
Student Seminars 


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Spring Quarter 2017
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ANG LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
TBA
THURSDAY, May 11, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MO ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017, at 11:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KAN XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DIANA CAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNG YOON KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 1:10 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ARUN SRINIVASAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUFAN HU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PETER GAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHICHUN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIWEI LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
MONDAY, May 8, 2017, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SAMUEL BAUGH, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
FRIDAY, May 5, 2017, at 10:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIANFEI SHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
FRIDAY, May 5, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PAUL HIVELY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"
Past Seminars
20162017
Winter Quarter 2017
Autumn Quarter 2016
20152016
Summer Quarter 2016
Spring Quarter 2016
Winter Quarter 2016
Autumn Quarter 2015
WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2015, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 126, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
WEI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
" Multivariate Adaptive Shrinkage"
20142015
Summer Quarter 2015
THURSDAY, July 30, at 1:15 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOTAO WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
" Robust High Frequency Trader"
Spring Quarter 2015
Winter Quarter 2015
Autumn Quarter 2014
20132014
Summer Quarter 2014
SPRING 2014
WINTER 2014
AUTUMN 2013
THURSDAY, November 14, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
ERIC JANOFSKY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
" Pairwise Density Estimation"
20122013
SUMMER 2013
SPRING 2013
FRIDAY, May 24, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FirstYear Ph.D. Student MiniSeminars
THURSDAY, May 9, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SecondYear Ph.D. Student MiniSeminars
WINTER 2013
TUESDAY, February 19, 2013, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEILING TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
" A Comparison of Lasso, Elastic Net, Ridge Regression, and Bayesian Methods for Largescale Regression"
AUTUMN 2012
WEDNESDAY, November 28, 2012, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
WEI SU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
" Contact Process on Graphs"
CANCELLED
THURSDAY, October 25, 2012, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MINSOO KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"CrossSection and Predictability of Stock Returns"
20112012
SUMMER 2012
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAN CHRISTINA WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
" Estimation of Leverage Effect"
SPRING 2012
TUESDAY, May 22, 2012, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Firstyear Ph.D. Student Seminars
4:30 PM, Scott Powers, "Assessing the Impact of Nondifferential Genotyping Errors on
Rare Variant Tests of Association"
4:45 PM, Marc Goessling, "Geometric Feature Extraction via MultiMarked Point Processes"
5:00 PM, Joelle Mbatchou, "The Calpha Statistics for Testing Complex Traits Associations
with Rare Genetic Variants"
5:15 PM, Andrew Poppick, "Spatial Analysis of Climate Change Projections"
5:30 PM, Yuancheng Zhu,
"Minimax Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices"
5:45 PM, Rishideep Roy, "Information Flow on Trees"
6:00 PM, Zhe Liu, "MultiSplit L_{1}SVM for Detecting GeneGene Interaction"
6:15 PM, Zhengrong Xing, "Capturing Heterogeneity in Gene Expression Studies by Surrogate
Variable Analysis"
TUESDAY, May 15, 2012, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Secondyear Ph.D. Student Seminars
4:30 PM, Walter Dempsey, "Theoretical Guarantees for Sparse Approximation"
4:45 PM, Somak Dutta, "An hlikelihood Method for Agricultural Variety Trials"
5:00 PM,
Michael Horrell, "Nonparametric Highdimensional Model Estimation"
5:15 PM, Eric Janofsky, "Semiparametric ICA"
5:30 PM, Dinah Shender, "Graphical Lasso for Matrix Data"
5:45 PM, Miaoyan Wang, "Quasilikelihood Score Testing with Related Individuals"
6:00 PM, Ruming Wang, "Modeling LETFs and Pricing Options on LETFs by Transform Method"
WINTER 2012
AUTUMN 2011
THURSDAY, November 10, 2011, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
CHENG HE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of Markov Switching ARMA Model
WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
MATTHEW REIMHERR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fourth Year Ph.D. Presentation
How Should We Measure Dependence?
