Young researchers’ workshop on

Statistics, Learning and Variational Methods in Imaging


20-21 September 2012, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (UK)


We bring together young researchers with a variational background, statisticians and experts in learning theory to work on the following challenging topics:

- statistics of noise and its modelling

- modelling a-priori information

- learning the above from samples

- Bayesian and variational approaches
The workshop is setup as a combination of presentations from invited speakers and discussion rounds to drive an exchange between the participants from different research areas involved.


Christoph Brune (UCLA)

Masoumeh Dashti (University of Sussex)
Miguel Colom (ENS Cachan)

Klaus Frick (University of Göttingen)

Jörg Kappes (University of Heidelberg)

Pawan Kumar (Ecole Centrale Paris and INRIA-Saclay)

Sebastian Nowozin (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)

Stefano Pedemonte (UCL)

Richard Samworth (University of Cambridge)

Simon Setzer (Saarland University)

Ganesh Sundaramoorthi (KAUST)


Jan Lellmann and Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)

Programme: pdf


If you are interested to participate, please register at Registration not later than Friday, 31st of August 2012. For any queries please write an email to Loraine Knight Places are limited and organisers may have to prioritise places.

Accommodation: There is a limited number of rooms available in the B&B of Jesus College, Cambridge. Rooms can be booked at at a rate of 79 GBP per person. Please use the promotional code MW20/09 when booking.

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Acknowledgement: The meeting is supported by Award No. KUK-I1- 007-43, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).