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The Bocconi Summer School in Advanced Statistics and Probability
| 10/05/2018
The Bocconi Summer School in Advanced Statistics and Probability

The Bocconi Summer School in Advanced Statistics and Probability is offered by  Università Bocconi, Milan, and is hosted by the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies at Villa del Grumello, on the shores of the Lake of Como, usually in July.

The 2018 edition, on Graphical Models, will take place on July 9-20, 2018.

The aim of the Bocconi Summer School in Advanced Statistics and Probability is to establish a track of high level courses on advanced and cutting-edge topics in Statistics and Probability. The Summer School offers lectures delivered by internationally leading scholars on the specific designated topic, and supervised tutorials.

The School continues the tradition of the Summer Schools in Statistics and Probability that Università Bocconi had been organizing since the early ’90s, and held in Torgnon, Val d’Aosta, until 2008.

Directors
Prof. Sonia Petrone (Università Bocconi)
Prof. Pietro Muliere (Università Bocconi)



Program 

Graphical Models

Probabilistic graphical models yield a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains, involving large numbers of random variables that interact with each other. These representations rely on concepts from probability theory, graph algorithms, statistics, computer science and more. They are the basis for revolutionary methods in a wide variety of applications, such as medical diagnosis, image understanding, forensic genetics, speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning problems, and much more. The course will present the fundamental theory and methodology, illustrated with applications and case studies.

Instructors
Lectures
Steffen Lauritzen
(Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen);
Robin Evans 
(Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, UK);
Tutorials
Søren Wengel Mogensen
(Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen)

Format
Morning: 3 hours/day lectures
Afternoon: 2 hours/day supervised tutorials as well as individual and team work.

Seminars
The school will include two seminars on July 13 afternoon, by
Julia Mortera (Universita’ di Rome Tre): “Graphical Models in Forensic Science”,and  Fabio Corradi (Universita’ di Firenze): “On the Probability of Causation for Querying the Cause of an Effect, and its Fundamental Conditions”.

Moreover, there will be informal talks, or a poster session, where participants, upon previous request, may present their research. More detailed info to follow.

Room and board
Accommodation is included in the registration fee.
The students will be hosted at the
Guest House of Villa del Grumello  and at the Ostello Bello.
The organizing committee will take care of the reservation.
Working days’ lunches are included in the registration fees.

Attendance and final certificate
Full attendance of the activities of the summer school is mandatory for the participants.
An attendance certificate will be awarded by Università Bocconi, subject to a positive participation to the program.