This is the inaugural workshop, co-sponsored by IMS, for the recently formed special interest group within IMS on Finance: Probability and Statistics. The focus of the workshop is the use of probabilistic and statistical analysis and models for problems arising in finance. By bringing together both leading experts and junior researchers, the conference will highlight important contributions made through the use of statistics and probability, and identify emerging issues where statistics and probability promise to play an important role in the future.

This workshop is held in conjunction with the two-day conference at Columbia (June 24-25) on Imaging, Communications and Finance in honor of Larry Shepp.