MU Statistics Department Past Colloquia

April 2013:

April 3:Jennifer Hoeting, Colorado State. Title,Time and Place:Penalized Importance Sampling for Parameter Estimation in Stochastic Differential Equations, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

April 10:Chris Wikle, University of Missouri, Co-sponsored by ASA Mid-Missouri Chapter. Title,Time and Place:Statistical Methods for Nonlinear Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Models, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

April 24:Pankaj Choudhary, University of Texas - Dallas. Title, Time and Place:Measuring Agreement in Method Comparison Studies With Heteroscedastic Measurements, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

March 2013:

March 6:Jing Zhang, Yale University. Title,Time and Place:Inferring Functional Interaction and Transition Patterns via Dynamic Bayesian Variable Partition Model, 4:00pm in Stewart Hall 100.

March 20:Vivekananda Roy, Iowa State. Title,Time and Place:Monte Carlo methods for improper target distributions, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

February 2013:

February 4:Ephraim Hanks, Colorado State University . Title,Time and Place:Circuit theory, random walks, and model-based inference for landscape connectivity, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

February 7:Andreas Artemiou, Michigan Technological University. Title,Time and Place:Sufficient Dimension Reduction through Inverse Regression and Machine Learning, 4:00pm in Tate 215.

February 11:Daniel Manrique-Vallier, Duke University . Title,Time and Place:Estimation of Probabilities in Large Incomplete Contingency Tables Using Semi-Parametric Mixture Models, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

February 18:Xianyang Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Title,Time and Place:Statistical Inference for Temporally Dependent Functional Data, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

February 22:Peisong Han, University of Michigan. Title, Time and Place: Doubly Robust and Locally Efficient Estimation with Missing Outcome Data: Conditional Empirical Likelihood Approach, 4:00PM, Middlebush 212.

February 25:Ying Sun, University of Chicago. Title,Time and Place:Statistically and Computationally Efficient Estimating Equations for Large Spatial Datasets, 4:00pm in Middlebush 309.

January 2013:

January 24:Grant Weller, Colorado State University. Title,Time and Place:A Sum Characterization of Hidden Regular Variation in Joint Tail Modeling with Likelihood Inference via the MCEM Algorithm , 4:00pm in Middlebush 132.

November 2012:

November 8:John Abowd, Cornell University. Title,Time and Place:Statistical Challenges from Large-scale Integrated Record Systems, 4:00pm in Tate 215.

November 14:Jerry Reiter, Duke University. Title,Time and Place:Protecting Confidentiality of Data with Geographic Identifiers: Approaches Based on Multiple Imputation, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

November 28:Thomas Fisher, UMKC. Title,Time and Place:Weighting the Portmanteau Test, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

October 2012:

October 3:Jing Qiu, MU, Dept. of Statistics. Title,Time and Place: High dimensional equivalence testing using shrinkage variance estimators, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

October 17:Peng Liu, Iowa State University. Title,Time and Place:An Optimal Test to Identify Differentially Expressed Genes from RNA-seq Data, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

October 24: Lei Liu, Northwestern University,Title, Time and Place: A Flexible Model for the Mean and Variance Functions, with Application to Medical Cost Data, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

October 31:Nancy Flournoy, MU, Dept. of Statistics. Title,Time and Place:Response-Adaptive Treatment Allocation For Dose-Finding, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

September 2012:

September 12:Grace Yi, University of Waterloo. Title,Time and Place: Analysis Methods of Survival Data with Covariate Measurement Error, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

April 2012:

April 4:Yazhen Wang, University of Wisconsin. Title,Time and Place:Quantum Computation and Statistics, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 18:Petrutza Caragea, Iowa State University. Title,Time and Place:Searching for Greenness Indexes with Spatial and Temporal Models, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 25:Heping Zhang, Yale University. Title,Time and Place:Change Point Detection and Chromosome Copy Number Variations, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 2012:

March 7:Dr Jialin Jack Cheng, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri. Title,Time and Place:Modeling Protein Structure and Gene Regulatory Pathways by Mining Protein and RNA-Seq Data, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 14:Joyee Ghosh, University of Iowa. Title,Time and Place:Data Augmentation and Sandwich Algorithms for Bayesian Model Averaging, 4:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

February 2012:

February 3:Christopher McMahan,University of South Carolina.Title,Time and Place: Topics in Heterogeneous Group Testing, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 212.

