Mathematical Statistics and Learning 

2-5 June, 2020 : Barcelona

The meeting aims to bring together leading experts from diverse areas of mathematical statistics and machine learning who are interested in the mathematical foundations of our fields. The common theme of the meeting is modelling and statistical analysis of data from large complex systems, which leads to high-dimensional and structured problems.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Ciutadella Campus

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27


Location and Timing


Gábor Lugosi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & ICREA & Barcelona GSE)

Gergely Neu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Caroline Uhler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Piotr Zwiernik (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Barcelona GSE)


We almost reached our capacity and so the registration is put on hold. To attend our meeting, sign-up for the waiting list. We will contact you as soon as possible.




Registration fee: 100 EUR

Cancellation policy: Registrations may be cancelled upon written notification sent to the local organisers, by email to You will receive a confirmation of cancellation by way of reply. Cancellations received before or on 1 April 2020 will be fully refunded, less a €10 cancellation fee. For cancellations received after 1 April 2020 and before or on 1 May 2020, 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded, less a €10 cancellation fee. Any cancellations received after 1 May 2020 will be non-refundable. All refunds will be processed post conference.​

Call for posters

We invite all poster contributions. Simply let us know when you register that you wanted to present a poster.

The poster session is on Wednesday together with the conference banquet.


The meeting will take place in the Ciutadella Campus of UPF (room 40.154), which is less than 10 minutes walk from Barceloneta beach and from the picturesque El Born neighbourhood. Practical information about getting to the university can be found here.

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Some news


  • On the current coronavirus situation: The situation is very dynamic and we will not make any final decisions until May 1st. In case the meeting needs to be canceled we will be fully reimbursing the conference fee (less the transaction costs).

  • A travel agency that collaborates with Barcelona GSE can offer some fixed price rooms for our participants. Please see the attached form.

  • The conference dinner will be organised on Thursday June 4, in La Pomarada.


Rémi Bardenet    (CNRS)

Peter Bartlett    (U. of California, Berkeley)

Heather Battey    (Imperial College London)

Mikhail Belkin    (Ohio State University)

Anna Ben-Hamou    (Sorbonne Université)

Alexandra Carpentier (Magdeburg)

Venkat Chandrasekaran    (Caltech)

Mathias Drton    (TU Munich)

Frederick Eberhardt    (Caltech)

Jianqing Fan    (Princeton)

Daniel Hsu    (Columbia)

Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira    (IMPA)

Michael Jordan    (U. of California, Berkeley)

Samory Kpotufe    (Columbia)

Special morning lectures

Invited speakers

Steffen Lauritzen    (U. of Copenhagen)

Shahar Mendelson   (Australian National University)

Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard)

Nicole Mücke    (U. of Stuttgart)

Sach Mukherjee    (DZNE)

Aaditya Ramdas    (Carnegie Mellon)

Karl Rohe    (U. of Wisconsin, Madison)

Lorenzo Rosasco    (U. of Genoa)

Csaba Szepesvári    (U. of Alberta)

Mandy Wang    (Princeton)

Andre Wibisono    (Georgia Tech)

Fanny Yang    (ETH Zurich)

Ming Yuan    (Columbia)