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Summer Quarter 2022

 Zoom links will be provided in their corresponding email announcements.

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022, at 9:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
DEVAN SHAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Copula Linked Univariate Dvine for Modeling Multivariate Time Series"

PAST STUDENT SEMINARS

Spring Quarter 2022

FRIDAY, May 27, 2022, at 2:00-4:15 PM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
MINI-SEMINARS
Moderator: Bill Katsianos

  • 2:00-2:15 pm:  Melissa Adrian, "Data Assimilation and Its Application to Weather Forecasting "
  • 2:15-2:30 pm:  Lin Gui, "A General Transformation-based Test for Multiple Testing"
  • 2:30-2:45 pm:  Yu Gui, "A Selective Review of Recent Progress on Distribution-free Prediction Sets: Optimization Towards Accuracy and PAC Guarantee"
  • 2:45-3:00 pm:  Rohan Hore, "Localized Conformal Prediction: an Overview"
  • 3:00-3:15 pm:  Wentao Hu, "High-dimensional Tensor Factor Model"
  • 3:15-3:30 pm: Soumyabrata Kundu, "Sensitivity Analysis for Test Negative Design"
  • 3:30-3:45 pm:  Zihao Wang, "A Unified Causal View of Domain Invariant Representation Learning"
  • 3:45-4:00 pm:  Jinwen Yang, "Linear Regression with Partially Mismatched Data: Local Search with Theoretical Guarantees"
  • 4:00-4:15 pm:  Yuepeng Yang, "Tuning-Free Convex Methods for Matrix Completion"

FRIDAY, May 27, 2022, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Ferromagnetic Ising Model with Local Defect"

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YANHAO DONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Application of Normal Linear Mixed Effect Models — With The Female Fulmar Reproduction Activity"

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
TANMAY GUPTA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Simple Causal Model for Invariant Learning"

FRIDAY, May 6, 2022, at 12:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
NICHOLAS PARK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Optimal Control Approach to Trading in Chinese Markets"

FRIDAY, May 6, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MATTHEW LUDWIG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Pitch Optimization Accounting for Random Error"

THURSDAY, May 5, 2022, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JARROD DOMINGUEZ, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Active Automatically Managed Deep Portfolios with Cryptocurrency Assets"

THURSDAY, May 5, 2022, at 12:20 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JACK POTRYKUS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Development of a Python Package for Matching Observational Data"

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZEHAO SHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Online LDA with Sparse Update"

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022, at 2:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIEXIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High Dimensional Model Selection Problem for Asset Pricing Model"

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
SONG LIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Res-VAE: A Highly Scalable Causal Network Discovery Method"

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAOMENG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Reweighting the Knockoff Filter for Computational Efficiency"

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022, at 8:45 AM, via  via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
HEMING LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bridging Convex and Nonconvex Optimization for Matrix Completion in a Non-Uniform World"

TUESDAY, May 3, 2022, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JI-EON KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Measuring Natural Direct Effect by Machine Learning: A Case Study of Societal Trust's Effect on Income Smoothing"

MONDAY, May 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BENJAMIN PICKER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Hips as a Four-Bar Linkage System: Using Reinforcement Learning to Explore Compensation Patterns in Patients with Leg Length Discrepancies"

MONDAY, May 2, 2022, at 11:30 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUNYU CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Discovering Graphical Granger Causality Using Different Lasso Methods"

MONDAY, May 2, 2022, at 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JINGYANG LYU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Online Statistical Inference for the Stochastic Gradient Descent — From Bootstrap to Covariance Estimation"

MONDAY, May 2, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
ETHAN LEWIS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Framework for Mendelian Randomization in Mediation Setting"

MONDAY, May 2, 2022, at 9:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YATING LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Debiased Differential Network Estimator via Kendall's Tau for Transelliptical Graphical Models"

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022, at 12:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
MELISSA ADRIAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Data Assimilation for Graph Neural Networks: A Case Study of Highway Traffic Time Series Prediction"

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
RAPHAEL ROSSELLINI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Spatiotemporal Conformal Prediction — With Application to Subseasonal Climate Forecasting"

THURSDAY, April 28, 2022, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
WENQI YAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Study of the Mixed-Effects Location Scale Model and Its Applications"

