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Statistics Department Seminar

The Statistics Seminars for Winter Quarter will be held in Room 380C of the Sloan Mathematics Center in the Main Quad at 4:30pm on Tuesdays. Refreshments are served at 4pm in the Lounge on the first floor of Sequoia Hall.

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March 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Tue 12 Mar
04:30PM
Emily Fox University of Washington ---
Tue 05 Mar
04:30PM
Bernard Silverman Oxford University ---
February 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Tue 26 Feb
04:30PM
Cun-Hui Zhang Rutgers University ---
Thu 21 Feb
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Joshua Cape Johns Hopkins University Statistical analysis and spectral methods for signal-plus-noise matrix models
Tue 19 Feb
04:30PM
Tselil Schramm Harvard University Statistical problems and convex relaxations: Dreams of a general theory
Wed 13 Feb
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Jonathan Weed MIT Large-scale optimal transport: Statistics and computation
Tue 12 Feb
04:30PM
Nicholas Cook Stanford Math Large deviations for sparse random graphs
Tue 05 Feb
04:30PM
Brett Kolesnik UC Berkeley Randomized sequential importance sampling for estimating the number of perfect matchings in bipartite graphs
January 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Wed 30 Jan
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Morgane Austern Columbia University Limit theorems for random structures and functions of exchangeable structures
Tue 29 Jan
04:30PM
Elina Robeva MIT Statistical estimation under algebraic constraints: Total positivity
Tue 22 Jan
04:30PM
Christopher Maddison Oxford University AlphaGo, Hamiltonian descent, and the computational challenges of machine learning
Wed 16 Jan
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Andee Kaplan Duke University Life after record linkage: Tackling the downstream task with error propagation
Tue 15 Jan
04:30PM
James Johndrow Stanford Statistics Bayes shrinkage at GWAS scale
Fri 11 Jan
03:00PM
Special Event
Larry Wasserman Carnegie Mellon University Model-free predictive inference
December 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Wed 05 Dec
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Matt Wand University of Technology Sydney Fast approximate inference for arbitrarily large statistical models via message passing
Tue 04 Dec
04:30PM
Yingying Fan USC Asymptotic theory of eigenvectors for large random matrices with applications to network inference
November 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Tue 27 Nov
04:30PM
Rachel Ward UT Austin AdaGrad for strong SGD convergence guarantees without step size tuning
Tue 20 Nov
04:30PM
Thanksgiving Week --- No Seminar ---
Tue 13 Nov
04:30PM
Dawn B. Woodard Uber Dynamic pricing and matching for ride-hailing
Tue 06 Nov
04:30PM
Jason Lee USC Foundations of deep learning: SGD, overparametrization, and generalization
October 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Tue 30 Oct
04:30PM
SBJC
Philip Stark UC Berkeley Student evaluations of teaching do not measure teaching effectiveness: What do they measure?
Tue 23 Oct
04:30PM
Art Owen Stanford Statistics Optimizing the tie-breaker regression discontinuity design
Tue 16 Oct
04:30PM
Tengyu Ma Stanford Statistics and Computer Science On the margin theory of feedforward neural networks
Tue 09 Oct
04:30PM
Kristian Lum Human Rights Data Analysis Group Statistical challenges in casualty estimation
Tue 02 Oct
04:30PM
David Donoho Stanford Statistics The statistical significance of perfect linear separation
September 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Tue 25 Sep
04:30PM
Jerry Li UC Berkeley Simons Institute Efficient algorithms for high-dimensional robust learning
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