22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2021)


 Depts. of Psychology and Sociology

September 06–10, 2021, Athens (online), Greece

The 22nd European Young Statisticians Meeting was held during September 06–10, 2021 virtually in Athens, Greece. The European Young Statisticians Meetings (EYSM) is a series of conferences that is organised by and for young European statisticians. The EYSM are held every two years under the auspices of the European Regional Committee (ERC) of the Bernoulli Society. Previous meetings have been held in Serbia (2019), Sweden (2017), Czech Republic (2015), Croatia (2013), Portugal (2011), Romania (2009), Spain (2007), Hungary (2005), Switzerland (2003), Slovakia (2001), France (1999), Poland (1997), Netherlands (1995), Lithuania (1993), Germany (1991), Czech Republic (1989), Denmark (1987), Bulgaria (1985), Belgium (1983), Italy (1981), and Great Britain (1978). This year’s was hosted for the first time in Greece, by the Depts. of Psychology and Sociology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, with co-organizers the Athens University of Economics and Business (Department of Statistics) and the University of the Aegean (Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics).

The aim of the meeting is to provide a scientific forum for the next generation of European researchers in probability theory and statistics. It represents an excellent opportunity to promote new collaborations and international cooperation. Participants are less than 30 years old or have 2 to 8 years of research experience, and are invited on the basis of their scientific achievements, in a uniformly distributed way in Europe (at most 2 participants per country). The International Organizing Committee (IOC) is responsible for their selection. There were 32 European countries participating at the 22nd EYSM. Following the tradition of EYSM, there were no parallel sessions, and 57 invited young scientists gave 20-minutes lectures. The lectures of invited young scientists were divided into 15 sessions (3 sessions per day), 12 of them having 4 lectures, and 3 of them 3 lectures each. Sessions were set in such manner that lectures inside one session belong roughly to the same research area, or at least have something in common. The topics presented include, but are not limited to: applied statistics in biology, medicine, etc., Bayesian inference, change-point detection, characterizations of probability distributions, extreme and record value theory, functional statistics, goodness-of-fit testing, high-dimensional statistics, MCMC methods, regression models, robust estimation, spatial statistics, stochastic processes, survival analysis, and time series analysis, among others.

Moreover, 5 eminent scientists from the field of mathematical statistics and probability gave 60-minutes keynote lectures. Christian H. Weiss (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany) delivered a lecture titled On Approaches for Monitoring Categorical Event Series; Ingrid Van Keilegom (KU Leuven, Belgium) a lecture titled On a Semiparametric Estimation Method for AFT Mixture Cure Models; Markos V. Koutras (University of Piraeus, Greece) a lecture on Distributions of statistics related to random samples of random size and pattern occurrences: theory and applications; Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) a lecture on Efficient Likelihood-Based Inference for the Generalized Pareto Distribution; Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) a lecture on From here to infinity – bridging finite and Bayesian nonparametric mixture models in model-based clustering.

There were many memorable talks, and participants remarked on the high quality of the science and the stimulating discussions they encountered. The meeting ran very smoothly and succeeded to bring together young researchers across Europe, both probabilists and statisticians, and give each group an opportunity to learn what is current in the other’s discipline. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) would like to thank the ERC of the Bernoulli Society for the opportunity given to organize this lovely event. The LOC is also thankful to the members of the IOC for selecting prominent young scientists to attend this conference, as well as to the reviewers of the papers published in the Conference Proceedings. The help of the administrative staff of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences is very much appreciated, and a special thanks goes to the Sponsors for their assistance. Last, but not least, the LOC would like to thank all Keynote Speakers and Young Participants for providing an excellent scientific program, and great vibes that made this event special, providing invited young scientists the opportunity to present their recent research results, exchange experience, gain new knowledge and establish contacts, in the hope that this event will be a driving force for their future academic achievements.

More information about the Conference, such as the Scientific Program, the Presentations, the Book of Abstracts, and the Conference Proceedings, can be found at the Conference website

https://www.eysm2021.panteion.gr .


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Christina Parpoula, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Psychology, Panteion University

Fotios S. Milienos, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sociology, Panteion University

Athanasios Rakitzis, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics, University of the Aegean

Andreas Makridis, Postdoc, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics, University of the Aegean

Panagiotis Papastamoulis, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business