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IIT Today released a story about the 2016 Mathematical Research Communities' Network Models Working Group.

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SI(AG)^2 Jesus De Loera, Despina Stasi, and I organized a Minisymposium on Random Commutative Algebra at the 2017 SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry (SI(AG)^2) Conference in Atlanta, August 2017. [Session schedule.]
*Networks@iit2017 Alessandro Rinaldo (Carnegie Mellon statistics) and I organized a Workshop on Algebraic Statistics for Network Modeling at IIT. The workshop, which took place in Chicago on May 8-11, 2017, honored the legacy that Steve Fienberg left on the field of algebraic statistics for networks. Participation is by invitation only.
Networks at IIT May 2017: working group Participants: Elizabeth Gross (San Jose State), Vishesh Karwa (Harvard), Nicolas Kim (Carnegie Mellon-student), Debdeep Pati (Florida State / Texas A&M), Sonja Petrovic (IIT), Mateja Raic (UIC-student), Alessandro Rinaldo (Carnegie Mellon), William Schwartz (IIT-student), Despina Stasi (IIT), Nanwei Wang (Carnegie Mellon), Dane Wilburne (IIT-student).
*JSM2016 IMS Topic-Contributed Paper Session: Algebraic and geometric methods in inference - two decades of algebraic statistics, at JSM 2016, July 30 - August 4, 2016, Chicago.
Organizers: Caroline Uhler and Sonja Petrovic
Speakers: ​Venkat Chandrasekaran (Cal Tech), Elizabeth Gross (San Jose State), Elina Robeva (Berkeley / MIT), Henry Wynn (London School of Economics). Discussant: Steffen Lauritzen (University of Copenhagen).
*MRC2016 The American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Research Communities program in 2016 included an MRC on Algebraic Statistics, June 12 – 18, 2016, Snowbird, Utah. MRC everyone There were 5 research groups, including the one on network modeling that I led. MRC NMWG

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*SRC2016 IIT hosted the 2016 Spring Research Conference, May 25-27, 2016.
SRC is an annual conference sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). SRC2016 participants
*AMS Jointly with Despina Stasi, organized a Special Session on Algebraic statistics and its interactions with combinatorics, computation, and network science at the Fall AMS Central Section Meeting, Loyola Universtiy Chicago, October 3-4, 2015.
*ISI2015 Together with Caroline Uhler, I organized a Special Topic Session on Algebraic Statistics at the 2015 World Statistics Congress in Rio De Janeiro, July 2015.
*ASiit2014 Algebraic Statistics conference at IIT, Chicago, May 18-22 2014.
Co-sponsored by IIT College of Science, Packard Foundation, and NSF.

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*AS2012 Algebraic Statistics in the Alleghenies: Conference and Workshop at Penn State, June 9-15, 2012.
Co-sponsored by Penn State Eberly College of Science and NSF.
*M2@IMA A Macaulay2 workshop, coorganized with Anton Leykin, July 25-29, 2011.
*AMS Special Session on Advances in Algebraic Statistics, at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Lexington, KY, March 27-28, 2010. Co-organized with Ruriko Yoshida.
*JMM Joint Mathematics Meetnings: Co-organized the Special session on Computational Algebra and Convexity. Washington DC, January 5-8, 2009