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Summer Quarter 2017

MONDAY, July 24, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUCHEN SU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Laplacian Linear Solvers"
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ARTHUR VIVÉ, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Variational Generation of Images by Deep Spatial Architectures"
FRIDAY, July 14, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JESSICA FOO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Using Canonical Correlation Analysis to Uncover Latent Macroeconomic Effects on Online Peer-to-Peer Lending"
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
XIANG ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Bayesian Large-Scale Multiple Regression Model for Genome-Wide Association Summary Statistics"
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MYUNGIN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Recurrent Neural Networks and Time Series Forecasting on USD/KRW Exchange Rate"
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIRUI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Dynamics and Community Detection of Knowledge Networks in a Tech Economy"
THURSDAY, June 22, 2017, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
WANTING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"On the Optimal Estimation, Control, and Modeling of Dynamical Systems"
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017, at 4:00 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
LI LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Two Problems in Percolation Theory"
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SUBHAJIT GOSWAMI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Some Metric Properties of Planar Gaussian Free Field"
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SI TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Dimensional First Passage Percolation and Occupational Densities of Branching Random Walks"
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
GREGORY NAISAT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topology of Deep Learning"
TUESDAY, June 6, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TAE HYUN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Ancestry-eGenes: Differentially Expressed Genes by Local Ancestry and Genotype"
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
DANNA ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation and Inference for High Dimensional Time Series"

Past Seminars

2016-2017
Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

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
"Multiple Testing with Prior Structural Information"
THURSDAY, May 11, 2017, at 3:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
EILEEN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Affine Invariant Ensemble Sampling: Bayesian Parameter Estimation for a Biological Oscillator"
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
"Covariance Matrix Estimation Based On High-Frequency Financial Data"
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
"EbayesThresh with Heterogeneous Variance"
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
"Nonparametric Hypergraph Edge Partitioning"
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
"Time Series Outlier Detection Through Iterative Procedure and Gibbs Sampling"
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
"Misclassification Rate Control in Gaussian Mixture Models through the Thresholding Method"
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
"Effectiveness of Addressing Cofounders in Large Scale Genetic Association Studies"
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
"Studying eQTL Detection with Methylation Data"
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHI-CHUN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inferring Population Structure with Pooled Genetic Data"
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
"Methods for Evaluating Volatility Predictions"
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
"Computationally Efficient Spatial Modeling Using Recursive Skeletonization Factorizations"
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
"Three Favorite Sites Occurs Indefinitely Often for One-Dimensional Simple Random Walks"
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
"Crowdsourced Statistics Advice: Topic Modeling stat.stackexchange.com"
TUESDAY, May 2, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNXIAO BU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Clustering Multiple Time Series Based on Trend Parallelism"
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DANIEL SCHWARTZ, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation in Multisite Randomized Trials with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects"

Winter Quarter 2017

THURSDAY, February 16, 2017, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NICHOLAS CHASE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Application of Recurrent Neural Networks and Long Short-Term Memory to Financial Markets"
THURSDAY, February 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIQI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Prior Informativeness Assessment for Multivariate Parameters"
THURSDAY, February 16, 2017, at 1:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LINGXIAO LOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Application of a Functional Approach to Estimate Conditional VaR and Expected Shortfall"
WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIANENG XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Long-Range Dependence in Central England Temperature"
FRIDAY, February 10, 2017, at 10:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUSHEN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonparametric Method for Value at Risk Estimation of Long-Term Integrated Returns and Its Applications"
FRIDAY, February 10, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGTING LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Confidence Intervals for ARMA-GARCH VaR: The Case of Heavy Tails and Skewness"
FRIDAY, February 10, 2017, at 9:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIJING WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Dimensional Copula-Based Distribution with DCC-GARCH Model"
FRIDAY, February 10, 2017, at 9:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUMENG ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simultaneous Nonparametric Inference of Stationary Time Series"
FRIDAY, February 10, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIAO LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"QML-Based Confidence Intervals for ARMA-GARCH VaR—A Comparison of Three Methods"
THURSDAY, February 9, 2017, at 12:30 pm, in Jones 308, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIAJUN SHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Forecasting Violent Crimes at Fine Grained Resolution"
THURSDAY, February 9, 2017, at 12:00 pm, in Jones 308, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIYU SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Variational Auto-Encoder Learning Spatial Transformation Equivariance and Invariance"
THURSDAY, February 9, 2017, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAN LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Temporal Decomposition Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Production Cost Models"
WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017, at 1:30 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MUZHE ZENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adaptive Shrinkage for Asymmetric Effect Distributions Using Truncated Normal Mixture Prior"
WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MANDIE LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling the Relationship Between Gut Microbiome and Human Behavior Basd on Questionnaire Data from American Gut Project"
MONDAY, February 6, 2017, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JANG WON CHOI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Bayesian Investigation of Consumers’ Heterogeneity with the Multinomial Logit Brand Choice Model"
TUESDAY, January 31, 2017, at 11:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KELLI-JEAN CHUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Post-Selection Inference via a Randomized Response"
FRIDAY, January 27, 2017, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TIANYU ZHAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Value at Risk under Different Innovation Distributions"

Autumn Quarter 2016

MONDAY, December 5, 2016, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SZE WAI WONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Geometric Methods in Statistics and Optimization"
MONDAY, December 5, 2016, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
WOOSEOK HA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonconvex Alternating Minimization, Nonconvex Support Recovery, and Optimization Based Approach in Medical Imaging"
WEDNESDAY, November 30, 2016, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ULISES PEREIRA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Attractor Neural Networks Models Consistent with Data"
MONDAY, November 28, 2016, at 10:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
LIKAI CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Concentration Inequalities for Empirical Processes of Linear Time Series"
TUESDAY, November 22, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
MOHAMMAD JAHANGOSHAHI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multiple SLEK Paths in the Annulus"
THURSDAY, November 17, 2016, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YUNFAN TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods on Microbiome Data"
THURSDAY, November 17, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SAYAR KARMAKAR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Optimal Gaussian Approximation and Its Applications"
THURSDAY, November 17, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SOUDEEP DEB, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Spectral Analysis of Random Field, Modeling Spatio-Temporal Data and Classification of Time Series"
THURSDAY, November 10, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
IGOR VASILJEVIC, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Robustness of Convolutional Networks to Blur"
TUESDAY, November 1, 2016, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
KUSHAL DEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Pattern Detection and Visualization in Biological Data Using Grade of Membership Models"
THURSDAY, October 27, 2016, at 8:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RUHAN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Quantile Curve Estimation for Global Warming Time Series"

