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SPRING 2021 Seminar Series

MARCH 2021

March 12, 2021 - Dr. Arbel Harpak (Assistant Professor)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Population Health and Integrative Biology
"Predicting complex human traits: Why so complex?"
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

March 26, 2021- Dr. Layla Guyot (lecturer)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Learning in transition to the workplace: Perspectives from the statistical community and implications"
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

April 2021

April 9, 2021 - Vera Liu (PhD student)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Assisted structural topic modeling with multiple sources
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

April 16, 2021 - Dr. Noirrit Chandra (Postdoctoral Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Accelerating Clinical Trials with Real World Data in a Bayesian Non-parametric Approach
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

April 23, 2021 - Yuguang Yue (PhD student)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Implicit Distributional Reinforcement Learning"
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

April 29, 2021 - Dr. James Scott (Professor)
The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business - Department of Information, Risk, Operations Mgmt.
College of Natural Sciences - Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
"Teaching statistical inference to beginners, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the bootstrap"
See Abstract here
Zoom, 3:00 to 4:00 PM

April 30, 2021 - Dr. Marcin Jurek (Postdoctoral Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Hierarchical sparse Cholesky decomposition with applications to high-dimensional spatio-temporal filtering
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM



May 2021

May 7, 2021 - Dr. Giovanni Rebaudo (Postdoctoral Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Compositions of discrete random probabilities for inference on multiple samples
See Abstract here
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

 

March 1, 2021 10AM via Zoom
Korawat Tanwisuth
Oral Candidacy Talk

March 25, 2021 10AM via Zoom
Jingjing Fan
Oral Candidacy Talk

April 20, 2021 1PM via Zoom
Xizewen Han
Oral Candidacy Talk

April 21, 2021 12PM via Zoom
Yuguang Yue
Dissertation Defense

April 23, 2021 4PM via Zoom
Xinjie Fan
Dissertation Defense
  

 

Archive

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
"Resampling for Network Data"
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
"A Difference-in-Differences Approach Using Mixed-Integer Programming Matching"
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

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

 

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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