Scientific Program and Schedule

September 5, 2018

17.00-18.30     Registration

18.00-18.15     Opening

18.15-19.40     Talk Session 1
Robustness and regularization
Chair: Christian Hennig

  • Andrea Cerioli (Italy), Alessio Farcomeni, Marco Riani
    Wild adaptive trimming for robust estimation and cluster analysis
  • Roberto Di Mari, Roberto Rocci (Italy), Stefano Antonio Gattone
    Constrained maximum likelihood estimation of clusterwise linear regression models with unknown number of components
  • Francesca Greselin (Italy), Luis Angel García-Escudero, Agustin Mayo-Iscar
    Exploring robust fuzzy clustering on multivariate skew data

19.40-21.15     Welcome Cocktail

September 6, 2018

08.00-08.30     Registration

08.30-09.25     Keynote Lecture 1
Dimitris Karlis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Model Based Clustering through copulas for high dimensional data
Chair: Maurizio Vichi

09.25-10.20     Keynote Lecture 2
Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zürich, CH)
Heterogeneity in large-scale data: invariance, causality and novel robustness
Chair: Hajo Holzmann

10.20-10.50     Coffee Break

10.50-12.35     Talk Session 2
Supervised and unsupervised classification
Chair: Luis Angel García-Escudero

  • Michael Fop (University College Dublin, Ireland), Pierre-Alexandre Mattei, Thomas Brendan Murphy, Charles Bouveyron
    Unobserved classes and extra variables in high-dimensional discriminant analysis
  • Daniel R. Jeske (University of California Riverside, USA)
    Maximizing the usefulness of statistical classifiers for two populations
  • Christian Hennig (University College London, UK)
    A multivariate characterisation of some popular cluster analysis methods
  • Carlo Cavicchia, Maurizio Vichi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Giorgia Zaccaria
    Model-based double hierarchical parsimonious clustering

12.35-13.00     Lightning Talk Session 1
Chair: Keefe Murphy
  • Laura Anderlucci, Roberta Falcone (University of Bologna, Italy), Angela Montanari
    Supervised classification with matrix sketching
  • Christophe Biernacki, Alexandre Lourme (University of Bordeaux, France)
    Data Units as (Co-)Clustering Model Enlargement
  • Andrea Cappozzo (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Francesca Greselin, Thomas Brendan Murphy
    Robust adaptive eigenvalue decomposition discriminant analysis: supervised learning in presence of outliers, label noise and unobserved classes
  • Andrea Cerioli, Domenico Perrotta (European Commission, Joint Research Centre), Luis Angel García-Escudero, Agustin Mayo-Iscar, Francesca Torti
    A thinned trimmed CEM algorithm for robust clustering around regression lines
  • Przemysław Jaśko (Crakow University of Economics, Poland), Daniel Kosiorowski and Ewa Szlachtowska
    Critical discussions of selected robust clustering procedures and their applications in Economics
  • Volodymyr Melnykov, Yana Melnykov (The University of Alabama, USA), Xuwen Zhu
    Robust clustering in the presence of skewed data groups
  • Volodymyr Melnykov, Shuchismita Sarkar, Rong Zheng (Western Illinois University, USA)
    Gaussian mixture modeling and model-based clustering under measurement inconsistency

13.00-14.00     Lunch

14.00-14.55     Keynote Lecture 3
Julien Jacques (Université de Lyon, France)
Classification, clustering and co-clustering for ordinal data
Chair: Roberto Rocci

14.50-15.50     Keynote Lecture 4
Eustasio del Barrio (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Unifying Robust clustering aggregation based on optimal transportation
Chair: Elisabeth Gassiat

15.50-16.20     Coffee Break

16.20-17.45     Talk Session 3
Model-based clustering of complex data
Chair: Claire Gormley
  • Silvia D'Angelo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Michael Fop, Marco Alfò
    Clustering for multidimensional networks via infinite mixture models
  • Antonello Maruotti (Libera Università  Maria SS. Assunta, Italy), Antonio Punzo, Jan Bulla
    On modelling multivariate high-dimensional time series: a factorial hidden Markov model
  • Vincent Vandewalle (Université Lille 2, France)
    Model based clustering of spatial functional data

20.30     Workshop Dinner (bus leaving at 18.40)

September 7, 2018

8.45-10.10     Talk Session 4
Developments in modeling high-dimensional data
Chair: Paul D. McNicholas

  • Laura Anderlucci (University of Bologna, Italy), Francesca Fortunato, Angela Montanari
    High-dimensional clustering with Random Projections
  • Pietro Coretto (Università di Salerno, Italy)
    Robust patients sub-typing with noisy high-dimensional gene expression data
  • Keefe Murphy, Isobel Claire Gormley (University College Dublin, Ireland), Cinzia Viroli
    Infinite mixtures of infinite factor analysers

