Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference

September 8 - 10, 2018

The Third Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI)^{3} seeks to build upon the success of the first workshop and second workshop, by presenting the latest developments in post-selection inference, and discussing how tools from higher-order asymptotics can both elucidate important properties of post-selection inference procedures, as well as suggest new directions which may ultimately yield more accurate small-sample performance.

The workshop format is intended to encourage collaboration and lively discussion, and to give a voice to all participants with online discussion forums (a result of a successful experiment from the first two workshops).

Registration closes on August 14th, but space is limited and registration will close early if all places are taken! 


The workshop is a full 3 days!  An impressive list of 35+ confirmed speakers from institutions around the globe include: 

Karim Abadir, Imperial College London Lucas Janson, Harvard University Nancy Reid, University of Toronto
Genevera Allen, Rice University Jessie Jeng, NC State University Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University
Rina Foygel Barber, University of Chicago Tracy Ke, University of Chicago Richard Samworth, University of Cambridge
Heather Battey, Imperial College London Eric Laber, NC State University Ana-Maria Staicu, NC State University
Pierre Bellec, Rutgers University Soumendra Lahiri, NC State University Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University
Jelena Bradic, UC San Diego Hannes Leeb, University of Vienna Robert Tibshirani, Stanford University
Andreas Buja, University of Pennsylvania Liza Levina, University of Michigan Ryan Tibshirani, Carnegie Mellon University
Emmanuel Candes, Stanford University Joshua Loftus, New York University Lan Wang, University of Minnesota
Hongyuan Cao, University of Missouri Columbia Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin Cun-Hui Zhang, Rutgers University
Sid Chib, Washington University in St. Louis Taps Maiti, Michigan State University Helen Zhang, University of Arizona
Yunjin Choi, National University of Singapore Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University Kai Zhang, UNC Chapel Hill
Will Fithian, UC Berkeley Aaditya Ramdas, UC Berkeley Mayya Zhilova, Georgia Tech University
Jan Hannig, UNC Chapel Hill    

There will also be one or two poster sessions. 

Organizing Committee

  • Todd Kuffner, Lead organizer (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • John Kolassa (Rutgers University)
  • Dalia Ghanem (UC Davis)

See the conference website for more details about the conference website for more information about lodging and things to do in and around the area.

Event Type


Washington University in St. Louis


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


Registration fee is $320


Campus of Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis
United States