Probability & Statistics Group Heidelberg-Mannheim

Workshop on Highdimensional Statistics

Speakers and Titles

  • Alexandra Carpentier (Potsdam): Confidence sets for matrix completion
  • Martin Wahl (Berlin): Non-asymptotic upper bounds for the reconstruction error of PCA
  • Philippe Rigollet (Boston): The Statistical Seriation Problem
  • Yihong Wu (Urbana-Champaign): Polynomial approximation, moment matching and optimal estimation of the unseen
  • Ery Arias-Castro (San Diego): The Curse of Dimensionality in Two-Sample Goodness-of-fit Testing
  • Nicolas Verzelen (Montpellier): Detection and Feature Selection in Sparse Mixture Models
  • Arnak Dalalyan (Paris): Oracle inequalities for sparse learning and estimation
  • Wolfgang Polonik (Davis): Neighborhood selection with application to social networks
  • Alexandre Tsybakov (Paris): Sharp minimax and adaptive variable selection


Friday   Saturday  
10.00-10.35 Carpentier 9.30-10.30 Rigollet
10.40-11.45 Wahl 10.35-11.10 Tsybakov
11.15-11.45 coffee break 11.10-11.40 coffee break
11.45-12.45 Rigollet 11.40-12.40 Dalayan
12.50-13.25 Wu    
13.30-14.30 lunch break    
14.30-15.05 Castro    
15.10-15.45 Verzelen    
15.45-16.15 coffee break    
16.15-17.15 Dalayan    
17.20-17.55 Polonik    

Practical Information

Date: July 1st-July 2nd, 2016

Venue: Heidelberg University, Mathematikon

Conference Dinner

Friday, 18.30, Brauhaus Vetter


  • Jan Johannes (Heidelberg)
  • Valentin Konakov (Moscow)
  • Enno Mammen (Heidelberg)
  • Alexandre Tsybakov (Paris)