Synthesis of Statistics, Data Mining and Environmental Sciences in Pursuit of Knowledge Discovery (17w5076)


Leticia Ramírez Ramírez (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas)

Yulia Gel (University of Texas at Dallas)

(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Big Data Tsunami at the Interface of Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Beyond" workshop from October 29th to November 3rd, 2017.

The rampant growth of digital technologies and information storage have revolutionized the volume, velocity and variety of collected information, leading to the so-called “Big Data” paradigm. This in turn dramatically alters the way in which scientists sense and analyze the available information and creates an ever-increasing interest in the Big Data phenomenon virtually everywhere, from climate research to omics studies to business analytics.

The opportunities to exploit this vast wealth of information are amplified when introducing innovative models and methods from across disciplines. Our main goal is to bring together a productive mixture of various modern and yet relatively scarcely investigated perspectives on modeling and fusing massive multi-source multi-scale data and to encourage debate, which in turn will lead to cross-fertilization of ideas and enhancing cohesion between researchers from statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, social sciences, geography, ecology, hydrology and other environmental disciplines

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff 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). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.