Workshop on Point Process Models



Friday, September 28, 2018
Stephen Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute

1:30 – 1:40 Opening Remarks

1:40 – 2:30 Jesper Møller, Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University
Determinantal Point Processes and their Usefulness in Spatial Statistics

2:30 – 3:20 Ali Shojaie, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Learning Connectivity Networks from High-Dimensional Point Processes

3:20 – 3:40 Break
MPHY Foyer

3:40 – 4:30 Patrick Brown, Statistics, University of Toronto
Aggregated Spatial Point Processes and the Root-Gaussian Cox Process

4:30 – 5:00 Matthias Katzfuss, TAMU Statistics
A Vecchia-Laplace Approximation for Generalized Gaussian Processes

5:30-7:30 Poster Session & Reception
Penrose Plaza, Mitchell Institute Foyer


Saturday, September 29, 2018
Stephen Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast (included)
MPHY Foyer

8:30 – 9:20 Rick Schoenberg,  UCLA Statistics
A Recursive Model for Infectious Diseases

9:20 – 10:10 Ji Meng Loh, Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Weighted PSVM for Inhomogeneous Spatial Point Processes

10:10 – 10:30 Break
MPHY Foyer

10:30 -11:20 Yongtao Guan, Management Science, University of Miami
A Bivariate Point Process Model with Application to Social Media User Content Generation

11:20 – 11:50 Matthew Heaton, Statistics, Brigham Young University
Assessing Complex Relationships among Dominant Tree Species Using Spatial Multivariate Bernoulli Models

11:50 – 1:00  Lunch (included)
Fisher Bowl, Room 453, Blocker Building

1:00 – 1:50 Alan Gelfand, Statistics, Duke University
Velocities for Processes in Continuous Space and Time

1:50 – 2:20 Huiyan Sang, TAMU Statistics
Spatial Homogeneity Pursuit of Regression Coefficients for Large Datasets

2:20 – 2:40 Break
MPHY Foyer

2:40 – 3:30 Dani Gamerman, Statistics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Bayesian Inference for Spatiotemporal Point Processes

3:30 – 4:20 W. John Braun, CANSSI-INCASS & PIMS-STATMOS Node
A Hierarchical Point Process Model for Storm Cells

4:20 – 4:50 Mikyoung Jun, TAMU Statistics
Global Multivariate Point Pattern Models for Rain Type

5:30-7:30 Dinner
Statesman II Ballroom, The George Hotel, 180 Century Ct, College Station



Non-TAMU Affiliates – $50 per person
TAMU Affiliates – No charge


Registration is Now Closed


Organizing Committee: Mikyoung Jun, Matthias Katzfuss and Huiyan Sang.

Event Coordinator: Elaine James





Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University

Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (IAMCS)

Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (STATMOS)

National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)





Thanks to everyone who helped make the workshop a success!!