START UP RESEARCH is a 2-day meeting where small research groups of young scholars, advised by senior researchers with a well-established experience in different areas of Statistics, will be asked to develop innovative methods and models to analyze a common dataset, with the goal of answering scientific questions arising from an applied problem.

New opportunities and scientific challenges are associated with the current big data era. New applications require the developments of novel and advanced methodologies for modeling and analyze the associated datasets. In this landscape, the new generations of researchers in Statistics play an important role for the modern Statistics and Data Science.

For these reasons, this scientific event aims at playing as a stimulator of research. The meeting represents a great opportunity for interaction, sharing ideas and promoting the discussion. As a result, methodological and applied contributions to the statistical literature will be expected following the workshop.

START UP RESEARCH is a satellite event of the ‘Statistical Conference on Statistics and Data Science: new challenges, new generations‘ that will be held in Florence on June 28-30, 2017.