26th Conference on Probability and Statistics

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 26th Conference on Probability and Statistics is organized by the AMS Committees on Probability and Statistics.

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Call for Papers

Papers for the 26th Conference on Probability and Statistics are solicited on the following:

  • Communicating probabilistic information and predictive skill
  • Documenting and forecasting climate change.
  • Ensemble and multi-model forecasting, including S2S
  • Extreme value analysis and prediction.
  • History of women in Prob/Stat and AI
  • Hybrid deep learning/statistical approaches
  • Methods of verification and evaluation of forecasts and their inter-comparison, including statistical significance, with a focus on high resolution applications and object based or process based methodologies
  • Physical interpretability in machine learning
  • Probabilistic Hydrometeorological Forecasting and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Probabilistic Observation-Based Cloud and Precipitation Properties for Weather and Climate
  • Probabilistic prediction and decision support, including ensemble and deterministic statistical post-processing.
  • Statistical Estimation Methods for Parameters of Observing and Assimilation Systems: Theory and Practice
  • The History and Impact of Operational Post-processing and Current Status
  • The history of the move from deterministic to probabilistic prediction

Student Award Opportunities

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Probability and Statistics will be awarding cash prizes for student oral presentations and posters at the 2020 Conference on Probability and Statistics, to be held 12-16 January, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Three awards will be presented for student oral presentations ($250 first place, $150 second place, $100 third place). 


To be eligible, students must have indicated their willingness to be considered for student competitions when submitting their abstracts, must be either undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at a university, and must be the lead author of and personally present their work. Students will be judged based on the quality, applicability, and creativity of their research, as well as the strength and clarity of the presentation of their results.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Elizabeth Satterfield ([email protected]), Andrew Geyer ([email protected]), Bill Campbell ([email protected]), Dan Hodyss ([email protected]), and Tara Jensen ([email protected]).