20102011
SUMMER 2011
TUESDAY, July 5, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
MILES LUBIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Scalable Stochastic Optimization
SPRING 2011
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Lian Huan Ng
 4:00–4:15 PM, SOMAK DUTTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Comparison of Treatments and DataDependent Allocation for Circular Data
 4:15–4:30 PM, DINAH SHENDER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Reconstruction Problem on bary Trees
 4:30–4:45 PM, RUMING WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Parameter Estimation and Prediction for LogGaussian Cox Process
 4:45–5:00 PM, WALTER DEMPSEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Geometric Bounds for Eigenvalues of Markov Chains
 5:00–5:15 PM, MICHAEL HORRELL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Spatial Statistics and Estimation of NonStationary Variance Structure
 5:15–5:30 PM, MIAOYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Correlation and Largescale Simultaneous Significance Testing
 5:30–5:45 PM, HYUN PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
GenomicControl Approach to Analyzing a CaseControl Sample
FRIDAY, May 13, 2011, at 11:20 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
HAOHUA TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Biofuel FeedStock Commodity Pricing
THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
VICTORIA YAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Network Inference with Gene Expression Data Using Correlation and RegressionBased Methods
THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
OH JAE KWON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Model Selection Criteria with the Data Analysis on Korean Life Insurance Market
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2011, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
WEI CAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Random Matrices with Uncorrelated Entries
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University
Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Stefano Castruccio
 4:00–4:15 PM, LIAN HUAN NG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
PartBased Statistical Mixture Models for 2D Objects Revisited
 4:15–4:30 PM, WEI SU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Contact Process on Trees
 4:30–4:45 PM, SHENG ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A Kinship Estimator and Its Applications
 4:45–5:00 PM, DUO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Random Rankings and a Model Based on Multinomial Comparisons
 5:00–5:15 PM, CHRIS FOX, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Consistency of the Lasso for Gaussian Graphical Model Selection
WINTER 2011
TUESDAY, March 1, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARTIN WENDLER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Visiting Student Seminar
Generalized Linear Statistics of Dependent Data
CANCELLEDTHURSDAY, February 10, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BECKETT STERNER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
CANCELLEDTHURSDAY, February 3, 2011, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YING LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
AUTUMN 2010
FRIDAY, November 19, 2010, at 9:00
am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JOSEPH GUINNESS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
NonStationary Models for SpaceTime Processes
WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010, at 9:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HARRY CRANE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Markov Random Partition Sequences
20092010
SUMMER 2010
SPRING 2010
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2010, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Seminar Chair: Ting Zhang
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
 4:00–4:15 PM, CHRISTOPHER FOX, Department of Statistics, The
University of Chicago
Bayesian Palaeoclimate Reconstruction
 4:15–4:30 PM, DUO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University
of Chicago
Partition
Structures Invariant Under Deletion of a Random Part
 4:30–4:45 PM, LIAN HUAN NG, Department of Statistics, The University
of Chicago
PartBased Statistical
Mixture Models for 2D Objects
 4:45–5:00 PM, LIOR RENNERT, Department of Statistics, The University
of Chicago
The Family
Size Process, Ewens Sampling Formula, and Fishers Distribution on Species
 5:00–5:15 PM, WEI SU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A New Method
on Normal Approximation
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2010, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XINGHAO QIAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of Large Covariance
Matrices
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Seminar Chair: Jie (Natalie) Huang
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
 4:00–4:15 PM, TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, Department of Statistics, The
University of Chicago
Some Recent
Approaches to Modeling Durations in Time Series
 4:15–4:30 PM, STEFANO CASTRUCCIO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fixed
Domain Asymptotics for Stationary Gaussian Random Fields
 4:30–4:45 PM, RINA FOYGEL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Extended
BIC for Normal Regression and Other Models
 4:45–5:00 BREAK
 5:00–5:15 PM, DESISLAVA PETKOVA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Title to be announced
 5:15–5:30 PM, MATTHEW REIMHERR, Department of Statistics, The University
of Chicago
Impact of
Coverage of Causal Variation in GWAS
 5:30–5:45 PM, YUNDA ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University
of Chicago
Are a Set of
Microarrays Independent of Each Other?
