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Seminar Series

Statistics Colloquium

Scientific and Statistical Computing Seminar

Jian Ding
Kirsten Wellman
Jian Ding Kirsten Wellman

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Seminars are followed by refreshments and informal discussion. Typically a speaker will present an introduction and survey of a particular problem, application, or research area of current statistical interest. Seminars usually last 50 minutes, with additional time for discussion.

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SPRING QUARTER 2014

MONDAY, June 2, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
STEPHANE BONHOMME, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
TBA

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014, time and venue TBD
BILLINGSLEY LECTURES ON PROBABILITY
SCOTT SHEFFIELD, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TBA

MONDAY, May 19, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PO-RU LOH, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
TBA

MONDAY, May 12, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MING YUAN, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
TBA

MONDAY, May 5, 2014, at 4:00 PM, location to be determined
Joint with Stevanovich Center
RAINIER DAHLHAUS, Department of Statistics, University of Heidelberg
TBA

MONDAY, April 28, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOJIN (JERRY) ZHU, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Machine Teaching: Frenemy of Machine Learning"

MONDAY, April 21, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
XUMING HE, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Scalable Bayesian Model Selection Methods"

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014, at 12:00 PM, in Room 112, 5727 S. University Avenue
Joint with Financial Mathematics
PHILIPPE RIGOLLET, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
"The Statistical Price to Pay for Computational Efficiency in Sparse PCA"

MONDAY, April 14, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHAEL NEWTON, Departments of Statistics and of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Two Problems in High-Dimensional Statistics: A Specific One on the Analysis of Gene Function, and a General One on Ranking and Selection"

MONDAY, April 7, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SAMUEL KOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Stochastic Inference of Dynamic System Models: From Single-Molecule Experiments to Statistical Estimation"

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
SUSAN A. MURPHY, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Getting SMART about Adapting Interventions"

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
SUSAN A. MURPHY, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Machine Learning Methods for Individualizing Just in Time Adaptive Interventions"

UPCOMING SEMINARS

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Autumn Quarter 2014

MONDAY, October 20, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHIVANI AGARWAL, Department of Computer Science and Automation
"TBA"

PAST SEMINARS

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Winter Quarter 2014

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014, at 12:30 PM, in Room 277, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, 1100 E. 58th Street
LAURENT DEMANET, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Second Dyadic Decomposition for Large-Scale Seismic and Radar Data Processing"

MONDAY, March 10, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JOSHUA FRIEMAN, Fermilab and the Fermilab Center for Partical Astrophysics
"Probing Cosmic Acceleration with the Dark Energy Survey: Statistical Challenges and Big Data in Cosmology"

MONDAY, March 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ELEAZAR ESKIN, Departments of Computer Science and Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
"Known and Unknown Confounding in Genetic Studies"

MONDAY, February 24, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MATTHEW STEPHENS, Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics, The University of Chicago
"False Discovery Rates—A New Deal"

MONDAY, February 17, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Joint seminar with Financial Mathematics
MATHIEU ROSENBAUM, Université Paris VI and École Polytechnique
"Limit Theorems for Nearly Unstable Hawkes Processes"

THURSDAY, February 6, 2014, at 1:20 PM, in Chicago Booth Harper Center, Room 3B, 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Joint seminar with Chicago Booth
TAMARA BRODERICK, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Feature Allocations, Probability Functions, and Paintboxes"

MONDAY, February 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MAXWELL JACOB GRAZIER G'SELL, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Inference for the Graphical Lasso and Correlation-Based Single-Linkage Clustering"

MONDAY, January 27, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PO-LING LOH, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Nonconvex Methods for High-Dimensional Regression with Noisy and Missing Data"

FRIDAY, January 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street
CHAO DU, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Intrinsic Noise in Nonlinear Gene Regulation Inference"

WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street
YUNZHANG ZHU, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Estimation Over Multiple Undirected Graphs"

FRIDAY, January 17, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street
VINAYAK RAO, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Stochastic Processes for Point Pattern Data"

MONDAY, January 13, 2014, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHENG (TRACY) KE, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
"Covariance Assisted Screening and Estimation"

Autumn Quarter 2013

THURSDAY, December 5, 2013, at 10:30 AM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street
ERIC SHEA-BROWN, Computational Neuroscience, University of Washington
"Coherent Spiking and Neural Population Codes"

*** CANCELLED, to be rescheduled at a later date ***
MONDAY, December 2, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHAEL NEWTON, Departments of Statistics and of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Two Problems in High-Dimensional Statistics: A Specific One on the Analysis of Gene Function, and a General One on Ranking and Selection"

MONDAY, November 25, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
NICOLAS BRUNEL, Departments of Statistics and Neurobiology, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Synaptic Plasticity"

MONDAY, November 18, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SURYA GANGULI, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University
"The Functional Contribution of Synaptic Complexity to Learning and Memory"

MONDAY, November 11, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
CRISTOPHER MOORE, Santa Fe Institute
"Message-Passing and Phase Transitions in Community Detection"

MONDAY, November 4, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JEFFREY LEEK, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
"Is Most Published Medical Research Really False?"

MONDAY, October 28, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ILA FIETE, Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin
"Evidence that the Brain Codes a Scalar Variable with Diverse Populations of Continuous Attractors"

MONDAY, October 21, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANNA GILBERT, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
"Modal Analysis with Compressive Measurements"

MONDAY, October 14, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
LAURENT DEMANET, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Convex Recovery from Interferometric Measurements"
 
MONDAY, October 7, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANDREW B. NOBEL, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Large Average Submatrices of a Gaussian Random Matrix: Landscapes and Local Optima"

FRIDAY, October 4, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Ryerson 276, 1100 E. 58th Street
SPECIAL SEMINAR
GÁBOR CSÁNYI, Engineering Laboratory, University of Cambridge
"Numerically Integrating Exponential Probability Distributions: Partition Functions in Statistical Mechanics"

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Spring Quarter 2013

MONDAY, June 3, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SANDRO ROMANI, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Scaling Laws of Memory Retrieval"

FRIDAY, May 31, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FACULTY SEMINAR
LEK-HENG LIM, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
TBA

MONDAY, May 20, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BRADLEY EFRON, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Frequentist Accuracy of Bayesian Estimates"

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ERNST WIT, Statistics and Probability, University of Groningen
"Sparse GLMs (With a Bit of Differential Geometry)"

MONDAY, May 13, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN LIU, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
"Graph Estimation"

THURSDAY, May 9, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FACULTY SEMINAR
DEBASHIS MONDAL, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Wavelet Spectral Analysis for Irregularly Sampled Time Series"

MONDAY, May 6, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PETER GUTTORP, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"The Heat Is On! A Statistical Look at the State of the Climate"

THURSDAY, May 2, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Breasted Hall, at the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street
Reception following the lecture in Eckhart 209, 5734 S. University Avenue
BILLINGSLEY LECTURES ON PROBABILITY
PERSI DIACONIS, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"On Coincidences"

TUESDAY, April 30, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SPECIAL STATISTICS CONSULT/NATURAL HISTORY SEMINAR
ALISTAIR BOETTIGER, Zhuang Research Lab, Harvard University
"Elucidating Principles of Gene Regulation from Stochastic Models"
Joint seminar with Department of Ecology and Evolution
Host: John Reinitz

MONDAY, April 29, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PATRICK PERRY, Stern School of Business, New York University
"Point Process Modeling for Directed Interaction Networks"

MONDAY, April 22, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PAUL BRESSLOFF, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
"Molecular Motor-based Models of Random Intermittent Search"

BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PETER GREEN, University of Bristol, and University of Technology, Sydney
MONDAY, April 15, 2012
"Emission Tomography and Bayesian Inverse Problems"
THURSDAY, April 18, 2012
"Bayesian Graphical Model Determination"

MONDAY, April 8, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PRADEEP RAVIKUMAR, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin
"Winsorized Poisson Graphical Models"

MONDAY, April 1, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANTHONY SO, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Chance-Constrained Linear Matrix Inequalities: Tractable Approximations and Recent Applications"

Winter Quarter 2013

MONDAY, March 11, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
HUIBIN ZHOU, Department of Statistics, Yale University
"Inference and Optimalities in Estimation of Gaussian Graphical Model"

MONDAY, March 4, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
LONG NGUYEN, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Borrowing Strength in Hierarchical Bayes: Convergence of the Dirichlet Base Measure"

