Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. S. Joseph Antony
University of Leeds, UK

Assist. Prof. Paola Lecca
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Dr. Chris G. Antonopoulos
University of Essex, UK



Previous Keynote Speakers

ASA Fellow, Prof. Ding-Geng Chen
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

Professor (Din) Ding-Geng Chen is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute (ISI). He is currently the executive director and professor in biostatistics at the College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, USA. He is also the South Africa Research Chair Initiatives (SARChI) Tier-1 research chair in biostatistics established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Research Foundation (NRF), and South Africa Medical Research Council (SAMRC), to lead the research, development and capacity building in biostatistics across Africa, an extraordinary professor at the Department of Statistics, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and an honorary professor at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Professor Chen served as a distinguished professor in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a biostatistics professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Karl E. Peace endowed eminent scholar chair in biostatistics from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at the Georgia Southern University, and a professor in biostatistics at the South Dakota State University. His research has been funded by NIH/NSF with more than 200 professional publications and 33 co-authored/co-edited books on biostatistics clinical trials, biopharmaceutical statistics, interval-censored survival data analysis, meta-analysis, public health statistics, statistical causal inferences, statistical methods in big-data sciences, and Monte-Carlo simulation-based statistical modeling. He has been invited internationally to give scientific speeches, short courses, and tutorials at various scientific conferences.

Prof. Carlos A. Coelho
NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos A. Coelho is a Full Professor of Statistics at the Mathematics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of NOVA University of Lisbon. He holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics by The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., and his main areas of research are Mathematical Statistics and Distribution Theory, namely the derivation of Likelihood Ratio Tests for elaborate structures of covariance matrices and for MANOVA-like models under the assumption of elaborate covariance structures, as well as the study and development of exact and near-exact distributions for these and other likelihood ratio test statistics used in Multivariate Analysis. Other areas of interest are Estimation, Univariate and Multivariate Linear, Generalized Linear and Mixed Models, etc. Carlos A. Coelho is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and has served as Associate Editor in the Editorial Boards of REVSTAT and Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics and currently serves in the Editorial Boards of Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences and Discussiones Mathematicae-Probability and Statistics and is Associate Editor of the Springer Book series “Emerging Topics in Statistics and Biostatistics”. Carlos A. Coelho, a Fulbrighter, is also vice-president of Fulbrighters Portugal – the Portuguese Fulbright Alumni Association.