MU Statistics Department Colloquia

Spring 2017 Speakers:

February 2017:

February 8th : Sudipto Banerjee, UCLA Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

February 22nd : Gauri Dutta, University of Georgia Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

March 2017:

March 1st : Jim Berger, Duke University Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

March 22nd : Terry Therneau, Mayo Clinic Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

April 2017:

April 5th :Sunduz Keles, University of Wisconsin Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

April 12th :Alexandra Schmidt, McGill University Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

April 19th :David Dunson, Duke University Title, Time and Place:TBD, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

Fall 2016 Speakers:

September 2016:

September 14th : DoHwan Park, UMBC Title, Time and Place:Testing Independence of Bivariate Interval Censored Data By Modified Kendall’s Tau Statistic, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 21st : Tommy Wright, U. S. Bureau of the Census Title, Time and Place:The Equivalence of Neyman Optimum Allocation for Sampling and Equal Proportions for Apportioning the U. S. House of Representatives, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 30th : Luis Leon Novelo, University of Texas Title, Time and Place:Marginal Likelihood Estimation of Negative Binomial Parameters with Applications to RNA-Seq Data, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 2016:

October 21st : Todd Kuffner, Washington University at St. Louis Title, Time and Place:Conditional probability matching priors, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 26th : Somak Dutta, Iowa State University Title, Time and Place:Statistical inference and matrix-free computations for spatial mixed linear models, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

November 2016:

November 2nd : Chengjie Xiong, Washington University in St. Louis Title, Time and Place: Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Time to Event Data with Random Changepoints, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

November 9th : Anindya Bhadra, Purdue University Title, Time and Place:Default Bayes and prediction problems with global-local shrinkage priors, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

November 16th : Jennifer Tomlinson, Tradebot Systems Inc Title, Time and Place:Beat Wall Street from Kansas City, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

Spring 2016 Speakers:

April 2016:

April 20th : Ian McKeague, Columbia University; Professor of Biostatistics Title, Time and Place:Stein’s Method, Many Interacting Worlds and Quantum Mechanics, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

April 20th : Anindya Roy, Univ of Maryland Baltimore County; Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Title, Time and Place:Proper Priors Under Complex Parameter Constraints, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

April 13th : Ying Qing Chen, Full Member of Biostatistics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington Title, Time and Place:Statistical Design and Methods for a Scientific Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Research, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

March 2016:

March 23rd : Yajuan Si, University of Wisconsin-Madison Title, Time and Place:Bayesian Nonparametric Weighted Sampling Inference, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

March 16th : Zhengyuan Zhu, IOWA State University Title, Time and Place:Optimize Spatial Sampling Design through the use of Point Processes, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

March 9th : Yang Li, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Minnesota Duluth Title, Time and Place:Use convolution to model nonstationary spatial random field on sphere, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

March 4th : Erin Hodgess, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Houston-Downtown Title, Time and Place:Development of Supercomputing Tools for Kriging, 2:00PM in Middlebush Hall 210.

March 2nd : Jason Fine, Dept of Biostatistics, UNC-Chapel Hill Title, Time and Place:Competing Risks Predictions on Two Time Scales, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

February 2016:

February 29th : Robert Colosi, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, U.S. Census Bureau Title, Time and Place:Innovation in methodology through the issuance of the 2020 Census Operational Plan, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

February 24th : Donglin Zeng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Title, Time and Place:Robust Hybrid Learning for Estimating Dynamic Treatment Regimes, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

February 10th : Timothy Middelkoop, University of Missouri Title, Time and Place:Research services provided by Research Computing Support Services (RCSS) in the Division of IT, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

February 4th : Yunxiao Chen, Columbia University Title, Time and Place:When Factor Model Meets Graphical Model, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

February 1st : Dan Cheng, University of California, San Diego Title, Time and Place: Multiple Testing of Local Maxima for Detection of Peaks in Random Fields, 4:00PM in Middlebush 12.

