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2020 Industrial Affiliates Annual Conference

Wed October 28th 2020, 10:00am - Thu October 29th 2020, 2:00pm
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A Virtual Two-Day Conference

10am to 2pm (PDT) each day

Abstracts for the students' sessions


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Oct 28
10:00 - 10:05 am

Welcome: Art Owen

  • Opening Remarks
Oct 28
10:05 am - 12:00 pm

Session I: Guenther Walther

  • 10:05a  Ping Li, Baidu Research
  • 10:35a  Kenneth Tay, 5th-year PhD student: "glmnet v4.0: Extending glmnet to all generalized linear models"
  • 11:00a  Morning Break
  • 11:05a  Sangho Yoon, Google
  • 11:20a  Elena Tuzhilina, 4th-year PhD student: "Canonical correlation analysis in high dimensions with structured regularization"
  • 11:45a  Meeyoung Park and Shyue-Ming Loh, Google
  • 12:00p  Midday Break
Oct 28
12:15 - 2:00 pm

Session II: John Chambers

  • 12:15p  Ryan Rogers, LinkedIn
  • 12:45p  Chenyang Zhong, 4th-year PhD student: "Generating random contingency tables via the Burnside process"
  • 1:10p    Afternoon Break
  • 1:15p    Burak Guner, Citadel
  • 1:45p    Breakout Rooms open

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct 29
10:00 - 11:55 am

Session III: Jacqueline Meulman

  • 10:00a  Yuming Kuang and Dai Shi, Two Sigma
  • 10:30a  Ismael Lemhadri, 4th-year PhD student: "Market impact in the latent order book"
  • 10:55a  Morning Break
  • 11:00a  Suyash Gupta, 4th-year PhD student: "Making reliable predictions even when distributions shift"
  • 11:25a  Olivia Liao, Stitch Fix
  • 11:55a  Midday Break
Oct 29
12:10 - 2:00 pm

Session IV: Guenther Walther

  • 12:10p  Dinah Shender, Google
  • 12:25p  Swarnadip Ghosh, 4th-year PhD student: "Backfitting for large-scale crossed random effects regressions"
  • 12:50p  Afternoon Break
  • 12:55p  Brad Betts, BlackRock
  • 1:25p    Guenther Walther, Closing Remarks
  • 1:30p    Breakout Rooms open