### Student Seminar: Yuhan Liu

8:25–9:25 am Jones 111

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 8:25 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

PhD Dissertation Presentation

Yuhan Liu, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“NON-PARAMETRIC CHANGE POINT ANALYSIS: TACKLING IRREGULAR CONDITIONS IN UNI-VARIATE AND MULTIVARIATE DATA”

**Apr**

**24**

### Student Seminar: Sida Li

3:30–4:00 pm Jones 111

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 3:30 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Sida (Star) Li, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Beyond Vanilla Metropolis-adjusted Langevin Algorithms: A Simulation-based Survey”

**Apr**

**24**

### Student Seminar: Melissa Adrian

3:30–5:30 pm Jones 111

Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 3:30 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation

Melissa Adrian, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Estimation, prediction, and uncertainty quantification using sparse data in weather applications”

**Apr**

**25**

### CAM Colloquium: Jonathan Hauenstein

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Jonathan Hauenstein, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame

“Estimating root counts and probability distributions using homotopies”

**Apr**

**25**

### Student Seminar: Xingyu Qu

4:00–4:30 pm Jones 304

Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 3:30 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Xingyu Qu, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Exploring Win Determinants in the English Premier League: Insights from Poisson Mixed-Effects Modeling and Skellam Process”

**Apr**

**25**

### Student Seminar: Daniel Li

10:00–10:30 am Jones 303

Friday, April 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Daniel Li, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Simulation Study for Spatially Coherent Topic Modeling Utilizing Graph Structure”

**Apr**

**26**

### Student Seminar: Austin Koort

10:30–11:00 am Jones 303

Friday, April 26, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Austin Koort, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Evaluating the Effect of Round Type on Collegiate Policy Debate Outcomes”

**Apr**

**26**

### Student Seminar: Mengqi Liu

2:00–2:30 pm Jones 111

Friday, April 26, 2024, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Mengqi Liu, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Revised Local Permutation Test for Conditional Independence Test”

**Apr**

**26**

### Student Seminar: Shu-Hsiang Wang

9:30–10:00 am Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 9:30 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Shu-Hsiang Wang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Sample Size Determination Methods for Non-Randomized Studies with Historical Data”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminar: Qizhong Zhang

10:00–10:30 am Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 10:00 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Qizhong Zhang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“DDSTPP: Denoising Diffusion Spatial Temporal Point Process”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminar: Xinqu Wang

10:30–11:00 am Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Xinyu Wang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminars: Yiyuan (Chloe) Zhang

11:00–11:30 am Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Yiyuan (Chloe) Zhang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“High-Dimensional Time Series: VAR Model Efficacy Across Lag Structures”

**Apr**

**29**

### Bahadur Memorial Lectures: Emmanuel Candès (day 1)

11:30 am–12:30 pm Jones 303

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 11:30 AM

Jones Laboratory, Room 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Pre-Seminar Refreshments will be served at 11:00 AM in Jones 303

“Statistical Inference in the Age of AI”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminar: Xingyu Piao

2:00–2:30 pm Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Xingyu Piao, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Impact of a country’s GDP on the number of students studying in the U.S. from that country”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminar: Huanyu Zhang

2:30–3:00 pm Jones 111

Monday, April 29, 2024, at 2:30 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Huanyu Zhang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Statler: State-Maintaining Language Models for Embodied Reasoning”

**Apr**

**29**

### Student Seminar: Sheng-Hau Peng

12:00–12:30 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, April 30, at 12:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Sheng-Hau Peng, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Optimizing Sentiment Analysis through Hyperparameter Tuning: An Alternative Way to Revisit SESTM Algorithm”

**Apr**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Ruiqin Li

1:00–1:30 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Ruiqin Li, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Variance Estimation for the Calibration Estimator”

**Apr**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Yuqi Niu

1:30–2:00 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Yuqi Niu, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“The Application of a Hybrid Garch-type Model with Quantile Regression Neural Network on the Estimation of Value-at-Risk of Corporate Stocks”

**Apr**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Haoyuan Mao

2:00–2:30 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Haoyuan Mao, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Apply Generalized Gamma Distribution in Two part MELS model”

**Apr**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Theodora Ko

3:00–3:30 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 3:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Theodora Ko, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“Minimizing Empty Truck Miles Driven via Decision-Theoretic Online Learning and Link Prediction on a Temporal Transportation Graph”

**Apr**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Yifang Zhang

10:30–11:00 am Jones 111

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Yifang Zhang, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**1**

### Student Seminar: Zhanpeng Song

11:00–11:30 am Jones 111

Monday, May 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Zhanpeng Song, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**1**

### Student Seminar: Chad Schmerling

1:30–2:00 pm Searle 236

Monday, May 1, 2024, at 1:30 PM, in Searle 236, 5735 S Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Chad Schmerling, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**1**

### Student Seminar: Xiaoran Cheng

2:00–2:30 pm Searle 236

Thursday, May 1, 2024, at 2:00 PM, in Searle 236, 5735 S Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Xiaoran Cheng, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**1**

