The 29th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, NORDSTAT 2023, was held during a week in June, hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. With nearly 300 participants, it was the largest conference organised by the department in several years.

Picture from the auditorium

The Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics (NORDSTAT) is a biannual conference, and an important meeting place for mathematical statisticians from the Nordic countries and other parts of the world.

Almost 300 persons gathered in Gothenburg to participate in Nordstat 2023, and take the opportunity to engage in discussions, network with colleagues, and meet new collaboration partners. The attendance of this year's conference was unusually high compared to previous occasions, and as usual, it featured plenary lectures, several parallel sessions, and a poster exhibition.

Umberto Picchini was responsible for the local organization, and for him the highlight was to see so many people coming to Gothenburg to meet and discuss science, in a relaxed atmosphere.

"The organizing committee received praise during the week for both the organization and the programme, and for that, we of course also thank the Scientific committee. We had a wide selection for the participants with 18 invited sessions and 30 contributed sessions, totaling 180 presentations and also 40 posters on exhibition."

Picture of Peter Diggle during his presentation.
Peter Diggle

From the programme

During the week, five keynote lectures were held, and on the final day, Peter Diggle spoke on the topic "Using model-based geostatistical methods to support neglected tropical disease control programs." This presentation also served as the Swedish Statistical Society lecture of the year.

Among the topics covered in the parallel sessions were functional data analysis, extreme values, multivariate statistics, random matrices, and probabilistic machine learning and AI. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Poster session

Picture from the poster mingle

Among approximately 40 presented posters, Marina Axelson-Fisk and Mattias Villani, chair of the Scientific Committee, selected five winners without ranking them in any particular order: Kasper Bågmark, Helga Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Axel Ringh, Hao Chi Kiang and Elizabeth Baker.

Picture from the price ceremony of the poster competition
Four of the five winners in the poster competition, Axel Ringh, Helga Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Kasper Bågmark and Hao Chi Kiang.


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