Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific events organisation

Member of the organizing commitees
  • IEEE DSAA 2015, IEEE international conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, http://dsaa2015.lip6.fr/ , in Paris, Oct. 19-21, 2015. F. Forbes was member of the scientific committee and organized with W. Buntine a special session on "Trends and controversies" . 150 participants. 81 accepted papers. Acceptance ratio 29%.

  • Stéphane Girard was co-chair of the Astrostatistics summer school dedicated to “Classification & Clustering” held in Les Houches, http://stat4astro2015.sciencesconf.org/ .

  • 2nd conference of the SFRMBM society (Société Francaise de Résonance Magnétique en Biologie et Médecine), http://sfrmbm2015.sciencesconf.org/ , March 18-20, 2015, Grenoble. F. Forbes was a member of the organizing committee. 200 participants. 140 submissions. Approximate funding: 80 keuros.

  • Stéphane Girard was a member of the organizing committees of “4èmes rencontres R” http://r2015-grenoble.sciencesconf.org/ and of the 6th workshop Statlearn "Challenging problems in Statistical Learning", both held in Grenoble.

  • INRA AIGM network day in Grenoble June 30, 2015. F. Forbes was program co-chair with N. Peyrard. 20 participants. Approximate funding: 1 keuros. AIGM events web site: https://carlit.toulouse.inra.fr/AIGM/events.html .

Scientific events selection

Member of the conference program commitees
  • Stéphane Girard was a member of the conference program committee of the "Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Sciences conference organized by the AIMS (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), Mbour, Sénégal.


In 2015, F. Forbes has been reviewer for NIPS 2015 and GRETSI 2015.


Member of the editorial boards
  • Stéphane Girard is Associate Editor of the Statistics and Computing journal since 2012. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Dependence Modelling journal since december 2014.

  • F. Forbes is Associate Editor of the journal Frontiers in ICT: Computer Image Analysis since its creation in Sept. 2014. Computer Image Analysis is a new specialty section in the community-run openaccess journal Frontiers in ICT. This section is led by Specialty Chief Editors Drs Christian Barillot and Patrick Bouthemy.

Reviewer - Reviewing activities

In 2015, S. Girard has been a reviewer for Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Extremes and Journal of Statistical Software.

In 2015, F. Forbes has been reviewer for Statistics and Computing, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis journals, IEEE trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE trans. on Image Processing journals.

Invited talks

Stéphane Girard was invited to give a talk at the SMAI Conference [32] and at the Extreme Value Analysis conference [33] .

F. Forbes was invited to give a talk at the Working Group on Model-Based Clustering Summer Session, in Seattle, USA, July 19-25, 2015, http://mathsci.ucd.ie/~brendan/wgmbc2015.html . Title: High dimensional regression with Gaussian mixtures and partially latent response variables. 30 participants.

F. Forbes was invited to give a talk at the CHUV/SIEMENS workshop on Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for neuroradiology, in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29, 2015. Title: Automatic brain lesion segmentation: methodological challenges. 20 participants.

F. Forbes and S. Girard gave a tutorial at the Astrostatistics School in Les Houches in Oct. 2015, http://stat4astro2015.sciencesconf.org/ .

Leadership within the scientific community

Stéphane Girard is at the head of the associate team (Statistical Inference for the Management of Extreme Risks and Global Epidemiology) created in 2015 between Mistis and LERSTAD (Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Sénégal). The team is part of the LIRIMA (Laboratoire International de Recherche en Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées), http://mistis.inrialpes.fr/simerge/ .

Scientific expertise

  • Stéphane Girard was in charge of evaluating PEPS research projects (projets exploratoires premier soutien) for the CNRS and MITACS projects from Québec, Canada.

  • F. Forbes is a member of the ERCIM working group on Mixture models.

Research administration

  • Stéphane Girard is at the head of the Probability and Statistics department of the LJK (Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann) since september 2012.

  • Grenoble Pole Cognition. F. Forbes is representing Inria and LJK in the pole.

  • PRIMES Labex, Lyon. F. Forbes is a member of the strategic committee. F. Forbes is representing Inria.

  • F. Forbes was elected in 2010 and is since then a member of the bureau of the “Statistics and Images” group in the Société Française de Statistique (SFdS), http://www.sfds.asso.fr/318-Actualites_du_groupe_Statistique_et_Images . The group is made of 5 persons. F. Forbes is vice-president.