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SDS PhD Student Bootcamp Recap

  AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT & LEARN On October 17th – 18th, 2019, the UT Department of Statistics and Data Sciences held a PhD Student Bootcamp aimed at helping new PhD in Statistics students prepare for their studies here at UT. Presenters at the Bootcamp included a mix of SDS Faculty and established PhD...

SDS Seminar Series - Kelly Kang

Title: A new multivariate location scale skew family of densitiesAbstract:  The class of multivariate skewed distributions has received extensive attention recently. The motivation originates from datasets which often do not follow the normal distribution, including financial, energy, biomedical and many other ones.We propose a multivariate skew transformation which allows the modeling of skewness...

SDS Seminar Series - Spencer Woody

Title: Model interpretation through lower-dimensional posterior summarizationAbstract: Nonparametric regression models have recently surged in their power and popularity, accompanying the trend of increasing dataset size and complexity. While these models have proven their predictive ability in empirical settings, they are often difficult to interpret and do not address the underlying inferential goals...

SDS Seminar Series - Jennifer Starling

Title: Smooth extensions to BART, with applications to women's healthcare practice and policyAbstract: Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) has been shown to be an effective framework for modeling nonlinear regression functions, with strong predictive performance in a variety of contexts. The BART prior over a regression function is defined by independent...

SDS Seminar Series - Rebecca Nugent

Title: Instead of Just Teaching Data Science, Let’s Understand How and Why People Do ItAbstract: With the growing ubiquity and popularity of data science as a field, the emphasis in education has largely been on developing programs, courses, and tools that address the demand; however, far less attention has been paid to assessment,...

SDS Seminar Series - Weining Shen

Weining Shen is assistant professor of Statistics at University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in 2013, and his thesis won the Leonard J. Savage Dissertation Award. In 2013-2015, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Biostatistics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Prof. Shen’s research...

SDS Faculty/Staff Picture Day, March 26th, 2019

JOIN US FOR SDS PICTURE DAY ON MARCH 26TH!   We will be taking headshots for professional use/website use for department Staff & Faculty.  Please make an appointment by adding your name at the time that you will be available on the 26th or sending an email to the Stat.Admin email...