WINTER 2010
AUTUMN 2009
TUESDAY, November 17, 2009, at 2:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WINFRIED BARTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Some Aspects of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
20082009
SUMMER 2009
MONDAY, July 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PHILLIP LYNCH,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Locally Mean Reverting Processes
SPRING 2009
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009, at 4:00–6:15 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Harry Crane
 3:45–4:00 pm, TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Machine Learning Using Generative Modelling with Dense Deformable Parts
 4:00–4:15 pm, STEFANO CASTRUCCIO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fast and Exact Simulation of Large Gaussian Lattice Systems in R^{2}
 4:15–4:30 pm, DESISLAVA PETKOVA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Highdimensional Data with Strong Dependence
 4:30–4:45 pm, MATTHEW REIMHERR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Testing for Individual Contributions to Complex DNA Mixtures
 4:45–5:00 pm, RINA FOYGEL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Deformable Templates in Image Analysis and Classification
 5:00–5:15 pm, BREAK
 5:15–5:30 pm, YUNDA ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Covariance Tapering for Likelihood Based Estimation in Large Spatial Datasets
 5:30–5:45 pm, WEI YANG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
TBA
 5:45–6:00 pm, LUBOV ZEIFMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Modeling Neuronal Spiking Activity in a Point Process Framework
 6:00–6:15 pm, SHENG ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Regression Shrinkage and Selection and Introduction to Lasso
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2009, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NAM JONG KIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Nonparametric Estimation of Index Parameter
of Symmetric αStable (SαS) Levy Process and Application to Financial
Data
MONDAY, April 27, 2009, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARK KIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Cohort Group Analysis of Pacific Herring
from Sitka, Alaska
THURSDAY, April 9, 2009, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Xiaohui
Chang
 4:30–4:42 pm, TING ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Inference for
Continuous Semimartingales Observed at High Frequency
 4:45–4:57 pm, JIE HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
On the Choice
of m in the m Out of n Bootstrap
 5:00–5:12 pm, JOSEPH GUINNESS,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Computer Experiments
 5:15–5:37 pm, HARRY CRANE,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
PartitionValued Markov Processes
WINTER 2009
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAO PENG FENG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Time Series Approaches for Analyzing
Epidemic Data
TUESDAY, March 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YIBI HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Precise Capacity Analysis in Binary Networks
with Multiple Coding Level Inputs
THURSDAY, February 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JAE HYUNG CHOI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Weekend Effect of Return on Crude Oil
Prices
WEDNESDAY,
February 25, 2009 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHU ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Determine the Time Varying
Distribution of High Frequency Finance Data Under Market Microstructure
WEDNESDAY, February 25, 2009 at 8:30 AM,Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUANXIANG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Test of Correlations in Time Series
TUESDAY, February 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YONGNING WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Joint Dynamics of Volatility and Liquidity
THURSDAY,
February 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOQUAN (WILLIAM) WEN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Estimation of Allele Frequencies
at Untyped Genetic Markers from Summary (or Pooled) Genotype Data
WEDNESDAY,
February 11, 2009 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110,
5734 S. University Avenue
QINGQING XU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
OneClass
Boosting and its Application to Classification Problems
FRIDAY,
February 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZUOHENG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Testing
Untyped SNPs in CaseControl Association Studies with Related
Individuals
THURSDAY, January 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
ZHOU ZHOU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Nonparametric Inference of Quantile
Curves for Nonstationary Time Series
AUTUMN 2008
THURSDAY, December 11, 2008 at 11:00
AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAN WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Displaced Lognormal
Volatility Skew Slope and Variance Reduction in Monte Carlo
Simulation of Barrier Option Price
TUESDAY, December 9, 2008 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
EGE RUBAK,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aarlborg University, Denmark
Visiting Ph.D. Student Presentation
Alphapermanental Random Fields
MONDAY, December 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PHILLIP LYNCH,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Locally Mean Reverting Processes
MONDAY, November 24, 2008 at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARCIN HITCZENKO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Modeling Processes on Spheres
THURSDAY, November 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
YANWEI
ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Bivariate Approach to Setting
Reserves
THURSDAY, November 20, 2008 at 10:30
AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PEIPEI ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the
TOEFL Tests as a Measure of English Proficiency
for International Teaching Assistants
WEDNESDAY, November 19, 2008 at 2:00
PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FAN SHI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of Patent Liability Claims Data
Using Generalized Linear Models
WEDNESDAY, November 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHAEL FINEGOLD,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Inferring Sparse Graphical Models
TUESDAY, November 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUWEI
CUI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of Sediment Toxicity Using Sediment
Chemistry and Grain Data: the MidAtlantic Region Estuaries 1997
Sediment Data
MONDAY, November 17, 2008 at 9:45 AM, in Eckhart 110,
5734 S. University Avenue
YIBI HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Memory Capacity of a Hebbian Learning
Model with Inhibition
MONDAY, November 17, 2008 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MUHAMMAD
WALIJI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Local Feature Based Statistical Model
for Acoustic Object Classification and Detection
MONDAY, November 10, 2008 at 11:30
AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHIFAN ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Market Openings: Qualified Foreign Institution
Investors in China
FRIDAY, September 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAN TAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Wavelet Analysis of
LongMemory Stochastic Volatility Model
20072008
SUMMER 2008
THURSDAY, August 7, 2008 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SERENA REZNY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Graphical Models for
Phospholipid/Phosphoprotein Coexpression Data
WEDNESDAY, August 6, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
PETER KWOK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Phylogenetic Tree Model of Family Income
Data
TUESDAY, August 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
MEIQING LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Negative Effect of Parttime Employees’ Overproportion
on Students’ Academic and Working Performance: Cristo Rey Network Annual Report
Data
TUESDAY, August 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