MONDAY, February 25, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JINGYI LI, Interdepartmental Group in Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Statistical Methods for Analyzing High-throughput Genomic Data"

MONDAY, February 18, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GONGJUN XU, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Statistical Inference for Diagnostic Classification Models"

WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUVAL BENJAMINI, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Exploring Image Representation in the Visual Cortex Using Encoding Models"

MONDAY, February 11, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GOURAB MUKHERJEE, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Minimax Estimation of High-dimensional Predictive Densities"

THURSDAY, February 7, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NATHAN STEIN, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Combining Multiple Parameterizations to Accelerate Perfect Sampling"

MONDAY, February 4, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SAMUEL WONG, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Efficient Sampling Methods for Protein Structure Refinement"

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
KAMIAR RAD, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Estimation Schemes Based on Distributed Observations"

MONDAY, January 14, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BONNIE KIRKPATRICK, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia
"Biological Models with Combinatorial Spaces"

Autumn Quarter 2012

MONDAY, December 3, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ALAN GELFAND, Department of Statistics, Duke University
"Wildfires in South Africa; Cherry Trees in Japan"

MONDAY, November 26, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
TERRY SPEED, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Removing Unwanted Variation from High-Throughput Omic Data"

MONDAY, November 19, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JOHN WRIGHT, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
"Learning Concise Representations for High-Dimensional Data"

MONDAY, November 12, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PAUL MEIER MEMORIAL LECTURE
Jointly sponsored by the Departments of Statistics and Health Studies
DAVID MELTZER, Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Economics, and in the Harris School;
Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences
"Redesign of Care for Frequently Hospitalized Patients in a Reforming US Healthcare System" [POSTER]

MONDAY, November 5, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
VLADIMIR TEMLYAKOV, Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina
"Lebesgue Type Inequalities for Greedy Approximation"

MONDAY, October 29, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARC HALLIN, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics
"Of Copulas, Quantiles, Ranks, and Spectra An L1-Approach to Spectral Analysis" (Abstract includes preprint.)

TUESDAY, October 23, 2012, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SPECIAL SEMINAR
JOSEPH B. KADANE, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"Frequentist and Bayesian Views of Randomization"
Joseph Kadane is the Leonard J. Savage University Professor Emeritus
at Carnegie Mellon University. His prize-winning recent book "Principles
of Uncertainty" may be downloaded at: http://uncertainty.stat.cmu.edu.
MONDAY, October 22, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
AKIMICHI TAKEMURA, Department of Mathematical Informatics, University of Tokyo
"Introduction to the Holonomic Gradient Method in Statistics"

MONDAY, October 15, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ROBERT NOWAK, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Active Learning, One Bit at a Time"

MONDAY, October 8, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JEROME FRIEDMAN, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Importance Sampling: An Alternative View of Ensemble Learning"

MONDAY, October 1, 2012
First day of class.
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Spring Quarter 2012

THURSDAY, May 31, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BILLINGSLEY LECTURES ON PROBABILITY
S. R. S. VARADHAN, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
"Large Deviations with Applications to  Random Matrices and Random Graphs"

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street.
(Please note: the topic of the lecture has changed.)
JIM BERGER, Duke University, and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Reproducibility of Science: P-values and Multiplicity"

MONDAY, May 21, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
XIAOFENG SHAO, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Self-Normalization for Time Series"

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street.
Lectures on Uncertainty Quantification
JIM BERGER, Duke University, and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Lecture 4: Computer Model Discrepancies and Prediction of Reality"

MONDAY, May 14, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEVEN EVANS, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Metagenomics and Metrics on Spaces of Probability Measures"

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street.
Lectures on Uncertainty Quantification
MIHAI ANITESCU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory
"Lecture 3: Uncertainty Propagation: Hybrid Sampling—Derivative Methods"

MONDAY, May 7, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ELCHANAN MOSSEL, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Stochastic Models of Social and Economic Networks"

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street.
Lectures on Uncertainty Quantification
JIM BERGER, Duke University, and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Lecture 2: Emulation of Computer Models and Design"

MONDAY, April 30, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CHARLES FEFFERMAN, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
"Fitting a Smooth Function to Data"

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Ryerson 277, 1100 E. 58th Street.
Lectures on Uncertainty Quantification
JIM BERGER, Duke University, and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Lecture 1: Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification"

MONDAY, April 23, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JUN ZHANG, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Borda Scores and Aggregation of Preference: A Geometric-Combinatoric and a Topological Approach"

BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PETER BÜHLMANN, Seminar für Statistik, ETH Zürich
MONDAY, April 16, 2012
"Assigning Statistical Significance in High-Dimensional Problems"
TUESDAY, April 17, 2012
"Causal Statistical Inference and Intervention Experiments for Large-Scale Biological Systems"

MONDAY, April 9, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MIKHAIL BELKIN, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
"Learning Mixtures of Gaussians and Other Distributions"

MONDAY, April 2, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JON WAKEFIELD, Department of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle
"Bayesian Inference for Two-Phase Studies"

MONDAY, April 2, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Assembly Hall, International House, 1414 E. 59th Street.
Department of Computer Science Seminar
RICHARD STALLMAN, Free Software Foundation
"Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks"

MONDAY, March 26, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TAMIR HAZAN, Toyota Technological Institute Chicago
"Estimating the Partition Function with Random Maximum A-Posteriori Perturbations"

Winter Quarter 2012

MONDAY, March 12, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
S. V. N. VISHWANATHAN, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, Purdue University
"Efficiently Sampling Multiplicative Attribute Graphs Using a Ball-Dropping Process"

MONDAY, March 5, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HAIYAN HUANG, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Statistical Issues in Disease Diagnosis Using Public Gene Expression Data"

MONDAY, February 27, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NATESH PILLAI, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Optimal Scaling vs. Optimal Design of MCMC Algorithms: A Comparison"

WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAN (DANIELA) YANG, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
"Singular Value Decomposition for High-Dimensional Data"

MONDAY, February 13, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GABRIELLE FLYNT, Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University
"Undergraduate Statistics Education in the 21st Century"

WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RINA FOYGEL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Learning Low-rank Matrices Under a Flexible Sampling Model"

MONDAY, February 6, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RASMUS BRO, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen
"Chemometrics-Mathematics and Statistics in Chemistry"

THURSDAY, February 2, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LISA LENDWAY, Department of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Using the Bootstrap to Teach Confidence Intervals in an Introductory Statistics Course"

MONDAY, January 30, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SERGIO BACALLADO, Biophysics Group, Stanford University
"Bayesian Analysis of Reversible Markov Chains with Applications to Molecular Dynamics"

THURSDAY, January 26, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DEBDEEP PATI, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Nonparametric Bayes Learning of Low Dimensional Structure in Big Objects"

MONDAY, January 23, 2012, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JACOB BIEN, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Sparse Hierarchical Interactions"

TUESDAY, January 17, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALEKH AGARWAL, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley
"Computation Meet Statistics: Trade-offs and Fundamental Limits
for Large Data Sets
"

THURSDAY, January 12, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GILES HOOKER, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University
"Robust and Efficient Analysis of Conditionally-Specified Models via Disparities"

WEDNESDAY, January 4, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SEBASTIEN ROCH, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Phase Transition in Molecular Evolution with Applications to the Assembly of the Tree of Life"
Autumn Quarter 2011
MONDAY, December 5, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Searle 240a/b, 5735 S. Ellis Avenue.
GUNNAR CARLSSON, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
This seminar will be a joint event with Partha Niyogi's memorial conference:
http://parthaniyogiconference.cs.uchicago.edu/.
"The Shape of Data"

MONDAY, November 28, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARK TYGERT, Department of Mathematics, New York University
"Chi-square and Classical Exact Tests Often Wildly Misreport Significance; The Remedy Lies in Computers"

TUESDAY, November 22, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SPECIAL STATISTICS COLLOQUIUM
LEONARD A. SMITH, London School of Economics
"Real-World Challenges to Data Assimilation and Uncertainty Quantification in Big Nonlinear Models"

MONDAY, November 21, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DIANE LAMBERT, Google Research
"Statistics at Google Scale"

TUESDAY, November 15, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 206, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SPECIAL STATISTICS COLLOQUIUM
DONALD ESTEP, Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado State University
"Efficient Approximation, Error Estimation, and Adaptive Computation for Randomly Perturbed
Elliptic Problems
"

MONDAY, November 14, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANDREA MONTANARI, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Statistics, Stanford University
"Sharp Thresholds in Statistical Learning"

MONDAY, November 7, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BRENDAN MURPHY, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University College Dublin
"Exploring Clustering Structure in Ranking Data"

MONDAY, October 31, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Room 112, The Stevanovich Center for
Financial Mathematics, 5727 S. University Avenue. Refreshments following the seminar
in the library of the Stevanovich Center.
PHILIP PROTTER, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Detecting Financial Bubbles in Real Time"

MONDAY, October 24, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NICOLAS BRUNEL, Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology, University of Paris V
"Is Brain Connectivity Optimal?"

