Archive for the Netherlands

CHANCE on modern slavery

Posted in Books, Kids, Statistics with tags , , , , on December 23, 2017 by xi'an

Just to mention the latest issue of CHANCE dedicated to the statistical issues related with slavery, edited in collaboration with the Walk Free Foundation. (I remember discussing the possibility of such an issue at the CHANCE editors meeting at JSM, Boston. I also remember Bernard Silverman discussing the case as Senior Scientist to the UK Government.) Difficulties range from defining slavery, to estimating the number of slaves, for instance by capture-mark-recapture methods. to designing ways to protect against slavery. (A stunning figure is the estimated 180,000 slaves in Poland and 20,000 in The Netherlands…)

YES IX [Eurandom, 7-9 March 2018]

Posted in Kids with tags , , , on December 7, 2017 by xi'an

Just to relay an announcement for a workshop for young European statisticians (YES), that will take place at Eurandom, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from March 7 till March 9, with Quentin Berthet, David Dunson, and Jianquing Fan, as tutorial speakers. I actually attended one of these workshops a while ago (2009!), along with a postdoc at CREST, but have few memories of it. Except a wide spectrum of talks and a diverse audience. The theme is “Scalable Statistics: on Accuracy and Computational Complexity”.