• image1 ISNPS 2018
    June 11-15, 2018
    Salerno, Italy
  • image2 4th Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics


The International Society for NonParametric Statistics (ISNPS) was founded by Michael Akritas, Soumendra Lahiri and Dimitris Politis in 2010 with the mission "to foster the research and practice of nonparametric statistics, and to promote the dissemination of new developments in the field via conferences, books and journal publications."

The nature of ISNPS is uniquely global, and its international conferences are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and latest advances among researchers from all around the world in cooperation with established statistical societies such as the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).


ISNPS Bylaws

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  • Board of Directors

Efstathia Bura, Francesca Chiaromonte, Bing Li, Yanyuan Ma, Marianna Pensky, Piercesare Secchi, Helen Zhang

  • Treasurer

Michael Akritas

Y.R. Awards, Travel Grants, and Organizational Grants

At the Avignon conference ISNPS awarded six Young Researchers awards (each of 400 Euro plus reduced registration fee), and sixteen Travel Grants (of $500 each). The Y.R. awardees are listed here, and the Travel awardees here. In addition, we have instituted Organizational Grants to honor the conference organizers.


ISNPS Co-sponsored Conference: Statistics Meets Friends

salsa dancing Richard-Price

The jubilee Axel Munk (middle) obviously enjoys the salsa dancing event as part of the social program.

Sara van de Geer awarding Richard Nickl with the Ethel‐Newbold‐Price.                                

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Three speakers: l.t.r. Harry Zhu, Sara van de Geer, Tony Cai.