Seminars 2017-18

For the current seminar series (Fall 2018), please visit the main STA 290 Seminar page.

SPRING 2018:

Winter Seminar Instructor: Prof. Can Le

Location: MSB 1147, Colloquium Room. Held on Thursdays at 4:10pm (unless otherwise stated). The first seminar of Spring 2018 will be held on April 5th.

Students who wish to register for STA 290 credit (1 unit; 2 units with instructor's permission) may use CRN 80212. For the requirement for the obtaining 2 credits for STA 290 please contact Prof. Le.

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday April 5th Nathaniel Stevens UC San Francisco "Detecting Change in Dynamic Networks" - ABSTRACT
Tuesday April 10th Johannes Heiny University of Aarhus, Denmark

“The spectrum of high-dimensional sample correlation matrices” - ABSTRACT

Thursday April 12th Jingwen Zhang Communications, UC Davis “An online experimental approach to study networked social influence in offline health behaviors” - ABSTRACT
Thursday April 19th Valentin Patilea ENSAI, France “Conditional moment restriction models with incomplete data” - ABSTRACT
Thursday April 26th Yun Song UC Berkeley


"Ribosomes, traffc jams, and phase transitions" - ABSTRACT

Thursday May 3rd Thomas Nichols Oxford Big Data Inst (UK)

Pre-Conference Keynote Lecture: "A Journey Into Neuroimaging Statistics" - ABSTRACT

Tuesday, May 8th (4:10pm, MSB 1147) Rachel Ward University of Texas, Austin


"Learning the LEarning Rate in Gradient Descent" - ABSTRACT (Links to Math Dept page)

Wednesday May 9th (2:10pm, MSB 1147) David Schwab Dept Biology and Physics, City University of New York “Perspectives from physics on learning and inference” - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 10th Dmitri Krioukov Northeastern University "Exchangeability and projectivity in sparse random graphs" - ABSTRACT
Monday May 14th (4:10pm, MSB 1143) Sanjay Chaudhuri National University of Singapore "Covariance based Moment Equations for Improved Variance Component Estimation" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 17th Michal Kosinski Stanford University "Big Data Assessment: measuring psychological traits using digital footprints" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 24th Raissa D'Souza Computer Science, UC Davis “Explosive Percolation on Complex Networks” - ABSTRACT

Thursday May 31st - CANCELLED

Jure Leskovec Stanford University Seminar cancelled

WINTER 2018:

Winter 2018 Seminar Instructor: Prof. Xiaodong Li

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday Jan 11th Shiqian Ma Mathematics, UC Davis "Nonconvex ADMM and its applications" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Jan 18th Zhou Yu Computer Science, UC Davis

“Situated Intelligent Interactive Systems” - ABSTRACT


Thursday Jan 25th Phyllis Wan Columbia University

"Modeling Social Networks using Linear Preferential Attachment" - ABSTRACT


Monday Jan 29th, 2:10pm Min Xu University of Pennsylvania Optimal Rates for Community Estimation in the Weighted Stochastic Block Model - ABSTRACT
Wednesday Jan 31st, 1:10pm Krishnakumar Balasubramanian Statlab (ORFE), Princeton University "Parametric and Nonparametric Models for Higher-order Interactions" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 1st Xinran Li Harvard University "Randomization Inference for Peer Effects" - ABSTRACT
Monday, Feb 5th, 2:10pm Shizhe Chen Columbia University "Learning the Connectivity of Large Sets of Neurons" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 8th Fang Han Statistics, Univ. Washington "Three New Concentration Inequalities for Time Series Data" - ABSTRACT

Thursday Feb 15th

Guangliang Chen Mathematics/Statistics, San Jose State Univ. "A Unified Scalable Spectral Clustering Framework Based on Efficient Sparse Matrix Operations" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 22nd Tengyu Ma Facebook, Computer Sci/Statistics, Stanford Univ. "Algorithmic Regularization in Over-parameterized Matrix Recovery and Neural Networks with Quadratic Activations" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Mar 1st Kyunghee Han Post-doctoral Scholar, Statistics, UC Davis "Errors-in-variables problem in nonparametric additive models" - ABSTRACT
Monday Mar 5th, 2:10pm Monika Bhattacharjee Informatics Institute, University of Florida "Change point estimation in dynamic stochastic block model" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Mar 8th Zhenhua Lin Post-doctoral Scholar,Statistics, UC Davis "Mixture inner product spaces and their application to functional data analysis" - ABSTRACT

FALL 2017:

Fall 2017 Seminar Instructor: Prof. Bala Rajaratnam

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday Oct 5th Jane-Ling Wang Statistics, UC Davis “A Bridge between High-dimensional and Functional Data: Application to Functional Cox model” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 12th José E. Chacón Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

“Mixture model modal clustering” - ABSTRACT

Thursday Oct 19th Luke Bornn Sacramento Kings & Simon Fraser University “From Pixels to Points: Using Tracking Data to Measure Performance in Professional Sports” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 26th Miles Lopes Statistics, UC Davis "Two New Bootstrap Methods for High-Dimensional and Large-Scale Data" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 2nd Fushing Hsieh Statistics, UC Davis "Graphic displays of MLB pitching mechanics and its life-history evolution" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 9th Hans Müller Statistics, UC Davis "Fréchet Regression" - ABSTRACT

Monday Nov 13th


Aaditya Ramdas Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley "Interactive algorithms for multiple hypothesis testing" - ABSTRACT

Tuesday Nov 14th


Eric Fox US EPA Western Ecology Division "Comparing Spatial Regression to Random Forsts for Large Environmental Data Sets" - ABSTRACT

Wednesday Nov 15th


Brenda Betancourt Duke University "Microclustering Models for Record Linkage Tasks" - ABSTRACT

Thursday Nov 16th


Ying Zhu Dept of Economics, Social Science Data Analytics Initiative, Michigan State University "High Dimensional Inference: Semiparametrics, Counterfactuals, and Heterogeneity" - ABSTRACT

Friday Nov 17th


Guillaume Basse Statistics, Harvard University "Model-assisted design of experiments in the presence of network correlated outcomes" - ABSTRACT

Monday Nov 20th


Linbo Wang Biostatistics, Harvard University "Causal Inference with Unmeasured Confounding: an Instrumental Variable Approach" - ABSTRACT