Seminars 2010-11

Abstract links to be added soon.

Fall 2010

Fall 2010     Organizer: Thomas Lee
Date Speaker Institution Title
23-Sep-10 Herman Chernoff Harvard University P.K. Bhattacharya, I.E. Segal and me: Reminiscences
28-Sep-10 Dragi Anevski Lund University (Sweden) Monotone spectral density estimation
30-Sep-10 Boaz Nalder Weizmann Institute of Science Semi-supervised learning: global vs multiscale methods and harmonic analysis
7-Oct-10 Brian Kulis UC Berkeley Learning transformations for adaptation and search 
14-Oct-10 Guy Nason Univ. Bristol (UK) Costationarity of locally stationary time-series
21-Oct-10 Wolfgang Polonik Dept Statistics, UC Davis  Testing for modality, residual empirical process and weighted sums for time varying processes
28-Oct-10 Thomas C.M. Lee Dept Statistics, UC Davis  Generalized fiducial inference and its application to wavelet regression
4-Nov-10 Liang Peng Georgia Tech Interval Estimation for AR(1) and GARCH(1,1) Models
18-Nov-10 Jay Breidt Colorado State  Penalized Balance Sampling

Winter 2011 

Winter 2011   Organizer: Jane-Ling Wang
Date Speaker Institution Title
6-Jan-11 Byeong Park Seoul National U (Korea) Smooth Backfitting for Generalized Varying Coefficient Models
13-Jan-11 Wing Hung Wong Stanford U  Gene Regulatory Networks and Stable Cellular States
20-Jan-11 David Banks Duke U  Adversarial Risk Analysis
27-Jan-11 Richard Grotjahn Dept of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis  Some extreme statistics aplied to a scheme that downscales upper air data to identify California Central Valley hottest days
10-Feb-11 George Tiao U Chicago  Model Heterogeneity in Data Analysis: Detecting Clusters and Outliers via Cross-Validating Predictive Distributions
17-Feb-11 Hans-Georg Mueller  Statistics, UC Davis  Beyond functional linear regression
24-Feb-11 Yulia Gel  U Waterloo (Canada)  Banded regularization of autocovariance matrices in application to parameter estimation and forecasting of time series
3-Mar-11 Joseph Richards UC Berkeley  Time-Series Classification for Astronomical Surveys
7-Mar-11 (Monday 1:10pm) Jacek Leskow Polish-American Grad School of Management, Poland Resampling methods for nonstationary almost periodic stochastic models

Spring 2011

Spring 2011   Organizer: Paul Baines
Date Speaker Institution Title
31-Mar-11 Klaus-Robert Müller Technical Univ. Berlin (Germany) Towards Brain Computer Interfacing
7-Apr-11 Arnaud Doucet Univ. British Columbia (Canada) Particle Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
14-Apr-11 Xiao-Li Meng (Shumway Lecture I) Harvard Univ. Simpson’s paradox and its impact on your life
14-Apr-11 John Rice (Shumway Lecture II) UC Berkeley Time Series Analysis in Astronomy
21-Apr-11 Andrew Latimer Plant Sciences, UC Davis Hierarchical Models for Plant Species Distributions
28-Apr-11 Fushing Hsieh Statistics, UC Davis Rank & Odds: NCAA Football and Rhesus Macaque
5-May-11 Ana Arribas Gil Univ Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) Robust depth-based estimation in the time-warping model
10-May-11 (Tue) Peter Kim (2011 Joint Math/Stat Colloquium) Univ. Guelph Multivariate Topological Data Analysis
12-May-11 Jiming Jiang Statistics, UC Davis  Selecting the Lasso/SCAD regularization parameters - the adaptive fence ideas in action
19-May-11 Ethan Anderes Statistics, UC Davis  Weighing the Dark Sky
     

Summer 2011

Summer 2011    
Date Speaker Institution Title
27-Jun-11

Wenceslao González Manteiga 

Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

General views of the goodness-of-fit tests for statistical models. Applications in finance and environmental problems