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Workshop on Infusing Statistics and Engineering  (WISE)
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Maxwell Dworkin Building, 33 Oxford Street

Sunday, June 5, 2011

8:30 – 9:00

 Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:00

Edoardo Airoldi

Exploring social information, structure and interference with Graphlets: A semi-parametric method for analyzing large social and information networks

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10:00– 10:45

Animashree Anandkumar

Structure Learning in Graphical Models: Tractable Classes and Regimes

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10:45 –11:30

Andrew Barron

Communication by Regression: Practical Solution to the Shannon Problem of Coding at Rates Approaching Capacity

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11:30 – 1:00

Networking lunch

1:00 – 1:45

Merlise Clyde

Bayesian Nonparametric Models using Levy Random Fields and Overcomplete Dictionaries

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1:45 – 2:30

Marianna Pensky

Nonparametric Regression Estimation with Incomplete Data: Minimax Convergence Rates and Adaptivity

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2:30 – 3:15

Pradeep Ravikumar

Dirty statistical models: M-estimators and high-dimensional analysis

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3:15 – 3:45

Networking break

3:45– 4:30

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Learning Hierarchical Generative Models

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4:30 – 5:15

Aarti Singh

Robust and Efficient Hierarchical Clustering using Adaptively Selected Similarities

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5:15 – 6:00

Brani Vidakovic

A Wavelet-Based Spectral Method for Extracting Self-Similarity Measures in Time-Varying Two-Dimensional Rainfall Maps

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6:30 –9:30

Dinner and poster session

 

 

Workshop on Infusing Statistics and Engineering  (WISE)
Northwest Building, Room B103, 52 Oxford Street

Monday, June 6, 2011

8:15 – 8:45

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:30

Patrick J. Wolfe

Time-varying autoregressive models: Theory and speech applications

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9:30 – 10:15

Martin Wainwright

Sparse and Smooth: An Optimal Convex Relaxation for High-Dimensional Kernel Regression

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10:15 – 10:45

 Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30

Rebecca Willett

Compressed Sensing with Poisson Noise

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11:30 –12:15

Robert Nowak

Sequential Analysis in High-Dimensional Multiple Testing and Sparse Recovery

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12:15 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

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