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13th July 2009, The Open University, Milton Keynes

The aim of this workshop is to bring together people interested in either or both of Geometric and Algebraic Statistics to share enthusiasms and, potentially, develop synergies.


10.15 Registration opens

10.30 Coffee and pastries

10.55 Opening remarks

11.00 Frank Critchley (Open University) Emerging Geometries for Statistical Science: An Introduction - for talk click here

11.20 Paul Marriott (Waterloo) Sensitivity Analysis for Statistical Science: Embedding in the Space of Distributions - for talk click here

11.40 John Copas (Warwick) Lack of fit and model choice - for talk click here

12.00 Henry Wynn (London School of Economics) Algebraic structures in statistical models - for talk click here

12.20 Giovanni Pistone (Turin) Three examples of applications: Combinatorial Optimization, Kriging in Computer Experiments and -exponential models - for talk click here

12.40 Lunch

14.10 Karim Anaya-Izquierdo (Open University) Sensitivity Analysis for Statistical Science: Constructing the Perturbation Space - for talk click here

14.30 Matt Parry (Cambridge) Local scoring rules - for talk click here

14.50 Peter Jupp (St Andrews) An intrinsic van Trees inequality - for talk click here

15.10 Shinto Eguchi (Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo) Maximizing t-values for all functions of a feature vector - for talk click here

15.30 Tea and biscuits

16.00 Roundtable discussion - including contributions from Phil Dawid (Cambridge) for talk click here, Pia Larsen (University of Southern Denmark), Eva Riccomagno (Warwick) and Paul Vos (East Carolina) for talk click here

17.00 Workshop closes


Posters will be displayed throughout the day: if you would like to present a poster, please let us know by 3rd July.


Registration costs £25 and includes refreshments and lunch. To register, please complete the registration form.


The conference will be held on the OU campus at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, follow signs to Christodoulou Meeting Room 11.

Travel information

For general information on how to find the OU campus in Milton Keynes and a campus map, please see the OU's travel information web page.

There are buses which run between Milton Keynes Central railway station and the Open University (the shuttle bus which runs at peak times costs only £1) - bus timetables.

A taxi to the OU from Milton Keynes Central railway station costs around £10.

If driving, the best car park to use is East Parking, which is opposite the Berrill Building near the Main (East) Entrance to campus. (There is also an overflow car park at the back of East Parking if it is full.)