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The first international seminar on foundations of data science was held successfully in BIT

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Translator:News Agency of BIT Li Qiong

Editor: News Center of BIT Zhao Jie

  

  From July 3rd to July 5th, 2017, the first international seminar on foundations of data science was held successfully in central building 133 in BIT, co-organized by School of Mathematics and Statistics, Beijing key laboratory of analysis and application of mathematical characterization of complex information, and statistical science center of Peking University and Tsinghua University. The seminar aims to deepen the understanding and encourage the development of foundations of data science. Around 70 statistical experts and scholars attended the three-day seminar, from China, Hong Kong, the US, Netherlands, and Singapore.  

 

  In the opening ceremony addressed Professor Tian Yubin, co-chairman of organizing committee and dean of the school of Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor Huo Xiaoming from Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. They expressed their warm welcome to the teachers and students attending the seminar, and expected that the seminar could promote the development and communication of foundations of data science.

 

  Nine famous experts from home and abroad were invited to deliver a special report in the seminar. They were the academician of the US National Academy of Engineering Professor Jeff Wu from Georgia Institute of Technology, the academician of the US National Academy of Engineering Professor Yu bin from University of California, Berkeley, the former chairman of the international institute of Mathematical Statistics Professor Fan Jianqing from Princeton University, Professor Zuowei Shen from national university of Singapore, Professor Michael W. Mahoney from University of California, Berkeley, Professor Li Bin from Pennsylvania State University, Professor Yang Wang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Chen Songxi from Peking University, Professor Zhu Lixing from Hong Kong Baptist University. Besides, another 13 famous statistical scholars from home and abroad gave their speeches in the seminar.

 

  In a form of invited speech, many basic science problems of data science in various fields and their solutions were well discussed in the seminar, which resonated with the experts and showed young scholars the international frontier research and numerous unsolved problems of data science.  

 

  The success of the first international seminar on foundations of data science will promote the development of mathematics and statistics of BIT, and improve the international communication, cooperation and research quality of teachers and students of school of mathematics and statistics. The seminar was strongly supported by Office of International Affairs, Office of Development and Planning, and School of Management and Economics, and achieved a complete success.

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