GEORGE SAVVAS,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Effect of Early Intervention
on Job Tenure: The Perry Preschool Program
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
OMAR DE LA CRUZ,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Geometric Approaches in the
Analysis of Genetic Data
MONDAY, July 28, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YINGYING LI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Robustness of Volatility Estimation
TUESDAY, July 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
JOACHIM ROBERT DE LEZARDIERE,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Tail Index Estimation and ARCH Processes
SPRING 2008
TUESDAY, June 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
OLI ATLASON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Generalized Parametric
Models and Rank Likelihood
WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DALE ROSENTHAL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Trade Classification and
NearlyGamma Random Variables
THURSDAY, June 12, 2008 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAVID MATTESON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Inference for
Multivariate Nonlinear Time Series
THURSDAY, May 22, 2008 at 8:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIN WOO PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
On Bias Corrected Kernel
Density Estimation
WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SEOKWOO LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Stochastic Volatility Model
with Flex Normal Mixtures
MONDAY, May 19, 2008 at 8:30 AM., in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SANG JIN PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Hazard of Recurrence in
Lymph NodeNegative Breast Cancer: Treatment Effects over Time by
ER Status
FRIDAY, May 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YOU CHAN KEVIN CHUNG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
ThreeStep Disaggregate
Forecasts of Personal Health Care Cost
FRIDAY, May 16, 2008 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An Intensity Based Patchwork
of Parts Model For 2D Objects
FRIDAY, May 16, 2008 at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIN XU, Departments of Sociology and Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
GARCH Local Approximation
for Nonstationary Financial Data Through 19582007 and Its Influence
in Value at Risk
THURSDAY, May 15, 2008 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BAOGUAN KE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
A Method for Genetic Mapping
of Quantitative Traits and Related Statistical Problems
TUESDAY, May 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TAEJIN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Empirical Estimation of Distributions
of Limit Order Book
AUTUMN 2007
MONDAY, December 10, 2007 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
DALE ROSENTHAL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Trade
Signing and NearlyGamma Random Variables
TUESDAY, December 4 , 2007 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SU YEON KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Adaptive Evolution of
Conserved Noncoding Elements
THURSDAY, November 29, 2007 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
WENLONG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Wavelet Analysis for
Nonstationary Time Series
THURSDAY, November 29, 2007 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
ZUOHENG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
An Incompletedata Quasilikelihood
Framework with Application to Genetic Association Studies on Related
Individuals
TUESDAY, November 27, 2007 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
ZHOU ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Local Linear Quantile
Estimation for Nonstationary Time Series
TUESDAY, November 13, 2007 at 3:00, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
WEICHUN WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of Measurement Errors of
Childhood Retrospective Section of NLSY97 Survey
FRIDAY, November 9, 2007 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
JIANGLAI ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Empirical
Study of Parametric and Nonparametric VaR Models
TUESDAY, November 6, 2007 at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
LUCY A. BILAVER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An Application of
Graphical Model Checking Methods for Discrete Time Hazard Models
THURSDAY, November 1, 2007 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
XINGHUA ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Critical Branching Random
Walks and Spatial Epidemics
FRIDAY, October 26, 2007 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
HUIMIN GU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Exploring Insurance
Abusive Claim Identification with ModelBased Clustering Using the
EM Algorithm
MONDAY, October 22, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110,
5734 S. University Avenue
SU YEON KIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Adaptive Evolution
of Conserved Noncoding Elements
WEDNESDAY, October 17, 2007 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YOUNG EUN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Childhood Malaria in the Gambia
20062007
SUMMER 2007
FRIDAY, August 3, 2007 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HANS ROGGEMAN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Presentation
Copula, Cointegration
and Regression Methods in Meanreversion StockOption Trading Strategies
TUESDAY, July 31, 2007 at 5:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
OLIVER RANDALL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Presentation
Variance Futures and
Correcting the VIX
TUESDAY, July 31, 2007 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
JIE PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Presentation
The Feasibility of a GenomeWide
Linkage Study of a Large Asthma Pedigree
FRIDAY, July 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
ERIKA GARCIA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Presentation
Observed Flow of Travelers
in the U.S.Mexico Border: Modeling and Decomposition Using RegARIMA
MONDAY, July 16, 2007 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAE YOUNG LIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Characteristics of a
Model Error in an Air Quality Model and FixedDomain Asymptotic
Properties of Spatial CrossPeriodograms
TUESDAY, July 10, 2007 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
ANGELA HUGEBACK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Point Process Models
for Astronomy: Quasars, Coronal Mass Ejections, and Solar Flares
MONDAY, July 9, 2007 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHIBIAO ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Nonparametric Inference
for Stochastic Diffusion Models
SPRING 2007
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2007 4:00  5:15 PM,Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentation
Seminar Chair: Michael Finegold
 4:004:15 pm, YINXIAO HUANG, Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
Equienergy Sampler
by Kou, Zhou and Wong
 4:154:30 pm, MYOUNG JI LEE, Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
Modelbased Geostatistics
 4:304:45 pm, DAN CHRISTINA WANG, Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
Nonparametric Inference
of ValueatRisk for Dependent Financial Returns
 4:455:00 pm, NAIQING GU, Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
A Limit Theorem for
Hidden Markov αchains
 5:005:15 pm, ELIZABETH SMOOT, Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
To be announced
TUESDAY, May 29,
2007 at 4:30–5:45 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentation
Seminar Chair: Marcin Hitczenko
 4:304:45 pm, ALAN HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Maximum Likelihood Methods for Phylogenetic
Trees
 4:455:00 pm, XIAOHUI CHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A Robust Regression
Model for Unequally Spaced Time Series Data with Application to Water Monitoring
 5:005:15 pm,
HAN HAN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Equatorial Normal Mode in Modeling
LargeScale Wind Component
 5:155:30 pm, WINFRIED BARTA,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
How Often to Shuffle a Deck of Cards
to Make it Random?
