Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Editors: Louis Lyons and Muge Karagoz Unel

Published by: Imperial College Press

Distributed by: World Scientific Publishing Co.

Invited Talks

Monday Sept 12th    
    9.20am   Welcome (Brian Foster)
    9.30am   Cox (Keynote address)
    10.35am   Lauritzen, Goodness of fit.
    11.20am   Holmes, Visualisation.
    2.00 - 6.00pm   Parallel contributed talks
Tuesday Sept 13th  
    9.00am   Cousins, Limits + nuisance params. Respondant: Reid
    9.55am   Cranmer, LHC searches
    11.00am   Linnemann+ Nichol, Software.
Wednesday Sept 14th  
    9.00am   Starck, Multiscale structure.
    9.50am   Szalay, Astrophysics + terabytes.
    11.10am   Friedman, Machine learning. Respondant: Prosper
    2.00pm - 6.30pm   Parallel contributed talks and Poster Session
Thursday Sept 15th   
    9.00am   Panel on statistics issues (questions) (discussion) (Cousins, Cox, Friedman and Silverman)
    10.50am   Clifford, Time series.  Respondant: Sathyaprakash
    11.45am   Titterington, Deconvolution.  Respondant: Cowan
    2.15pm   Johnston, Transit of Venus.  
    2.45pm   Concluding talks (Feldman, Jaffe, Reid)
    4.15pm   End of Conference


Parallel Contributed Talks

Monday PM

Sciama Lecture Theatre
2.00     Bissantz Regularized inversion methods and error bounds for general statistical inverse problems with application to density estimation of young massive cluster luminosities in the Antennae galaxies
2.25     Barlow     Asymmetric Errors
2.50     Demortier Bayesian Reference Analysis for Particle Physics
3.15     Le Diberder     Bayesian analysis at work: troublesome examples
4.10     Rolke Limits and Confidence Intervals in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters
4.35     Zech Maximum Likelihood Parameter Inference from Lowe Statistics Data and Monte Carlo Simulation
5.00     Catastini Bias-Free Estimation in Multicomponent Maximum Likelihood Fits with Component-Dependent Templates
5.25     Barlow     A note on Delta ln L = -1/2 errors

Fisher Room
2.00     Hill     Examining the balance between optimising an analysis for best limit setting and best discovery potential
2.25     Digel Application of a multidimensional wavelet denoising algorithm for the detention and characterization of astrophysical sources of Gamma rays.
2.50     Jin Higher Criticism Statistic: Optimality and Applications in Cosmology and Astronomy
3.15     Ianni Likelihood analysis and goodness-of-fit for low count-rate experiments
4.10     Trotta Cosmological applications of Bayesian model selection techniques
4.35     Yabsley Goodness-of-fit for sparse distributions in high energy physics.
5.00     Leach Expected principal component analysis of cosmic microwave background anisotropies
5.25     Nicholls     Fitting boundary value problems

Wednesday PM

Sciama Lecture Theatre
2.00     Bruckman     Least Squares Approach to the Alignment of the Generic High Precision Tracking System
2.25     Blobel A new fast track-fit algorithm based on broken lines
2.50     Block     Sifting data in the real world
3.15     Pivk/Le Diberder sPLot; a statistical tool to unfold data distributions (Talk given on behalf of M. Pivk)
4.10     Pia An update on the Goodness-of-Fit Statistical Toolkit
4.35     Kreshuk Statistics in ROOT
5.00     Verkerke The RooFit toolkit for data modeling
5.25     Paterno Easy Data Analysis using R

Fisher Room
2.25     Bhat Bayesian Neural Networks
2.50     Sarda Signal Enhancement Using Multivariate Classification Techniques and Physical Constraints
3.15     Gray     How to do Bayes-Optimal Classification with Massive Datasets: Large-Scale Quasar Discovery
4.10     Narksy Optimization of Signal Significance by Bagging Decision Trees
4.35     Roe     The Boosting Technique for Particle Physics
5.05    Zivko On consistent and calibrated inference about the parameters of sampling distributions

Room 501
2.00     Punzi Ordering Algorithms and Confidence Intervals in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters
2.25     Tegenfeldt/Conrad  Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals with Bayesian Treatment of Systematic Uncertainties
2.50     Heinrich     The Bayesian Approach to Setting Limits: What to Avoid
3.15     Demortier Generalized Frequentist Methods for Particle Physics
4.10     Raja     A General Theory of Goodness of Fit in Likelihood Fits
4.35     Gagunashvili Unfolding with system identification
5.00     Bityukov Statistically dual distributions in statistical inference.
5.25     Bonvicini     Most common likelihood principle


5.30 - 6.30 Poster Session

Alavi Random walks, a link between statistical, condensed matter, mathematical and particle Physics.
Bityukov Program for evaluation of the significance confidence intervals and limits by direct probabilities calculations.
Bityukov   The Bayesian effects in measurement of the asymmetry of Poisson flows.
Buckley CEDAR: Combined e-Science Data Analysis Resource
Chaturvedi   Restoration of Supersymmetry against arbitrary small quantum corrections using feedforward neural network
Gagunashvili x2 test for comparison of weighted and unweighted histograms
Linnemann   Statistical Software
Muenich/Hill   Confidence interval construction applied to an unfolding problem
Narsky   StatPatternRecongnition: A C++ Package for Statistical Analysis of High Energy Physics Data
Raja   Calculation of errors in fitted quantities in likelihood fits