MONDAY, October 17, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
INDERJIT S. DHILLON, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, Austin
"Fast and Memory-efficient Dimensionality Reduction of Massive Graphs"

MONDAY, October 10, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PATRICK J. WOLFE, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Modeling Network Data"

MONDAY, October 3, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MONTSERRAT FUENTES, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
"Nonparametric Spatial Models for Extremes: Application to Extreme Temperature Data"

MONDAY, September 26, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JONATHAN WEARE, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
"Some Tools for Sampling Complex Probability Distributions"
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Summer Quarter 2011
THURSDAY, September 15, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue..
ANDREW GELMAN, Departments of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University.
"Parameterization and Bayesian Modeling"

MONDAY, September 12, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue..
SHMUEL FRIEDLAND, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Completion of Missing Entries in Matrices and Tensors"

TUESDAY, September 6, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue..
FRED HICKERNELL, Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology.
"Recent Developments in Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods"

MONDAY, August 15, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
SUVRIT SRA, Department of Empirical Inference, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.
"The Metric Nearness: The Problem and Recent Advances"

THURSDAY, August 11, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
MOHSEN POURAHMADI, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University"
"Robustness, Sparsity and Skewness in High-Dimensional Data"

MONDAY, August 8, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
SONJA PETROVIC, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University.
"Algebraic Statistics for Random Graph Models"

MONDAY, July 25, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
YUAN YAO, Department of Probability and Statistics, Peking University.
"Geometric and Topological Methods for Data Science"

MONDAY, July 11, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
THOMAS SCHULTZ, Computation Institute, University of Chicago.
"Symmetric Tensor Fields in Diffusion MRI and Computer Vision"

MONDAY, June 27, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue..
ANDREAS ARGYRIOU, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.
"Structured Sparsity, Proximal Optimization and Multi-Task Learning"

Spring Quarter 2011

MONDAY, June 6, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID BIRON, Department of Physics, The University of Chicago
"So, do worms sleep?"


TUESDAY, May 31, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CHRISTOPHER HILLAR, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley and MSRI, Berkeley
"Ramsey Theory Reveals the Conditions when Sparse Coding on Subsampled Data is Unique"


MONDAY, May 23, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEPHEN M. STIGLER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Karl Pearson and the Rule of Three"


MONDAY, May 16, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PEDRO FELZENSZWALB, Department of Computer Science, The University of Chicago
"Object Detection with Deformable Models and Beyond"


MONDAY, May 9, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RAVINDRA BAPAT, Indian Statistical Institute
"Distance Matrix of a Tree and Beyond"


MONDAY, May 2, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL L. STEIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"When Does the Screening Effect Hold?"


MONDAY, April 25, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HANS SCHNEIDER, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin
"Applications of Perron-Frobenius Theory to Population Dynamics"


THURSDAY, April 14, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BAHADUR LECTURE SERIES
JAMES O. BERGER, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"I don't know where I'm gonna go when the volcano blows"


MONDAY, April 11, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BAHADUR LECTURE SERIES
JAMES O. BERGER, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Bayesian Adjustment for Multiplicity"


April 5–May 10, 2011, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JAMES O. BERGER, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"An Overview of Objective Bayesian Analysis" (Five-part lecture series)


MONDAY, April 4, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MING GU, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
"Reduced Rank Regression via Convex Optimization"


MONDAY, March 28, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MAURO MAGGIONI, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Duke University
"Multiscale Geometric Methods for Noisy Point Clouds in High Dimensions"

Winter Quarter 2011

MONDAY, March 14, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JINBO XU, Toyota Technical Institute
"Statistical Learning Machines for Protein Alignment and Folding"


MONDAY, March 7, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RAVI KUMAR, Yahoo! Research
"Compressibility of Behavioral Graphs"


MONDAY, February 28, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
J. M. LANDSBERG, Department of Mathematics, Texas A & M University
"Statistics and the Geometry of Tensors"


FRIDAY, February 18, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LI MA, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Coupling Optional Polya Trees–A Bayesian Nonparametric Approach to Case-Control Studies"


MONDAY, February 14, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JELENA BRADIC, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
"Regularization for Cox’s Proportional Hazards Model With NP-Dimensionality"


RESCHEDULED--FRIDAY, February 11, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RYAN TIBSHIRANI, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"The Solution Path of the Generalized Lasso"


WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VENKAT CHANDRASEKARAN, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Statistical Modeling over Graphs via Convex Optimization"


MONDAY, February 7, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JUKKA-PEKKA ONNELA, Harvard Medical School
"Harnessing Network Science to Reveal Our Digital Footprints: Social Networks and Communities"


CANCELLED--WEDNESDAY, February 2, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RYAN TIBSHIRANI, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"The Solution Path of the Generalized Lasso"


FRIDAY, January 28, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RISI KONDOR, Center for the Mathematics of Information, Caltech
"Non-Commutative Harmonic Analysis in Machine Learning"


MONDAY, January 24, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RYAN ADAMS, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
"Tractable Inference of Probability Densities and Point Processes with Gaussian Process Priors"


FRIDAY, January 21, 2011, at 2:30 PM, Ryerson 251, 1100 East 58th Street.
BENJAMIN MARLIN, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
This is a joint talk sponsored by the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science
"Machine Learning, Collaborative Filtering and the Missing at Random Assumption"


FRIDAY, January 14, 2011, at 12:00 PM, GCIS W301-303, Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 929 East 57th Street.
BENJAMIN RAPHAEL, Department of Computer Science and Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University
This is a joint talk sponsored by the Department of Statistics, and the Ben May Department for Cancer Research
"Characterization of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genomes"

WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
AARON KING, The King Laboratory of Theoretical Ecology & Evolution, University of Michigan
"Plug and Play Inference for Stochastic Dynamical Systems"


MONDAY, January 10, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALLAN SLY, Theory Group, Microsoft Research
"The Reconstruction Problem on the Tree"


THURSDAY, January 6, 2011, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHN LAFFERTY, School of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
"Graph Estimation"


WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LI CAI, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA
This is a joint talk sponsored by the Departments of Statistics and Health Studies, and The Committee on Education
"A Two-tier Item Factor Analysis Model with Applications"

Autumn Quarter 2010

SPECIAL SEMINAR
MONDAY, December 13, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID GROSS, ETH Zürich, Institute for Theoretical Physics
"A Tour of Compressed Sensing: From Single Pixel Cameras to Quantum State Tomography"


FRIDAY, December 3, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALEX REYES, Center for Neural Science, New York University
"Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Statistical Properties of Neural Networks"

Papers for talk:
Cateau & Reyes, 2006: Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Feb 10;96(5):058101. Epub 2006 Feb 6.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16486995

de la Rocha J, Doiron B, Shea-Brown E, Josić K, Reyes A.; Nature 2007: 448:802-6
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17700699

I'll also mention briefly some results from this paper:
Renart A, de la Rocha J, Bartho P, Hollender L, Parga N, Reyes A, Harris KD. Science 2010: 327:587-90
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20110507

MONDAY, November 22, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TONG ZHANG, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University
"High Dimensional Statistical Analysis for Complex Sparse Estimation Problems"


MONDAY, November 15, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALAN E. GELFAND, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Point Pattern Modeling for Degraded Presence-Only Data Over Large Regions"


MONDAY, November 8, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MURAD TAQQU, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
"Self-Similarity and Computer Network Traffic"


MONDAY, November 1, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
XUMING HE, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"On Dimensionality of Mean Structure from a Single Data Matrix"


MONDAY, October 25, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL B. WOODROOFE, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Bootstrapping the Grenander Estimator"


WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010, at 3:30 PM, Billings W229, 5841 South Maryland Avenue.
Joint seminar with Department of Health Studies.
ROBERT D. GIBBONS, Center for Health Statistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Statistical Issues in Drug Safety: The Curious Case of Antidepressants, Anticonvulsants, . . . and Suicide"


MONDAY, October 18, 2010
No seminar.


