HDDA - VII International Workshop on Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis


June 15 - 19, 2017 CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico.

The technical development is allowing scientist to collect data of increasingly unprecedented size and complexity. Many times this data consist in hundred and thousand observations across subjects (or units) generating massive high-dimensional datasets. Examples include epigenomic data, genomic data, proteomic data, high-resolution image data, high frequency financial data, functional and longitudinal data, and network data.This wealth of information has originated new problems (such as collinearity and high-dimensionality analysis) faced by new statistical development to solve problems such as variable selection, parameter estimation, clustering and prediction.


The purpose of this workshop is to foster the interaction of researcher in the area of high-dimensional data analysis and stimulate research.  It will provide a venue for participants to meet leading researches of this field in an intimate setting, providing maximal chance for interaction and discussion. The objectives include:


Highlighting and expanding the breadth of existing methods in high-dimensional data analysis and their potential for the advance of both mathematical and statistical sciences;

Identifying important directions for future research in the theory of regularization methods, in algorithmic development, and in methodology for different application areas;

Facilitating collaboration between theoretical and subject-area researchers; and

Providing opportunities for highly qualified personnel to meet and interact with leading researchers from countries around the world.


This workshop is the 7th in a sequence of workshops on the Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis that took place in:


      HDDA-I, Fields Institute, 2011

      HDDA-II, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, 2012

      HDDA-III, University of British Columbia, 2013

      HDDA-IV, Banff International Research Station, 2014

      HDDA-V, University of Victoria, 2015

      HDDA-VI, Fields Institute, 2016


The HDDA workshops are well established and have involved many of the most eminent researchers working in the area. This 7th installment is for the first time taking place in Mexico and expected to be as successful as it predecessors.


Invitation to organize mini-symposia

We welcome researchers who are interested in organizing mini-symposia on related topics. If you are interested in doing so, please contact the Scientific Committee. Chair, S. Ejaz Ahmed at seahmed12@gmail.com with the Topic and a mini-symposia abstract (50 words or less). If it is accepted, you will be a Scientific Program Committee Member.


Students Support

Shared accommodation at CIMAT’s hotel (CIMATEL) will be provided for up to 21 participants without travel support.


Scientific Committee

Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University

Yang Feng, Columbia University 

Yulia Gel, University of Texas at Dallas

Farouk Nathoo, University of Victoria


Local Committee

Leticia Ramírez-Ramírez, CIMAT 


Keynote Speakers


Confirmed Invited Speakers

Michael Daniels,  University of Texas at Austin

Carolina Euan, KAUST

Graciela González-Farías, CIMAT

Linglong Kong,  University of Alberta

Jorge Mateu Mahiques, Universitat Jaume I

George Michailidis, University of Michigan

Víctor Pérez-Abreu, CIMAT

Peter Song, University of Michigan

Matt Taddy, Microsoft Research

Gokhan Yildirim, Imperial College London 


Contributed sessions and poster sessions

The workshop will also feature Contributed talks and poster sessions.


More information: hdda-vii@cimat.mx