2015-2016
Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Summer Quarter 2016

TUESDAY, September 20, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
VIVAK PATEL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Estimation and Optimization under Resource Constraints"
FRIDAY, September 16, 2016, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ZHENGRONG XING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Poisson Multiscale Methods for High-Throughput Sequencing Data"
WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUXUE QI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Using the EM Algorithm to Fit Mixtures of Shape Constrained Regression Models"
THURSDAY, July 28, 2016, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIHAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topic Modeling and Its Relation to Word Embedding"
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JONATHAN ESKREIS-WINKLER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning Using Multiresolution Matrix Factorization"
WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BHARAT CHANDAR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Grasping with Visual and Semantic Features"
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MENGYU XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Two Problems in High-Dimensional Inference: L2 Test by Resampling and Graph Estimation of Non-Stationary Time Series"
MONDAY, July 11, 2016, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MARC GOESSLING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Dimensional Generative Models: Shrinkage, Composition and Autoregression"
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
RISHIDEEP ROY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Extreme Values of Log-Correlated Gaussian Fields"
TUESDAY, July 5, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YUANCHENG ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Constrained and Localized Forms of Statistical Minimax Theory"

Spring Quarter 2016

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016, at 10:45 AM, in Kent 106, 1020-24 E. 58th St
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SI TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Percolation Clusters and First Passage Percolation"
THURSDAY, May 19, 2016, at 10:00 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
WANTING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Computational and Statistical Methods for Optimal Estimation and Control of Dynamical Systems"
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
FREDDY BOULTON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Kernel Correspondence Analysis"
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016, at 9:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"GARCH Analysis Based on Generalized Methods of Moments"
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LU CAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Portfolio Value at Risk Backtest: The Geometric VaR Backtesting Method"
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016, at 8:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOYUAN LAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Parametric Assumption of the Mean Function of Nonstationary Time Series"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIAN WALKER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Analysis of Property Attributes Using Regression Shrinkage Methods, Random Forests, and Gradient Boosted Trees"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 1:45 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHANG CHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Graph Partitioning for Large Real-World Dataset"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JONATHAN EVERS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Assessing the Sensitivity of Value at Risk Estimation for Sub-Additive Porfolios"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUSTIN HSU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simulation Study of SNP-Set Tests"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KUN LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonparametric Specification Test for Regression Models with Correlated Errors"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 9:15 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RAN DAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Knockoff Filter for FDR Control in Group-Sparse and Multitask Regression"
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016, at 8:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI-HSIN YEH, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Return Behaviors Using Extreme Value Theory"
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MICHAEL FRASCO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Predicting the Winners of NBA Games"
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIAN ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modelling Daily Temperature Extremes: A Preprocessing Approach"
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016, at 8:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JAE-YOUNG JEON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Frequency Return, Order Flow, and Traded Volume Dynamics"
FRIDAY, May 6, 2016, at 1:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIJUN DING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Higher Order Cone Programming"
FRIDAY, May 6, 2016, at 9:00 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAO MOU CHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Effects of Smoking, Alcohol and Marijuana on Mood Levels and Variations: An Application of a Mixed-Effects Location Scale Model"
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HAO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Pairs Trading Research, A Cointegration Approach"
WEDNESDAY, April 27, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ZHE LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Dimensional Graph Estimation and Density Estimation"
FRIDAY, April 22, 2016, at 8:30 am, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIANGYI ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Assessing Market Index Dependence Using Conditional Time-Varying Copulas"
WEDNESDAY, April 20, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ANDREW POPPICK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods for Climatic Processes with Temporal Non-Stationarity"
FRIDAY, April 1, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YOUNGSUK LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Economic and Environmental Time Series in Three East Asian Countries"

Winter Quarter 2016

THURSDAY, February 18, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YILIN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Weighted Analysis of Olfactory Dysfunction Data"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIRAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Convolutional Neural Network: An Investigation of Model Performance due to Transformation and Possible Improvement"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 9:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YAO WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Experimental Exploration of Transformation Invariance of Convolutional Neural Networks"
THURSDAY, February 18, at 8:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Association Studies with Imperfect Phenotypes: Evaluation of Methods"
WEDNESDAY, February 17, at 8:00 am, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NUOYA ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Parametric Assumptions of Trends of Nonstationary Time Series"
TUESDAY, February 16, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGYU HE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Factor Model Shrinkage for Linear IV Regression with Many Instruments"
TUESDAY, February 16, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MING YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Penalized Score Test for High Dimensional Logistic Regression"
MONDAY, February 15, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BO LUAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Surface Wind Modeling and Forecasting in North Slope Alaska"
MONDAY, February 15, at 8:30 am, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TIANYANG HU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Large Scale Multiple Testing for Clustered Signals"
THURSDAY, February 4, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YOANN POTIRON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating the Integrated Parameter of the Locally Parametric Model in High-Frequency Data"

Autumn Quarter 2015

THURSDAY, November 12, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 104B, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
LI LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Accessibility Percolation and Related Problems in the NK Fitness Landscape"
THURSDAY, November 12, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 104B, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SUBHAJIT GOSWAMI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"First Passage Percolation on the Exponential of Two-Dimensional Branching Random Walk"
WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2015, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 126, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
XIANG ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Bayesian Large-Scale Regression Model for Genome-Wide Summary Data"
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"
WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2015, at 8:30 AM, in Ryerson 257D, 1100 E. 58th Street
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YUXUE QI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Learning High-Dimensional Concave Utility Functions for Discrete Choice Models"
TUESDAY, November 10, 2015, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 113, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ANG LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"FDR Control for Ordered Hypothesis Testing, and BIC for Function-On-Scalar Regression"
MONDAY, November 9, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZHIYUAN GUAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topic Similarity between Twitter Users and Members of their Social Networks"
MONDAY, November 9, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LUIS MOREIRA DA COSTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Impact of Past News on Present Reactions to Macro Surprises: Evidence from the U.S. Treasury Market"
MONDAY, November 9, 2015, at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 105, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
DANNA ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Gaussian Approximation for High-Dimensional Time Series"
MONDAY, November 9, 2015, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 105, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
MENGYU XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Re-Sampling Approaches for High-Dimensional Test"
MONDAY, November 9, at 8:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHEN HU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Study of Conditional Autoregressive Value at Risk by Quantile Regression"
TUESDAY, November 3, at 8:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YING ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Analysis of the Leverage Effect"
FRIDAY, October 23, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JASMINE TAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Text Mining and Authorship Classification: The Federalist Papers Revisited"
WEDNESDAY, October 21, at 8:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HAOQI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Analysis of Conditional Value-at-Risk Modeling: Aspects of Quantile Regression"