February 7:Kun Liang,University of Wisconsin. Title,Time and Place: Adaptive procedures for false discovery rate estimation and control, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

February 9:Guanqun Cao,Michigan State University. Title,Time and Place: Simultaneous Inference for Dense Functional Data, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

January 2012:

January 26:Tieming Ji,Iowa State University. Title,Time and Place:Borrowing Information across Genes and Experiments for Improved Error Variance Estimation in Microarray Data Analysis, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

DECEMBER 2011:

December 7: Murali Haran, Pennsylvania State University. Title,Time and Place:TBA, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

NOVEMBER 2011:

November 2: Nora Bello, Kansas State University. Title,Time and Place:Heterogeneity of Covariances: Expanding the Linear Mixed Model, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

November 11: Joe Cavanaugh,University of Iowa. Title,Time and Place:Model Selection Criteria Based on Computationally Intensive Estimators of the Expected Optimism, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

November 30: Nalini Ravishanker,University of Connecticut. Title,Time and Place:Stochastic Models for Time Series of Counts, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

OCTOBER 2011:

October 12: Alina Zare, University of Missouri, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Title,Time and Place:Sub-Pixel Hyperspectral Image Analysis using the Dirichlet Process, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

October 17: Dr. Sastry Pantula, Division Director of NSF-DMS. Title, Time and Place: A talk on NSF Funding, 12pm-1 p.m. in Middlebush 211.

SEPTEMBER 2011:

September 14: Dr. Song Zhang, UT SouthWestern, Dallas. Title, Time and Place: GOBayes: A Bayesian Hierarchical Model to Use Gene Ontology in Microarray Analysis, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

September 28: Dr. Dongchu Sun, University of Missouri, Department of Statistics. Title, Time and Place:Objective Bayesian Analysis for estimating a Population Size, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 304.

APRIL 2011:

April 6: Dr. Tianxi Cai, Harvard University. Title, Time and Place: Risk Prediction with Complex Studies, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 7: Dr. Tucker McElroy, U.S. Census Bureau . Title, Time and Place: Noah-Joseph Models for Economic Time Series: Incorporating Heavy Tails and Long Range Dependence., 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 310.

April 13: Dr. Rebecca Doerge, Purdue University. Title, Time and Place: A Two-Stage Poisson Model for Testing RNA-Seq Data, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 14: Dr. Petra Kuhnert, CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and StatisticsWaite Campus, Urrbrae, South Australia. Title, Time and Place: Quantifying the uncertainty in pollutant loads in Great Barrier Reef catchments, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 310.

April 22: Dr. Wes Johnson, University of California at Irvine. Title, Time and Place: Bayesian Nonparametric Methods in Biostatistics, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 27: Dr. Jeff Morris, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Title, Time and Place: Automated, Robust Bayesian Analysis of Functional and Quantitative Image Data using Functional Mixed Models and Isomorphic Basis-Space Modeling, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

MARCH 2011:

March 2: Dr. Arka Ghosh, Iowa State. Title, Time and Place: Controlled Stochastic Networks in Heavy Traffic: Convergence of Value Functions, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 9: Dr. Andy Ross, Wolfram. Title, Time and Place: Introduction to Mathematica 8: Applications for probability and statistics, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 16: Dr. Lexin Li, North Carolina State University. Title, Time and Place: Sufficient Dimension Reduction: from Theory to Applications, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 23: Dr. Herbie Lee, University of California at Santa Cruz. Title, Time and Place:Modeling and Optimization Using Treed Gaussian Processes, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

