Date Speaker Topic
Fall, 2015-2016 Colloquia Schedule
September 14 Xihong Lin, Harvard University Hypothesis Testing for Detecting Dense and Sparse Signals in Analysis of Massive Whole Genome Sequencing Data
September 21 Jeffrey Miller, Duke University Robust Bayesian Inference via Coarsening
September 28 Po-Ling Loh, University of Pennsylvania High-dimensional Robust Regression
October 19 Art B. Owen, Stanford University Moment Based Methods for Large Crossed Unbalanced Random Effects Models
October 26 Patrick Perry, New York University Fast Moment-Based Estimation for Hierarchical Models
November 2 Peter Hoff, University of Washington-Seattle Multilinear Models for Tensor Data Analysis
November 9 Veronika Rockova, University of Pennsylvania Fast Bayesian Factor Analysis via Automatic Rotations to Sparsity
November 16 Risi Kondor, University of Chicago Multiresolution Matrix Factorization for Learning and Fast Computation
November 23 Youssef Marzouk, MIT Transport Maps for Bayesian Computation
November 30 Robert E. Kass, Carnegie Mellon University Statistical Thinking in Neuroscience (jointly with Biostatistics Department)
December 7 Stephen Stigler, University of Chicago Bayes-Ball
Spring, 2015-2016 Colloquia Schedule
February 1 Edward Ionides, University of Michigan Inference for Dynamic and Latent Variable Models via Iterated, Perturbed Bayes Maps
February 8 Victor Chernozhukov, MIT Uniform Post-Selection Inference for LAD Regression and Other Z-Estimation Problems
February 22 Jelani Nelson, Harvard University Randomized Sketch Methods with Statistical Applications: A Survey
February 29 Alexander Rakhlin, University of Pennsylvania On Estimation, Prediction, and Computation in Problems with Combinatorial Structure
March 7 Roshan Vengazhiyil, Georgia Tech Experimental Design-based Methods for Simulating Probability Distributions
March 21 Christian P. Robert, Université Paris-Dauphine Testing as a Mixture Estimation Issue
March 28 Philippe Rigollet, MIT The Statistical Price for Computational Efficiency
April 11 Alan F. Karr, RTI International Does the Method Matter More than the Truth? Effects of Method Parameters and Ground Truth in the OMOP Results Database
April 18 Herman Chernoff, Harvard University A Theoretical Framework for Prediction
April 20 Ryan Tibshirani, Carnegie Mellon University Recent Advances in Selective Inference
April 25 Anqi Zhao, Harvard University Randomization-Based Causal Inference from Unbalanced 2^2 Split-Plot Designs
April 25 David Jones, Harvard University Designing Test Information and Test Information in Design