2018 CRoNoS Summer Course on Functional Data Analysis
2nd CRoNoS Summer Course on Functional Data Analysis Organized and sponsored by CRoNoS

Dates: 31 August -2 September 2018 (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon)
Venue: Alexandru Ioan cuza University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania.
Organizers: Ana Colubi and Cristian Gatu on behalf of the CRoNoS COST Action.

1st edition: http://www.compstat2016.org/CRoNoS_SummerCourse.php

Fang Yao, University of Toronto, Canada.
Manuel Febrero, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Ana Maria Aguilera, University of Granada, Spain (short tutorial on Friday afternoon, in common with the COMPSTAT programme)
Frederic Ferraty, Toulouse Jean Jaures University, France will give a short tutorial on Friday morning during COMPSTAT 2018 open to the Summer Course participants

Registration (see details below)

Functional Data Analysis and related topics

Fang Yao, University of Toronto, Canada

Functional data analysis (FDA) has received substantial attention in recent years, with applications arising from various disciplines, such as engineering, public health, finance etc. In general, the FDA approaches focus on nonparametric underlying models that assume the data are observed from realizations of stochastic processes satisfying some regularity conditions. The estimation and inference procedures usually do not depend on just a finite number of parameters, which contrasts with parametric models, and exploit techniques such as smoothing methods, dimension reduction that allow data to speak for themselves. This tutorial will cover general ideas in functional data analysis, such as functional principal component analysis, basis representation models, functional linear regression as well as more flexible regression type models, and so on. Some basic computing and data analysis using R and/or Matlab will be also introduced.

Computational aspects on Functional Data Analysis

Manuel Febrero, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

This course reviews some of the main techniques in Functional Data Analysis focusing on its computational aspects. The course covers the following list of the topics: Representation, Simulation, Exploratory Data Analysis, Regression, Classification and Testing providing examples of use using the R-package fda.usc.

PhD students and Early Career Investigators (who have obtained their PhD degree in 2008 or after) from eligible COST countries* can apply for a limited number of grants to attend the Summer Course. The granted participants will be reimbursed up to 500 Euro for accommodation and travelling plus the standard registration fee.
  • In order to apply for the grants candidates should submit their CV by e-mail to cronos.cost@gmail.com.
  • Deadline for applications: 10th May 2018.
  • Granted candidates will be informed by e-mail after the deadline and must send their flight tickets and accommodation booking 7 days after the notification to cronos.cost@gmail.com to secure their grants. Otherwise, their grants will be revoked and assigned to other candidate.
  • The granted candidates must attend all the sessions of the Summer course and sign the attendance list in order to obtain their grants.
*Eligible COST countries: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Registration fees

Start Registration

The registration fee includes participation to all sessions of the Summer Course, material, coffee breaks and a welcome reception (pre-registration is mandatory). The registration also includes attendance to the CRoNoS Workshop on Functional Data Analysis

Early bird registration
until March 15th, 2018
Standard registration
until June 3rd, 2018
Late registration
until August 7th, 2018
Cash registration
after August 7th, 2018
CRoNoS Member 0€ 75€ 250€ 350€
Non-CRoNoS Member 195€ 225€ 300€ 350€
Social Events
Workshop and Summer Course Dinner (Saturday 1st of September 2018) 35€