Student Seminars

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Autumn Quarter 2020

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

WEDNESAY, 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"

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"


PAST SEMINARS

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 (links provided via email)
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 Diffferential Expression Analysis for RNAseq Data"
4:45 - 5:00 pm:  LIJIA ZHOU, "Uniform Convergence of Low Norm Interpolators"

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020, at 4:00 PM, via Zoom (links provided via email)
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 Analyhsis"
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
"Financial Time Series Analysis Using Quantile Curve Estimation
and Cointegration Test
"

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 Willwerscheid, 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 Zhou, 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 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"