 5:305:45 pm, HAN XIAO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Algebraic Algorithms for Sampling
from Conditional Distributions
TUESDAY, May 22, 2007 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
OMAR DE LA CRUZ,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
A Geometric Approach
for Detecting Cell Cycle Gene Expression
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2007 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RYAN CARR,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
No Small Potatoes. Using
Shopper ID Level Models to Measure the Impact of Targeted Marketing for a Popular
Potato Product
FRIDAY, April 20, 2007 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
KUNHO KIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Kernelbased Estimation
of the Density for the Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedastic Process
WINTER 2007
TUESDAY, March 6, 2007 at 4:005:30 PM, in Eckhart 110,
5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair:
Omar De La Cruz
 4:004:15 pm, DAN WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Hedging Variance Options
 4:154:30 pm,
MARCIN HITCZENKO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Likelihood Approximation
for Large Data Sets
 4:304:45 pm,
OLIVER RANDALL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Interpreting Prediction
Market Prices as Probabilities
 4:455:00 pm,
MICHAEL FINEGOLD,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Hidden Markov Models
in Customer Relationship Management
 5:005:15 pm,
CHANGGEE CHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Volatility Estimators
for Discretely Sampled Levy Processes
 5:155:30 pm,
XIAOQUAN WEN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Testing Ungenotyped Genetic
Variation in Genomewide Association Studies
WEDNESDAY, February 21 , 2007 at 12:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RAYMOND LEE,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An Investigation of a Time
Series Model For Forecasting of Insurance Claim Runoff Triangles
THURSDAY, February 1 , 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAE YOUNG LIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Characteristics of Model Error in an
Air Quality Model and FixedDomain Asymptotic Properties of Spatial CrossPeriodogram
FRIDAY, January 19, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHIBIAO ZHAO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Confidence Bands in Nonparametric
Time Series Regression
AUTUMN 2006
WEDNESDAY, November 29, 2006 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAVID MATTESON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Estimating High Dimensional Volatility Models
TUESDAY, November 28, 2006 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
MINSUN SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Methods for Detecting
GeneGene Interaction and SingleLocus Association
FRIDAY, November 17 , 2006 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BYEONG CHANG YANG
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Prequential Guidelines When Making
Predictions Using Short Time Series
THURSDAY, November 16 , 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHINGLAN HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Statistical Analysis of Children’s
Performances and Their Demographic Characteristics
THURSDAY, November 16 , 2006 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
STACY STEINBERG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Detection of Relationship Errors
in Inbred Pedigrees
WEDNESDAY, November 15 , 2006 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
KANRU XIA. Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Inference of Hidden Markov Chain in
a False Discovery Control Paradigm
TUESDAY, November 14 , 2006 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAN YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Statistical Analysis of Insured Hurricane
Losses in the US with Application to Industry Loss Warranties
MONDAY, November 13 , 2006 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARIA PAULA RIOS ARANGO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Monte Carlo Approach
to Price Colombian Volatility Reducing Options
FRIDAY, November 10, 2006 at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YING LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Long Memory and Conditional
Heteroscedasticity in Network Data
THURSDAY, November 9 , 2006 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SEUNG MIN YAE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
How to Detect Source of
Economic Change, Structure or State?
