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Three independent tutorials will take place 11th to 13th December 2024 to the conference.

The tutorials are organized by the COST Action HiTEc that will offer the possibility of attending to the 3 tutorials independently from the conference. HiTEc will also offers the possibility of applying for grants (see below). The conference participants can register for each one of the tutorials separately. For further information send an email to

Dates: 11-13 December 202.
Venue: King's College London, UK. For virtual access, see below.

Tutorial I (4 hours)

Regularization methods in statistics with an application to brain imaging studies.

Presenters: Jaroslaw (Jarek) Harezlak, Indiana University, USA.
Email: Contact

Dates: 11th December 2024 (morning, early afternoon).


Tutorial II (13 hours)

Bayesian nonparametrics methods.

Presenters: Michele Guindani, UCLA, USA, and TBA.
Email: Contact

Dates: 11th December 2024 afternoon to 13th December 2024 morning.


Tutorial III (4 hours)


Presenters: Genaro Sucarrat, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.
Email: Contact

Dates: 13th December 2024 afternoon.


Tentative Programme

Wednesday, 11 December 2023

  • 09:30 - 11:00 Tutorial I
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Tutorial I
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Tutorial I
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Tutorial II

Thursday, 12 December 2024

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Tutorial II
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Tutorial II
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Tutorial II
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 18:30 Tutorial II

Friday, 13 December 2024

  • 09:00 – 11:00 Tutorial II
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Tutorial II
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Tutorial III
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break
  • 17:30 – 19:30 Tutorial III

HiTEc Grants
PhD students and young researchers, according to the COST definition (under 40 years), from eligible COST countries* can apply for a limited number of grants. The granted participants will be reimbursed a daily allowance of 160 euros per day plus travel expenses of up to 350 euros.
  • In order to apply for the grants, candidates should submit their CV by e-mail to
  • Deadline for applications: 6th September 2024.
  • Granted candidates will be informed by e-mail after the deadline and must send their flight tickets and registration 7 days after the notification to secure their grants. Otherwise, their grants will be revoked and assigned to other candidate.
  • The granted candidates must attend all the sessions and sign the attendance list in order to obtain their grants.
*Eligible COST countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, The Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Israel.
  • The granted candidates must attend all the sessions of the course in order to obtain their grants.
Instructions for virtual participants to access the tutorials
  1. Read the technical requirements and general information to enter the virtual room. Accessing the tutorials implies to accept the conditions.
  2. Log in to the registration tool to obtain the password. Only registered participants will have access.
  3. A Zoom link to join the tutorials will be provided here in due course.
  4. The conference staff will verify participants in the Zoom rooms. Ensure that you have entered the Zoom meeting with the same name and surname you used to register for the conference. Otherwise, rename yourself as soon as possible. Attendees not on the list of participants will be removed if they fail to identify themselves using the chat.
Organizers and sponsors

Organized by the HiTEc COST Action CA21163 with the collaboration of CFE-CMStatistics.

Sponsored by COST.