2014-2015

Summer Quarter 2015

MONDAY, August 24, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SAMUEL AKINS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Predicting Neuron Spike Trains from Local Field Potentials"

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"

WEDNESDAY, July 29, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
AARON MAURER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Using Probabilistic Knockoffs of Binary Variables to Control the False Discovery Rate"

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
LIAN HUAN NG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Three Essays on Statistical Models for Computer Vision"

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SOMAK DUTTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Residual Likelihood Analysis for Spatial Mixed Linear Models"

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MIAOYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Mixed-Model and Quasi-Likelihood Methods for Genetic Association Studies in Samples with Related Individuals and Population Structure"

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
DINAH SHENDER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Tradeoffs Between Computation and Accuracy in Statistical Estimation"

Spring Quarter 2015

THURSDAY, June 11, at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ULISES PEREIRA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Learning Fixed Point Attractors and Temporal Sequences in Rate Models with Plasticity"

TUESDAY, May 19, at 1:00 PM, in Ryerson 257D, 1100 E. 58th St.
Dissertation Proposal
YUANCHENG ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Computational Tradeoff in Statistical Estimation and Inference"

FRIDAY, May 15, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Ave.
Dissertation Proposal
YOANN POTIRON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Integrated Covariation when Sampling Times Are Endogenous"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YE TIAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Two Compartment Leaky Integrate and Fire Model for Single Pyramidal Neurons"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, at 8:45 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DEBORAH SUTTON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Uncovering Epistatic Variants in Gene Expression Studies"

TUESDAY, May 12, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIFU YUE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Instability and Selection Rate for Gaussian and Elliptical Data"

TUESDAY, May 12, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZACHARY SCHAEFER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonparametric Tests to Protect Against Overfitting when Backtesting Multiple Systematic Trading Strategies"

MONDAY, May 11, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BYOL KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topological Data Analysis: An Introduction"

THURSDAY, May 7, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PETER HANSEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Market-Making Under Uncertainty: A Dynamic Learning Model"

FRIDAY, May 1, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
WALTER DEMPSEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods in Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data"

THURSDAY, April 30, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
WEI SU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Contact Processes on Random Regular Graphs"

WEDNESDAY, April 29, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHAOXING DAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Maximum Likelihood Particle Filter: An Application to Option Markets"

WEDNESDAY, April 29, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
MIAO ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Risk Measurements on Financial Indexes: Different Approaches to Value at Risk Estimation"

TUESDAY, April 28, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ERIC JANOFSKY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Exponential Series Approaches for Nonparametric Graphical Models"

WEDNESDAY, April 22, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SANGGI KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Identifying Warming Trend Patterns in Central England Temperature Data"

FRIDAY, April 17, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGU SUNG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices Via Regularized Methods"

WEDNESDAY, April 1, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
RUMING WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Three Essays in Mathematical Finance"

Winter Quarter 2015

MONDAY, March 9, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NATHAN VOS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Brief Investigation into Issues of Correlation in Fantasy Football"

WEDNESDAY, February 18, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YONG FENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating and Testing Nonlinear Autoregressive Models"

MONDAY, February 16, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUE WAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Asymptotical Variance Estimators in High Frequency Financial Data Within One Trading Day"

MONDAY, February 16, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YONGRUI CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Non-Stationary Microstructure Noise in Financial Data: Integrated Volatility Estimation and Stationarity Testing"

MONDAY, February 16, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUEFENG LIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Thresholding Tests by Half-Sample Method for High-Dimensional Means"

FRIDAY, February 13, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MACIEJ GRABAREK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Gaussian Time Delay Estimation"

WEDNESDAY, February 4, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MICHAEL HORRELL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Two Projects in Gaussian Random Field Space-Time Statistics"

TUESDAY, January 6, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 103, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
MARC GOESSLING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Learning Compact Part-Based Image Representations"

Autumn Quarter 2014

MONDAY, November 17, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 126, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
ZHENGRONG XING, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Detecting Functional Differences Between Biological Conditions in Next Generation Sequencing Data"

FRIDAY, November 14, 2014, at 12:00 PM, in Ryerson 275D, 1100 E. 58th Street
Dissertation Proposal
ZHE LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Dimensional Graphical Models"

FRIDAY, November 14, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ELIZABETH CLEVELAND, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Study of Machine Learning Techniques for Market Research Problems"

WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNCHI LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Identify Potential Relationship Between Juvenile Crime and School Activities"

WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
JOELLE MBATCHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Permutation-Based Methods for Assessing Significance in Genetic Association Studies with Binary Traits and Related Individuals"

WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNGKYUN SEO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices of Longitudinal Data Through Local Polynomial Regression"

TUESDAY, November 11, 2014, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 118, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
RISHIDEEP ROY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Extreme Values of Log-Correlated Gaussian Fields"

MONDAY, November 10, 2014, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUE WAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Asymptotical Variance Prediction and Two Scale Variance Estimator of Integrated Volatility in High-Frequency Financial Data Within One Training Day"

FRIDAY, November 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PETER BLANKENSHIP, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Comparison of Techniques for Handling Missing Data"

WEDNESDAY, November 5 2014, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DAVID WELGUS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Issues in Complex Survey Analysis: Variance Estimation and Weighted Regression"

WEDNESDAY, November 5 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEIYI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Analysis in Risk Management: Comparison of Portfolio Value at Risk with Different Approaches"

WEDNESDAY, October 29, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RASHAD AHMED, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Functional Coefficient Models for Statistical Arbitrage"