THURSDAY, November 9, 2006 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIA LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Cointegration Analysis
WEDNESDAY, November 1, 2006 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DARONGSAE KWON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Kriging Prediction with
Estimated Covariances
WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2006 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YINGYING LI , Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Robustness of Volatility
Estimators
FRIDAY, October 6, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LIPING GAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Fitting and Testing a Semiparametric
Generalized Linear Model Against Alternative Models
20052006
SUMMER 2006
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2006 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FEN LIN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Discrete Time Survival Model: Diffusion of Freedom of Information Laws Among OECD Nations
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NATHANIEL LOMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Detection of Allelic Deletion via Inference
of Loss of Heterozygosity in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by use of a Hidden Markov
Model
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2006 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHUO ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Boosting and Bagging of Neural Networks
with Applications to Financial Time Series
MONDAY, July 31, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LI MA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Correcting the Bias Arising from Cluster
Sampling Using HorvitzThompson Estimation in a Problem of Estimating the Number
of Fish Eggs in a Southern Alaskan Region
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2006 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
QINGLING DU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Fitting Regression Models Under Casecontrol
Sampling
TUESDAY, July 25, 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
IRINA OSTROVNAYA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Estimating Error Rates for
Independent and Dependent Test Statistics
TUESDAY, July 18, 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIE YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Infinite Exchangeability & Partitions
and Permanent Process & Classification Model
WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOFENG SHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Evaluation of Multiresolution
Model Output and Spectral Analysis for Nonlinear Time Series
SPRING 2006
THURSDAY, May 25, 2006 at 12:00 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Zuoheng
Wang
 12:0012:15 pm, MICHAEL FINEGOLD,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Coalescent
 12:1512:30 pm,
MARCIN HITCZENKO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Dirichlet Cluster Processes and Classification Problems
 12:3012:45 pm,
DAN WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
How Corporate Defaults are Correlated
 12:451:00 pm,
OLIVER RANDALL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Estimating Semiparametric
ARCH(∞) Models by Kernel Smoothing Methods
Authors: O. Linton and E. Mammen
Source: Econometrica, Vol. 73, No. 3 (May, 2005), 771836.
THURSDAY, May 18, 2006 at 2:00 PM,Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEN MIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Hierarchical Models Using Mixture
of Normal Distributions And Dirichlet Process
WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PAUL BAILEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Variable Selection in
Multiple Regression with a pnorm Based Prior
MONDAY, May 15, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ABIGAIL JAGER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Likelihood Methods for Potential Outcomes
FRIDAY, May 12, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HONG GI MIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Inference of Stochastic Beta
Model and GARCH Processes
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2006 at 9:00 AM,Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YOUNG ROK KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Pricing Weather Derivatives
FRIDAY, May 5, 2006 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FARNAZ MAHKHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A 20Day NCCLS Precision
THURSDAY, April 27, 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MINGJUN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Cream, Sugar, or Black? Comparison of Several Statistical Classification Methods
in a Target Marketing Application
FRIDAY, April 14, 2006 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FANG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Automatic Classification of Statement
and Question Intonations in Mandarin
WINTER 2006
TUESDAY, March 7, 2006 at 4:00  5:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar
Chair: Yibi Huang
 4:004:15 pm, DALE ROSENTHAL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory
 4:154:30 pm,
XINGHUA ZHENG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Windings of Planar Brownian Motion and Random Walks
 4:304:45 pm,
ZUOHENG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Association Test by Adjusting for Population Heterogeneity
 4:455:00 pm,
OMAR DE LA CRUZ,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Normalization of Microarray Data
 5:005:15 pm,
ZHOU ZHOU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Quantile Regression: Applications and Current Research Areas
 5:155:30 pm,
WENLONG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Electric Networks and Probability on Graphs
THURSDAY, February 23, 2006 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LEI LIAN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
How Effective are Realized Effective Spreads?
WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JUN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Impact of Market Microstructure
Noise on Nonparametric Jump Test
TUESDAY, February 21, 2006 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HYUNG JIN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Modeling Hidden Exposures in Claim
Severity
THURSDAY, February 16, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIE YANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Exchangeable Cluster Processes for Classification Problems
THURSDAY, January 26, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOFENG SHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Fourier Analysis in Time
Series: Some Theory and an Application to SpaceTime Modeling
AUTUMN 2005
MONDAY, October 31, 2005 at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
SU YEON KIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Testing for Natural Selection
on Conserved Nongenic Sequences in Mammals
MONDAY, November 14, 2005 at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAE YOUNG LIM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistical Properties on Error of the Air Pollution Model
TUESDAY, November 15, 2005 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANGELA SNYDER,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistics for Astronomy: Inference About the Population of Quasars
FRIDAY, November 18, 2005 at 3:45 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHIBIAO ZHAO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistical Theory for Curve/level Crossing Analysis
TUESDAY, November 29, 2005 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BAOGUAN KE,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Looking for Risk Variants Using Conditional TDT
TUESDAY, November 29, 2005 at 5:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
OLI ATLASON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Generalized Parametric Models
WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2005 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110,
5734 S. University Avenue
HAE KYUNG IM,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Two Problems in Environmetrics
WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2005 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MAOXIA ZHENG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Two Statistical Problems in Gene Mapping
MONDAY, November 7, 2005 at 12:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ELLIOT JOEL BERNSTEIN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Models for Object Classification and Detection
WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2005 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734
S. University Avenue
TIMOTHY THORNTON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Inference for
Genetic Analysis in Related Individuals
THURSDAY, November 17, 2005 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
EUNHAE KO
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Media Bias and Public Intellectuals: Newspapers with Different Appetites
THURSDAY, November 17, 2005 at 12:00 NOON, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
BRINDA BIJAWAT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Impact of Coronary Heart
Disease and Arthritis on Depressive Symptoms—A Longitudinal Study
THURSDAY, November 17, 2005 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CLIFTON EMERY
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Item NonResponse in the Project
on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Consequences for Domestic Violence
and Child Behavior
WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2005 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BENJAMIN VERSCHUERE
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
On the Pricing of Synthetic Collateralized
Debt Obligation with Factor Copulas
WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2005 at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
JAKE BYRNES
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Using a HMM to Identify Ectopic Gene
Conversion Events
THURSDAY, October 27, 2005 at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAVA ZIBMAN
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Semiparametric Modeling of Effects
of Air Quality Respiratory Health in Chicago Medicaid Population
MONDAY, October 17, 2005 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HUI DU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Nonlinear Regression
with Spatial Structure
TUESDAY, October 4, 2005 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TAO LIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Analysis of Extreme
Events with Timevarying Parameters
20042005
SUMMER 2005
FRIDAY, July 29, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHALI WU
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Cultural Differences in Perspective Taking
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2005 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BROOKE SOWELL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimating the Recovery
Kinetics of tER Sites
TUESDAY, July 19, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HONG XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Sleep Stage Classification
by EEG Wave
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2005 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ETHAN ANDERES,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Estimating Deformations of Gaussian Random Fields
MONDAY, July 11, 2005 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MIKYOUNG JUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Spacetime Models and their Application
to Air Pollution
SPRING 2005
TUESDAY, May 24, 2005 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Angela Snyder
 4:30 pm,
WENLONG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Equivalence of Absorbing and Reflecting Barrier Problems for Stochastically Monnotone Markov Processes
 4:45 pm, DALE ROSENTHAL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A New Statistic for Influence in Linear Regression
 5:00 pm, OMAR DE LA CRUZ,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Choice of a Null Hypothesis in LargeScale Simultaneous Testing
 5:15
pm, ZUOHENG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A Bayesian Method to Infer Haplotypes from Genotype Data
 5:30 pm, XINGHUA ZHENG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Geometric Bounds for Eigenvalues of Markov Chains
 5:45 pm, ZHOU ZHOU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A Tale of Two Time Scales: Determining IntegratedVolatility with Noisy HighFrequency Data
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2005 at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHELE GLATTER,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Gibbs Sampler for Predictive Covariance Matrices Using a Bayesian Approach
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2005 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JACEK CZAJKOWSKI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Online Poker—Analysis by
CART and Random Forest
FRIDAY, May 13, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HSIWEN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Measuring the Effects
of Monetary Policy Shocks on Exchange Rate Using VARs
MONDAY, May 9, 2005 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEIHUA GUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Influence of Body Mass Index
and Other Characteristics on Outcomes After Treatment for Early Stage Colon
Cancer
WINTER 2005
WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2005 at 4:00  5:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Baoguan Ke
 4:004:18 pm, YIBI HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Optimal Rate of Deconvolution
Problems
 4:184:36 pm,
YINGYING LI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Determining Integrated Volatility
of a Diffusion Process, in the Presence of Roundoff Errors