MONDAY, October 11, 2010, at 3:30 PM, BSLC Room 008, 924 East 57th Street. (map)
Joint seminar with Department of Ecology and Evolution
SIMON MYERS, Department of Statistics, St. John's College, Oxford, England
"PRDM9, Recombination Hotspots and their Evolution"


MONDAY, October 4, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PETER Z. G. QIAN, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Designs for Complex System Simulations, Cross-validation and Stochastic Optimization"

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Spring Quarter 2010

MONDAY, May 24, 4-6 PM, in Eckhart 133: Seminar Meeting of Toyota Technological Institute and Department of Statistics.
TTI presenters: David McAllester, Nati Srebro and Andreas Argyriou
Statistics presenters: Peter McCullagh, Mary Sara McPeek and Michael Stein
Open discussion follows; reception in Eckhart 110 after.


TUESDAY, May 11, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC), Room 205, 924 E. 57th Street.
XIAO-JING WANG, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
"Neural Circuit Mechanism of Stochastic Decision Making"
This is a joint talk sponsored by the Committee on Computational Neuroscience and the Department of Statistics


MONDAY, April 19, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GENNADY SAMORODNITSKY, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
"Large Deviations for Point Processes Based on Stationary Sequences with Heavy Tails"


MONDAY, April 12, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DEBASHIS MONDAL, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Gaussian Random Fields and Spatial Statistics"


MONDAY, April 5, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HÅVARD RUE, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
"Bayesian Computing with INLA"

Winter Quarter 2010

March 26–27, 2010, The Third Midwest Statistics Research Colloquium, at the University of Chicago.

MONDAY, March 8, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YANG YANG, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
"Age-Period-Cohort Models: What’s New?"


MONDAY, March 1, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Ryerson 358, 1100 E. 58th Street.
OFER ZEITOUNI, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
"Eigenvalues of Non-normal Matrices and a Single Ring Theorem"


MONDAY, January 25, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MOO K. CHUNG, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Computational Challenges in Neuroanatomy"


MONDAY, January 11, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
EDWIN MUNRO, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
"Dynamics of Cell Polarization: Experiments and Models"

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Autumn Quarter 2009

MONDAY, November 30, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YUN S. SONG, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"A Universal Sampling Formula in Population Genetics"


MONDAY, November 23, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RUBÉN MORENO-BOTE, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, New York
"Bayesian Sampling in Perceptual Bistability"


THURSDAY, November 12, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Bahadur Memorial Lectures
PETER HALL, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia
"Contemporary Frontiers in Statistics"


MONDAY, November 9, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Bahadur Memorial Lectures
PETER HALL, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia
"Modelling the Variability of Rankings"


MONDAY, November 2, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
AMIT SINGER, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
"Spectral Methods and Semidefinite Programming for Cryo-EM, NMR Spectroscopy, Low Rank Matrix Completion and Computer Vision"


MONDAY, October 26, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YALI AMIT, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, The University of Chicago
Statistical Models in Computer Vision


MONDAY, October 12, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BALA RAJARATNAM, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Flexible Covariance Estimation in Gaussian Graphical Models"


MONDAY, October 5, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEPHEN STIGLER, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Darwin, Galton, and the Statistical Enlightenment"


MONDAY, September 28, 2009
NO SEMINAR, Yom Kippur (holiday)


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Summer Quarter 2009

THURSDAY, July 16, 2009, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
XIAOWEI WU, Department of Statistics, Rice University
"Bayesian Analysis of Array CGH Data"

Spring Quarter 2009

MONDAY, June 1, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SOUMEN LAHIRI, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
"Asymptotic Expansions Under Weak Dependence and Applications to Time Series"


MONDAY, May 25, 2009, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MEMORIAL DAY
No seminar.


MONDAY, May 18 and 21, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
STEFFEN LAURITZEN, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
"Sufficiency and Transitivity"
"Bayesian Networks for the Analysis of DNA Mixtures"


MONDAY, May 11, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RAPHAEL GOTTARDO, Research Lab in Computational Biology, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM)
"PICS: Probabilistic Inference for ChIP-Seq"


FRIDAY, May 8, 2009, at 2:30 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ART OWEN, School of Statistics, Stanford University
"Empirical Stationary Correlations for Semi-Supervised Learning on Graphs"


WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANDREW C. THOMAS, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Uncertainties in Network Analysis Due to the Thresholding Problem"


MONDAY, May 4, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HUI ZOU, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Oracular Model Selection via Penalized Composite Quantile Regression"


MONDAY, April 27, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NIELS KEIDING, Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen
"Event History Analysis and the Cross-Section"


MONDAY, April 20, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR


MONDAY, April 13, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MASOUD ASGHARIAN, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
"Survival Analysis and Length-Biased Sampling"


MONDAY, April 6, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NANCY ZHANG
, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Simultaneous Scans of Multiple Sequences for Shared Variant Intervals"


MONDAY, March 30, 2009, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR
First day of classes.

Winter Quarter 2009

FRIDAY, March 27 and SATURDAY, March 28, 2009, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
The SECOND MIDWEST STATISTICS RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM will be held, at the campus of the University of Chicago on March 27 and 28, 2009.


MONDAY, March 9, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TILMANN GNEITING, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Mean, Median, Mode, More"


MONDAY, March 2, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEPHAN R. SAIN, Geophysical Statistics Project, Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences, National Center for, atmospheric Research (NCAR)
"A Spatial Analysis of Regional Climate Model Experiments"


WEDNESDAY, February 25, 2009, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
IAIN MURRAY, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Normalizers and Doubly-intractable Inference


MONDAY, February 23, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
CYNTHIA RUDIN, Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University
"Supervised Ranking for Manhole Event Mitigation"


MONDAY, February 16, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
BYRON YU, Stanford University and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
"Extracting Single-trialViews of Brain Activity"


MONDAY, February 9, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
MARK KRAMER, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
"Brain Rhythms in Sickness and in Health"


MONDAY, February 2, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
HANNES LEEB, Department of Statistics, Yale University
"Conditional Predictive Inference Post Model Selection"


MONDAY, January 26, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
DAVID DEGRAS, Department of Statistics, Unversity of Chicago
"Nonparametric Estimation and Inference for the Trend in a Functional Dataset"


MONDAY, January 26, 2009, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHANNA JAKOBSDOTTIR, Department of Biostatistics, Unversity of Pittsburgh
"Interpreting Genetic Association Studies in Terms of the Value of Genetic Variants in Personalized Medicine"


MONDAY, January 19, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR: Martin Luther King Day


MONDAY, January 12, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University
PING MA, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
"A Journey to the Center of the Earth"

MONDAY, January 5, 2009, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR: First day of classes.

Autumn Quarter 2008

MONDAY, November 24, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARK DAVIS, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College of London
"Arbitrage Bounds on the Prices of Vanilla Options and Variance Swaps"

MONDAY, November 17, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LAURENT YOUNES, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins University
"Template Estimation in Computational Anatomy"

MONDAY, November 10, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LIOR PACHTER, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
"Statistical Foundations of Distance-based Phylogenetics"

MONDAY, November 4, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VICTOR SOLO, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Australia
"Subsampling, Granger Causality, fMRI and MEG"

MONDAY, November 3, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VICTOR SOLO, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Australia
"Dynamic Factor Models, Sparse PCA and Geometric Optimization"

TUESDAY, October 28, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANDREW GELMAN, Departments of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University
BORIS SHOR, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do"

MONDAY, October 27, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YACINE AIT-SAHALIA, Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University
"Jump Activity in High Frequency Financial Data"

MONDAY, October 20, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NOELLE SAMIA, Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
"Maximum Likelihood Estimation of a Generalized Threshold Model–Casting New Light on Human Bubonic Plague"

MONDAY, October 13, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SAYAN MUKHERJEE, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Predictive Models of Complex Traits: Inference of Statistical Dependencies and Predictive Geometry"
MONDAY, October 6, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SEAN MEYN, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
"Average-cost Temporal Difference Learning and Adaptive Control Variates"
"Slide presentation of his talk"

MONDAY, September 29, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR: First day of classes.
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Spring Quarter 2008

MONDAY, May 26, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR: Memorial Day

MONDAY, May 19, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LELAND WILKINSON, SYSTAT and Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, at Chicago
"Scagnostics"

MONDAY, May 12, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL PERLMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Washington
"The Role of Reversals in Statistical inference: Two Vignettes"

MONDAY, May 5, 2008 and THURSDAY, May 8, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
STUART GEMAN, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
"Rare Events in the Financial Markets" (MONDAY talk)
"On the Peculiar Statistics of Natural Images" (THURSDAY talk)

MONDAY, April 28, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAG TJOSTHEIM, Department of Statistics, University of Bergen, Norway
"Gaussian Local Likelihood and Local Correlation"

MONDAY, April 21, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JI ZHU, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Group Variable Selection via Hierarchical Lasso and Its Oracle Property"

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2008, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHN REINITZ, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Stony Brook
"Parallel Simulated Annealing by Reproduction and Annihilation of States"

MONDAY, April 14, 2008, at 12:00 PM, BSLC #008, 924 E. 57th Street.
JOHN REINITZ, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Stony Brook
"Canalization of Transcription in the Drosophila Blastoderm: From Data to Dynamical Systems"
Joint talk with OBA, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, and Statistics.