January 2016:

January 29th : Rohit Kumar Patra, Columbia University Title, Time and Place:Efficient Estimation in Single Index Models, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

January 22nd : Shu Yang, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Title, Time and Place:Optimal Estimation and Goodness-of-fit Test of Coarse Structural Nested Mean Models, with Application to the Effect of One Year of HAART, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

Fall 2015 Speakers:

December 2015:

December 7th :Tim Middelkoop, MU Research Computing Title, Time and Place:Overview of the MU Division of IT Research Computing Support Services group, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

November 2015:

November 18th : Xiaoming Huo, Georgia Institute of Technology Title, Time and Place:Fast Computing for Statistical Dependency, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

November 4th : Jonathan Bradley, University of Missouri Title, Time and Place:Hierarchical Models for High-Dimensional Multivariate Spatio-Temporal Dataset, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 2015:

October 28th : Martin Klein, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau Title, Time and Place:Noise Multiplication for Statistical Disclosure Control of Extreme Values in Log-normal Regression Samples, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 21st : Shyamal D. Peddada, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH) Title, Time and Place:Test for multivariate stochastic order among ordered experimental groups, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 14th : Li-Xuan Qin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. Title, Time and Place:How Much Can Blocking and Randomization Improve Molecular Biomarker Discovery? - A Block Randomized Study of microRNAs in Gynecologic Tumors, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

October 7th : David C. Geary, University of Missouri. Title, Time and Place:Early Predictors of Mathematics Achievement and Achievement Growth, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 2015:

September 30th : Wei Biao Wu, University of Chicago. Title, Time and Place:L2 Asymptotic Theory for High-Dimensional Data, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 25th : Kun Chen, University of Connecticut. Title, Time and Place: Canonical Variate Regression, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 9th : Wei-Wen Hsu, Kansas State University. Title, Time and Place: A Sup-Score Test for the Cure Fraction in Mixture Models for Long-Term Survivors, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

September 3rd : Sherry Gao, Missouri Conservation Department. Title, Time and Place: Adjusting Nonresponse Bias in Small Area Estimation without Covariates via a Bayesian Spatial Model, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 211.

Spring 2015 Speakers:

April 2015:

April 10th : Yi Li, University of Michigan. Title, Time and Place: Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

April 15th : Zhou Zhou, University of Toronto. Title, Time and Place: Inference for Non-stationary Time Series Regression with Inequality Constraints, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

April 22nd : Guohui Wu, SAS Institute Inc. Title, Time and Place: Bayesian Hierarchical Multi-Population Multistate Jolly-Seber Model with Covariates, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

March 2015:

March 6th : Soumendra Lahiri, NCSU. Title, Time and Place:A Frequency Domain Empirical Likelihood Method for Irregularly Spaced Spatial Data, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

February 2015:

February 11th : Robert Lund, Clemson University. Title, Time and Place:Stationary Count Time Series with a Specified Marginal Distribution, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

February 20th : Gary Chan, University of Washington. Title, Time and Place:Marginalizable mixed models for categorical and survival data, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309

January 2015:

January 16th : Jesse Windle, Duke University. Title, Time and Place:TBD, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

January 23rd : Ruoqing Zhu, Yale University. Title, Time and Place:Reinforcement learning trees: improving tree-based methods in high-dimensional data analysis, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

January 26th : Dan Sewell, UIUC. Title, Time and Place:Latent space models for dynamic networks, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

January 29th : Erin Schliep, Duke University. Title, Time and Place:Stochastic Modeling for Environmental Velocities, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 309.

Fall 2014 Speakers:

September 2014:

September 25th : Robert T. Krafty, Temple University. Title, Time and Place:Enveloping Spectral Surfaces, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 211.