 4:364:54 pm,
DARONGSAE KWON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Using PageRank to Characterize
Web Structure
 4:545:12 pm,
MINSUN SONG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Genetic Risk Factors for the
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 5:125:30 pm, DAVID MATTESON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
The Distribution of Realized
Exchange Rate Volatility
FRIDAY, February 25, 2005 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PANGDING ZHU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
SimulationBased Bayesian Estimation of Quadratic Term Structure Models
FRIDAY, February 18, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JULIA YINGHUA ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Economic Value of Volatility
Timing Using Realized Volatility Under Optimal Sampling
AUTUMN 2004
WEDNESDAY, December
1, 2004 at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAVA ZIBMAN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Accounting for Confounding
by Time in a Semiparametric Air Pollution Model
FRIDAY, November 19, 2004 at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YAN LI ,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistical Methods for the
Identification of Microdeletions
WEDNESDAY, November 17, 2004 at 4:15 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIE YANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Infinite Exchangeability
and Random Set Partitions
WEDNESDAY,
November 17, 2004 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
OU JIN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Smooth Transition Autoregressive
Stochastic Volatility (STARSV) ModelingBayesian Inference Through C++ Programming
THURSDAY, November 11, 2004 at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOFENG SHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistical Evaluation of Multiresolution
Model Output, and Asymptotic Spectral Theory for Nonlinear Time Series
THURSDAY, November 11, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
IRINA OSTROVNAYA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Improved Estimation
of the False Discovery Rate
TUESDAY, November 2, 2004 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAODONG WU,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Trend Test for Association
in CaseControl Studies with Pedigree Data
FRIDAY, October 8, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANGELA SNYDER,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Mastermind by Importance
Sampling and MetropolisHastings
MONDAY, October 18, 2004 at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN GAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of Variance
Components of Lymphocytes and Cortisol in Inbred Populations
THURSDAY, September 30, 2004 at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PENG ZHANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Different Age Distribution Patterns
of Human, Nematode, Arabidopsis Duplicate Genes
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SUMMER 2004
MONDAY, August 30, 2004 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
YONG WANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Bayesian Linear Modeling Investigation of eBay Seller's Realized Profit
WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2004 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEN GU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Distributed Lag Model:
Analysis of Air Pollution on Asthma Occurrence
THURSDAY, July 22, 2004 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LIPING TONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Inference for
Multicolor Optical Mapping Data
FRIDAY, July 16, 2004 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NA PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Empirical Study on Deviance
Information Criterion with Stochastic Volatility Models
TUESDAY, July 6, 2004 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAVID CLIFFORD, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
The Nature of Spatial Variation
in Crop Yields
SPRING 2004
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2004 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RITUPARNA SEN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Modeling the Stock Price Process as a Continuous Time Jump Process
FRIDAY, June 18, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
TONGYAI IYAVARAKUL,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bootstrap Inference of Gini Index of Income Inequality in Thailand
THURSDAY, June 10, 2004 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WANLI MIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Inferences on Time Series Driven
by Dependent Innovations
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2004 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Xiaofeng Shao
 4:004:15 pm, YIBI HUANG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Exact Sampling with Coupled Markov Chains and Applications to Statistical Mechanics
 4:154:30 pm, ZUMIN LUO,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Rescaling of Marked Point Processes
 4:304:45 pm, DARONGSAE KWON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Controlling the False Discovery Rate: A Practical and Powerful Approach to Multiple Testing
 4:455:00 pm, MINSUN SONG,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
A Random Field Approach to the Analysis of FieldPlot Experiments and Other Spatial Experiments
 5:005:15 pm, YINGYING LI,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Iterated Random Functions
 5:155:30pm, DAVID MATTESON,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Least Angle Regression
 5:305:45 pm, MICHELE GLATTER,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Variable Selection and Shrinkage Comparison of Some Approaches
TUESDAY, May 25, 2004 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XINGE ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Shape Restricted Nonparametric
Method with Financial Applications
WINTER 2004
TUESDAY, March 9, 2004 at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second
Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Irina Ostrovnaya
 4:004:15 pm, OLI ATLASON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Frequentist Model Averaging
 4:154:30 pm, CHAE YOUNG LIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
MetropolisHastings Algorithms for Point Process
 4:304:45 pm, BAOGUAN KE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Discovery of Conserved Sequence Patterns
 4:455:00 pm, SU YEON KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Estimation of SpaceTime Covariance Matrix with Missing Observation
 5:005:15 pm, ANGELA SNYDER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Finding An Optimal Strategy For Mastermind
 5:155:30 pm, ZHIBIAO ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
An Introduction to Voronoi Tessellation
TUESDAY, February 24, 2004 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
QI AN,
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation and MiniWorkshop
Presentation
Calibration of Atmospheric Temperature
AUTUMN 2003
FRIDAY, December 5, 2003, at Eckhart 110, 5734 S.
University Avenue
Miniworkshop Presentation
THURSDAY, November 20, 2003, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Miniworkshop Presentation
WEDNESDAY, November 19, 2003, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Miniworkshop Presentation
THURSDAY, October 2, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARTIN ROMERO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Optimal Bridge Sampling with Dependent Draws
2003
SUMMER 2003
TUESDAY, August 5, 2003, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HUA TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A New Amino Acid Distance
MONDAY, June 30, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
REGINA DOLGOARSHINNYKH, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Modelling Epidemics: Sirs Models

