### Invited Speakers

| **S. Ejaz Ahmed**
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Mathematics & Science Brock University Ontario Canada e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Statistical inference, asymptotic theory, statistical education and consulting. |

| **Carlos A. Coelho**
Mathematics Department, NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon CMA-NOVA Math – Center for Applied Mathematics and its Applications, NOVA University of Lisbon e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Multivariate Analysis (development of likelihood ratio tests for elaborate covariance structures and for MANOVA models with elaborate covariance structures), exact distribution and the development of near-exact distributions for the associated test statistics; tests for high-dimensionality; application of multivariate analysis techniques to Statistical Disclosure Control. |

| **Stanislav Katina**
Institute of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science Masaryk univerzity Czech Republic e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Statistical modelling of multivariate functional data; Statistical shape and image analysis; Multivariate spline smoothing. Survival analysis; Multivariate and omics data analysis; Design, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. . |

| **Célia Nunes**Department of Mathematics and Center of Mathematics and Applications University of Beira Interior Covilhã Portugal e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**:Statistical inference, Linear mixed models, Asymptotic distributions, Random sample sizes. |

| **Han Lin Shang**
Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics Macquarie University Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Functional data analysis, Nonparametric and semiparametric statistics, Bayesian econometrics, Computational statistics, Demographic forecasting. |

| **Douglas Wiens**
Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences University of Alberta Edmonton, AB T6G 2G1 Canada e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Robust regression design, General robustness, Applied probability, Applied statistics, (and in an earlier life) Mathematical logic. |

### Young Scientists Awards - LinStat´2020

| **Efthymia Derezea**
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science University of Kent UK
e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Astrostatistics, Irregularly sampled time series, Hypothesis testing, Non parametric statistics, Clustering. |

**Malwina Janiszewska** (Poland)

Title: *Estimation of a linearly structured block covariance matrix*

| **Malwina Janiszewsk**
Poznań University of Life Sciences Poznań Poland
e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Estimation and regularization of block covariance matrices. |

| **Denise Uwamariya**
Linköping University SE-581 83 Linköping Sweden
e-mail webpage |

**Research interests**: Large Deviation, Statistical inference and Probability theory. |