TUESDAY, April 8, 2008, at 12:00 PM, 120 KENT HALL, 1020 East 58th Street.
ERIC VIGODA, College of Computing, Georgia Institte of Technology
"Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms"

MONDAY, April 7, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
QIWEI YAO
Department of Statistics, London School of Economics
"Modelling High Dimensional Daily Volatilities Based on High-Frequency Data"

MONDAY, March 31, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR: First day of classes.

Winter Quarter 2008

THURSDAY, March 13, 2008, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HAN LIANG, Department of Ecology and Evolution, The University of Chicago
"Architecture and Regulation of Human Protein Interaction Network: A View of Systems Biology"
Joint seminar with Ecology and Evolution.

MONDAY, March 10, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ERIC XING, Departments of Machine Learning, Language Technology Institute, and Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
"Nonparametric Bayesian Methods for Genetic Inference"
Joint seminar with Ecology and Evolution.

THURSDAY, March 6, 2008, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
XIAO WANG, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Recruitment Candidate
"Mathematical Modeling of Synthetic Networks Reveals"
Joint seminar with BEN MAY DEPARTMENT FOR CANCER RESEARCH

MONDAY, March 3, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
FLORENTINA BUNEA, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
"On $ell_1$ Regularization and Sparsity in High Dimensions"

TUESDAY, February 26, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
URI EDEN, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
"Point Process Filters Applied to the Analysis of Spiking Neural Systems "

MONDAY, February 25, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR

MONDAY, February 18, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
AZEEM M. SHAIKH, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
"Inference for Partially Identified Econometrics"

MONDAY, February 11, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HONGZHE LI, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Statistical Methods for Network-Based Analysis of Genomic Data"

MONDAY, February 4, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ROBERT ADLER, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
"From Statistics to Topology and Back Again"
This is a joint talk with the Department of Mathematics.

MONDAY, January 28, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DONALD ANDREWS, Department of Economics, Yale University
"Subsampling and the m Out of n Bootstrap in Non-regular Models"

MONDAY, January 21, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR
Martin Luther King Day

MONDAY, January 14, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
KATIE POLLARD, University of California, Davis, Genome Center
"Rapid Evolution in the Human Genome"

MONDAY, January 7, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHN LAFFERTY, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
"Functional Sparsity"

Autumn Quarter 2007

MONDAY, November 26, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TYLER VANDERWEELE, Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago
"Empirical and Counterfactual Conditions for Sufficient Cause Interactions"


MONDAY, November 19, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CARLOS CARVALHO, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
"Objective Bayesian Model Selection in Gaussian Graphical Models"


MONDAY, November 12, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ARNAUD DOUCET, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, University of British Columbia
"The Expected Auxiliary Variable Method for Monte Carlo Simulation"


MONDAY, November 5, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
KATHRYN ROEDER, Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University
"On the Use of General Control Samples for Genome-Wide Association Studies: Genetic Matching Highlights Causal Variants"


MONDAY, October 29, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALEXANDER SHAPIRO, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Computational Complexity of Two and Multistage Stochastic Programming Problems"


MONDAY, October 22, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JIANXIN PAN, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
"Variable Selection in Joint Modelling of Mean-covariance Structures for Longitudinal Data"

MONDAY, October 8, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DEBASHIS PAUL, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis
"Limiting Spectral Distribution of a Separable Covariance Matrix"

MONDAY, October 1, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JUN LIU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Bayesian Inference of Genetic Epistasis in Case-control Studies"

2006-2007  [Click to open, click to close]

Spring Quarter 2007

THURSDAY, June 7, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Refreshments prior to the seminar, at 3:15 pm in Eckhart 110
GRACE WAHBA, The University of Wisconsin
"What Was It that Made Generalized Validation Cross?, Or, a Brief History of Tuning, and Illustrated with an Application to the LASSO-Patternsearch Algorithm"


MONDAY, May 28, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NO SEMINAR
Memorial Day


MONDAY, May 21, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOZEF L. TEUGELS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & EURANDOM
"On Reinsurance"


MONDAY, May 14, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
EMMANUEL CANDES, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
"The Dantzig Selector: Statistical Estimation When p is Larger Than n"


THURSDAY, May 10, 2007, at 4:30 PM,  Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ROBERT GROSSMAN, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Illinois, at Chicago
"Building Statistical Models on Large and Distributed Data: Why is it Still a Challenge?"


MONDAY, May 7, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOSEPH LANG, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
"Improved Confidence Intervals for Contingency Table Parameters"


WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NINA SINGHAL HINRICHS, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
"Modeling Macromolecular Dynamics from Simulations"


MONDAY, April 30, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
KEN BOLLEN, Director, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina
"Latent Variable Models Under Misspecification: Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) and Full Information Maximum Likelihood (FIML) Estimators"


MONDAY, April 23, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WEI BIAO WU, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"New Perspectives in the Theory of Time Series"


MONDAY, April 16, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARK VAN DER LAAN, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Targeted Maximum Likelihood Learning of Scientific Questions"


MONDAY, April 9, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
REGINA LIU, Department of Statistics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
"Mining and Tracking Massive Text Data"


MONDAY, April 2, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JEAN JACOD, Université P. et M. Curie (Paris-6)
"Testing for Jumps in the Context of High Frequency Data"


MONDAY, March 26 and THURSDAY, March 29, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
WING WONG, Statistics and Health Research and Policy, Stanford University
"Statistical Issues in the Study of Gene Regulation" (MONDAY)
"Learning Causal Bayesian Network Structures from Experimental Observations" (THURSDAY)

Winter Quarter 2007

MONDAY, March 5, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JEFFREY S. ROSENTHAL, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto
"Adaptive MCMC: Challenges and Opportunities"


MONDAY, February 26, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GREGORY LAWLER, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Conformal Invariance and Two-Dimensional Statistical Physics"


MONDAY, February 19, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SETH SULLIVANT, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University
"Algebraic Geometry of Gaussian Bayesian Networks"


WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DEBASHIS MONDAL, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Wavelet Variance Analysis for Time Series and Random Fields"


MONDAY, February 12, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VICTOR PANARETOS, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"On the Statistical Inversion of a Stochastic Radon Transform with Applications to Structural Biology"


MONDAY, February 5, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HANNA JANKOWSKI, University of Toronto and University of Washington
"Empirical Process Limits under Model Misspecification"


MONDAY, January 29, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GILLES BLANCHARD, Associate researcher, Fraunhofer FIRST (IDA)
"Statistical Performance of Support Vector Machines"


THURSDAY, January 25, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LIPING TONG, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Multilocus Lod Scores in Large Pedigrees: Combination of Exact and Approximate Calculations"


MONDAY, January 22, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RICHARD DAVIS, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University
"Another Look , at Estimation for MA(1) Processes with a Unit Root"


MONDAY, January 15, 2007
NO SEMINAR
Martin Luther King Day


MONDAY, January 8, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARTIN WAINWRIGHT, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Statistics
University of California, at Berkeley
"Precise Thresholds for Sparsity Recovery in the High-Dimensional and Noisy Setting Using 'ell sub 1' Relaxations"

Autumn Quarter 2006

MONDAY, November 27, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANUJ SRIVASTAVA, Departments of Statistics, Florida State University
"Statistical Analysis of Shapes of Curves and Surfaces"