THURSDAY, October 2, 2014, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 135, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
ANDREW POPPICK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Data-Drive Simulations of Future Transient Temperatures with Changing Covariance"

2013-2014

Summer Quarter 2014

FRIDAY, August 1, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YACHEN XIE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adaptive Thresholding Method to Estimate Sparse Covariance Matrix"

FRIDAY, August 1, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAN XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simultaneous Confidence Bands in Time Series Regression Models"

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TAMARYN HINE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Winner's Curse: Overstated Magnitude of Effects in Underpowered Tests"

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
CHRISTOPHER FOX, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Interpretation and Inference of Linear Structural Equation Models"

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SHENG ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Mixed-Model Methods for Genome-Wide Association Analysis with Binary Traits"

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014, at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
DUO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods for Genetic Association Analysis in Samples with Related Individuals and Population Structure"

SPRING 2014

MONDAY, May 19, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HEEBUM LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Forecast Performance of Recent Dynamic Factor Models"

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZICHUN YE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Effect of Drop-Out Mechanisms on Three Estimation Methods for Longitudinal Data"

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XINYUE LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inference of Genetic Similarity between Tissues from RNA-seq Data"

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 135, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SWATI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Evaluation of Dynamically Downscaled Climate Models"

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZHENGJIAN SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Clusterpath: A Convex Clustering Method"

WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WESLEY LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Hidden Markov Models Using Fuzzy p-values"

WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MENGYIN LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Adaptive Shrinkage Approach to Assess Differential Gene Expression "

TUESDAY, May 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NELSON AUNER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Combining Latent Topics with Document Attributes in Text Analysis "

FRIDAY, May 9, 2014, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DAVID LEESOK KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Threshold Estimation for Linear Regression Model Using Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo"

FRIDAY, May 9, 2014, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SEHWA KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Change Points in Multiple Regression Models - Restrictions of Bai’s (1997) Method and Its Application for Extended Data"

FRIDAY, May 9, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SIYUAN MA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Non-Parametric Measures of Value-at-Risk in the Chinese Stock Market"

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014, at 8:30AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUEFENG HAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing High Dimensional Normality via Multivariate Skewness and Kurtosis"

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAILEE MEHTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Quantile Curve Estimation and Visualization to Study Trends of Global Warming"

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014, at 8:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHU QI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Mixed Canonical Vine Copula Model with Application to European Stock Indices"

MONDAY, May 5, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHIWEI YE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Value-at-Risk Analysis of Portfolios"

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SEN TIAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Comparison of Methods for False Discovery Rate Estimation and Implementation of an Adaptive Shrinkage Method with Student-t Likelihood"

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
WALTER DEMPSEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods in Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data"

WINTER 2014

THURSDAY, February 20, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HANG SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Portfolio Value at Risk Estimation: Univariate vs. Multivariate GARCH Models"

THURSDAY, February 20, 2014, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNBO LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Distortion Risk Measure on Weakly Dependent Data"

TUESDAY, February 18, 2014, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YIQING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Dynamic Factor Model for Multivariate Count Data"

AUTUMN 2013

TUESDAY, November 26, 2013, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 118, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
RUMING WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Asymptotics on LETF and VIX Option Pricing"

THURSDAY, November 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 119, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
MICHAEL HORRELL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical and Computational Methods for Polar-orbiting Satellite Data"

FRIDAY, November 15, 2013, at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JONATHAN BRADY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Generalized Linear Models for Smoking Prevalence and Consumption"

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"

THURSDAY, November 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 103, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
DINAH SHENDER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Computation-Risk Tradeoffs in Statistical Estimation"

THURSDAY, November 14, 2013, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIHUA LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Nonparametric Estimation of An Upper Bound of Ruin Probability Under High Claims"

THURSDAY, November 14, 2013, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WENLING JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing for Uncorrelated Errors in ARMA Models and Intensity-Based Estimation of Value at Risk"

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2013, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
MIAOYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Mixed-Model and Quasi-Likelihood Approaches to Genetic Association Mapping with Related Individuals"

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2013, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHUI FENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Quantile Curve Estimation for Non-stationary Time Series"

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2013, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUKUN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Comparing Univariate and Multivariate Models to Forecast Portfolio Value-at-Risk"

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2013, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIA SHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Comparison of Value at Risk Estimation Methods"

MONDAY, November 11, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ELIZABETH GRAY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Response Patterns in the National Immunization Survey"


2012-2013

SUMMER 2013

TUESDAY, July 30, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RISHI CHOPRA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Clustering Professional Soccer Players"

FRIDAY, July 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
DESISLAVA PETKOVA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inferring Effective Migration from Geographically Indexed Genetic Data"

FRIDAY, July 19, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SCOTT POWERS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Covariate-Based Adaptive Shrinkage"

FRIDAY, July 12, 2013, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIANJIE BERNARD LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Component-Driven Regime-Switching Volatility"

MONDAY, July 8, 2013, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DAVID MCDIARMID, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Exploration of Loss Functions Useful for Comparing the Observed and Expected Fisher Information"

MONDAY, June 24, 2013, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MATTHEW REIMHERR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Functional Data Methods for Genome Wide Association Studies"


SPRING 2013

FRIDAY, May 24, 2013, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First-Year Ph.D. Student Mini-Seminars

FRIDAY, May 17, 2013, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KAILIN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Comparison Between Bag of Little Bootstraps and Other Existing
Bootstrapping Methods
"

THURSDAY, May 16, 2013, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TONG LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Managing Risk in Structured Credit Products in Emerging Markets"

THURSDAY, May 16, 2013, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGU OH, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Evidence of Linear Link Function Between Risk Levels of Value-at-Risk and Tail Value-at-Risk"

FRIDAY, May 10, 2013, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KASHIF YOUSUF, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Sure Independence Screening Under Dependent and/or Non-Gaussian Errors"


MONDAY, May 6, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
FABIOLA CAÑAS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Conditional Value at Risk: A Comparison of Methods in a Portfolio of Currencies"

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2013, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
STEFANO CASTRUCCIO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods for Climate Ensembles"

TUESDAY, April 30, 2013, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUNXIA CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A New Enrollment Model for Credit Card Acquisition Campaign"

TUESDAY, April 23, 2013, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Incorporating Localization Into PAC-Bayes Generalization Bounds"

