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Industrial Affiliates Conference 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 Conference Program

9:00 Welcome

Session I: Jacqueline Meulman

9:10 Google—Omkar Muralidharan, Sangho Yoon, Sunita Verma
9:35 Paulo Orenstein, 4th-year doctoral student
    Scalable MCMC for Bayes Shrinkage Priors
10:00 Baidu Research—Kenneth W. Church, Ping Li, Yaliang Li, Tao Yang

10:25 Break

Session II: Guenther Walther

10:50 Gene Katsevich, 4th-year doctoral student
   The Multilayer Knockoff Filter: Controlled Multi-Resolution Variable Selection
11:15 Stitch Fix—Mike Hochster, Tim Sweetser, Stephanie Yee
11:40 Pragya Sur, 4th-year doctoral student
   On the Likelihood Ratio Test in High-Dimensional Logistic Regression

12:05 Lunch

Session III: Art Owen

1:05 BlackRock—Brad Betts, Pierre Demartines, Kwangmoo Koh
1:30 Evan Rosenman, 3rd-year doctoral student
    Using Poisson Binomial GLMs to Reveal Voter Preferences
1:55 Microsoft—Somit Gupta

2:20 Break

Session IV: John Chambers

2:45 Ya Le, 6th-year doctoral student
    Distributed Statistical Learning
3:10 Two Sigma—Hera He, Yuming Kuang, Caterina Recio
3:35 Stephen Bates, 3rd-year doctoral student
   Log-ratio Lasso: Scalable, Sparse Estimation for Log-ratio Models

4:00 Closing Remarks