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YOUNG-JOO YUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Selective Inference for Clustering with Variable Selection and Unknown Variance"

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
NATHAN GILL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Variance Modeling in Several Settings"

TUESDAY, April 26, 2022, at 12:45 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
AOXUE CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicagoi
"Self-Supervised Learning via Autoencoder"

TUESDAY, April 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation and Defense
RUIYI WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Discovery of Modifications on Contrastive Self-Supervised Learning"

MONDAY, April 25, 2022, at 11:50 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation and Defense
ZHE (KLAUS) KONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Shrink & Sparsify Method in Time-Varying Parameter Vector Autoregression — Stock Market Index Forecasting"

MONDAY, April 25, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI-LIN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing Overdispersion in the Analysis of Alternative Polyadenylation. A Theoretical and Empirical Study Under Dirichlet-Multinomial Framework"

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAOHAN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Investigation of Filter Model in FHS Methods of Calculating VaR and ES"

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
LIZHEN NIE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods For Change Point Problems and Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification"

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022, at 1:50 PM, In-Person, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue, and via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
AHMED BOU-RABEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Symmetries and Patterns in Sandpiles"

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022, at 12:30 PM, Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JIACHENG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods for Higher Order Tensor Clustering and Completion"

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022, at 9:00 AM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
XIALIANG DOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Robustness and Model Adaptivity in Stochastic Programming"

MONDAY, April 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIQI LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Strategies to Improve the Test Statistics for Searching for Consistent Associations with a Multi-environment Knockoff Filter"

MONDAY, April 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ABBY STEVENS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Interpretable Data Science: Applications and Theory in Climate Science and Public Health"

MONDAY, April 18, 2022, at 10:00 AM, REMOTE ONLY via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
QING YAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Deep Generative Model: Design, Improve and Apply"

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2022, at 3:00 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YI LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Non-parametric Bayesian Inference with Application to System Biology"

Winter Quarter 2022

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022, at 3:30 PM, Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
LIJIA ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Non-asymptotic Moreau Envelope Theory for Generalized Linear Models"

MONDAY, March 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
CHIH-HSUAN WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Challenges in High-throughput Transcriptomics Data"

WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YINGCHENG LUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Disease Classification Using Microarray Data With Markov Blanket Filtering"

WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2022, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
SEUNG-WAN JIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Testing for Overdispersion in the Cell-type-specific Analysis of Alternative Polyadenylation (APA)"

WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2022, at 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZIYANG WEI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Weighted Averaged Stochastic Gradient Descent: Asymptotic Normality and Optimality"

TUESDAY, February 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
DEQING FU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topological Regularization in Deep Learning"

MONDAY, February 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JAMES KEANE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Predicting French Air Pollution"

FRIDAY, February 11, 2022, at 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JOSEPHINE SANTOSO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Analysis of Serial Founder Effect on Phonemic Diversity"

FRIDAY, February 11, 2022, at 10:00 AM, In-Person: Jones 304
Master's Thesis Presentation
BENJAMIN TICKNOR, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Bayesian Method for Automated Golf Course Difficulty Rating"

WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2022, at 4:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
PINHAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Full Ranking"

FRIDAY, December 17, 2021, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHAN LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inference for Change Point and the Locating Algorithms"

Autumn Quarter 2021

ZOOM links will be provided in the email announcements for each seminar.

WEDNESDAY, December 8, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ZEHAO NIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Gaussian Processes with Graph-Structured Data"

TUESDAY, December 7, 2021, at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
HUANLIN ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Testing for Interaction in a GWAS Context"

FRIDAY, December 3, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YI WEI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A New Modeling Framework for Multi-trait Mapping of Binary and Quantitative Phenotypes"

WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2021, at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
WANRONG ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Two Problems in Statistical Learning and Inference"

THURSDAY, November 11, 2021, at 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
VICTOR KANG, Department of Statistics
"A Critical Review of the Convolution Operator in Graph Convolutional Networks"

WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2021, at 2:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YANBING YI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Analysis of Banded Vegetation Patterns in Africa -- A Comparison Between Spectral Analysis and Contour Analysis"