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2013, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
SOMAK DUTTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Inference and Computation with Gaussian Approximate Intrinsic Matérn and Related Models"


WINTER 2013

FRIDAY, March 1, 2013, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 103, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
LIAN HUAN NG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Sequential Learning of Visual Features, and Statistical Model for Object
Detection with Occlusion Reasoning
"

FRIDAY, February 22, 2013, at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOYOUNG KWAK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Review of Internet Sampling Experiment and Its Workability in Social Science Research: Focus on InfoUSA Approach Using Email Database as a Sampling Frame"

THURSDAY, February 21, 2013, at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIAN ZANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Assessing the Additive Model of Protein-DNA Sequence Interactions: Drosophila Hunchback as a Test Case"

THURSDAY, February 21, 2013, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KAILIN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Study on the Computing Performance of BLB (Bag of Little Bootstraps) on Large Datasets"

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 Large-scale Regression"

TUESDAY, February 19, 2013, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAOYAN SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Operational Risk Quantification Using Extreme Value Theory and Ruin Theory"

MONDAY, February 18, 2013, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHENG GAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Generalized Semi-Supervised Learning on Undirected Graphs with Multiscale Spectral Graph Wavelet Transformation"

FRIDAY, February 15, 2013, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
YUNDA ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Large Scale Multiple Testing for Data with Spatial Signals"

FRIDAY, February 15, 2013, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAN ABRAHAM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Homogeneity of Variance and Detection of Change-Points in Time Series Analyses: Application to Lake Ice Phenology"


AUTUMN 2012

WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LYNNE BUTLER, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Haverford College
"Topics and Themes in a Corpus of Prayers: An Application of Latent Dirichlet Allocation"

FRIDAY, November 30, 2012, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHENJIANG QIAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of GARCH Parameter Using Realized Volatility"

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"

THURSDAY, November 8, 2012, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue Master's Thesis Presentation
XINLONG LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Asymmetric Stochastic Volatility Models"

THURSDAY, November 8, 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
"Cross-Section and Predictability of Stock Returns"

THURSDAY, November 8, 2012, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YING XI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Robust Methods in Value at Risk Prediction"

THURSDAY, November 8, 2012, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZIXI LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of High-Dimensional Covariance Matrices"

TUESDAY, November 6, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MUZI LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Tests of Seasonality and Homogeneity of Variance of Steel Prices of Ma Steel (Hefei) Company, China"

MONDAY, November 5, 2012, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
CHRIS FOX, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Interpretation, Inference and Identifiability of Linear Structural Equation Models"

THURSDAY, November 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
SHENG ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adjusting for Covariates in Case-Control Association Testing with Related Individuals and Missing Data"

MONDAY, October 29, 2012, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Dissertation Proposal
DUO JIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Rare Variant Association Tests for Related Individuals"

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
"Cross-Section and Predictability of Stock Returns"

MONDAY, October 15, 2012, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BRANDON WILLARD, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Real-Time On/Off-Road GPS Tracking"


2011-2012

SUMMER 2012

WEDNESDAY, August 15, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN HAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"From Bayes Calculus to Efficient Integration of Studies"

THURSDAY, July 26, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
VIVEK SAMPATHKUMAR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Investigating Home Court Advantage and Officiating Bias in the NBA: Evidence from the 2006--2011 Seasons"

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BO PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Investigating the Effect of Estrogen and Progesterone Hormone Receptors on Survival Times of Women with Two Incidents of Primary Breast Cancer: A Comparison of Results Using Kaplan-Meier, Cox Proportional Hazards, and Discrete Person-Time Logistic Regression"

MONDAY, July 23, 2012, at 12:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANDREW DAHL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"A New Model to Infer Population Structure with Genotype Data"

MONDAY, July 23, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHANGGEE CHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Estimation of Covariance Matrix for High-Dimensional Data and High-Frequency Data"

FRIDAY, July 20, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JONATHAN NALOW, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Major League Logistics: A Look at Major League Baseball Batter and Pitcher Match-ups Using Logistic Analysis"

THURSDAY, July 19, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Sparse Coding and an Application to Topic Modeling"

TUESDAY, July 17, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOHUI CHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Wavelet Analysis in Spatial Interpolation of High Frequency Monitoring Data"

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"

THURSDAY, June 21, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WINFRIED BARTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Random Walk Metropolis Chains on the Hypercube"

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
MYOUNGJI LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Local Properties of Irregularly Observed Gaussian Fields"

SPRING 2012

MONDAY, June 4, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
JOSEPH GUINNESS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Nonstationary Models for Spatial-Temporal Processes"

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BOYOUNG KWAK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"A Review of Internet Sampling Experiment and Its Workability in Social Science Research: Focus on InfoUSA's Approach Using Email Database as a Sampling Frame"

TUESDAY, May 22, 2012, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
First-year Ph.D. Student Seminars

4:30 PM, Scott Powers, "Assessing the Impact of Non-differential Genotyping Errors on
Rare Variant Tests of Association
"
4:45 PM, Marc Goessling, "Geometric Feature Extraction via Multi-Marked Point Processes"
5:00 PM, Joelle Mbatchou, "The C-alpha 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, "Multi-Split L1-SVM for Detecting Gene-Gene Interaction"
6:15 PM, Zhengrong Xing, "Capturing Heterogeneity in Gene Expression Studies by Surrogate Variable Analysis"
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TING ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Nonparametric Inference on Nonstationary Time Series"

TUESDAY, May 15, 2012, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second-year Ph.D. Student Seminars

4:30 PM, Walter Dempsey, "Theoretical Guarantees for Sparse Approximation"
4:45 PM, Somak Dutta, "An h-likelihood Method for Agricultural Variety Trials"
5:00 PM, Michael Horrell, "Non-parametric High-dimensional Model Estimation"
5:15 PM, Eric Janofsky, "Semi-parametric ICA"
5:30 PM, Dinah Shender, "Graphical Lasso for Matrix Data"
5:45 PM, Miaoyan Wang, "Quasi-likelihood Score Testing with Related Individuals"
6:00 PM, Ruming Wang, "Modeling LETFs and Pricing Options on LETFs by Transform Method"

THURSDAY, May 10, 2012, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIWON KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Value at Risk Estimation Methodologies and Applications"

