Two-day meeting of the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics October 25-26, 2016

Welcome to the fall 2016 two-day meeting hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University.


Tuesday October 25

14.00-14.05: Welcome to the Two-day Meeting
14.05-14.40: Søren Fiig Jarner, ATP, Copenhagen, What is a statistician doing at a pension fund ?
14.40-15.15:Rune Hjorth Nielsen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University, Applied statistics at the energy trading frontier

15.15-15.40: Coffee break

15.40-16.15: Niels Richard Hansen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Why AIC doesn't do what you think and what can be done about it
16.15-16.50: Anders Bredahl Kock, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Multiarmed Bandits and Optimal Dynamic Treatment allocation

16.50-17.00: Coffee break

17.00-17.35: Wagner Bonat, Laboratorio de Estatistica e Geoinformao, Universidade Federal do Parana, Multivariate Covariance Generalized Linear Models with applications in R

17.35: beers and soft drinks

19.00: dinner at Prinses Juliana

Wednesday October 26

9.15-9.50: Christophe Biscio, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University, The accumulated persistence function, a new useful summary statistic for topological information, with an application to spatial point processes
9.50-10.25: Ute Hahn, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Rank based envelopes, a tool for testing functional and high dimensional data

10.25-10.50: Coffee break

10.50-11.25: Guillermina Eslava Gomez, Department of Probability and Statistics, National University of Mexico, Discrete Discriminant analysis based on tree-structured graphical models
11.25-12.00: Mogens Bladt, Department of Probability and Statistics, National University of Mexico, Heavy tails via phase-type distributions: construction, applications and estimation

12.00: sandwiches and soft drinks


The meeting will take place in Auditorium C at Fibigerstræde 15, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg. The venue can easily be accessed by bus 2 leaving from the city centre every 10th minute and with a stop next to the venue.


Register by sending an email to Amra Ibrisevic ( and paying the conference fee. The conference regular fee is 500 DKK. The fee for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students is 50 DKK for members of DSTS (state membership number when registering) and 250 DKK otherwise. Please transfer the fee to

Reg. nr: 4368 Account nr: 9189629 Danske Bank
Prinsensgade 11
9000 Aalborg

(for international participants: IBAN nr: DK67300000091896 SWIFT CODE: DABADKKK)
Deadline for registration and payment is October 18, 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you in Aalborg,

Søren Højsgaard and Rasmus Waagepetersen.