TUESDAY, November 9, 2021, at 1:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
LINYUN NI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods to Detect Cheating in Bridge"

TUESDAY, November 9, 2021, at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
DONGYUE XIE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Bayes Smoothing Methods in High-throughput Sequencing Data"

TUESDAY, November 9, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), Jones  304, 5747 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Master's Thesis Presentation
JONGYOON BAIK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Retrieving True Preference under Authoritarianism"

MONDAY, November 8, 20201, at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
LUCA MATTACHINI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Weather Data"

MONDAY, November 1, 2021, at 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
HAO DUAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Investigation of a Nonparametric Copula Approach to Conditional Value-at-Risk and Conditional Expected Shortfall"

MONDAY, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIQING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Comparison of Semi-nonparametric Bootstrapping Approaches with Nonparametric Index Estimations for Determining Value-at-Risk"`

TUESDAY, September 7, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Daylight  Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JASON WILLWERSCHEID, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Bayes Matrix Factorization: Methods and Applications"

THURSDAY, September 2, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via. Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JASON LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Studying the Effect of Diastolic Blood Pressure on Lung Function Using Mendelian Randomization"

Summer Quarter 2021

ZOOM links will be provided in the email announcements for each seminar.

TUESDAY, August 24, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight  Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
NATHAN GILL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Variance Decomposition in Several Settings"

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHAOXIONG (DENNIS) ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks"

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YUXIN ZOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Variable Selection from Summary Data, with Application to Joint Fine-mapping of Multiple Traits"

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
BYOL KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Uncertainty Quantification under Weak Assumptions"

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
SEN NA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Towards Solving Long-horizon Nonlinear Dynamic Programming: Scalability and Robustness"

MONDAY, July 12, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YOU-LIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Stochastic and Online Learning with Applications to Machine Learning and Statistics"

MONDAY, July 12, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MICÓL TRESOLDI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Sparsity"

Spring Quarter 2021

ZOOM links will be provided in the email announcements for each seminar.

FRIDAY, May 28, 2021, at 3:00-5:00 PM Central Daylight Time, via Zoom
MINI-SEMINARS DAY 2
Moderator:  Daniel Xiang
VIDEO Mini-Seminars Day 2

  1. Huy Dang Tran, “Graph Neural Networks“
  2. Yuhan Liu, “The Time, The Gaussianity, and The Connectome“
  3. Sounak Paul, “Differentially Private Networks“
  4. Omar Ghattas, “Valid Statistical Inference with Random Forests“
  5. YoonHaeng Hur, “Optimal Transport for Data Science“
  6. Irina Cristali, “Using Embeddings for Estimating Causal Effects Over Social Networks“

THURSDAY, May 27, 2021, at 12:00-2:00 PM Central Daylight Time, via Zoom
MINI-SEMINARS DAY 1
Moderator:  Abby Stevens
VIDEO Mini-Seminars Day 1 

  1. (Joon) Joonsuk Kang, “Not All Factor Loadings Are Created Equal“
  2. Wei Kuang, “Over-parameterized Matrix Sensing with Factorized Gradient Descent“
  3. Subhodh Kotekal, “Statistical Limits of Sparse Mixture Detection“
  4. Anghzi Fan, “WGAN and Its Regularization“
  5. (Bill) Vasileios Katsianos, “Quantifying the Uncertainty in Drug-Drug Interaction Predictions“

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US &Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
TIANRUI HOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Macroeconomic Nowcasting via Bootstrap Particle Filtering"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
(PERCY) SHENGJUN ZHAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Simultaneous Inference of Covariances for Long Memory High-dimensional Time Series"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZIQING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Neural Networks for Partial Differential Equations"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 10:45 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
(GEORGE) SHUHONG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Application of Isotonic Regression in Distribution-Free Record Series Analysis"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BRANDON RHODES, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Methods and Applications for Shot Charts from the National Basketball Association (NBA)"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI HONG GORDON CHEO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Exploring Joint and Layerwise Training of Hybrid Autoencoder Architectures"

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021, at 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
(ALEX) JIAAI PAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Unsupervised Layerwise Learning of CNN"

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021, at 4:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
MICHAEL BIAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Training-Conditional Coverage for Distribution-Free Predictive Inference"

