There are plenty of problems arising in networks that lie on the interface between optimisation and statistics. To bring these two communitites closer together, Simon Lunagomez and I organise a workshop on the topic on the 18th of September in Lancaster.
Thanks to funding through STOR-i, participation is free of charge and we have four excellent invited speakers: Michal Valko (Inria, France), Sergio Bacallado (University of Cambridge), Wolfram Wiesemann (Imperial College), and Matthias Müller-Hannemann (University of Halle-Wittenberg). We also invite everyone interested to present a poster on research aligning with the workshop description.
I will post some more updates here; meanwhile do send me a message if you want to know more!