THURSDAY, May 10, 2012, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAESUNG KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Forecasting of Nonstationary Nonlinear Time Series of Gold Price By Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average and Feed Forward Neural Networks"

THURSDAY, May 10, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MENGYU XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Simultaneous Confidence Bands for Time-varying Autoregressive Model"

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YANJUE LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"S-I-R Epidemic Process on Z1/Z2 Graph—A Simulation Interpretation"

MONDAY, May 7, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YANQI LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Minimum Hellinger Distance Estimator of Wavelet Variances"

FRIDAY, May 4, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LEZHEN WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Retail Inventory Management of Two Horizontally Differentiated Products with Demand Substitution and a Single Supplier"

THURSDAY, May 3, 2012, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RINA FOYGEL BARBER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Bayesian Model Selection and the Extended BIC for High-dimensional Regression and Graphical Models"

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2012, at 8:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DARONGSAE KWON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Kriging Prediction with Estimated Covariances"

MONDAY, April 30, 2012, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MIAOYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Testing for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium in SNP Data from Outbred, Related Individuals"

MONDAY, April 30, 2012, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CATHLEEN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Bias In Food Stamps Participation Estimates In The Presence Of Misreporting Error"

THURSDAY, April 26, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
STEPHEN SHERMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"An Analysis of Bookmaker Bias in European Soccer Gambling Markets"

MONDAY, April 23, 2012, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue .
HARRY CRANE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
"Infinitely Exchangeable Partition and Tree-valued Stochastic Processes"

WINTER 2012

FRIDAY, March 9, 2012, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
QING GUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Postsecondary Enrollment Status Analysis from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997"

THURSDAY, February 16, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHAOKANG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"A Statistical Approach to Presidential Election Marriage Gap"

FRIDAY, February 10, 2012, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARK DAVENPORT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
"Identifying Congressional Political Affiliation Using Finite Mixture Modeling"

AUTUMN 2011

MONDAY, November 21, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SI TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Chase-Escape Model on 2-D Lattice: A Simulation Approach

FRIDAY, November 11, 2011, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BEINA ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Simulation of Fractional Brownian Motion and Fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process

THURSDAY, November 10, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SAEMBYEOL PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Development of Statistical Models for Prediction of Grocery Shopping Trips and Expenditures

THURSDAY, November 10, 2011, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUNDA ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fourth Year Ph.D. Presentation
Parameter Estimation for Processes with Heavy Tails and Long-Range Dependence

THURSDAY, November 10, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HUAQING HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
GMM Estimation Of A Stochastic Autoregressive Volatility Model: Based On Monte Carlo Study

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 9, 2011, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIE ZENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Effect of Network Structure on Disease Spreading Based on SI Model

WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2011, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DOROTHY BERNASKO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Density Estimation of Cargo Vessel Groundings in the Baltic Sea

WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUE LENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Exploration on the Predictors of Sleep Duration for Older Inpatients

WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2011, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HUILIN ZENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Growth Curve Models with Application to Glucose Data

WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2011, at 9:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JI MIN PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Control Premium from Takeover and Accounting Information in U.S.

TUESDAY, November 8, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NATALIE HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
MML Estimation for Univariate Normal Mixture Models

THURSDAY, November 3, 2011, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DESISLAVA PETKOVA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fourth Year Ph.D. Presentation
A Coalescent-based Method for Inferring Migration Rates from Large-scale Genetic Data

WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
KYODONG KUM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of Option Pricing Models by MCMC and Exact Algorithm

WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011, at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
STEFANO CASTRUCCIO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Fourth Year Ph.D. Presentation
Statistical Emulation of General Circulation Models

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?

WEDNESDAY, October 26, 2011, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARCIN HITCZENKO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Modeling Axially Symmetric Gaussian Processes on Spheres

THURSDAY, October 20, 2011, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CAN GENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Application of Continuous Markov Chain in Constructing Credit Transition Matrix—MCMC with Gibbs Sampler Approach


2010-2011

SUMMER 2011

THURSDAY, September 1, 2011, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HYUN PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Control of Variance in Drosophila Transcription

THURSDAY, August 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUXIN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Market Neutral Portfolio Trading: A General Method Based On Fractional Cointegration

THURSDAY, July 28, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIHUN OAK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Effective Algorithm to Predict Hospitalization

THURSDAY, July 21, 2011, at 2:00 PM, Eckhart 117, 5734 S. University Avenue
YINXIAO HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Nonparametric Online Inference for Time Series and Series Estimation under Dependence

TUESDAY, July 12, 2011, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOQUAN WEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Analysis of Genetic Association Data, Accounting for Heterogeneity

TUESDAY, July 12, 2011, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN XIAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Simultaneous Inference on Sample Covariances

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2011, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LAN WEI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Maximum-Likelihood Estimate for Distance Matrix

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

THURSDAY, June 9, 2011, at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
KEUNWOO KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Calling Behavior and the Effect of Rate Policy in the Telecommunication Market in Sri Lanka

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

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 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BYUNG CHAE KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Momentum Premium in Korean Stock Market and its Comparison with that of the US

THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LI HOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Market Efficiency of Crude Oil Futures; A Multivariate Approach

THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 3:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bandwidth Selection Based on Intersection Confidence Interval Rule

THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JINHANG XUE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An ACD-ECOGARCH(1,1) Model for Irregular Time Spaced Ultra-high-frequency Data

THURSDAY, May 12, 2011, at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUMIN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Review of Value at Risk and Empirical Data Analysis

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 Regression-Based 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 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ALAN HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
An Exponential Tilt Approach to Generalized Linear Models

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, May 11, 2011, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RINA FOYGEL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Presentation
Comparing Applied Settings and Theoretical Results in Sparse and Low-Rank Modeling

TUESDAY, May 10, 2011, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LIJUAN CAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Data Mining Methods to Predict GE Stock Returns at NYSE

MONDAY, May 9, 2011, at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHENG HONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Temperature, Humidity, and Wind in East Asia

FRIDAY, May 6, 2011, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PYUNG KUN CHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Regularization Parameter Selection Methods for Gaussian Graphical Models

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Stefano Castruccio

WINTER 2011

TUESDAY, March 15, 2011, at 4:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HYUNG IL KANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Checking Patterns in Residual Series with the Spectral Analysis

