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Fall 2020 Seminar Series

August 2020

August 28, 2020 - Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Subgroup Analysis Using Multiple Studies"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

 

September 2020

September 4, 2020 - Xinjie Fan (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Probabilistic Attention Modules for Deep Neural Networks"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

September 11, 2020 - Mauricio Garcia Tec (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Statistical Modeling of COVID-19 spread: first-wave projections, transmission rate nowcasting and intervention timing effects"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

September 25, 2020 - Yanxin Li (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Latent Slice Sampling"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

 

October 2020 

October 9, 2020 - Dr. Robert Lunde (Postdoctoral Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

October 16, 2020 - Dr. Magdalena Bennett (Assistant Professor)
The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

October 23, 2020 - Dr. Erin Hartman (Harrington Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
"Elements of External Validity: Framework, Design, and Analysis"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM 

 

 

 

Grad Talks

Part of SDS Graduate Studies.

SDS Program Coordinator (PhD): Abby Black
SDS Graduate Advisor (PhD): Dr. Stephen Walker

SDS Graduate Coordinator (MS): Abby Black
SDS Graduate Advisor (MS): Dr. Bindu Viswanathan

SDS Program Coordinator: Abby Black
SDS Graduate Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling:
Dr. Bindu Viswanathan
SDS Graduate Portfolio in Scientific Computation: Dr. Bindu Viswanathan


August 7, 2020 – Spencer Woody
Dissertation Defense
Zoom, 3:00 PM

May 19, 2020 – Su Chen
Dissertation Defense
Zoom, 3:00 PM

May 1, 2020 – Kelly Kang
Dissertation Defense
Zoom, 3:00 PM

May 1, 2020 – Rimli Sengupta
Oral Candidacy Exam
Zoom, 2:00 PM

May 1, 2020 – Mingzhang Yin
Dissertation Defense
Zoom, 10:00 AM

March 27, 2020 – Yanxin Li
Oral Candidacy Exam
Zoom, 10:45 AM

April 24, 2020 – Jennifer Starling
Dissertation Defense
Zoom, 1:00 PM

April 10, 2020 – Mauricio Garcia Tec
Oral Candidacy Exam
Zoom, 11:00 AM

April 9, 2020 – Vera Liu
Oral Candidacy Exam
Zoom, 2:30 PM

April 6, 2020 – Yuguang Yue
Oral Candidacy Exam
Zoom, 2:00 PM
 

 

 

Archive

Spring 2020 Seminar Series

February 2020

February 21, 2020 - Giorgio Paulon (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Bayesian Semiparametric Longitudinal Drift-Diffusion Mixed Models for Tone Learning in Adults"
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

February 28, 2020 - Dr. Alessandro Rinaldo
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Statistics & Data Sciences
"Change Point Analysis in High-dimensions"
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM


CANCELED - March 2020

CANCELED - March 13, 2020 - Ciara Nugent (PhD candidate)
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Subgroup Analysis Across Two Studies: A Decision Theoretic Approach"
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

CANCELED March 27, 2020 - Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal
North Carolina State University
Department of Statistics
"Coverage of Credible Intervals Under Monotone Shape Restriction"
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM


CANCELED April 2020

CANCELED April 10, 2020 - Dr. Matthias Katzfuss
Texas A&M University
Department of Statistics
"Gaussian-Process Approximations for Big Data"
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

CANCELED April 24, 2020 - Dr. Genevera I. Allen
Rice University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
TBA
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM


CANCELED May 2020

CANCELED May 8, 2020 - Dr. Changyou Chen 
University at Buffalo (State University of New York)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
TBA
CBA 4.324, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

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