Functional Data Analysis: Future Directions (10w5027)


(Simon Fraser University)

Jason Nielsen (Carleton University)

(McGill University)

Fang Yao (University of Toronto)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Functional Data Analysis: Future Directions" workshop from May 2 to 7, 2010.

Functional data analysis concerns data distributed over time, space and other continuous variables, as well as models that use curves, surfaces and other smooth structures. The methodology already developed in this field has proven useful in a wide range of fields in engineering, medicine, and the natural and social sciences. After a decade of rapid progress, the time has come to take stock, and to map out future priorities. This workshop brings together the leaders in this field, representatives of related areas, and promising young researchers.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).