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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 each seminar

**NOTE: For Zoom sessions, detailed information will be sent via our weekly email distribution.**

### Spring Quarter 2024

**Monday, March 25, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue**

*Pre-Seminar refreshments will be served at 11:00 AM in Jones 303*

Statistics Colloquium

Stephen Bates, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, MIT

“Hypothesis testing with information asymmetry” [link to abstract PDF]

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### Past Seminars

**Autumn 2023**

**October**

Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

Ryan Tibshirani, Department of Statistics, University of California- Berkeley

"How many parameters does your interpolator use? Revisiting degrees of freedom in the wake of overparametrized machine learning"

Monday, October 9, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

"Theory for Cross Validation in Nonparametric Regression"

Monday, October 23, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

Morgane Austern, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

"Novel results for uncertainty quantification."

Monday, October 30, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

Liza Levina, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan

"Latent space models for multiplex networks"

**November**

**CANCELLED **~~Monday, November 6, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.~~

Susan Murphy, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Harvard University

"TBA"

Monday, November 13, 2023, at 11:30 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

Subhro Ghosh, Department of Mathematics/Dept of Statistics and Data Science, National University of Singapore

"The unreasonable effectiveness of negative association"

Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 4:00 PM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Ave.

**Joint Colloquium with The Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics**

Anna Gilbert,** **Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University

"Project and Forget: Solving Large-Scale Metric Constrained Problems"

**Winter 2024**

**January**

Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Dan Mikulincer, MIT Mathematics

"Diffusion-based probabilistic flows and low distortion mappings"

Monday, January 8, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Lingfu Zhang, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

"Probabilistic Perspective Toward Last Passage Percolation and KPZ"

Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Montie Avery, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University

"Universal spreading into unstable states"

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Yizhe Zhu, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine

"Asymmetry Helps: Non-Backtracking Spectral Methods for Sparse Matrices and Tensors"

Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Nicholas Boffi, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

“On flows and diffusions: from the many-body Fokker-Planck equation to stochastic interpolants”

Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Ernest Ryu, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National University

"Toward a grand unified theory of accelerations in optimization and machine learning"

Thursday January 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Siting Liu, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

"Enhancing PDE Computations and Score-Based Generative Models through Optimization"

Monday, January 29, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Data Science Institute (DSI)**

Li Ma, Department of Statistical Science, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University

“Two examples of scalable unsupervised learning with trees and recursive partitions”

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Promit Ghosal, Department of Mathematics, Brandeis University

“Fractal Geometry of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations”

**February**

**February**

Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 4:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)**

Nisha Chandramoorthy, School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech

“Learning from dynamics, learning dynamics and the dynamics of learning”

Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Yiqun Chen, Data Science, Stanford University

“Advancing Biomedical Data Science: Testing data-driven hypotheses post-clustering & Leveraging ChatGPT for genomics data.”

Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 12:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Brian Trippe, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

“Probabilistic methods for designing functional protein structures”

Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Shuangning Li, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

“Inference and Decision-Making amid Social Interactions”

Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 12:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

Yuling Yao, Center for Computational Mathematics, Flatiron Institute

"Calibration and aggregation in simulation-based inference"

Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Data Science Institute (DSI)**

Carter Butts, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Irvine

"Modeling Ensembles of Networks"

Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:30 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 South Ellis Avenue

**Joint Colloquium with the Data Science Institute (DSI)**

Yuejie Chi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

"From Single-agent to Federated Reinforcement Learning"