Past Events

2021

Jason Willwerscheid, PhD student

Student Seminar: Jason Willwerscheid

10:00–11:00 am Via Zoom

Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JASON WILLWERSCHEID, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Empirical Bayes Matrix Factorization: Methods and Applications”

Sep 7
Jason Lin, MS Student

Student Seminar: Jason Lin

9:00–9:30 am Via Zoom

Master’s Thesis Presentation
JASON LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Studying the Effect of Diastolic Blood Pressure on Lung Function Using Mendelian Randomization”

Sep 2
Nathan Gill, PhD Student

Student Seminar: Nathan Gill

2:00–3:00 pm Via Zoom

Dissertation Proposal Presentation
NATHAN GILL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
“Variance Decomposition in Several Settings”

Aug 24

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