Statistics Colloquium

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Format: Typically a speaker will present an introduction and survey of a particular problem, application, or research area of current statistical interest. Seminars usually last 50 minutes, with additional time for discussion. A reception will be held before regularly scheduled seminars at 4:00 PM in Jones 111.


AUTUMN QUARTER 2019

MONDAY, October 7, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GENEVERA ALLEN, Department of Statistics, Rice University
"Data Integration: Data-Driven Discovery from Diverse Data Sources"
 
MONDAY, October 14, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GUILLAUME POULIOT, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, October 21, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
CHAO GAO, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, October 28, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SHAM KAKADE, Departments of Computer Science & Statistics, University of Washington
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, November 4, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SIMON TAVARE, Department of Statistics & Systems Biology, Columbia University
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, November 11, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
ELIZABETH PURDOM, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, November 18th, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
DANIEL HSU, Computer Science Department & Data Science Institute, Columbia University
"Predictive Models from Interpolation"
 
MONDAY, November 25, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
HARRISON ZHOU, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University
"TBA"
 
MONDAY, December 2, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
FANG HAN, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"TBA"

Past Seminars

SPRING QUARTER 2019

MONDAY, May 20, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SAMUEL KOU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
"Big data, Google and Disease Detection: A Statistical Adventure"

MONDAY, May 13, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUXIN CHEN, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
"Bridging Convex and Nonconvex Optimization in Noisy Matrix Completion: Stability and Uncertainty Quantification"

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019, at 3:30 PM, in Kent 120, 1020 E. 58th Street
BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
IAIN JOHNSTONE, Departments of Statistics, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University
"High Dimensional Principal Component Analysis: Biases and Balms"

MONDAY, May 6, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Reception Before Lecture at 4:00 PM in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue 

BAHADUR MEMORIAL LECTURES
IAIN JOHNSTONE, Departments of Statistics, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University
"High Dimensional Classical Multivariate Analysis: Ladders and Local Asymptotic Normality"

MONDAY, April 29, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SAYAN MUKHERJEE, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Integral Geometry for Modeling Shapes"

MONDAY, April 22, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
YING NIAN WU, Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Representational Theory of Grid Cells"

MONDAY, April 15, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
REBECCA STEORTS, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"Entity Resolution with Societal Impacts in Machine Learning"

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019, at 11:00 AM, in Kent 120, 1020 E. 58th Street
LIN LIN, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
"Feynman Diagrams, Luttinger-Ward Formalism, and Gibbs Measure"

MONDAY, April 8, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
DAVID M. BLEI, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, Columbia University
"The Blessings of Multiple Causes"

WINTER QUARTER 2019

MONDAY, March 11, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GREGORY VALIANT, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
"When Your Big Data Seems Too Small"

MONDAY, March 4, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MARK VAN DER LAAN, Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
"Targeted Minimum Loss Estimation with the Highly Adaptive Lasso: Applications in Causal Inference"

MONDAY, February 25, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JEFF LEEK, The Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab & Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Data Science Education as a Scalable Economic and Public Health Intervention"

MONDAY, February 11, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PRAGYA SUR, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"A Modern Maximum-Likelihood Approach for High-Dimensional Logistic Regression"

WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2019, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JONATHAN WEED, The Statistics and Data Science Center & Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Fast Rates and Fast Algorithms for the Wasserstein Distance"

MONDAY, February 4, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
SUBHABRATA SEN, Microsoft Research Lab – New England & Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Network Data: Modeling and Statistical Analysis"

THURSDAY, January 31, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Kent 120, 1020 E. 58th Street
JAMES JOHNDROW, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Bayes Shrinkage at GWAS Scale"

MONDAY, January 28, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JINGSHU WANG, Statistics Department, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
"Data Denoising for Single-cell RNA Sequencing"

THURSDAY, January 24, 2019, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
EUGENE KATSEVICH, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
"Multiple Testing for Modern Data: Structure, Curation, and Replicability"

TUESDAY, January 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
GAL MISHNE, Department of Mathematics, Yale University
"Local Geometric Spectral Data Analysis"

THURSDAY, January 17, 2019, at 4:00 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
YUEHAW KHOO, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
"Multimarginal Optimal Transport, Density Functional Theory, and Convex Relaxation"

MONDAY, January 14, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Joint Seminar with the Department of Human Genetics
ALEXANDER YOUNG, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, U.K.
"Disentangling Nature and Nurture Using Genomic Family Data"

AUTUMN QUARTER 2018

MONDAY, December 3, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PETER HOFF, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
"FAB Tests and Intervals for Multilevel Data"

MONDAY, November 26, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
JINCHI LV, Departments of Data Sciences and Operations, University of Southern California
"Asymptotic Theory of Eigenvectors for Large Random Matrices with Applications to Network Inference"

MONDAY, November 19, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
MIAOYAN WANG, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Learning from Binary Multiway Data: Probabilistic Tensor Decomposition and its Statistical Optimality"

MONDAY, November 12, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
NANCY ZHANG, Statistics Department, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
"Transfer Learning in Single Cell Transcriptomics"

THURSDAY, November 8, 2018, at 4:00 PM, in Kent 120, 1024 E. 58th Street
Reception following the seminar at 5:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

BILLINGSLEY LECTURES ON PROBABILITY IN HONOR OF PATRICK BILLINGSLEY
ALLAN SLY, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
"Phase Transitions of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems"

MONDAY, November 5, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
WEIJIE SU, Statistics Department, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
"Uncertainty Quantification for Online Learning"

MONDAY, October 29, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
PANAGIOTIS TOULIS, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Randomization Tests for Causal Inference with Interference Between Units"

MONDAY, October 22, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
BOAZ NADLER, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
"Unsupervised Ensemble Learning"

MONDAY, October 15, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
EDGAR DOBRIBAN, Statistics Department, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
"How to Deal with Big Data? Understanding Large-scale Distributed Regression"

MONDAY, October 8, 2018, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue
Joint Seminar with the Stevanovich Center
ARNOLDO FRIGESSI, Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo
"Towards Personalized Computer Simulation of Breast Cancer Treatment: A Multi-scale Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Model Informed by Multi-type Patient Data"


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