Past Events

2022

Andrew Goldstein, PhD Student

Student Seminar: Andrew Goldstein

12:00–2:00 pm Jones 304

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ANDREW GOLDSTEIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“A Variational Bayesian Approach for Combining Weak Learners into a Strong Learner in Regression Problems”

Sep 14
US Capitol

DSI Summer Lab Presents: Data & Democracy, From the Experts

4:30–6:30 pm Keller Center

Leveraging data science is essential to understanding—and developing innovative solutions to—the challenges facing democracy in the digital age. Through a partnership between the Data Science Institute and Center for Effective Government, UChicago’s Data & Democracy initiative is bringing together world-class talent from scholars across academic disciplines and practitioners on the front lines of our democracy to advance this important work.

Jul 26
Rebecca Scurlock, BX/MS Student

Student Seminar: Rebecca Scurlock

11:30 am–12:30 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
REBECCA SCURLOCK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Bayesian Meta-Analysis with Rare-Event Data: A Survival Modeling Approach”

Jul 21

Student Seminar: Yang Liu

1:00–2:00 pm Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
YANG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Efficient Conditional Permutation Test via Grouping and Weighting”

Jul 20

Student Seminar: Zhengyan Xu

9:00–10:00 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
ZHENGYAN XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“A Comparison of Value-at-Risk Forecasting Approaches”

Jul 20

Student Seminar: Peter Laurin

11:00–11:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
PETER LAURIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Genetic Interactions Underlie Time to Flowering in a Worldwide Collection of Arabidopsis Thaliana”

Jul 12
Dan Nicolae

DSI Summer Lab Speaker Series: Dan Nicolae

11:00 am–12:00 pm JCL 390

Dan Nicolae, DSI Faculty Co-Director, Professor, Department of Statistics and the College, and Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics and Medicine, will present on his work in genomics and data science education.

Jul 6
PSD Statistics Datastamp

Student Seminar: DEVAN SHAN

9:00–9:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
DEVAN SHAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Copula Linked Univariate Dvine for Modeling Multivariate Time Series”

Jul 1

Student Seminar: Mini-Seminars

2:00–4:15 pm Jones 303

MINI-SEMINARS 

Moderator: Bill Katsianos

2:00-2:15 pm:  Melissa Adrian, “Data Assimilation and Its Application to Weather Forecasting “
2:15-2:30 pm:  Lin Gui, “A General Transformation-based Test for Multiple Testing”
2:30-2:45 pm:  Yu Gui, “A Selective Review of Recent Progress on Distribution-free Prediction Sets: Optimization Towards Accuracy and PAC Guarantee”
2:45-3:00 pm:  Rohan Hore, “Localized Conformal Prediction: an Overview”
3:00-3:15 pm:  Wentao Hu, “High-dimensional Tensor Factor Model”
3:15-3:30 pm: Soumyabrata Kundu, “Sensitivity Analysis for Test Negative Design”
3:30-3:45 pm:  Zihao Wang, “A Unified Causal View of Domain Invariant Representation Learning”
3:45-4:00 pm:  Jinwen Yang, “Linear Regression with Partially Mismatched Data: Local Search with Theoretical Guarantees”
4:00-4:15 pm:  Yuepeng Yang, “Tuning-Free Convex Methods for Matrix Completion”

May 27
Yi Wang, PhD student

Student Seminar: Yi Wang

1:30–2:30 pm via Zoom

Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Ferromagnetic Ising Model with Local Defect”

May 27