Past Events

2021

Student Seminar: Shaoxiong (Dennis) Zheng

9:00–9:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
SHAOXIONG (DENNIS) ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks”

Jul 30

Student Seminar: Yuxin Zou

2:00–3:00 pm Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YUXIN ZOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Bayesian Variable Selection from Summary Data, with Application to Joint Fine-mapping of Multiple Traits”

Jul 15
Byol Kim, PhD candidate

Student Seminar: Byol Kim

1:00–2:00 pm Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
BYOL KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Uncertainty Quantification under Weak Assumptions”

Jul 14

Student Seminar: Sen Na

10:00–11:00 am Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SEN NA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Towards Solving Long-horizon Nonlinear Dynamic Programming: Scalability and Robustness”

Jul 14
You-Lin Chen, PhD candidate

Student Seminar: You-Lin Chen

2:00–3:00 pm Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YOU-LIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Stochastic and Online learning with Applications to Machine Learning and Statistics”

Jul 12
Micól Tresoldi

Student Seminar: Micól Tresoldi

2:00–3:00 pm Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MICÓL TRESOLDI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Sparsity”

Jul 12

Student Mini-Seminars (Day 2)

3:00–5:00 pm Via Zoom

Moderator:  Daniel Xiang

1. Huy Dang Tran, “Graph Neural Networks“
2. Yuhan Liu, “The Time, The Gaussianity, and The Connectome“
3. Sounak Paul, “Differentially Private Networks“
4. Omar Ghattas, “Valid Statistical Inference with Random Forests“
5. YoonHaeng Hur, “Optimal Transport for Data Science“
6. Irina Cristali, “Using Embeddings for Estimating Causal Effects Over Social Networks“

May 28

Student Mini-Seminars (Day 1)

12:00–2:00 pm Via Zoom

Moderator:  Abby Stevens

1. (Joon) Joonsuk Kang, “Not All Factor Loadings Are Created Equal“
2. Wei Kuang, “Over-parameterized Matrix Sensing with Factorized Gradient Descent“
3. Subhodh Kotekal, “Statistical Limits of Sparse Mixture Detection“
4. Anghzi Fan, “WGAN and Its Regularization“
5. (Bill) Vasileios Katsianos, “Quantifying the Uncertainty in Drug-Drug Interaction Predictions“

May 27
Richard Gill

Statistics Colloquium: Richard Gill

4:00–5:00 pm Via Zoom

RICHARD GILL, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University
“Statistical Issues in Serial Killer Nurse Cases”

May 24

Statistics Colloquium: Markus Reiß

4:00–5:00 pm Via Zoom

Joint Seminar with the Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics
MARKUS REIß, Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“Testing the Rank of Time-varying Covariance Matrices”

May 17