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AUTUMN QUARTER 2019

THURSDAY, September 19, 2019, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Kenneth Ruiter, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Experimenting with Encoded Classifiers"

 


PAST SEMINARS

Summer Quarter 2019

MONDAY, August 26, 2019, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Micol Tresoldi, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Sparsity"

FRIDAY, August 2, 2019, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Zhengyang Fang, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Extension of Susie Model with Mixture-Gaussian Prior"

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
Yuefeng Han, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Robust Estimation of High Dimensional Time Series"

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019, at 4:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Zhi Rong Tan, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multidimensional Scaling Analysis of Legislative Roll Calls in Multi-Party Systems"

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Bo Wei Ooi, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Inference and Clustering of Trend Functions in High-Dimensional Time Series"

MONDAY, July 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Eric Weine, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Efficient Calculation of Improved Simultaneous Testing Bands for QQplots."

Spring Quarter 2019

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019, at 12:30 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
CHRISTOPHER MCKENNAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Latent Variables in ‘omic’ Data."

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019, at 11:00 am, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JING YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"On the Application, Theory and Computation of Optimal Experimental Design in the Context of Sensor Placement"

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019, at 4:00 Pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEN YUAN YEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Effects of Corporate Fraud on Financial Intermediation: From a Quantile Regression Perspective"

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019, at 10:00 am, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
GANG QIAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Differentially Private Ranking Problem"

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUAN MORA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Introduction to the Semiparametric Dynamic Max-Copula model and an Application to Financial Time Series Data"

MONDAY, May 13, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIAGENG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Post-IPO Stocks in China: A Statistical Analysis"

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SUCHAN PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Hierarchical Multichannel Convolutional Attention For Document Classification"

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JASHA SOMMER-SIMPSON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Convergence of Dumbgen’s Algorithm for Estimtion of Tail Inflation"

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
FAN YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation and Inference for High Dimensional Data with Structured Signals"

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
AHMED BOU-RABEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Abelian Sandpiles, Random Walks, Monge-Ampère, and Supercritical Percolation"

MONDAY, April 1, 2019, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JOELLE MBATCHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Assessments of significance for genetic association analysis in structured samples."

Winter Quarter 2019

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
Heqing Ye, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Variational Autoencoder with Spatial Transformations."

MONDAY, February 25, 2019, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RUI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Application of optimal portfolio selection methods based on expected-shortfall with copula induced dependence."

THURSDAY, February 21, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CLAIRE GUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Predicting Demographic Characteristics from the Gut Microbiome"

WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2019, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZIQI LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Support Vector Regression for Hyperparameter Tuning"

WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 204, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHUI NI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Application of Semiparametric Conditional Value-at-Risk to time series data"

TUESDAY, February 19, 2019, at 2:45 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DAKE ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Generalizations of Shepp's Property"

TUESDAY, February 19, 2019, at 2:15 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YICHEN LU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Application of Support Vector Machine in Financial Time Series Forecasting"

TUESDAY, February 19, 2019, at 1:45 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YANGYU LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Method of Kernel Conditional Quantile Estimation for Time Dependent Processes-with Application to Conditional Value-at-risk"

MONDAY, February 18, 2019, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ERIN LIPMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Beyond Accuracy: Diversification in a Classification Setting"

MONDAY, February 18, 2019, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINYI HUA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Development of Fraud Detection with Statistical Method"

MONDAY, February 18, 2019, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ZHIPENG LOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simultaneous Inference for Mean Curves of Functional and Longitudinal Data"

TUESDAY, February 5, 2019, at 1:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SEULMIN YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Usage of Mobile E-commerce in Korea with a Focus on Time and Location: An Empirical Study"

FRIDAY, February 1, 2019, at 2:30 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MAHTIYAR BONAKDARPOUR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Machine Learning Methods for Complex, Heterogeneous Data"

THURSDAY, January 10, 2019, at 12:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
GREGORY NAISAT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Application of Algebra and Topology for the Study of Neural Networks"

Autumn Quarter 2018

TUESDAY, December 18, 2018, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"

THURSDAY, December 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
HAOYANG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Some Problems Related to Sparse, Low Rank, Contamination, and Changepoint Structure"

MONDAY, December 10, 2018, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
TAE HYUN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Effects of Ancestry on the African American Transcriptome: Statistical Challenges in Modern Biomedical Data"

MONDAY, December 3, 2018, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
FENGSHUO ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Convergence Rate of Variational Inference and Its Application to a General Model"

TUESDAY, November 27, 2018, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
BYOL KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Lessons in Thinking Linearly"

TUESDAY, November 27, 2018, at 9:45 am, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
BUMENG ZHUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Inference via Sampling"

WEDNESDAY, November 21, 2018, at 11:00 am, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YONGRUI CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Particles and Waves: In-Fill Asymptotic Analyses of Dynamic Data in Time and Frequency Domains"

THURSDAY, November 15, 2018, at 2:00 pm
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
MINZHE WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"From Topic Model to Information Retrieval"

THURSDAY, November 15, 2018, at 10:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YOUNGSEOK KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Spike and Slab Prior and Bayesian Variable Selection"

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, at 2:00 pm, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JEREMY SEEMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multimodal MRI Risk Maps for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Using Nonparametric Local Risk Classification"

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, at 1:15 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TING LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Precuneus and Throwing Accuracy -- From a Evolutionary Perspective"

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, at 11:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TONY ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonparametric Estimation of Time-Varying Coefficient Realized Volatility Models"

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, at 11:00 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
BRANDON CHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Quantile Forecasting for Value-at-Risk in Cryptocurrency Markets"

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ADRIÁN DIAZ, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Using Kernel Regression to Model Time-Varying Persistence in AR Models"

THURSDAY, November 1, 2018, at 1:00 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHLOE LEPERT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Measuring the Effect of Rest and Tiredness in Soccer and Tennis Outcomes"

THURSDAY, November 1, 2018, at 9:30 am, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
JOSHUA FALK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Learning Subregular Phonological Patterns with Recurrent Neural Networks"

TUESDAY, October 30, 2018, at 1:45 pm, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Improved Major League Baseball Batting Projections Using a Random Forest Model"

FRIDAY, October 26, 2018, at 10:30 am, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ULISES PEREIRA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Unsupervised Learning of Neuronal Representations in Brain Networks"