Past Research Programs

2017 – 2018

Program on Quasi-Monte Carlo and High-Dimensional Sampling Methods for Applied Mathematics (QMC)

August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Program on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (CLIM)

August 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018


2016 – 2017

Program on Optimization (OPT)

August 8, 2016 – May 30, 2017

Program on Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO)

August 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017


2015 – 2016

Program on Challenges in Computational Neuroscience (CCNS)

August 1, 2015 – May 30, 2016

Program on Statistics and Applied Mathematics in Forensic Science (Forensics)

August 1, 2015 – May 30, 2016


2014 – 2015

Program on Bayesian Nonparametrics: Synergies between Statistics, Probability and Mathematics (BNP-SSPM)

June 29, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Program on Uncertainties in Computational Hemodynamics (UCH)

June 1, 2015 – June 3, 2015

Program on Beyond Bioinformatics: Statistical and Mathematical Challenges (Bioinformatics)

September 8, 2014 – June 3, 2015
The Bioinformatics program will be devoted to statistical and mathematical challenges arising in the analysis of genomic and related data with the goal of addressing relevant biological questions.

Program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology (ECOL)

August 18, 2014 – May 22, 2015
This program will bring together three groups of researchers – statisticians, mathematicians and theoretical ecologists – to study and develop the interactions among the different approaches to ecological modeling.


2013 – 2014

The International Surface Temperature Initiative

July 8, 2014 – July 16, 2014
This program will be held at NCAR in Boulder, CO.

Program on Low-dimensional Structure in High-dimensional Systems (LDHD)

August 1, 2013 – May 23, 2014
The LDHD program is devoted to the development of methodological, theoretical, and computational treatment of high-dimensional mathematical and statistical models.

Program on Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS)

August 1, 2013 – May 23, 2014
This SAMSI program will bring together statisticians, computational mathematicians and social scientists to develop new methodology and applications in the context of modern social science datasets.


2012 – 2013

Modern Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Kepler Data

June 10, 2013 – June 28, 2013
Three week mini research program.

Neuroimaging Data Analysis

June 4, 2013 – June 14, 2013

Computational Advertising

August 6, 2012 – August 17, 2012
Two-week summer program

Program on Statistical and Computational Methodology for Massive Datasets

August 1, 2012 – May 30, 2013
This year-long SAMSI program focused on fundamental methodological questions of statistics, mathematics and computer science posed by massive datasets, with applications to astronomy, high energy physics, and the environment.

Program on Data-Driven Decisions in Healthcare

August 1, 2012 – May 30, 2013
The program focused on issues of mathematical and statistical theory and methodology that must be addressed to improve evidence-based healthcare decision-making. It was diverse in terms of science and participants.


2011 – 2012

Program on Methodology of Uncertainty Quantification

September 1, 2011 – May 4, 2012

Program on Geosciences Applications of Uncertainty Quantification

September 21, 2011 – June 7, 2012

Semester-Long Programs

Program on Engineering of Uncertainty Quantification

September 19, 2011 – January 26, 2012

Program on Climate of Uncertainty Quantification

August 29, 2011 – January 19, 2012


2010 – 2011

Program on Analysis of Object Oriented Data

September 1, 2010 – July 11, 2011

Program on Complex Networks

August 29, 2010 – June 7, 2011


2009 – 2010

Program on Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change

September 1, 2009 – October 13, 2010

Program on Stochastic Dynamics

September 1, 2009 – November 19, 2010


2008 – 2009

Program on Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics

September 1, 2008 – June 20, 2009

Program on Sequential Monte Carlo Methods

September 1, 2008 – November 10, 2009


2007 – 2008

Program on Risk Analysis, Extreme Events and Decision Theory

September 1, 2007 – May 21, 2008

Program on Environmental Sensor Networks

January 1, 2008 – October 21, 2008


2006 – 2007

Program on the Development, Assessment and Utilization of Complex Computer Models

September 1, 2006 – May 16, 2007

Program on High Dimensional Inference and Random Matrices

September 1, 2006 – April 13, 2007


2005 – 2006

Spring Program on Astrostatistics

January 1, 2006 – July 31, 2006
Many of the research and educational activities were joint with the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State University.