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHUOCHEN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Title Methods for Constructing Statistical Model Associated with Movement and Neuron Data

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

WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2011, at 2:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOCHUN NI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Curve Clustering of Time Course Gene Expression Data Using Gaussian Process

THURSDAY, February 17, 2011, at 4:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JIN CHOI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of the Tail Behavior of Mutual Fund Returns : An EVT-based Approach

THURSDAY, February 17, 2011, at 4:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LIOR RENNERT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of Lung Cancer Incidence in Illinois

THURSDAY, February 17, 2011, at 3:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YINGHUA ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of the Lead-Lag Parameter from Synchronous Data

THURSDAY, February 17, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FENGWAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Adaptive Pointwise Estimation of the Largest Interval of Homogeneity in Conditional Heteroscedasticity Models

RESCHEDULED--WEDNESDAY, February 16, 2011, at 1:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BECKETT STERNER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Psychology and Scientific Method in the Statistical Enlightenment

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011, at 12:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YEZHOU CAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
On Improving EM Algorithm in Digit Recognition

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LI AN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An Empirical Study on Variants of k-Means Clustering

TUESDAY, February 15, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOCHEN CAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Methods for Detecting Trait Association with X-chromosome Markers in Pedigree Data

FRIDAY, February 11, 2011, at 2:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SARAH DARIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Simulation-Based Approach for Eliminating Aggregation Bias in Aggregated Marketing Data

THURSDAY, February 10, 2011, at 4:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHENG ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Two Kinship Estimators and Their Applications

CANCELLED--THURSDAY, February 10, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
BECKETT STERNER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

THURSDAY, February 10, 2011, at 1:00 pm, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
XI XI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of Long-term Speaking and Swallowing Performance for Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

RESCHEDULED--MONDAY, February 7, 2011, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YING LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Rejection Sampling for an Extended Gamma Distribution

CANCELLED--THURSDAY, 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

MONDAY, December 6, 2010, at 1:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAD KEARNEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Survey Response Coding as an Incomplete-Data Problem

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
Non-Stationary Models for Space-Time Processes

TUESDAY, November 16, 2010, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TING ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Statistical Inference Under Parameter Instability

FRIDAY, November 12, 2010, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ROBERT KREEK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Mortality Due To Pneumonia and Influenza in Texas: An Illustration of Disease Mapping

THURSDAY, November 11, 2010, at 2:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SOOYEON CHO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Simulation Study of Resampling Methods for Confidence Intervals of Variogram Estimates

THURSDAY, November 11, 2010, at 1:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XINGJIAN DONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Statistical Credibility Theory and Its Applications to Actuarial Modeling

THURSDAY, November 11, 2010, at 11:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
GEORGE SKOUNTRIANOS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Corporate Based Decision Making Framework Targeted at Reducing Company Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2010, at 12:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FEIFEI LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Relationship Between CO2 and Temperature in Climate Simulations

TUESDAY, November 9, 2010, at 3:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LINGJIAO ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Analysis of River Flow Data: PARMA and Related Models in Time Series

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


2009-2010

SUMMER 2010

FRIDAY, August 20, 2010, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JOHN LABIAK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Distance Metric Learning for K Nearest Neighbor Phonetic Frame Classification

TUESDAY, August 3, 2010, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YIBI HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Capacity Analysis of Attractor Neural Networks with Binary Neurons and Discrete Synapses

THURSDAY, July 29, 2010, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YAYAN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Potential Payoffs from Streakiness in Major League Baseball

THURSDAY, July 29, 2010, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
GUILLAUME POULIOT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Some Statistical Issues in Visual Field Analysis

THURSDAY, July 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JONGWOOK LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Permutation Tests for Small Sample Research: The Abecedarian Project Case

TUESDAY, July 20, 2010, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NAIQING GU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Hierarchy of Bounds for Multistage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs

THURSDAY, July 1, 2010, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MICHAEL FINEGOLD, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Robust Network Inference with Multivariate t-Distributions

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

THURSDAY, May 13, 2010, at 11:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEI YANG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Two-Stage Gauss-Ewens Process and Simulation

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

MONDAY, May 10, 2010, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ADAM MOLNAR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bayesian Neural Networks and Variable Selection

>MONDAY, May 10, 2010, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WENLONG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Wavelet Analysis for Non-Stationary Time Series Models

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2010, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAN WANG (05), Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Thesis Presentation
Displaced Lognormal and Displaced Heston Volatility Skews: Analysis and Applications to Stochastic Volatility Simulations

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

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010, at 1:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RACHEL HACKER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Variance of Ranked Data in the National Immunization Survey

WINTER 2010

FRIDAY, February 19, 2010, at 10:30am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHUZHAN CLIVE WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A New Test Model for Mean Non-Stationary Time Series Analysis

AUTUMN 2009

WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2009, at 4:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YINXIAO HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Recursive Kernel Estimation for Stationary Time Series

WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2009, at 10:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOHUI CHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Wavelet Analysis in Spatial Interpolation of High Frequency Monitoring Data
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2009, at 8:45 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHANGGEE CHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Estimation of Covariance Matrix via the Sparse Cholesky Factor with Lasso
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

TUESDAY, November 17, 2009, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN HAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
A Poisson Point Process Model with Its Applications and Network Analysis of Genome-wide Association Study

MONDAY, November 16, 2009, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WENLI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Study of the Individual and Combined Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Age, and Ethnicity on Breast Cancer Incidence in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) Cohort Using Multiple Imputation

MONDAY, November 16, 2009, at 11:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MYOUNGJI LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Understanding the Local Behavior of Unevenly Spaced Isotropic Stationary Gaussian Processes

FRIDAY, November 13, 2009, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
TIANXIAO ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Semiparametric Inference of Discretely Sampled Stable Lévy Processes

WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009, at 1:30 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
QI ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimating Company Profitability Using Fundamental Data
WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009, at 12:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ALAN HUANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Semiparametric Exponential Tilt Regression Models

WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009, at 10:30 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
HAN XIAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Second Order Inference for Nonstationary Time Series and Asymptotic Distributions of Wald Statistics

WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
FANG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Application of Two Types of Multinomial Probit Models: Prediction of Number of Children in a Household and Agricultural Land Use Change in the United States

TUESDAY, November 10, 2009, at 2:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JAY RO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Grand Re-Opening: Modeling Week 1 DVD Sales

