Keynote Speakers

2nd International Conference on Statistics: Theory and Applications (ICSTA’20)



Please see the Keynote Speakers for the 2nd International Conference on Statistics: Theory and Applications (ICSTA'20) listed below:



Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi

Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi
Texas A&M University, USA
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Dr. Hosam M. Mahmoud

Dr. Hosam M. Mahmoud
George Washington University, USA
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Dr. Dirk Husmeier

Dr. Dirk Husmeier
University of Glasgow, UK
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Dirk Husmeier holds a Chair of Statistics at the University of Glasgow. He has made contributions to a wide range of scientific disciplines, including statistical physics (University of Bochum, Germany), neural computation (King’s College London), machine learning (Imperial College London), bioinformatics and systems biology (Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland), statistical methodology, ecology and cell and soft tissue biology (University of Glasgow). This is evidenced by over 130 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings, the publication of two books (on Neural Computation and Bioinformatics), and the successful supervision of 14 former postgraduate students and 8 former postdoctoral research assistants (currently supervising 8 PhD students and 1 postdoc). DH’s international recognition is evidenced by the fact that he has been invited to serve on the programme committees of 16 international workshops and conferences, he is a member of the editorial boards of three journals (Statistics and Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology), and he served as an associate editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics) from 2014 to 2018 (editorial board membership is restricted to 4 years for this journal). DH was appointed as external examiner for the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Cambridge from 2013 to 2016 (Programme: MPhil in Computational Biology), and by the National University of Galway from January to June 2018 to act as reviewer for their research assessment exercise. DH was a member of the senior management group of Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS, a research institute associated with the Hutton Institute), from 2004 to 2008, he was a member of the management group of the BBSRC-funded Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh, 2004-2008, and he is currently a member of the local executive committee of SoftMech, the EPSRC-funded Centre for Soft Tissue Mechanics (since 2015). DH is currently holding a sabbatical research grant awarded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1 July 2019—30 June 2020).

Topic of Keynote: Computationally efficient parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification in complex physiological systems


Dr. Christopher Franck

Dr. Christopher Franck
Virginia Tech, USA
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Dr. Min-ge Xie

Dr. Min-ge Xie
Rutgers University, USA
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