Seminars 2017-18

For the current seminar series (Winter 2018), please visit the main STA 290 Seminar page.

FALL 2017:

Spring Seminar Instructor: Prof. Bala Rajaratnam

Location: MSB 1147, Colloquium Room. Held on Thursdays at 4:10pm (unless otherwise stated). The first seminar of Fall 2017 will be held on October 5th.

Students who wish to register for STA 290 credit (1 unit; 2 units with instructor's permission) may use CRN 60596. The requirement for the obtaining 2 credits for STA 290 is as follows: 1) To attend the seminars and sign in. 2) To independently write up a one page summary of one of the talks and hand it to the instructor. 

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday Oct 5th Jane-Ling Wang Statistics, UC Davis “A Bridge between High-dimensional and Functional Data: Application to Functional Cox model” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 12th José E. Chacón Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

“Mixture model modal clustering” - ABSTRACT

Thursday Oct 19th Luke Bornn
Sacramento Kings & Simon Fraser University “From Pixels to Points: Using Tracking Data to Measure Performance in Professional Sports” - ABSTRACT
Thursday Oct 26th Miles Lopes
Statistics, UC Davis "Two New Bootstrap Methods for High-Dimensional and Large-Scale Data" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 2nd Fushing Hsieh
Statistics, UC Davis "Graphic displays of MLB pitching mechanics and its life-history evolution" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Nov 9th Hans Müller Statistics, UC Davis "Fréchet Regression" - ABSTRACT

Monday Nov 13th


Aaditya Ramdas
Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley "Interactive algorithms for multiple hypothesis testing" - ABSTRACT

Tuesday Nov 14th


Eric Fox US EPA Western Ecology Division "Comparing Spatial Regression to Random Forsts for Large Environmental Data Sets" - ABSTRACT

Wednesday Nov 15th


Brenda Betancourt Duke University "Microclustering Models for Record Linkage Tasks" - ABSTRACT

Thursday Nov 16th


Ying Zhu Dept of Economics, Social Science Data Analytics Initiative, Michigan State University "High Dimensional Inference: Semiparametrics, Counterfactuals, and Heterogeneity" - ABSTRACT

Friday Nov 17th


Guillaume Basse Statistics, Harvard University "Model-assisted design of experiments in the presence of network correlated outcomes" - ABSTRACT

Monday Nov 20th


Linbo Wang Biostatistics, Harvard University "Causal Inference with Unmeasured Confounding: an Instrumental Variable Approach" - ABSTRACT