MONDAY, November 9, 2009, at 12:00 pm, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YI CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Monte-Carlo Simulation Valuation of Cliquet Options

FRIDAY, October 23, 2009, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
CLIFFORD CLIVE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Making Better Use of Consumer Ratings Data: Reinterpreting the Ratings to Make More Accurate Predictions

FRIDAY, September 18, 2009, at 9:00 am, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
SADIA MALIK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Exploring Substructures in Bipolar Symptoms and Characteristics


2008-2009

SUMMER 2009

WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUNDA ZHONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
An Analysis of Ready-to-eat Food Market on the Demand Side with Random Coefficient Models

WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2009 at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHOU KONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Conceptions of Simultaneous Confidence Bands in Nonparametric Time Series Regression

TUESDAY, August 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YOON HEE CHO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Characteristics of Bipolar Disorder Patients and Their Suicide Attempts

FRIDAY, July 31, 2009 at 2:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ANDREI SIMION, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Recursive Model Simulation with Discussion
THURSDAY, July 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAN CHRISTINA WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Estimation of Leverage Effect with High Frequency Data

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

THURSDAY, July 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YONGHENG LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Local Features Based Deformable Models for Image Classification

MONDAY, July 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHOU ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Simultaneous Inference of Linear Models with Time-Varying Coefficients

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZUOHENG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical Methods for Genetic Association Mapping of Complex Traits with Related Individuals


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

FRIDAY, May 15, 2009, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ALEXANDER VOLFOVSKY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Failure of the Bootstrap for a Parameter on the Boundary of the Parameter Space

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 α-Stable (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

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
One-Class 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 Case-Control 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 Non-stationary 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
Alpha-permanental 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 Mid-Atlantic 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 Long-Memory Stochastic Volatility Model


2007-2008

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 Part-time 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 Nearly-Gamma 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 Node-Negative 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
Three-Step 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 Non-stationary Financial Data Through 1958-2007 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 Nearly-Gamma 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 Non-coding 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 Non-stationary 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 Incomplete-data Quasi-likelihood 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 Non-stationary Time Series

TUESDAY, November 13, 2007 at 3:00, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEI-CHUN 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 Non-parametric 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 Model-Based 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 Non-coding 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


2006-2007

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, Co-integration and Regression Methods in Mean-reversion Stock-Option 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 Genome-Wide 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 Fixed-Domain Asymptotic Properties of Spatial Cross-Periodograms

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

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

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
KUN-HO KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Kernel-based Estimation of the Density for the Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedastic Process

WINTER 2007

TUESDAY, March 6, 2007 at 4:00-5:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Second Year Ph.D. Presentations
Seminar Chair: Omar De La Cruz

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 Fixed-Domain Asymptotic Properties of Spatial Cross-Periodogram

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 Gene-Gene Interaction and Single-Locus 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


2005-2006

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 Horvitz-Thompson 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 Case-control 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

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 p-norm 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 20-Day 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

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 Non-parametric 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 Space-Time 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 Non-genic 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
EUN-HAE 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 Non-Response 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
Semi-parametric 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 Time-varying Parameters


2004-2005

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
Space-time 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

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
HSI-WEN 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

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
Simulation-Based 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 Semi-parametric 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 (STAR-SV) Modeling--Bayesian 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 Case-Control 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 Metropolis-Hastings

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


2003-2004

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 Multi-color 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

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

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 Mini-Workshop Presentation
Calibration of Atmospheric Temperature

FRIDAY, January 30, 2004 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RITUPARNA SEN
Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Job Talk Presentation
Modeling the Stock Price Process as a Continuous-time Discrete Jump Process

FRIDAY, January 9, 2004 at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RUSSELL WIERZBA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Comprehensive Model for Bond Portfolio Risk Management

AUTUMN 2003

WEDNESDAY, December 10, 2003, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
PETER BOUMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Statistical and Computational Inference for Complex Multicenter Studies.

FRIDAY, December 5, 2003, at Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Mini-workshop Presentation

FRIDAY, November 21, 2003, at 11:15 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ADAM RAUK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Bradley-Terry Model in Baseball Analysis

THURSDAY, November 20, 2003, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Mini-workshop Presentation

THURSDAY November 20, 2003, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
XIAOMING BAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Validity of Short-Term Beta-Agonists Prescriptions as a Marker for Asthma

WEDNESDAY, November 19, 2003, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
Mini-workshop Presentation

TUESDAY November 18, 2003, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
RUBENS CYSNE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
On the Parametric Estimation of Diffusion Processes

TUESDAY November 18, 2003, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEN-HSIN FENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Two-Marker Likelihood Based Transmission/Disequilibrium Test for Association Studies

WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2003, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JICHAO SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Temporal Stability and Change

TUESDAY, November 11, 2003, at 2:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUAN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Model-based Clustering via the Bayesian Information Criterion with Applications and Comparison with K-means Algorithm

TUESDAY, October 28, 2003, at 10:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
NICHOLAS CHAMANDY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Coupling the Monopoly Sampler: An Illustration of Convergence Assessment Techniques for Markov Chain Monte Carlo

WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2003, at 1:30 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JING YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
A Method for Comparing Survival Duration in the Presence of Strong Intraclass Correlation

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, July 8, 2003, at 9:30 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAVID CLIFFORD, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Mini-workshop Presentation
The Nature of Spatial Variation in Crop Yields

THURSDAY, July 31, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
JONGWOO SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
A Sequential Clustering Algorithm with Applications to Gene Expression Data

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
GEORGE KORDZAKHIA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
The Problem of Coexistence in Multi-Type Competition Models

WEDNESDAY, August 27, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
LEAH WELTY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Spatial Statistics for Modeling Phytoplankton

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

FRIDAY, August 1, 2003, at 11:15 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ENRIQUE BASURTO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Applied Multivariate Methods: Principal Components and Factor Analysis
MONDAY, July 28, 2003, at 11:00 AM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
MEILIN Q. SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Master's Thesis Presentation
Estimation of Causal Effects via Propensity Score Methods
MONDAY, July 21, 2003, at 3:00 PM, in Eckhart 110, 5734 S. University Avenue
ZHIQIANG TAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation
Likelihood Approach to Monte Carlo Integration
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