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021, at 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUGUAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating the Correlation Structure of Z-scores for Trans-eQTLs Detection"

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ADAM RATNER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Risk Neutral Distributions"

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
(JANE) ZHAOJUN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Inference for RNA Editing Rate Comparison"

MONDAY, May 10, 2021, at 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
PINRUI YU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Cascading Failure Event Computation with Optimal Control"

MONDAY, May 10, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BENJAMIN HARRIS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Short-Term Solar Irradiance Prediction"

MONDAY, May 10, 2021, at 9:30 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
XINXIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Missing Data in An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Data"

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021, at 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
RUSS YOON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Exploring Effectiveness and Alternatives of Attention Mechanism in Natural Language Processing"

THURSDAY, May 6, 2021, at 3:30 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
IRINA CRISTALI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Adaptive Data Analysis: A Theoretical and Empirical Overview"

THURSDAY, May 6, 2021, at 2:30 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHIV AGARWAL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Variational Bayes for Linear Inverse Problems"

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YIBO YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Deep Learning with Feedback Alignment and Randomized Time"

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021, at 9:30 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master'sThesis Presentation
ZIHAO LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Generalized Matrix Nearness Problems"

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021, at 2:45 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
MUFENG TANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Biologically Plausible Neural Networks with Contrastive Learning and Difference Target Propagation"

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHARLES PERKINS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Exploring Hyperparameters of Energy-Based Models"

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ENAKSHI SAHA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Flexible Bayesian Methods for High Dimensional Data"

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021, at 9:20 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
(ADAM) YAN ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Ecological Momentary Assessment Data Using Mixed Effects Location-Scale Model and Time Varying Effects Model"

Winter Quarter 2021

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
DANIEL XIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Sparsity in Detection and Large Scale Testing Problems"

THURSDAY, February 25, 2021, at 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZEQI MAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Online Covariance Matrix Estimation in Stochastic Gradient Descent with Application in Music Recognition"

WEDNESDAY, February 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUXIAN WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Contrastive Learning with Computer-Generated Images"

WEDNESDAY, February 24, 2021, at 9:30 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIONGYI CAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Application of a Two-stage Mixed-Effects Location-Scale Model with Machine Learning"

TUESDAY, February 23, 2021, at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ISABELA KERNIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Exploring Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Through Differential Expression Analysis"

MONDAY, February 22, 2021, at 9:45 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JUN JIE CHOO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The No-U-Turn Sampler: Adaptively Setting Path Lengths in Hamiltonian Monte Carlo"

MONDAY, February 22, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
MING GAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Model-Based Trajectory Inference for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Using Deep Learning with a Mixture Prior"

FRIDAY, February 19, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHANG CAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Distances Between Probability Distributions of Different Dimensions"

FRIDAY, February 19, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
HSIANG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Monte Carlo Simulation for HJM Model and Learning Networks for Pricing Caplets/ Floorlets"

THURSDAY, February 18, 2021, at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ABBY STEVENS, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Data Science Theory and Applications in Climate Science, Epidemics, and Public Health"

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
PUYUAN PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Correspondence Variational Autoencoder for Unsupervised Acoustic Word Embeddings"

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
HAOYANG WU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Conformal Predictive Inference for Kernel-conditional Coverage"

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JAMES LEINER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Novel Data Splitting Techniques for Poisson Regression"

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JIN-HONG DU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Spectral Nearness Problems as Multiparameter Singular Value Problems"

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021, at 8:30 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ZIHAO ZHENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Inference of Trends in Time Series"

WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2021, at 9:30 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada), via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
WENXUAN GUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistics of the Shepp p-Product"

Autumn Quarter 2020

ZOOM links will be provided in the email announcements for each seminar.

