Events: Seminars

Xinyi Gu, MS Student

Student Seminar: Xinyi Gu

2:00–2:30 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
XINYI GU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Non-Contrastive Self-Supervised Learning with Video Frames”

Feb 9
Seung Chul Lee, MS Student

Student Seminar: Seung Chul Lee

11:00–11:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
SEUNG CHUL LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Understanding Shift-Share Instruments: an Application”

Feb 10

Student Seminar: Kwong Wai (Theo) Man

11:00–11:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
KWONG WAI (THEO) MAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Modeling Subject-level Variances on Intensive Longitudinal Data: An Application of Mixed-effects Location Scale Model”

Feb 13
Patrick Bai, MS Student

Student Seminar: Ruizheng (Patrick) Bai

2:00–2:30 pm Jones 303

Master’s Thesis Presentation
RUIZHENG (PATRICK) BAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Functional Principal Trade-off Analysis:  Universal Approximation via Disc Game Embedding”

Feb 13
Matthias Katzfuss

Statistics Colloquium: Matthias Katzfuss

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

MATTHIAS KATZFUSS, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
“Scalable Gaussian-Process Inference via Sparse Inverse Cholesky Factorization”

Feb 13
Ari Holtzman

DSI Events: Ari Holtzman

2:00–3:00 pm JCL 390

ARI HOLTZMAN, Department of Computer Science, University of Washington
“Controlling Large Language Models:  Generating (Useful) Text from Models We Don’t Fully Understand”

Feb 14
Gemma Moran

Statistics Colloquium: Gemma Moran

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

GEMMA MORAN, Data Science Institute, Columbia University
“Identifiable deep generative models via sparse decoding”

Feb 14
Jake Singleton, MS Student

Student Seminar: Jake Singleton

10:00–10:30 am Jones 111

Master’s Thesis Presentation
JAKE SINGLETON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicagoi
“Bayesian Bradley-Terry Models Infer Tennis Player Skills and Predict Tennis Match Results”

Feb 15
Sowon Jeong, MS Student

Student Seminar: Sowon Jeong

11:00–11:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
SOWON JEONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Understanding Graph Neural Network as a Dimension Reduction Technique”

Feb 15
Ilgee Hong, MS Student

Student Seminar: Ilgee Hong

1:00–1:30 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
ILGEE HONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Contrastive Learning for Node Representations: A Study of Alignment vs Uniformity”

Feb 15
Taewan Kim, MS Student

Student Seminar: Taewan Kim

3:00–3:30 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
TAEWAN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Understanding the Transcriptional Regulation with 3D Genomic Structure”

Feb 15
JungHo Lee, MS Student

Student Seminar: JungHo Lee

3:30–4:00 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
JUNGHO LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
​​​​​​​“TBA”

Feb 15
Mina Lee

DSI Events: Mina Lee

3:00–4:00 pm JCL 390

MINA LEE, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
“Designing and Evaluating Language Models for Human Interaction”

Feb 20
Chao Ma

Statistics Colloquium: Chao Ma

4:30–5:30 pm

CHAO MA, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
“Implicit bias of optimization algorithms and generalization of over-parameterized neural networks”

Feb 20
Armin Karbasi

DSI Events: Amin Karbasi

2:00–3:00 pm JCL 390

AMIN KARBASI, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
“TBA”

Feb 23
Antonio (Tuca) Auffinger

CAM Colloquium: Antonio (Tuca) Auffinger

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

ANTONIO (TUCA) AUFFINGER, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University
“TBA”

Feb 23
Angzhi Fan, PhD Student

Student Seminar: Angzhi Fan

1:00–2:30 pm Jones 304

Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ANGZHI FAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
​​​​​​​“TBA”

Feb 24
Tian Li

DSI Events: Tian Li

3:00–4:00 pm JCL 390

TIAN LI, Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
“Scalable and Trustworthy Learning in Heterogeneous Networks”

Feb 27
Frederic Koehler

Statistics Colloquium: Frederic Koehler

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

FREDERIC KOEHLER, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
“TBA”

Feb 27
Kristy Choi

Statistics Colloquium: Kristy Choi

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

KRISTY CHOI, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
“TBA”

Mar 2
Aldo Pacchiano

Statistics Colloquium: Aldo Pacchiano

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

ALDO PACCHIANO, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC
“TBA”

Mar 6
Art Owen

Statistics Colloquium: Art Owen

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

ART OWEN, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
“Tie-breaker Designs”

Mar 20
Peter Šemrl

CAM Colloquium: Peter Šemrl

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

PETER ŠEMRL, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, University of Ljubljana
“TBA”

Mar 23

Statistics Colloquium: Yuting Wei

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

YUTING WEI, Department of Statistics and Data Science, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“A Non-asymptotic Framework for Approximate Message Passing Algorithm”

Mar 27
Molly Offer-Westort

Statistics Colloquium: Molly Offer-Westort

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

MOLLY OFFER-WESTORT, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
“TBA”

Apr 3

Statistics Colloquium: Lars Peter Hansen

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

LARS PETER HANSEN, Departments of Statistics and Economics; University of Chicago Booth School of Business
“TBA”

Apr 10
Kui Ren

CAM Colloquium: Kui Ren

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

KUI REN, Department of Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
“TBA”

Apr 13
Ruodu Wang

Statistics Colloquium: Ruodu Wang

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

RUODU WANG, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
“TBA”

Apr 17
Lexing Ying

CAM Colloquium: Lexing Ying

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

LEXING YING, Department of Mathematics and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University
“TBA”

Apr 20
Xihong Lin

Statistics Colloquium: Xihong Lin

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

XIHONG LIN, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University
“Ensemble methods for testing a global null with applications to whole genome sequencing studies”

Apr 24
Sara van de Geer

Statistics Colloquium: Sara van de Geer

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
Lecture 22
SARA VAN DE GEER, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich
“TBA”

May 1
Sara van de Geer

Statistics Colloquium: Sara van de Geer

Time TBA TBA

BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
Lecture 22
SARA VAN DE GEER, Department of Mathematics, Seminar für Statistik (SfS), ETH Zürich
“TBA”

May 4
Johannes Schimidt-Hieber

Statistics Colloquium: Johannes Schimidt-Hieber

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

JOHANNES SCHMIDT-HIEBER, Department of Statistics, University of Twente
“TBA”

May 8
Peng Ding

Statistics Colloquium: Peng Ding

4:30–5:30 pm Jones 303

PENG DING, Department of Statistics, University of California Berkeley
“Interpretable sensitivity analysis for the Baron–Kenny approach to mediation with unmeasured confounding”

May 15
Chi-Kwong Li

CAM Colloquium: Chi-Kwong Li

4:00–5:00 pm Jones 303

CHI-KWONG LI, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary
“TBA”

May 18
Russell Lyons, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University

Statistics Colloquium: Russell Lyons

4:30–5:30 pm Kent 120

BILLINGSLEY LECTURES ON PROBABILITY
RUSSELL LYONS, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
“TBA”

May 18