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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 after each seminar

**Autumn Quarter 2020 seminars will be held via Zoom. Please see details below. **

WINTER QUARTER 2021

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MONDAY, February 1, 2021, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

MARIYA TONEVA, Carnegie Mellon University

"TBA"

MONDAY, January 11, 2021, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

TETSUYA KAJI, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

"An Approximate Metropolis-Hastings Algorithm for Simulation-Based Bayesian Inference (with Veronika Ročková)"

**Video from the talk**

AUTUMN QUARTER 2020

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MONDAY, November 30, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

KRISTIAN LUM, Human Rights Data Analysis Group

"Closer Than They Appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual Probabilities in Risk Assessment"

MONDAY, November 23, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

RUOBIN GONG, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University

"Towards Good Statistical Inference from Differentially Private Data"

**Video from the talk**

**Slides from the talk**

MONDAY, November 16, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

PAUL RATHOUZ, Department of Population Health, The University of Texas at Austin

"Semiparametric Generalized Linear Models: Small, Large, and Biased Samples"

**Video from the talk **

MONDAY, November 9, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

DYLAN SMALL, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania

"Gun Violence Prevention and Statistics"

**Video from the talk **

MONDAY, November 2, 2020, at 4:00 PM,** Via Zoom **

JUN LIU, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

"Multiple Data Splitting for FDR Controls"

**Video from the talk **

MONDAY, October 26, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

HONGKAI JI, Department of Biostatistics, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"Single Cell Genomic Data Science Methods for Mapping Gene Regulatory Landscape"

**Video from the talk ** (size: 166.79 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, October 19, 2020, CANCELLED

NATHAN SREBRO, TTIC, Department of Computer Science and Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago

"TBA"

MONDAY, October 12, 2020, at 4:00 PM, **Via Zoom **

RAHUL MAZUMDER, Operations Research and Statistics Group at MIT Sloan School of Management

"Sparse Regression at Scale: Convex and Mixed Integer Programming Perspectives"

MONDAY, October 5, 2020, at 4:00 PM,** Via Zoom **

SVEN WANG, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge

"On Polynomial-Time Computation of High-Dimensional Posterior Measures by Langevin-Type Algorithms"

### Past Seminars

SPRING QUARTER 2020

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom (See Below)**

JOSHUA WEINSTEIN, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

'Spatio-genetic Imaging with DNA Microscopy"

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom (See Below)**

YUXIN CHEN, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago

"Algorithmic Aspects of Machine Teaching: Tractability, Interpretability, and Robustness"

MONDAY, May 4, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom (See Below)**

ERIC JONAS, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago

"Machine Learning for Molecular Inverse Problems"

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom (See Below) **

BRYON ARAGAM, Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

"Identifiability of Nonparametric Mixture Models, Clustering, and Semi-supervised Learning"

WINTER QUARTER 2020

MONDAY, March 9, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

FAN LI, Departments of Statistical Science, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University

"Balancing Covariate Via Propensity Score Weighting"

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

JESSI CISEWSKI-KEHE, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University

"Analyzing Data Full of Holes: Topological Data Analysis"

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

MARC A. SUCHARD, Departments of Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

"Large-scale Evidence Generation Across a Network of Databases (LEGEND) for Hypertension: Real-world, Reliable and Reproducible"

TUESDAY, February 25, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

AKIHIKO NISHIMURA, Department of Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

"Bayesian Sparse Regression for Large-scale Observational Healthcare Analytics"

MONDAY, February 24, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

JULIA A. PALACIOS, Departments of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University

"Tajima Coalescent and Statistical Summaries of Unlabeled Genealogies"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

TYLER H. MCCORMICK, Departments of Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington

"Using Aggregated Relational Data to Feasibly Identify Network Structure Without Network Data"

MONDAY, February 17, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

COLIN B. FOGARTY, Operations Research and Statistics, MIT Sloan School of Management

"Prepivoting in Finite Population Causal Inference"

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, **at 4:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

PETER GRÜNWALD, Machine Learning, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica; Mathematical Institute, Leiden University

"Safe Testing"

THURSDAY, February 6, 2020, at **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

ARUN KUMAR KUCHIBHOTLA, Statistic Department, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

"Valid Post-selection Inference: Why and How"

WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

VICTOR VEITCH, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

"Adapting Black-box Machine Learning Methods for Causal Inference"

MONDAY, February 3, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Joint Seminar with CAM**

FRANCA HOFFMANN, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology

"Gradient Flows: From PDE to Data Analysis."

FRIDAY, January 31, 2020, at **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

YI SUN, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

"Fluctuations for Products of Random Matrices"

WEDNESDAY, January 29, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

CLAIRE DONNAT, Statistics Department, Stanford University

"Quantifying Uncertainty in Complex Systems with Applications to Brain Connectomics"

MONDAY, January 27, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

CONG MA, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

"Statistics Meets Nonconvex Optimization: Computational Efficiency and Uncertainty Quantification"

THURSDAY, January 23, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Joint Seminar with CAM**

SHAHAR KOVALSKY, Department of Mathematics, Duke University

"Geometry + Optimization: Towards Computational Anatomy"

TUESDAY, January 21, 2020,

**at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

YIXIN WANG, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

"The Blessings of Multiple Causes"

THURSDAY, January 16, 2020,

**at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

**Joint Seminar with CAM**

JEREMY G. HOSKINS, Mathematics Department, Yale University

"Elliptic PDEs on Regions with Corners"

WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2020,

**at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

Joint Seminar with CAM

Joint Seminar with CAM

LISE-MARIE IMBERT-GÉRARD, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

"Wave Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media: An Introduction to Generalized Plane Waves"

MONDAY, January 13, 2020,

**at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

SONG MEI, Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering and Department of Statistics, Stanford University

"Generalization Error of Linearized Neural Networks: Staircase and Double-descent"

THURSDAY, January 9, 2020,

**at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue**

ALISA KNIZEL, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

"A Quest for Universality"

MONDAY, January 6, 2020, **at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Joint Seminar with CAM**

BORIS HANIN, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

"Mathematics of Deep Neural Networks"

AUTUMN QUARTER 2019

TUESDAY, December 3, 2019, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

MICHAEL BRENNER, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

"Machine Learning for Partial Differential Equations"

MONDAY, December 2, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

FANG HAN, Department of Statistics, University of Washington

"Marginal and multivariate ranks, optimal transport theory, and Le Cam"

MONDAY, November 25, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

HARRISON ZHOU, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University

"Understanding Clustering: The Beginning of A Journey"

FRIDAY, November 22nd, at 3:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

JICHUN XIE, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University

"Controlling False Discovery Rate for Hypotheses with Localizing Structures"

MONDAY, November 18th, at 4:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

DANIEL HSU, Computer Science Department & Data Science Institute, Columbia University

"Predictive Models from Interpolation"

MONDAY, November 11, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue

ELIZABETH PURDOM, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

"Topics in the analysis of high-throughput molecular data and the bootstrap in high dimensions"

MONDAY, November 4, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue

SIMON TAVARÉ, Director, Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics & Department of Statistics & Systems Biology, Columbia University

"Some Statistical Problems in Cancer Genomics"

CANCELLED - 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, October 21, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Eckhart 133, 5734 S. University Avenue

CHAO GAO, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

"Robust Estimation: Optimal Rates, Computation and Adaptation"

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

"Instrumental Variables Quantile Regression with Multivariate Endogenous Variable"

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"

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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