WEDNESDAY, December 9, 2020, at 1:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ANDREW GOLDSTEIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"VEB-Boost: Variational Empirical Bayes Boosting"

MONDAY, November 30, 2020, at 1:30 pm, via  Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ZHAN LIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Risk Averse Control with Mixture of Gaussian Noise"

THURSDAY, November 19, 2020, at 12:30 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YONGHOON LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Binary Classification with Corrupted Labels and Distribution-free Inference with Atoms"

WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
PINHAN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Rank, Ranking and Phase Transition"

TUESDAY, November 17, 2020, at 11:00 am, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
QING YAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Deep Generative Model: Apply, Design and Improve"

FRIDAY, November 13, 2020, at 12:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
JIACHENG WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Tensor Multi-clustering and Tensor Completion with Missing Fibers"

TUESDAY, November 10, 2020, at 2:30 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
LUOFENG LIAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Provably Efficient Neural Estimation of Structural Equation Model - An Adversarial Approach"

MONDAY, November 9, 2020, at 3:00 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BO YUAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Local Conditional Permutation Test for Independence"

MONDAY, November 9, 2020, at 10:30 am, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
DANYE XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Comparison of Approaches for VaR Estimation of Financial Portfolio Data"

WEDNESDAY, November 4, 2020, at 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
LIZHEN NIE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonparametric Change Point Detection"

TUESDAY, October 27, 2020, at 4:00 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
QIAN (SARA) SHA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Nonresponse Detection and Multiple Regression Analysis of Hacker News Survey Data"

MONDAY, October 26, 2020, at 3:00 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOWEI KANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topics on Single-cell RNA Sequencing Data Analysis"

RESCHEDULED
FRIDAY, September 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Equal Local Levels --- A Global Testing Approach With Application To Trans eQTL Detection"

FRIDAY, September 18, 2020, at 10:00 am, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEIHAO LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimation of Latent Factors for High-Dimensional Time Series"

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020, at 10:00 am, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
KESHAV VEMURI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Predictive Value Generalization Bounds

Summer Quarter 2020

THURSDAY, August 6, 2020, at 3:00 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUJIE CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Prothrombin Index for Liver Cirrhosis Patients and Its Relationship to the Survival Time"

THURSDAY, August 6, 2020, at 1:00 pm, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
MENGXIONG DONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Study on Kernel Conditional Quantile Estimation Method for Stationary Processes"

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020, at 11:00 am, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
TAE HYUN KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Methods for Transcriptome Data"

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
RAN DAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical and Algorithmic Guarantees for High Dimensional Single Index Model"

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
HAOYANG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Algorithmic and Statistical Optimality for High-Dimensional Data"

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
NATHAN GILL, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Mixed-Effect Location-Scale Regression Models"

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020, at 10:30 AM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YONGRUI CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High-Frequency Functional Inference of Dynamic Data in Time and Frequency Domains"

Spring Quarter 2020

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020, at 4:00 PM, via Zoom 
MINI-SEMINARS DAY 2
Moderators: ABBY STEVENS and DANIEL XIANG
4:00 - 4:15 pm:  YI WANG, "Literature Review on Distribution-Free Conditional Predictive Inference"
4:15 - 4:30 pm:  YI WEI, "A New Modeling Framework for Multi-Trait Mapping of Binary and Quantitative Phenotypes"
4:30  - 4:45 pm: DONGYUE XIE, "Multiple Condition Differential Expression Analysis for RNA-Seq Data"
4:45 - 5:00 pm:  LIJIA ZHOU, "Uniform Convergence of Low Norm Interpolators"

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020, at 4:00 PM, via Zoom 
MINI-SEMINARS DAY 1
Moderators: ABBY STEVENS and DANIEL XIANG
4:00 - 4:15 pm:  CHIH-HSUAN WU, "Mixture Poisson Generalized Linear Mixed Model for Cell Type-Specific Methylation Analysis"
4:15 - 4:30 pm:  HUANLIN ZHOU, "Some Statistical Issues About Large-Scale Testing for Gene-Gene Interaction"
4:30 - 4:45 pm:  WANRONG ZHU, "Sharp High-Probability Bounds for SGD on Linear Model Considering Heavy-Tailed Noise"
4:45 - 5:00 pm:  HAI TRAN-BACH:  Mehler's Formula, Branching Processers and Compositional Kernels of Deep Neural Networks"
5:00 - 5:15 pm:  ZEHAO NIU, "Tensor Methods Using Stochastic Approximation of Score Functions for Gaussian Processes"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
AYMAN MOAWAD, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Explainable ML for a No-Teardown Vehicle Component Cost Estimation: A Top-Down Approach"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 2:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
ADAM SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Constructing and Examining Simultaneous Confidence Bands Measuring Their Performance through Simulation Studies and Using Them to Deliver New Insights on Global Temperature Trends"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
RICK PRESMAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"The Cohomology of Irrationality: Perspectives from Topology and Matrix Factorization"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 12:45 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
STEVEN MOEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multivariate CAViaR: An Insightful Approach to Risk Modeling"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 12:15 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
WONBIN SONG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Transition Matrix Estimation in High Dimensional Vector Autoregressive Models"