MONDAY, November 20, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YANQIN FAN, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University
"Sharp Bounds on the Distribution of the Treatment Effect and Their Statistical Inference"


MONDAY, November 13, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NICHOLAS ERIKSSON, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley
"Conjunctive Bayesian Networks"


WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2006, at 12:00 PM Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SHARON R. BROWNING, The University of Auckland, Department of Statistics
"Multilocus Genetic Association Testing Using Localized Haplotype Clustering"


MONDAY, November 6, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Joint with the Committee on Computational Neuroscience.
ROBERT KASS, Departments of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"Bayesian Curve Fitting and Neuron Firing Patterns"


MONDAY, October 30, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
KEITH WORSLEY, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
"Detecting Connectivity Between Images by Thresholding Random Fields: MS Lesions, Cortical Thickness, and the 'Bubbles' Task in an fMRI Experiment"


MONDAY, October 23, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
THOMAS SEVERINI, Departments of Statistics, Northwestern University
"Nonparametric Linear Models with Endogenous Regressors"


MONDAY, October 16, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARC HALLIN, Institut de Statistique et de Recherche opérationnelle and Département de Mathématique
Université libre de Bruxelles
"FROM DISTRIBUTION-FREENESS TO SEMIPARAMETRIC EFFICIENCY Sixty years of rank-based inference"


MONDAY, October 9, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEVEN P. LALLEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Spatial Epidemics: Critical Behavior"


FRIDAY, October 6, 2006, at 3:00 PM, Eckhart 308, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NATHANAEL BERESTYCKI, University of British Columbia
"Probability : Global Divergence of Spatial Coalescents"


MONDAY, October 2, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PETER HOFF, Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington,
"Marginal Set Likelihood for Semiparametric Copula Estimation"


MONDAY, September 25, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JAN HANNIG, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University
"Statistical Model for Tracking with Applications"

2005-2006  [Click to open, click to close]

Spring Quarter 2006

MONDAY, May 29, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MEMORIAL DAY
No seminar


MONDAY, May 22, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL JORDAN, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Department of Statistics,
University of California, Berkeley
"Hierarchical Modeling with Dirichlet Processes"


THURSDAY, May 11, 2006, at 4:00 PM. #107 Kent Chemical Laboratory, 1020 E. 58th Street.
Refreshments served in Kent 107.
Seventh Annual Bahadur Lectures
ELIZABETH THOMPSON, Professor of Statistics and Genome Sciences, University of Washington
"Uncertainty and Evidence in the Face of Unseen Data"


MONDAY, May 8, 2006, at 4:00 PM.   #107 Kent Chemical Laboratory, 1020 E. 58th Street.
Refreshments served in Kent 107.
Seventh Annual Bahadur Lectures
ELIZABETH THOMPSON, Professor of Statistics and Genome Sciences, University of Washington
"Monte Carlo Likelihood Inference in Latent Variable Problems"


MONDAY, May 1, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Joint seminar with Department of Health Studies.
GIOVANNI PARMIGIANI, Departments of Oncology, Biostatistics and Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
"Mining and Modeling Multiple Microarray Datasets"


MONDAY, April 24, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JEROME P. KEATING, Department of Management Science and Statistics, College of Business,
University of Texas, at San Antonio
"Use of Multivariate Methods in Environmental Settings"


MONDAY, April 17, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SHAM KAKADE, Toyota Technical Institute
"Calibration via Regression"


MONDAY, April 10, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LEI SUN, Departments of Public Health Sciences and Statistics, University of Toronto
"Non-discovery Rate and Stratified False Discovery Control with Application to Genome-wide Association Studies"


MONDAY, April 3, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YUGUO CHEN, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
"Sampling for Conditional Inference on Multiway Tables"


MONDAY, March 27, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WEI BIAO WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"What Is Dependence?"

Winter Quarter 2006

MONDAY, March 6, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WOLFGANG HÄRDLE, Institute for Statistics and Econometrics, Humboldt University, Berlin
"Calculating Value, at Risk: GHADA and GHICA"


MONDAY, February 27, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
This seminar includes co-author Guanglei Hong.
STEPHEN RAUDENBUSH, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, The University of Chicago
GUANGLEI HONG, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
"Evaluating Kindergarten Retention Policy:  A Case Study of Causal Inference for Multi-Level Observational Data"
"Printable version of paper"


MONDAY, February 20, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SOURAV CHATTERJEE, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Some Extensions of Stein's Method"


MONDAY, February 13, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YEHUA LI, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
"Nonparametric Estimation of Correlation Functions In Longitudinal And Spatial Data, With Application To Colon Carcinogenesis Experiments"


MONDAY, February 6, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
QING ZHOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Detecting CIS-Regulatory Modules and Motifs by Modeling Correlated Structures in Genomic Sequences"


MONDAY, January 30, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MATHIAS DRTON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Algebraic Factor Analysis: Tetrads, Pentads and Beyond"


MONDAY, January 23, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SAMUEL KOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Equi-energy Sampler: From Statistical Inference to Statistical Mechanics"


MONDAY, January 16, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
No seminar


MONDAY, January 9, 2006, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID VAN DYK, Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine
"Highly Structured Models in High Energy Astrophysics"

Autumn Quarter 2005

FRIDAY, December 16, 2005, at 3:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Joint with Human Genetics.
MATTHEW STEPHENS, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Automatically Detecting and Genotyping Genetic Variants (SNPs) by Sequencing of Diploid Samples"


MONDAY, November 28, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YING NIAN WU, Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles
"Scale in Natural Scene Image Understanding"


MONDAY, November 21, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TORBEN ANDERSEN, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
"No-Arbitrage Semi-Martingale Restrictions for Continuous-Time Volatility Models Subject to Leverage Effects and Jumps: Theory and Testable Distributional Implications"
PDF file of his paper for download [546 kb].


MONDAY, November 14, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MERLISE CLYDE, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University
"Nonparametric Function Estimation Using Overcomplete Representations and Levy Random Field Priors"


WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2005, at 11:30 AM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JUDEA PEARL, Department of Computer Science, University of California , at Los Angeles
"The Mathematics of Causal Inference"


MONDAY, November 7, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HÉLÈNE MASSAM, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University
"Two New Families of Conjugate Priors for Graphical Gaussian Models"


MONDAY, October 31, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JIANQING FAN, Department of Statistics, Princeton University
"Nonparametric Specification Tests for Diffusion Models in Financial Econometrics"


MONDAY, October 24, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HEDIBERT FREITAS LOPES, The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business  
"Spatial Factor Models"


MONDAY, October 17, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
RUDOLF BERAN, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis
"A Minimalist's Approach to Fitting and Extrapolating a Discrete Incomplete Multi-way Layout"


MONDAY, October 10, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SETH SULLIVANT, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University
"Algebraic Statistics"


MONDAY, October 3, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID SCOTT, Department of Statistics, Rice University
"Remarks on Mixtures and Kernels for Density-Based Clustering"
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Spring Quarter 2005

MONDAY, June 6, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SEBASTIAN JESTER, Fermilab
"Statistics in Astronomy: Finding and Counting What's Out There


MONDAY, May 30, 2005
Memorial Day Holiday.  No seminar.


WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2005, at 3:30 PM, Room W229, Albert Merritt Billings (AMB) Bldg
Joint seminar with Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago. 
SUSAN MURPHY, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Experiments and Dynamic Treatment Regimes"


MONDAY, May 23, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
No seminar.


