Prof. Isabelle BLOCH
Engineer-Ecoles des Mines de Paris (1986), PhD (1990), HDR (1995), is professor at Télécom ParisTech, CNRS LTCI, with the Image Processing and Understanding team, a group of 13 researchers. Her main topics are mathematical morphology, uncertainty theories, spatial reasoning, information fusion, structural models for object recognition in images, medical imaging. Her research projects involve collaborations with industrial, academic, as well as medical partners. She authored more than 140 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and advised or co-advised more than 50 PhDs.
Prof. Clémentine PRIEUR
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, antenne de Bretagne (1996), Agrégation Externe de Mathématiques (1999), PhD (2001), HDR (2006), is professor at Grenoble University, within the Jean Kuntzmann laboratory and AIRSEA (Mathematics and computing applied to oceanic and atmospheric flows) INRIA research team. She has been leading during 6 years (2010-2015) the GDR-MascotNum research group, a group of 400 researchers aiming at coordinating research efforts in the scientific area of stochastic methods for the analysis of numerical codes. Her main topics are uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, model reduction, multivariate risk analysis, non parametric estimation for dependent processes. She is the Laureat of the Blaise Pascal 2015 medal from the « Académie des Sciences » and the «Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles ». She authored more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and advised or co-advised numerous PhDs and postdocs.
Dr. Linda J. YOUNG
Dr. Linda J. YOUNG is Mathematical Statistician in Chief and Director in USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in Washington DC (USA). Prior to joining NASS, Dr. Young served on the faculties of Oklahoma State University, University of Nebraska, and the University of Florida. She has three books and more than 100 publications in over 50 different journals. Her recent research has focused on linking disparate data sets and the subsequent analysis of these data using spatial statistical methods. She has been the editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics. Dr. Young has served as President of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society, Vice-President of the American Statistical Association, Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, and member of the National Institute of Statistical Science’s Board of Directors.
Prof. Peter M. Atkinson, Laureat of the 2016 Peter Burrough medal
Professor Peter M. Atkinson is Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Lancaster. He is also Visiting Research Professor at Queen’s University Belfast and Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton. The main focus of Professor Atkinson’s research is remote sensing, geographical information science and spatial (and space-time) statistics applied to answer a range of science questions. He is particularly interested in spatial scaling and downscaling, space-time prediction and forecasting, and the concept of seasonality in relation to the biosphere and Earth systems. His subject-specific interests include spatial epidemiology with a focus on vector-borne disease systems, the impacts of climate changes on vegetation phenology and crop yield, and flooding and a range of other natural hazards including landsliding and near-Earth objects. Professor Atkinson has published 200 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, authored one book and edited eight books. In addition, he has published around 50 refereed book chapters, and edited nine journal special issues. He has organized several major international conferences including GeoComputation in 2003 and GeoENV in 2008.