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Industrial Affiliates Conference 2019

February 22, 2019 - 9:00am

2019 Conference Program

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Art Owen

Session 1: Jacqueline Meulman

9:10    Mona Azadkia, 4th-year doctoral student — "A Simple Estimator of Conditional Dependence"
9:35    Sangho Yoon, Google
9:50    Itamar Herzberg, Google
10:05 Matteo Sesia, 4th-year doctoral student — "Deep Knockoffs"

10:30 Morning Break

Session 2: Trevor Hastie

10:55 Rina Friedberg, 4th-year doctoral student — "Leveraging Smoothness with Random Forests"
11:20 Hera He and Yuming Kuang, Two Sigma Investments
11:45 Keli Liu, 5th-year doctoral student — "Prediction When the Signal is Nonlinear and the Features are (Mostly) Junk"

12:10 Lunch

Session 3: Guenther Walther

1:10 Michael Sklar, 3rd-year doctoral student — "Adaptive Arm Dropping in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials"
1:35 Kenneth Church, Baidu Research
2:00 Nikolaos Ignatiadis, 3rd-year doctoral student — "Covariate Powered Cross-weighted Multiple Testing"

2:25 Afternoon Break

Session 4: John Chambers

2:50 Min Liu, LinkedIn
3:15 Fang Cai, 3rd-year doctoral student — "Estimation and Accuracy after Model Selection"
3:40 Brad Klingenberg, Stitch Fix

4:05 Closing Remarks: Art Owen