MONDAY, May 16 and WEDNESDAY May 18, 2005, at 4:00 PM
Kent 107, 1020 East 58th Street.
** SIXTH ANNUAL BAHADUR LECTURES **
Willem R. van Zwet, Mathematical Institute, University of Leiden
"Statistics and the Law: The Case of the Negligent Nurse" (May 16, 2005)
"Kakutani’s Interval Splitting Scheme" (May 18, 2005)


MONDAY, May 9, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
AUGUSTINE KONG, deCODE Genetics, and Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago
"Studying Recombination Rate as a Trait"


MONDAY, May 2, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAN NICOLAE, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Quantifying Correlation with Applications to Genome-Wide Association Studies"


MONDAY, April 25, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MEI WANG, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Posterior Distributions on Parameter Space via Group Invariance"


MONDAY, April 18, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ADAM KALAI, Toyota Technical Institute, University of Chicago
"Regression Trees and Regression Graphs: Efficient Estimators for Generalized Additive Models


MONDAY, April 11, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Joint seminar with Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago.
GARETH JAMES, Department of Information and Operations Management, University of Southern California
"Functional Adaptive Model Estimation"


MONDAY, April 4, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
KUNG SIK CHAN, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
"A Threshold Logistic Regression Model for Analyzing Epidemiological Time Series"


MONDAY, March 28, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TONY CAI, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Prediction In Functional Linear Regression"

Winter Quarter 2005

MONDAY, March 7, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MURRAY ROSENBLATT, Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego
"Estimation for a Class of Stationary and Nonstationary Processes"


MONDAY, February 28, 2005 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SUSANNE M. SCHENNACH, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
"Instrumental Variable Estimation of Nonlinear Errors-in-Variables Models"


MONDAY, February 21, 2005 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YUHONG YANG, Department of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Combining/Selecting Models/Procedures"


MONDAY, February 14, 2005 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BIN YU, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Embracing Statistical Challenges in the Information Technology Age"


THURSDAY, February 10, 2005, at 12:00 PM, 120 KENT HALL, 1020 East 58th Street.
BEN MORRIS, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University and Microsoft Theory Group
"The Mixing Time of the Thorp Shuffle"


MONDAY, February 7, 2005 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID POLLARD, Department of Statistics, Yale University
"What is Randomization?"


WEDNESDAY, February 2, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
There will be an informal reception before his talk in Eckhart 110, at 3:00 pm.
JON MCAULIFFE, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Statistical Methods for Genome Comparison"


MONDAY, January 31, 2005, at 4:00 PM,Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WILLIAM S. CLEVELAND, Professor of Statistics and Courtesy Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University
"Modeling Nonlinear Long-Range Dependent Time Series with Application to Internet Traffic"


MONDAY, January 24, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YU MICHAEL ZHU, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Fourier Methods for Estimating Dimension Reduction Subspaces in Regression"


MONDAY, January 17, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DANIEL J. SCHAID, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
"Nonparametric Tests of Association of Multiple Genes with Human Disease"


MONDAY, January 10, 2005 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PETER HANSEN, Department of Economics, Brown University
"Regular and Modified Kernel-Based Estimators of Integrated Variance: The Case with Independent Noise"

AUTUMN QUARTER 2004

MONDAY, November 22, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PETER RADCHENKO, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Yale University
"Mixed-rates Asymptotics"


MONDAY, November 15, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue 
IVAN MIZERA, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta
"LSD"


MONDAY, November 8, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GRACE CHAN
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Iowa
"Estimation of Factal Dimension for Gaussian and a Class of Non-Gaussian Stationary Random Fields"


MONDAY, November 1, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
EMERY BROWN, Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Using the State-Space Paradigm to Analyze Information Representation in Neural Systems"


MONDAY, October 25, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARTIN WEGKAMP, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
"Aggregation for Regression Learning"


MONDAY, October 18, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SAM ROWEIS, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
"Multiple Alignment of Continuous Time Series"


MONDAY, October 11, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JIASHUN JIN, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Asymptotic Minimaxity of False Discovery Rate Thresholding for Sparse Exponential Data"


MONDAY, October 4, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TIEFENG JIANG, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"How Many Entries of A Typical Orthogonal Matrix Can Be Approximated By Independent Normals?"


MONDAY, September 27, 2004 , at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PROBAL CHAUDHURI, Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India
"Statistical Learning from DNA Words"
2003-2004  [Click to open, click to close]

Summer Quarter 2004

THURSDAY, July 1, 2004, at 11:00 AM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
IOANNIS KONTOYIANNIS, Division of Applied Mathematics and Department of Computer Science, Brown University
"Poisson Approximation Via Entropy"

Spring Quarter2004

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 11, 2004
MONDAY, May 31, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SAM ROWEIS, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto


MONDAY, May 24, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GUENTHER WALTHER, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Model Selection in High Dimensions"


MONDAY, May 17, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NICHO HATSOPOULOS, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago
"Coding of Action from Cortical Ensemble"


MONDAY, May 10, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TOM LOUIS, Department of Biostatistics, at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health
"Performance of Optimal Ranking Methods"
This is a joint seminar with Health Studies.


WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Ryerson 251, 1100 E. 58th Street.
ALAIN TROUVE, Ecole Normale Superieur, Cachan
"From Shape Matching to Metamorphosis"

MONDAY, April 26, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HONGQUAN XU, Department of Statistics, University of California, at Los Angeles
"Optimal Choice of Nonregular Fractional Factorial Designs"


MONDAY, April 19, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ZHIYI CHI, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Filtering for Point Processes and Its Applications"


MONDAY, April 12, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JON A. WELLNER, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Nonparametric Estimation Under Shape Constraints: Monotone, Convex, and Beyond"

MONDAY, April 5, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
J. MICHAEL STEELE, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Nonstationarity: The Challenge to the Modeling of Asset Prices and Derivatives"

Winter Quarter 2004

MONDAY, March 8, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DYLAN SMALL, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Overidentifying Restrictions Tests and Sensitivity Analysis for Instrumental Variables Regression"


MONDAY, February 23, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ROBERT MCCULLOCH, Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago
"BART: Bayesian Additive Regression Trees"


WEDNESDAY, February 18, 2004, at 2:30 PM, #251 RYERSON HALL, 1100 E. 58th Street.
SAYAN MUKHERJEE, Center for Biological and Computational Learning and Cancer Genomics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Gene Set Enrichment Analysis"


MONDAY, February 9, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
NOUREDDINE EL KAROUI, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"The Tracy-Widom Law Holds When n, p, p/n -> infinity, with Application to PCA"


MONDAY, February 2, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MATHIAS DRTON, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Iterative Conditional Fitting for Gaussian Ancestral Graph Models"


TUESDAY, January 27, 2004, at 12:00 NOON, Biological Sciences Learning Center - Room 205, 924 E. 57th Street.
KEITH WORSLEY, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Detecting Brain Damage Using Structure Density, Structure Thickness, and Vector Deformations
This is part of the Center for Neural Computation and Engineering Seminar Series, sponsored by the Committee on Computational Neuroscience The University of Chicago


WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2004, at 3:30 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
D. R. BELLHOUSE, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario
"Lord Stanhope's Papers on the Doctrine of Chances"

MONDAY, January 19, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YI LIN, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Component Selection and Smoothing Spline Analysis of Variance Models"


MONDAY, January 12, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
SAMUEL KOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Bayesian Analysis of Single Molecule Experiment"

AUTUMN QUARTER 2003

MONDAY, December 1, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University
LINDA B. COLLINS, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Issues in Catastrophe Excess-of-Loss Reinsurance Pricing"


MONDAY, November 24, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JIANQING FAN
Department of Statistics, Princeton University
Speaker has cancelled his talk. 


MONDAY, November 17, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MOULINATH BANERJEE, Deparment of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Confidence Sets for Split Points in Decision Trees"


MONDAY, November 10, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANIRBAN DASGUPTA, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Inference Based on Total Variation Distance"


MONDAY, November 3, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEPHEN STIGLER, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"A Statistical Revolutionary: R. A. Fisher in 1922"


MONDAY, October 27, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ZHILIANG YING, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Semiparametric AFT Model for Survival Data: Inference, Implementation and Theory"


FIFTH ANNUAL BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID O. SIEGMUND, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
THURSDAY, October 16, 2003, at 4:00 PM
"Statistical Problems of Genetic Mapping"
FRIDAY, October 17, 2003, at 4:00 PM
"Gene Mapping and Model Selection"


MONDAY, October 6, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MIKE DANIELS, Department of Statistics, University of Florida
"Conditionally Specified Space-Time Models for Multiple Pollutants"
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Spring Quarter 2003

MONDAY, June 2, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University
MORRIS L. EATON, Department of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Strong Inconsistency from a Standard Jeffreys Prior for an Unknown Covariance Matrix"


MONDAY, May 19, 2003, at 4:00 PM—CANCELLED, Eckhart Hall,. Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
GONCALO ABECASIS, Department of  Statistics, University of Michigan


MONDAY, May 12, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MATTHEW STEPHENS, Department of  Statistics, University of Washington
"Exploring Heterogeneity in Recombination Rates Across the Genome"


MONDAY, May 5, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL SORENSEN, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Copenhagen
"Prediction-Based Estimating Functions: Ice Cores, Finance and Delay"


