STA 290 Seminars

Statistics Seminar Series

SPRING 2017:

Spring Seminar Instructor: Prof. Jie Peng

Location: MSB 1147, Colloquium Room. Thursdays at 4:10pm (unless otherwise stated - please note that the first week of Winter (January 9-13) will have multiple seminars, at least one per day).

Students who wish to register for STA 290 credit (1 unit; 2 units with instructor's permission) may use CRN 89663, please contact Professor Peng for instructions on minimum attendance for credit. 

Seminars on held on Thursdays at 4:10pm in MSB 1147, except where stated otherwise.

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday April 6th Heping Zhang Yale University "Surrogate Residuals: a little thing to pick up" - ABSTRACT
Friday April 7th, 4:10pm Ravi Kannan Microsoft Research India

**Joint Math/Stat Colloquium** 

Title: "Random Algorithms in Linear Algebra" - ABSTRACT

Thursday April 13th Jingchen Liu Columbia University " A fused latent and graphical model" - ABSTRACT
Thursday April 20th LOCATION: UC BERKELEY Ethan Anderes
Statistics, UC Davis

**Joint Berkeley/Davis Colloquium**

Title: "Lensing and delensing the cosmic microwave background”

ABSTRACT (note: this links to UC Berkeley Stats dept). This seminar will be held at UC Berkeley.

Thursday April 27th Avi Feller UC Berkeley “Principal stratification in the Twilight Zone: Weakly separated components in finite mixture models” - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 4th Marc Coram Google Inc "Machine Learning Research Applications" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 11th Alois Kneip University of Bonn, Germany "On the Optimal Reconstruction of Partially Observed Functional Data" - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 18th Hongtu Zhu University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities,  and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies” - ABSTRACT
Thursday May 25th Gerald Quon Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Davis “Statistical applications in human genomics” - ABSTRACT
Friday May 26th, 11:00am Qiuyan Xu Cignifi Inc “Mobile Wallet Usage Study: analyzing and predicting mobile wallet adoption and activity with the help of call detail records” - ABSTRACT
Thursday June 1st Cho-Jui Hsieh Statistics / Computer Science, UC Davis TBA
Thursday June 8th Matt Glasser Washington University, St. Louis TBA


For seminar abstracts from previous quarters, please visit the Recent Seminar Abstract Library.