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
TIMOTHY MORRISON, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Precipitation Modelling Using Cluster Point Processes and Nonparametric Markov Models"

TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
KEONMYEONG LEE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Is the Baseball Responsible For the Increased Number of Home Runs in Triple-A Leagues?"

TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, at 11:30 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YANQING GUI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Income and Wealth’s Effect on Wholesale-Club Private-Label Expenditure Share: A Causal Relationship"

MONDAY, May 11, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JOOWOO YOO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Analyzing Youth Premium in the Contemporary Art Auction Market"

MONDAY, May 11, 2020, at 10:30 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
GULISHANA ADILIJIANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Conditional Value-at-Risk with Kernel Conditional Quantile"

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JISUNG HWANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Distributionally Robust Wasserstein Profile Inference on Convex
Objectives
"

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JESSICA KUNKE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"A Nonstationary Gaussian Process Model for Forecasting Solar Irradiance at Earth's Surface"

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
JAYMO KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Revisiting 'Learning of Efficient Behaviour in Spatial Exploration Through Observation of Behaviour of Conspecific in Laboratory Rats'"

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020, at 11:30 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
CHEN XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Efficient Predictive Inference with Jackknife+ under Ensemble Learning"

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
YOUNGSEOK KIM,, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Shrinkage Methods for High-dimensional Regression"

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation,
BLAINE COLE,  Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Unsupervised Domain Adaptation through Paired Unlabeled Data"

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020, at 10:30 AM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation,
ZEYU HU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Kernel Estimation of Conditional Quantile for Value at Risk"

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YANFEI ZHOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Study of a Fully Online Approach for Statistical Inference Based on SGD"

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
CHANGJI XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Random Walk Among Bernoulli Obstacles"

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
PETER PANOV, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Loop Soup Occupation Fields and Poisson Cylinders"

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI-HUNG LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
Causal Relations and Feature Extraction in Contextualized Sentence Representation"

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BOXIN ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"FuDGE: Functional Differential Graph Estimation with Fully and Discretely Observed Curves"

MONDAY, April 27, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
FENGSHUO ZHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Statistical Guarantee of Variational Inference and Its Applications"

MONDAY, April 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoomk
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
ZHIPENG LOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"High Dimensional Inference Based on Quadratic Forms"

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020, at 2:30 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
BUMENG ZHUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topics on Bayesian Inference Sampling Algorithms"

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020, at 3:00 PM, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
BRYAN CHANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Optimizing MLB’s Batter-Pitcher Matchup through a Representation Learning Approach"

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020, at 1:30 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
MINZHE WANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimations in Topic Modeling"

FRIDAY, April 17, 2020, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
GREGORY NAISAT, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Tropical Algebra and Algebraic Topology of Deep Neural Networks"

FRIDAY, April 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YI LIU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Efficient Likelihood Free Bayesian Inference for High Dimensional Problems with Applications to the Study of Transcriptional Control"

MONDAY, April 6, 2020, at 10:30 am, via Zoom
Master's Thesis Presentation
SUNGIL KIM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"

Winter Quarter 2020

FRIDAY, January 31, 2020, at 10:00 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
LEI SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Topics on the Empirical Bayes Normal Means Problem"

FRIDAY, January 31, 2020, at 1:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
JASON WILLERSCHEID, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Bayes Matrix Factorization: Methods and Applications"

FRIDAY, January 31, 2020, at 3:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHENTAO YANG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Beating the Market with Machine-Learning"

FRIDAY, February 7, 2020, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
NICHOLAS RITTLER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"On the Relation of Bayesian Inference and PAC-Bayes Inspired Learning Procedures"