MONDAY, April 28, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BARBARA HELLER, DepaStartupItemsrtment of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
"Some Families of Probability Distributions Within Quantum Theory


MONDAY, April 21, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WEI BIAO WU, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"On Martingale Approximations"


MONDAY, April 14, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHN MILTON, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago
"Neural Control, at the Edge of Instability: Delays, Power Laws and Lévy Distributions"


MONDAY, April 7, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LAURA LAZZERONI, Stanford University
"Extensions of the Plaid Model for Two-Way Clustering of Microarray Data"

Winter Quarter 2003

MONDAY, May 5, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University
MICHAEL SORENSEN, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Copenhagen
"Prediction-Based Estimating Functions: Ice Cores, Finance and Delay"


MONDAY, April 21, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
WEI BIAO WU, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"On Martingale Approximations"


MONDAY, April 7, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
LAURA LAZZERONI, Stanford University
"Extensions of the Plaid Model for Two-Way Clustering of Microarray Data"


MONDAY, March 10, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARK BERLINER, Department of Statistics, Ohio State University
"Physical-Statistical Modeling and Prediction"


MONDAY, March 3, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
BRET LARGET, Departments of Statistics and Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Bayesian Inference of Evolutionary Trees from Mitochondrial Genome Arrangements"


MONDAY, February 24, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ERIC VIGODA, Department of Computer Science, The University of Chicago
"Non-Markovian Coupling"

MONDAY, February 17, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
IOANNIS KONTOYIANNIS, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
"Limit Theorems and Some Spectral Theory for Geometrically Ergodic Markov Chains"

MONDAY, February 10, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
No seminar scheduled


MONDAY, February 3, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JONATHAN TAYLOR, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Validity of the Expected Euler Characteristic Heuristic"


MONDAY, January 27, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VALEN E. JOHNSON, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan
"A Bayesian Chi-Squared Test for Goodness-of-Fit"


MONDAY, January 20, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
VINCE MELFI, Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University
"Estimation and Adaptive Designs"


MONDAY, January 13, 2003, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MONTSERRAT FUENTES, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
"Spectral Methods for Nonstationary Spatial Processes"

Autumn Quarter 2002

MONDAY, December 2, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANNA AMIRDJANOVA, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Stochastic Equations of Motion for Incompressible Viscous Flows"


MONDAY, November 25, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID MC ALLESTER, AT&T Labs-Research
"The PAC-Bayesian Approach to Generalization Guarantees"


MONDAY, November 18, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HERNANDO OMBAO, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
"The SLEX Analysis of Non-Stationary Time Series"


MONDAY, November 11, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL EICHLER, Department of Statistical Science, University College London
"Granger-Causality and Graphical Time Series Models"


MONDAY, November 4, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JIANHUA HUANG, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
"Spline Estimation for Single Index Models"


MONDAY, October 28, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DIMITRY KRAMKOV, Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University
"Optimal Investment with Random Endowments in Incomplete Markets"


MONDAY, October 21, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEVEN LALLEY, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Random Walks on Infinite Free Products and Infinite Algebraic Systems of Generating Functions"


MONDAY, October 14, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID SCOTT, Department of Statistics, Rice University
"Remarks on Handling Outliers in Data and Regression"


MONDAY, October 7, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
YALI AMIT, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Chicago
"Coarse to Fine Models for Scene Analysis"

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SummerQuarter 2002

MONDAY, June 17, 2002, at 11:00 AM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ASHIS SEN GUPTA, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
"Directional Data Analysis—Models, Inference and Applications"

Spring Quarter 2002

MONDAY, May 13, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALICE S. WHITTEMORE, Ph.D., Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Genetic Association Tests for Family Data with Missing Parental Genotypes: A Comparison"


MONDAY, May 6, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAN NICOLAE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Measuring Relative Information with Applications to Genetics"


MONDAY, April 29, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ABRAHAM WYNER, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Bagging and Boosting Noisy Data"


THURSDAY, April 25, 2002, at 12:00 NOON in Eckhart 110, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HERMANN THORISSON, Science Institute, University of Iceland
"Point-Stationarity in d Dimensions and Palm Theory"


MONDAY, April 22, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARIANTHI MARKATOU, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Statistical Model Assessment and Model Choice"


MONDAY, April 15, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ALI ABDI, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Statistical Models in Wireless Communications"


MONDAY, April 8, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CHIARA SABATTI, Department of Human Genetics, University of California, at Los Angeles
"Genomewide Motif Recognition with a Dictionary Model"


MONDAY, April 1, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JAMES ALLEN FILL, Department of Mathematical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
"The Randomness Recycler: A New Technique for Perfect Sampling"

Winter Quarter 2002

THURSDAY, March 7, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ANDREW GELMAN, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
"Decision Analysis and Bayesian Inference"


MONDAY, March 4, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL D. LARSEN, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Record Linkage and Analysis of Linked Files"


MONDAY, February 25, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DAVID STOFFER, Department of Statistics, University of Pittsburgh
"Where's the Gene?"


MONDAY, February 18, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JAMES BERGER, Department of Statistics, Duke University
"Optimal Predictive Model Selection"


MONDAY, February 11, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MICHAEL WOODROOFE, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
"Inference with a Restricted Parameter Space"


THURSDAY, February 7, 2002, at 11:00 AM in Eckhart 110, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HUA TANG, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Frequentist Estimation of Coalescence Times"


MONDAY, February 4, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
TAILEN HSING, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
"Long-range Dependence, Linear Processes and Asymptotic Expansions"


THURSDAY, January 31, 2002, at 11:00 AM, Eckhart Hall , Room 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
JOHN DAVID STOREY, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"A Direct Approach to False Discovery Rates, with Applications to DNA Microarrays"


TUESDAY, January 29, 2002, at 11:00 AM, Eckhart Hall, Room 110, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARC A. CORAM, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Nonparametric Bayesian Classification"


MONDAY, January 28, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CHONG GU, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Penalized Likelihood Density Estimation: Direct Cross-Validation and Scalable Approximation"


MONDAY, January 21, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
ELAINE ZANUTTO, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Using Propensity Score Methods to Evaluate a National Anti-Drug Media Campaign"


WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2002, at 3:30 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
Joint seminar with Health Studies.
RAMANI S. PILLA, University of Illinois , at Chicago
"Testing for Ordered Group Means in Random Effects Models"


MONDAY, January 14, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
DALE ZIMMERMAN, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
"Antedependence Models for Continuous Longitudinal Data"


MONDAY, January 7, 2002, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MOHSEN POURAHMADI, Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University, and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Generalized Linear Models for Covariance of Longitudinal Data"

Autumn Quarter 2001

MONDAY, November 26, 2001, at 4:00 PM,
KJELL DOKSUM, Departments of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Local Projections and Varying Coefficients in Nonparametric Multiple Regression"


MONDAY, November 19, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CHUNGMING, ZHANG, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin
"Bump Hunting with Non-Gaussian Kernels"


WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2001, at 3:30 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
***** CANCELLED *****


MONDAY, November 12, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
THOMAS G. KURTZ, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Stochastic Equations for Spatial Birth and Death Processes"


MONDAY, November 5, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
PEIHUA QIU, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
"Nonparametric Jump Regression Analysis and Image Processing"


MONDAY, October 29, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
MARK GLICKMAN, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
"Inferring Response Times of a Latent, Error-Free Cognitive Process"


MONDAY, October 22, 2001, at 12:00 NOON in Eckhart 110, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
******* RESCHEDULED ********
STEPHEN FIENBERG, Department of Statistics and Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, Carnegie Mellon University
"Conditional Distributions, Log-linear Models, and Disclosure Limitation Methods"


MONDAY, October 15, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
HIRA L. KOUL, Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University
"Second Order Behavior of M-Estimators in Regression with Long Memory Errors"


MONDAY, October 8, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
CUN-HUI ZHANG, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University
"General Empirical Bayes Wavelet Method and Exactly Adaptive Minimax Estimation"


MONDAY, October 1, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
STEPHEN STIGLER, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"Risk and Revolution: Napoleon, Casanova, and the Loterie de France 1758-1836"


MONDAY, September 24, 2001, at 4:00 PM, Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 S. University Avenue.
***** CANCELLED *****
PAUL ROSENBAUM, Department of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Joint seminar with Health Studies
"The Effects of Delay"

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