### SPRING QUARTER 2021

MONDAY, May 24, 2021, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue

RICHARD GILL, Mathematical Institute, University of Leiden, Netherlands

"Statistical Issues in Serial Killer Nurse Cases"

Video from the talk (size: 302 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, May 17, 2021,at 4:00 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"

Video from the talk

MONDAY, May 10, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom** **

LIHUA LEI, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

"Conformal Inference of Counterfactuals and Time-to-event Outcomes"

Video from the talk (size: 176.2 MB, extension: mp4)

CANCELLED-- MONDAY, May 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM, Via Zoom** **

AXEL MUNK, Institut für Mathematische Stochastik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

"Nanostatistics"

MONDAY, May 3, 2021,** **at 12:00 PM, Via Zoom

RUTH HELLER, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

"Designing Optimal Multiple Testing Procedures"

Video from the talk (size: 159.2 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, April 26, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

AFONSO S. BANDEIRA, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich

"Computational Hardness of Hypothesis Testing and Quiet Plantings"

Video from the talk (size: 221 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, April 19, 2021,** **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

PETER BÜHLMANN, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich

"Deconfounding"

Video from the talk (size: 385.6 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, April 12, 2021,** **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

STEPHEN BATES, Departments of Statistics and EECS, UC Berkeley

"Distribution-Free, Risk-Controlling Prediction Sets"

Video from the talk (size: 185.5 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, April 5, 2021, at 12:00 PM, Via Zoom

VLADIMIR VOVK, Centre for Reliable Machine Learning and Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London

"Conformal Prediction and Testing"

Video from the talk (size: 219 MB, extension: mp4)

### WINTER QUARTER 2021

MONDAY, March 8, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

BHASWAR B. BHATTACHARYA, Statistics Department, University of Pennsylvania

"Detection Thresholds for Distribution-Free Non-Parametric Tests: The Curious Case of Dimension 8"

Video from the talk (size: 139.8 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, March 8, 2021, at 2:00 PM, Via Zoom

Joint Seminar with the Department of Computer Science

ZHUORAN YANG, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

"Demystifying (Deep) Reinforcement Learning: The Pessimist, The Optimist, and Their Provable Efficiency"

Video from the talk (size: 116.5 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, March 1, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

SUMIT MUKHERJEE, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

"Global Testing for Dependent Bernoullis"

Video from the talk (size: 197.3 MB, extension: mp4)

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

Joint Seminar with the Department of Computer Science

SAMORY K. KPOTUFE, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

"From Theory to Clustering"

Video from the talk (size: 128.2 MB, extension: mp4)

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

Joint Seminar with the Department of Computer Science** **

MARIYA TONEVA, Machine Learning Department & The Neuroscience Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

"Data-Driven Transfer of Insight Between Brains and AI Systems"

Video from the talk (size: 113 MB, extension: mp4)

WEDNESDAY, January 27, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom

Joint Seminar with the Department of Computer Science

WEIHAO KONG, University of Washington

"The Surprising Power of Little Data"

Video from the talk (size: 164.9 MB, extension: mp4)

MONDAY, January 25, 2021, **at 4:00 PM, Via Zoom**

**Joint Seminar with the Department of Computer Science **

REBEKKA BURKHOLZ, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

"Cascade Processes in Machine Learning"

Video from the talk (size: 150.8 MB, extension: mp4)

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)"

### AUTUMN QUARTER 2020

**Zoom session information will be sent via e-mail weekly. Please subscribe if you are not subscribed already. **** **https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/statseminars

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 **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** (size: 104.39 MB, extension: mp4)

**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** (size: 169.68 MB, extension: mp4)

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** (size: 147.25 MB, extension: mp4)

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 ** (size: 146.65 MB, extension: mp4)

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"