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, at 8:30 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YI JIN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Estimating Value at Risk with Kernel Density Estimation"

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
XIAOYU SUN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Portfolio Value-at-Risk Estimation: a Multivariate Copula-based Volatility Model"

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, at 9:30 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WENJING XU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modelling Time-varying Behavior of Maxima with Dynamic Fréchet Model"

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LIN GUI , Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Replicating Signals Detection with an Adaptive Filtering Procedure and its One Extension"

FRIDAY, February 14, 2020, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
HANYANG PENG, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Hierarchical Multichannel Multi-layer Convolutional Attention Networks For Document Classification"

MONDAY, February 17, 2020, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
PATRICK WALKER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Investigations into Cox Hazards Models for Clinical Trial Data"

MONDAY, February 17, 2020, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SEUNG AH HA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Maternal Investments on a Child's Educational Achievement"

MONDAY, February 17, 2020, at 2:45 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHEI KOSHINO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Evaluation of Methods for Adjusting Partial Non-responses and Sensitivity Analysis of Estimated Vaccination Coverage Rate: National Immunization Survey 2018"

TUESDAY, February 18, 2020, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUHAN LI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Detecting Individuals with Abnormal Molecular Aging from DNA Methylation Data"

TUESDAY, February 18, 2020, at 2:30 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YIJIA ZHAO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Extension of Equal Local Levels Method --- For Test Statistics Other Than Z-Scores"

TUESDAY, February 18, 2020, at 3:30 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KABIR SAWHNEY, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Reexamining Daily Pairs Trading: Do Pairs Trading Opportunities Still Exist in Today's Stock Market?"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEIDI PAN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Collaborative Filtering and Music Personalization"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUQING HE, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Modeling Linkage Disequilibrium for Polygenic Phenotype Prediction"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 2:30 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
MARGARITA ORLOVA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Beta-Poisson Modeling of Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Data"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 5:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
LUYI ZH, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Chebyshev and Jacobi Acceleration"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 5:30 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
FUHENG CUI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"How far is a gradient-based optimization algorithm from global convergence?"

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020, at 6:00 PM, in Jones 226, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
YUWEI LUO, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"TBA"

THURSDAY, February 20, 2020, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
QI ZHU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"An Empirical Study of Regularization on Large Covariance Matrix Estimation"

Autumn Quarter 2019

THURSDAY, September 19, 2019, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KENNETH RUITER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Experimenting with Encoded Classifiers"

TUESDAY, October 22, 2019, at 3:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
ENAKSHI SAHA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Flexible Bayesian Tools for Large Data"

WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
WEILIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Asymptotic and Finite-Sample Properties of Panel Unit Root Tests Under Cross-Sectional Dependence"

TUESDAY, November 5, 2019, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 111, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KYOUNG HWAN KOOK, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Empirical Study of Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Copulas"

FRIDAY, November 8, 2019, at 2:00 PM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
KA KWAN ALBERT LAM, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Hyperparameter-Free Online Matrix Factorization"

WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2019, at 10:30 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Master's Thesis Presentation
SHINPEI NAKAMURA SAKAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multiplex Network Modelling via GERGM"

THURSDAY, November 14, 2019, at 10:00 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
XIALIANG DOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Distributionally Robust Optimization with Time Dependent Data"

FRIDAY, November 22, 2019, at 10:30 AM, in Jones 304, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
RAN DAI, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Three Tales in High Dimensional Statistics"

FRIDAY, November 22, 2019, at 5:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
SEN NA, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Scalability and Robustness: Dynamic Programming and Semiparametric Modeling"

MONDAY, November 25, 2019, at 11:00 AM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YOU-LIN CHEN, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Tensor Correlation Analysis: Computation and Inference"

MONDAY, December 2, 2019, at 12:30 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
YUXIN ZOU, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Bayesian Variable Selection Using Summary Statistics with Application to Fine-Mapping"

WEDNESDAY, December 4, 2019, at 1:00 PM, in Jones 303, 5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Dissertation Presentation and Defense
JONATHAN ESKREIS-WINKLER, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
"Multiresolution Analysis on Discrete Spaces"

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 Estimation 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"