The organizers of the Online Seminar Series Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization 

Emilio Carrizosa, IMUS-Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla 

Thomas Halskov, Copenhagen Business School 

Kseniia Kurishchenko, Copenhagen Business School 

Cristina Molero-Río, IMUS-Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla 

Jasone Ramírez-Ayerbe, IMUS-Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla 

Dolores Romero Morales, Copenhagen Business School 

Actividades del IMUS del 20 al 26 de marzo de 2023
-) FLUID CONVERSATIONS On the topology of the magnetic lines of solutions of MHD.
Fecha y hora: El 22 de marzo de 2023. A las 15:00h
Lugar: Seminario I (IMUS)
Autor/es: Renato Lucà
-) ANALYSIS AND PDE SEMINAR Solutions with moving singularities for nonlinear diffusion equations
Fecha y hora: El 22 de marzo de 2023. A las 15:00h
Lugar: ON LINE
Autor/es: Marek Fila
Otras Actividades de la US
-) DIVULGACIÓN Con el infinito no se juega
Fecha y hora: El 22 de marzo de 2023. A las 19:00h
Lugar: Bulebar Café
Autor/es: José Antonio Prado Bassas
CITMAga | Seminarios de Estatística e Investigacion Operativa (22/03/2023, 13:00) y (24/03/2023, 12:00)
  • El miércoles 22 de marzo de 2023,  se celebra el siguiente Seminario de Estadística e Investigación Operativa:

Título: «El modelo BerVAR para analizar eventos de sequia con dependencia espacial«Organizado polo CITMAga, en formato en liña.

Ponente: Carolina Euan (Lancaster University)

Resumen: Los eventos de sequia son cada vez mas frequentes y usualmente se observan en multiples regiones al mismo tiempo. En esta platica discutiremos el modelo BerVAR propuesto en Euan, C & Ying, S (2020). El objeto principal de estudio para este modelo son series de tiempo multivariadas binarias y el objetivo es proponer un modelo que describa las dependencias en el tiempo pero tambien relacionadas espacialmente. Se discutira las propiedades de este modelo y la metodologia para inferir los parametros. Tambien ilustraremos la aplicabilidad para estudiar eventos de sequia en el estado de Guanajuato, Mexico.

Fecha: Mércores 22 de marzo de 2023

Hora: 13:00

Lugar: En línea (MS Teams)

Más información: «El modelo BerVAR para analizar eventos de sequia con dependencia espacial« (preme aquí)

  • El viernes 24 de marzo de 2023,  se celebra el siguiente Seminario de Estadística e Investigación Operativa:

Título: «Hierarchical models via optimal transport: locating, partitioning, pricing«Organizado polo CITMAga, en formato en formato presencial.

Ponente: Lina Mallozzi (University of Naples “Federico II”)

Resumen: Optimal transport theory is widely used to solve problems in mathematics and different areas of the sciences. We formulate some problems in applied economics as two-stage schemes studied by using optimal transport tools. More precisely, two-stage optimization models corresponding to economic equilibrium problems are presented. A distribution of citizens in an urban area, where a given number of services must be located, is given. Citizens are partitioned in service regions such that each facility serves the costumer demand in one of the service regions.

At first, it is assumed that the demand is totally satisfied and in the spirit of a market survey, a social planner divides the market region into a set of service regions in order to minimize the total cost: the objective is to find the optimal location of the services in the urban area and the related costumers partition. Existence results are obtained by using optimal transport mass tools. Then, a bilevel formulation is considered related to an optimal monopoly pricing where customers have the option of not purchasing the good and the utility for purchasing the good at a given price may be random. In this case the problem is solved via partial transport mass theory

Fecha: Venres 24 de marzo de 2023

Hora: 12:00

Lugar:  Aula Seminario 7, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (UVigo)

Más información: «Hierarchical models via optimal transport: locating, partitioning, pricing« (preme aquí)


Apunte de la presidenta 30/05/2023

Buenos días, en la reunión de ayer del Consejo Ejecutivo y los Consejos Académicos de la SEIO aprobamos abrir un plazo para recibir muestras de interés para organizar el XLI Congreso Nacional de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, que deberá celebrarse en la primavera de 2025. El plazo estará abierto hasta el 28 de Junio, y […]

Apunte de la presidenta 23/05/2023

¡Ya han salido los vídeos ganadores de la fase nacional de la Competición Estadística Europea (ESC) que participarán en la fase europea de la ESC! El 5 de junio se publicarán los ganadores de la fase europea en Además, se han elegido los vídeos ganadores por votación del público: ¡Todos ellos son fantásticos! ¡Enhorabuena!