Prof. Haavard Rue was an invited speaker at the Swiss Numerics Day 2019 meeting in May 2019 at USI Lugano, Switzerland. He contributed to this meeting with a talk about the role and importance of sparse matrices in statistics. He also collaborated with Prof Olaf Schenk, which is the brain behind the PARDISO sparse matrix library in R, and others.

Prof. Haavard Rue and Dr. Haakon Bakka presented a part of the
European Course in Advanced Statistics on Statistical Analysis for
Space-Time Data (ECAS2019), organized by the Portuguese Statistical
Society (SPE) and the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operational
Research (SEIO). The course took place in Lisbon, Portugal, on July

The Statistics Program at KAUST is proud to host the 2018 Workshop on Statistics and Data Science. This workshop gathers the leading experts on statistical data science to discuss the current needs, challenges and opportunities of modeling massive and high dimensional data, predicting complex biological and physical processes.