Principal Lecturer: Yimin Xiao, MSU Foundation Professor

Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University

August 02-06, 2021, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we will have this CBMS conference as a hybrid meeting.


Conference Organizers

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Confirmed Invited Speakers

Conference Information

All talks will be held in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the UAH campus.

Local Information

 Principal Lecturer

Principal lecturer Professor Yimin Xiao is an MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of
Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University. He got his Ph.D. from the Ohio State
University in 1996. After taking post-doctoral positions at the University of Utah and Microsoft,
he became an assistant professor at Michigan State University in 2000 and moved through the ranks to Full Professor in 2005. He has been named MSU Foundation Professor at Michigan State University since July 2018. In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical
Statistics (IMS). His research has been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 1998, and he has served as a panelist for NSF and as a reviewer for proposals from ARO, NSA, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Professor Xiao is also actively engaged in other national and international professional activities.
He has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Statistics and Probability Letters since 2011, and as a
Managing Editor for Journal of Fractal Geometry since 2013, and as an editorial board member
for Illinois Journal of Mathematics and Science China Mathematics. He has served as an
organizer for invited paper or special sessions at numerous international and national conferences. In particular, as a PI (with co-PI V. Mandrekar), he organized an NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences entitled "Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations" at Michigan State University, August 19-23, 2013.

 Professor Xiao has delivered numerous talks at major international conferences, and taught short graduate courses related to his research at universities in Marburg (Germany, 2005), Wuhan (China, 2009), Braunschweig (Germany, 2010), Guangzhou (China, 2012, 2015), University of Science and Technology (China, 2014), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China, 2015), Northwestern University (U.S.A., 2016), and L'Universite de Lille (France, 2018). The formats of those short courses he delivered were quite similar to the series of lectures that he will present here. Most of all, Professor Xiao is widely known as a lecturer who conveys an unbounded and infectious enthusiasm for his subject of study.

Tentative Schedule




Notes on Logistics



Warning: We do not authorize any travel agency to take care of accommodations for the conference. Thank you.


 Charger Village Residence Hall

John Wright Drive
Located on the UAH campus, adjacent to the Shelby Center

 We have reserved a block of rooms at Charger Village Residence Hall at a rate of $25 per night for a single room with linens (with shared bathroom) or at a rate of $45 per night for a two bedroom suite with linens (with private bathroom). The cutoff date for reservation is June 30, 2021. Please email to make your reservation. 

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at Space & Rocket Center

      93 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
      Located 0.9 miles away from UAH campus
      256.430.9888, 800.325.0720

Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center

      5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama 35805

      Located 1.4 miles away from UAH campus





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