October 2014:

October 1st : Sergey Tarima, Medical College of Wisconsin. Title, Time and Place:Interim Sample Size Recalculation for Observational Studies, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

October 15th : Katherine B. Ensor, Rice University. Title, Time and Place:Understanding the Link between Ambient Air Quality and Public Health, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

October 22nd : Xiaofeng Shao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Title, Time and Place:Martingale difference correlation and high dimensional feature screening, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

October 29th : Limin Peng, Emory University. Title, Time and Place:Generalizing Quantile Regression for Counting Processes with Applications to Recurrent Events, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

October 30th : Krista Park, U.S. Census Bureau. Title, Time and Place:2020 Census Design, 3:30PM in Middlebush Hall 211.

November 2014:

November 5th : Guang Cheng, Purdue University. Title, Time and Place:Nonparametric Bernstein-von Mises Phenomenon: A Tuning Prior Perspective, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

November 19th : Bo Li, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Title, Time and Place:Nonparametric Estimation of Spatial and Space-Time Covariance Function, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 212.

December 2014:

December 5th : Lu Wang, University of Michigan. Title, Time and Place:From Missing Data to Personalized Medicine: What a Fascinating Research Area!, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 211.


Spring 2014 Speakers:

April 2014:

April 2nd : Subha Guha, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place:Nonparametric Variable Selection, Clustering and Prediction for High-Dimensional Regression, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

April 9th : Scott Holan, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place:Ecological Prediction with Nonlinear Multivariate Time-Frequency Functional Data Models,4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

April 16th :Ed Merkle, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place:Tests of parameter instability in psychometric models,4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

April 22nd : David Kaplan, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place: Inference on distributions, quantiles, and related objects using the Dirichlet distribution,4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 304.

April 25th :Malay Ghosh, University of Florida. Title,Time and Place:Bayesian Variable Selection and Estimation for Group Lasso,4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12

April 30th :Marco Ferreira, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place:Bayesian reference analysis for exponential power regression models,4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12

March 2014:

March 31st:. Indranil Mukhopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute. Title,Time and Place:Multilocus Genetic Association Test: A New Paradigm, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

February 2014:

February 20th:. Riten Mitra, University of Louisville. Title,Time and Place:Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Epigenetics, 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 310.

February 7th:. Joseph Guiness, NCSU. Title,Time and Place:Fast matrix-free methods for massive multivariate spatial lattice data, 12:00PM - 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

January 2014:

January 24th:Hongyuan Cao, University of Chicago. Title,Time and Place:Sparse asynchronous longitudinal data analysis, 12:00PM - 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

January 27th:Dungang Liu, Yale University. Title,Time and Place:Exact meta-analysis approach for discrete data and its application to 2X2 tables with rare events, 12:00PM - 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.

January 31th:Avishek Chakraborty, Texas A&M University. Title,Time and Place:Hierarchical Spatial Models Approaches and Challenges, 12:00PM - 4:00PM in Middlebush Hall 12.


Fall 2013 Speakers:

October 2013:

October 2:Subhashis Ghoshal, NCSU. Title,Time and Place:Bayesian methods for learning relations in high dimensional models, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

October 9:Charles McCulloch, UCSF. Title,Time and Place:Informative visit processes in generalized linear mixed models: a little piece of "big data", 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

October 16:David Matteson, Cornell University. Title,Time and Place:A Nonparametric Approach for Multiple Change Point Analysis of Multivariate Data, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

October 23:Eloi Kpamegan, NOVAVAX. Title,Time and Place:Vaccine and the Role of Statistician in Vaccine Development, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

October 30:Jeff Gill, Washington University at St. Louis. Co-sponsored by ASA Mid-Missouri Chapter.
Title,Time and Place:Revealing Latent Clusters from Dirichlet Process Mixtures Models Using Product Partitions, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

November 2013:

November 6:Hongyu Zhao, Yale University. Title,Time and Place:Network Inference from High Dimensional Data, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

November 13:Sounak Chakraborty, University of Missouri at Columbia. Title,Time and Place:Survival Prediction and Variable Selection with Simultaneous Shrinkage and Grouping Priors for Gene Expression Microarray Data, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

November 20:Seth Spielman, University of Colorado at Boulder. Title,Time and Place: Data-Driven Regionalization: Improving the usability of the ACS through intelligent aggregation, 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

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