Seminars 2016-17

SPRING 2017:

Spring 2017 Seminar Instructor: Prof. Jie Peng

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday April 6th Heping Zhang Yale University "Surrogate Residuals: a little thing to pick up" - ABSTRACT
Friday April 7th, 4:10pm Ravi Kannan Microsoft Research India

**Joint Math/Stat Colloquium** 

Title: "Random Algorithms in Linear Algebra" - ABSTRACT

Thursday April 13th Jingchen Liu Columbia University " A fused latent and graphical model" - ABSTRACT
Thursday April 20th LOCATION: UC BERKELEY Ethan Anderes
Statistics, UC Davis

**Joint Berkeley/Davis Colloquium**

Title: "Lensing and delensing the cosmic microwave background”

ABSTRACT (note: this links to UC Berkeley Stats dept). This seminar will be held at UC Berkeley.

Thursday April 27th Avi Feller UC Berkeley “Principal stratification in the Twilight Zone: Weakly separated components in finite mixture models” - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 4th Marc Coram Google Inc "Machine Learning Research Applications" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 11th Alois Kneip University of Bonn, Germany "On the Optimal Reconstruction of Partially Observed Functional Data" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 18th Hongtu Zhu University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities,  and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies” - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 25th Gerald Quon Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Davis “Statistical applications in human genomics” - ABSTRACT
Friday May 26th, 11:00am Qiuyan Xu Cignifi Inc “Mobile Wallet Usage Study: analyzing and predicting mobile wallet adoption and activity with the help of call detail records” - ABSTRACT
Thursday June 1st Cho-Jui Hsieh Statistics / Computer Science, UC Davis "Learninf grom Comparison" - ABSTRACT
Thursday June 8th Matt Glasser Washington University, St. Louis “The Human Connectome
Project’s Multi-modal Cortical Parcellation”


WINTER 2017:

Winter 2017 Seminar Instructor: Prof. Miles Lopes

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract

Mon, Jan 9th, 4:10pm

Maria DeYoreo Duke University Title: 

“Dynamic ordinal regression modeling for temporal relationships between fish maturity, length, and age”


Tue, Jan 10th, 4:10pm

Murat Erdogdu Stanford University Title : “Design and Analysis of Optimization Algorithms via Statistical Tools” - ABSTRACT
Wed, Jan 11th, 11:00am Yifei Sun Johns Hopkins University Title “Recurrent Marker Processes in the Presence of Competing Terminal Events” - ABSTRACT
Wed, Jan 11th, 4:10pm (MSB 2112) Won Hwa Kim University of Wisconsin, Madison Title : “A Multi-resolution Framework for Statistical Analysis of Neuroimaging Data on Graphs” - ABSTRACT
Thur, Jan 12th, 4:10pm Mauricio Sadinle Duke University Title “A Bayesian Partitioning Approach to Duplicate Detection and Record Linkage” - ABSTRACT
Fri, Jan 13th, 4:10pm Tzu-Yu (Joyce) Liu University of Pennsylvania Title “Translation Dynamics Revealed by Statistical Learning for Ribosome Profiling Data” - ABSTRACT
Tue, Jan 17th, 4:10pm Xiaoying Tian Harris Stanford University

Title “Prediction error after model search” -

Wed, Jan 18th, 4:10pm (MSB 2112) Samuel Pimentel University of Pennsylvania Title "Constructed second control groups and attenuation of unmeasured biases" - ABSTRACT
Thur, Jan 26th, 4:10pm Bala Rajaratnam UC Davis Title: “MCMC-Based Inference in the Era of Big Data: A Fundamental Analysis of the Convergence Complexity of High-Dimensional Chains” - ABSTRACT
Thur, Feb 9th, 4:10pm Jim Pitman UC Berkeley Title: "Hidden symmetries, limit laws and Bessel processes in the extreme order statistics of random walks" - ABSTRACT
Thur, Feb 16th, 4:10pm Art Owen Stanford University Title: Moment Based Estimation and Inference for Very Large Linear Mixed Effects Models - ABSTRACT
Thur, Feb 23rd, 4:10pm Aditya Guntuboyina
UC Berkeley Title: Spatial Adaptivity in Trend Filtering - ABSTRACT
Mon, Feb 27, 4:10pm (MSB 1143) Alex Belloni Duke University


Title: "Uniformly Valid Post-Regularization Confidence Regions for Many Functional Parameters in Z-Estimation Framework" - ABSTRACT

Thur, Mar 2nd, 4:10pm Denis Chetverikov UCLA "On Cross-Validated Lasso" - ABSTRACT
Thur, Mar 9th, 4:10pm Shu Shen UC Davis “Testing Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Regression Discontinuity Designs” - ABSTRACT
Fri, Mar 10th, 3:10pm Indranil Mukhopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

"Multi-loci association test in genetic association study using similarity between individuals" - ABSTRACT

FALL 2016:

Fall Seminar Instructor: Prof. James Sharpnack

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract

Thursday Sep 22

Victor Solo
Univ of New South Wales,  Australia
“System Identification for Multivariate Point Processes with Applications to Neural Coding, High Frequency Finance and Genomics” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 6
Axel Munk
Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany "Nanostatistics – Statistics for Nanoscopy"- ABSTRACT
Friday, Oct 7 (11am) Axel Munk Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany "Multiscale Blind Source Separation"- ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 13
Rajarshi Guhaniyogi

UC Santa Cruz
"Scalable Bayesian regression framework for tensor valued objects" - ABSTRACT
Friday Oct 14 Debasis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata / UC Santa Barbara "Feature sensitive and automated curve registration with paleo-climatic application" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 20
Hira Koul
Michigan State Univ.
"A Goodness-of-fit test for marginal distribution of linear random fields with long memory" - ABSTRACT
Friday Oct 21 Daniel McDonald Indiana Univ. Bloomington "Approximation-regularization for the analysis of large data sets" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 27
Luis Rademacher
Dept. Math, UC Davis
"Provably efficient high dimensional feature extraction" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 3
Mladen Kolar
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
“Inference in high-dimensional semi-parametric graphical models” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 10 Jennifer Sinnott Ohio State Univ. "Kernel Machine Regression Methods in Risk Prediction" - ABSTRACT
Tuesday Nov 15 Shahin Tavakoli Univ. of Cambridge, UK "Spatial modeling of Object Data: Analysing dialectal sound changes across the UK" - ABSTRACT
Wednesday Nov 16 *MSB 2112
Sanjay Chaudhuri National Univ. Singapore "Hamiltonian Monte Carlo In Bayesian Empirical Likelihood Computation" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 17
Shuheng Zhou
Univ. Michigan
"Computational and statistical convergence for graph estimation: Just Relax" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Dec 1
Johannes Lederer
Univ. Washington
"Graphical Models for Discrete and Continuous Data" - ABSTRACT