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The series is envisioned as a vital contribution to the intellectual, cultural, and scholarly environment at The University of Texas at Austin for students, faculty, and the wider community. Each talk is free of charge and open to the public - they are announced via the SDS Events and News Listserv, subscribe here

General Information & Zoom Link Request (for virtual seminars): Contact SDS Staff
 

Fall 2021 Seminar Series

September 2021

September 10, 2021 - Dr. Daniel Scharfstein (Professor)
Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Population Health Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
"Semiparametric Sensitivity Analysis: Unmeasured Confounding in Observational Studies"
See Abstract Here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

 

October 2021

October 1, 2021 - Dr. Georgia Papadogeorgou (Assistant Professor)
University of Florida
Department of Statistics
Causal inference with spatio-temporal data: estimating the effects of airstrikes on insurgent violence in Iraq
See Abstract Here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

October 15, 2021- Dr. Matthias Katzfuss (Associate Professor)
Texas A&M University
Department of Statistics
"Scalable Gaussian-Process Approximations for Big Data"
See Abstract Here
GDC 4.302, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

October 22, 2021- Dr. Montserrat Fuentes (President, Professor of Mathematics)
St. Edward’s University
"Spatial Statistical Modelling of Neuroimaging Data"
See Abstract Here
GDC 4.302, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

October 29, 2021- Dr. Marina Vannucci (Noah Harding Professor)
Rice University
Department of Statistics
"Bayesian Models for Microbiome Data with Variable Selection"
See Abstract here
Zoom, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

November 2021

November 5, 2021 – Dr. Michele Guindani (Professor)
University of California, Irvine
Department of Statistics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
"Bayesian methods for studying heterogeneity in brain imaging experiments"
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

More information coming soon!
  

 

Archive

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

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