### Student Seminar: Yichen Ji

2:30–3:00 pm Searle 236

Monday, May 1, 2024, at 2:30 PM, in Searle 236, 5735 S Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Yichen Ji, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“Realized Volatility Forecasting with Machine Learning”

**May**

**1**

### Bahadur Memorial Lectures: Emmanuel Candès (day 2)

3:30–4:30 pm Jones 303

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 3:30 PM

Jones Laboratory, Room 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Pre-Seminar Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM in Jones 303

Emmanuel Candès, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

“Model-free selective inference”

**May**

**1**

### Student Seminar: Alexander Vattakkattu

11:30 am–12:00 pm Jones 111

Monday, May 2, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Alexander Vattakkattu, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“Apply Generalized Gamma Distribution in Two part MELS model”

**May**

**2**

### Spring 2024 Distinguished Speaker Series: Brandon Stewart

12:30–1:30 pm JCL 390

Spring 2024 Distinguished Speaker Series

Joint series by the Data Science Institute, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, and the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics

Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 12:30 PM, JCL 390

Social lunch before seminar provided at 12:30 pm.

Brandon Stewart, Princeton University

“Inference Right with LLM Annotations in the Social Sciences”

**May**

**2**

### Student Seminar: Diemeng Hu

3:30–4:00 pm Jones 111

Thursday, May 1, 2024, at 3:30 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

Master’s Thesis Presentation

Diemeng Hu, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**2**

### Billingsley Lectures on Probability: Sourav Chatterjee

4:30–5:30 pm Math/Stat 112

Thursday, May 2, 2023, at 4:30 PM, Math/Stat 112, 5727 South University Avenue

Billingsley Lectures on Probability

Reception immediately following the lecture at 5:30 pm, in the Reading Room, Math/Stat 101, 5727 South University Avenue

Sourav Chatterjee, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

“A definition of spectral gap for nonreversible Markov chains”

**May**

**2**

### Probability and Statistical Physics Seminar: Sourav Chatterjee

2:30–3:30 pm Ryerson 276

Friday, May 3, 2024, at 2:30 PM, in Ryerson 276, 1100 E. 58th Street

Probability and Statistical Physics Seminar

“Chaos in lattice spin glasses”

**May**

**3**

### Statistics Colloquium: Andrew Gelman

11:30 am–12:30 pm Jones 303

Monday, May 6, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Pre-Seminar refreshments will be served at 11:00 AM in Jones 303

Statistics Colloquium

Andrew Gelman, Departments of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University

“It’s About Time”

**May**

**6**

### CAM Colloquium: Michael I. Weinstein

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Michael I. Weinstein, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

“TBA”

**May**

**9**

### Statistics Colloquium: Brian Reich

11:30 am–12:30 pm Jones 303

Monday, May 13, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Statistics Colloquium

Brian Reich, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University

“TBA”

**May**

**13**

### Student Seminar: Zihao Wang

3:00–4:00 pm Jones 304

Monday, May 13, 2024, at 3:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation

Zihao Wang, Department of Statistic, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**13**

### CAM Colloquium: Cong Ma

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Cong Ma, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**14**

### Student Seminar: Jinwen Yang

3:00–4:30 pm Harper Memorial 145

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 3:00 PM, in Harper Memorial 145, 1116 E. 59th Street

PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation

Jinwen Yang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**15**

### CAM Colloquium: Laure Zanna

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Laure Zanna, Courant Institute, New York University

“TBA”

**May**

**16**

### Student Seminar: Lin Gui

2:30–4:00 pm Jones 111

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2:30 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation

Lin Gui, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**May**

**21**

### CAM Colloquium: Haizhao Yang

4:00–5:30 pm Jones 303

Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Haizhao Yang, Departments of Mathematics and Computer science (Affiliated), The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland

“Finite Expression Method: A Symbolic Approach for Scientific Machine Learning”

**May**

**23**

### CAM & Department of Mathematics Special Joint Colloquium: Bernd Sturmfels

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM & Department of Mathematics Special Joint Colloquium

Bernd Sturmfels, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

“Algebraic Varieties in Quantum Chemistry”

**May**

**30**

### Student Seminar: Yu Gui

10:30–11:00 am Jones 304

Monday, June 3, 2024, at 2:30 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation

Yu Gui, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago

“TBA”

**Jun**

**3**

### CAM Special Colloquium: Sebastian Reich

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Monday, July 1, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Special Colloquium

Sebastian Reich, Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam

“Filtered data based estimators for stochastic processes driven by coloured noise”

**Jul**

**1**

### CAM Colloquium: Bianca M. Dumitrascu

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, October 3, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Bianca M. Dumitrascu, Herbert and Florence Institute for Cancer Dynamics, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University

“TBA”

**Oct**

**3**

### CAM Colloquium: Daniel Sanz-Alonso

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

Thursday, October 10, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

CAM Colloquium

Daniel Sanz-Alonso, Department of Statistics, Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago”

“TBA”

**Oct**

**10**