10.10-10.40     Lightning Talk Session 2
Chair: Salvatore Daniele Tomarchio
  • Stefano Barberis (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Salvatore Ingrassia, Giorgio Vittadini
    Generalized additive cluster weighted models
  • Alessandro Casa (Università di Padova, Italy), Luca Scrucca, Giovanna Menardi
    Averaging via stacking in model-based clustering
  • Nam-Hwui Kim (University of Waterloo, Canada), Ryan Browne
    Subspace clustering for the finite fixture of generalized hyperbolic distributions
  • Gertraud Malsiner-Walli (WU Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austria), Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter, Bettina Grün
    Learning the number of components and data clusters in Bayesian finite mixture models
  • Gildas Mazo (Université Paris-Saclay, France), Yaroslav Averyanov
    Constraining kernel estimators in semiparametric copula-based mixture models
  • Keefe Murphy (University College Dublin, Ireland), Thomas Brendan Murphy
    Gaussian parsimonious clustering models with covariates
  • Marta Nai Ruscone (LIUC Università Cattaneo, Italy), Thomas Brendan Murphy
    Model-based clustering with R-vine copulas

10.40-11.10     Coffee Break

11.10-12.05     Keynote Lecture 5
Cinzia Viroli (University of Bologna, Italy)
Deep Gaussian Mixture Models
Chair: Christophe Biernacki

12.05-13.00     Keynote Lecture 6
Nello Cristianini (University of Bristol, UK)
Things to keep in mind when designing Intelligent Algorithms
Chair: Angela Montanari

13.00-14.00     Lunch

14.00-15.25     Talk Session 5
Issues in hidden Markov models
Chair: Antonello Maruotti
  • Yohann De Castro, Sylvain Le Corff, Elisabeth Gassiat (Université Paris-Sud, France)
    Consistent estimation of the filtering and smoothing probabilities in non parametric hidden Markov models
  • Hajo Holzmann (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany), Anna Leister, Grigory Alexandrovich, Ann-Kristin Becker
    Time-dependent nonparametric latent variable modeling
  • Alessio Farcomeni (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Gordon Anderson, Maria Grazia Pittau, Roberto Zelli
    Time-specific clustering via rectangular latent Markov models, with an analysis of the well being of nations

15.25-15.45     Lightning Talk Session 3
Chair: Przemysław Jaśko
  • Leopoldo Catania (Aarhus University, Denmark), Roberto Di Mari, Paolo Santucci de Magistris
    The analysis of high frequency financial price changes
  • Majed El Helou, Rawan Chanouha (AUB, Beirut, Lebanon), Hazem Hajj
    Multi-resolution bagging for ensemble Classification
  • Mario Fordellone (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Maurizio Vichi
    Improving clustering assessment through supervised classification modeling
  • Shuchismita Sarkar (The University of Alabama, USA), Xuwen Zhu, Volodymyr Melnykov, Salvatore Ingrassia
    Parsimonious models in matrix data mixture modeling
  • Zdenek Sulc (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic), Beibei Juan, Mark de Rooij
    The Delta Machine: binary data classification
  • Salvatore Daniele Tomarchio (Università di Catania, Italy), Antonio Punzo
    Zero-and-one inflated mixtures for loss given default

15.45-16.45     Poster Session with Coffee Break

16.45-18.10     Talk Session 6
Recent developments in clustering of matrix data
Chair: Volodymyr Melnikov
  • Volodymyr Melnykov, Xuwen Zhu (University of Louisville, USA)
    Matrix transformation mixture modeling
  • Michael P.B. Gallaugher, Paul D. McNicholas (McMaster University, Canada)
    Mixtures of matrix variate bilinear Factor Analyzers
  • Shuchismita Sarkar, Volodymyr Melnykov (The University of Alabama, USA), Xuwen Zhu
    Model-based clustering of tensor data

18.10-18.15     Closing

18.15-19.45     Wine Session
South-East taste of wine: the Greek soul of Sicily

Chair: Mariella Ferrara

Wineries (thanks for the contributions) and wines:
    Curto Eloro DOC (Nero d’Avola)
    Curto e?? Eloro DOC - (Rosato from Nero d’Avola)

    Frappato I.G.P. Terre Siciliane (Frappato)
    Il Grillo di Santa Tresa Vino Spumante Brut (Grillo)
    Nivuro I.G.P. Terre Siciliane (Nero d’Avola, Perricone)

    Pretiosa I.G.P. Terre Siciliane (Albanello)
    Drus I.G.P. Terre Siciliane (Nero D'Avola)

    Manene Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
    Mandragola Vittoria DOC (Frappato)

    Cyane Moscato di Siracusa DOC (Moscato)
    Re Federico DOC Sicilia (Nero D'Avola)

    Mizzica Moscato di Noto DOP
    San Basilio I.G.P. Terre Siciliane (Nero d’Avola)