This highlight event will be attended by IA Program Members alongside Statistics Department faculty and graduate students. Affiliates will have an opportunity to meet the students and faculty, and will give short presentations: a 25-minute informal talk that introduces the speaker and the company, and offers a discussion of the role of statistics within that company, or even poses a statistical problem of particular interest to that company or industry. We also expect a number of graduate students to present their research. Abstracts for the students' sessions are available online.
A Virtual Two-Day Conference via Zoom
Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th, 2020
10am to 2pm (PDT) each day <<Contact Allison Stone for access details>>
―2020 Conference Program―
<<DAY 1>> Wednesday, October 28th
10:00a Art Owen, Welcome and Opening Remarks
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
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
<<DAY 2>> Thursday, October 29th
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
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