JANUARY 2011:

January 26: Dr. Yong Zeng, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Title, Time and Place: Econometric Analysis via Filtering for Ultra-High Frequency Data, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

NOVEMBER 2010:

November 3: Dr. Radu Herbei, Ohio State University. Title, Time and Place: Exact sampling algorithm via Markov chains:  Proof of concept, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

November 10: Dr. Zhigen Zhao, Temple University. Title, Time and Place: Empirical Bayes Confidence Intervals for Selected Parameters with Unknown and Unequal Variances, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

November 17: Dr. Helen Guo, University of Missouri. Title, Time and Place: A Modified DEA Model to Evaluate the Energy Efficiency, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

OCTOBER 2010:

October 13: Dr. Marina Vannucci, Rice University. Title, Time and Place: Bayesian Models for Variable Selection that Incorporate Biological Information, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

October 20: Dr. Ji Luo, University of South Carolina. Title, Time and Place: Estimation Under Generalized Weighted Balanced loss, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

October 27: Dr. Jun Liu, Southern Georgia University. Title, Time and Place: Nonparametric Transfer Function Models, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

SEPTEMBER 2010:

September 1: Dr. Ryan Yue, The City University of New York. Title, Time and Place: A Bayesian Semiparametric Model for Inhomogeneous Spatial Point Processes, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

September 22: Dr. Haiyan Wang, Kansas State University. Title, Time and Place: K-nearest neighbor based distribution-free tests to identify relationship between variables in presence of potentially a large number of categorical factors., 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

September 29: Dr. Yincai Tang, East China Normal University. Title, Time and Place: Efficient Sampling Methods for Non-log-concave Distributions, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

APRIL 2010:

April 7: Dr. Annie Qu, University of Illinois. Title, Time and Place: Model Selection of Correlation Structure for Clustered Data, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 14: Dr. Daniel Fresen, University of Missouri. Title, Time and Place: On the Shape of Random Polytopes, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

April 21: Dr. Mike Daniels, University of Florida. Title, Time and Place: Causal inference for quality of life data in the presence of progression and death, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

MARCH 2010:

March 10: Dr. Mark Ellersieck, University of Missouri. Title, Time and Place: RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS: Software and User’s Guide, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

March 17: Dr. Yongtao Guan, Yale School of Public Health. Title, Time and Place: Estimating individual-level risk in spatial epidemiology using spatially aggregated information on the population at risk, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

FEBRUARY 2010:

February 10: Dr. Jeanne Sebaugh, Sebaugh's Information Services. Title, Time and Place: Guidelines for Accurate EC50/IC50 Estimation, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

February 17: Dr. Mingan Yang, St. Louis University. Title, Time and Place: Bayesian Semiparametric Latent Variable Methods: Application to Studies of Bleeding in Relation to Uterine, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

JANUARY 2010:

January 27: Dr. Robert Lund, Clemson University. Title, Time and Place: Changepoints in Climatology, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

DECEMBER 2009:

December 2: Jeff Rounder. Title, Time and Place: The Assesment of Invariances in Behavioral Experiments, 3:30 PM in Middlebush 12.

NOVEMBER 2009:

November 11: Dr.Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State University. Title, Time and Place: A Variable Selection Approach to Monotonic Regression with Bernstein Polynomials, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

November 18: Dr.Weizhen Wang, Wright State University. Title, Time and Place: On Construction of Smallest One-sided Confidence Intervals with Applications, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

OCTOBER 2009:

October 7: Dr.Yasuo Amemiya, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Title, Time, and Place:Statistics for Business Analytics at IBM Research, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

October 14: Performance of "Foie Gras" by Mizzou Advance Interactive Theatre. Title, Time and Place: Foie Gras, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

October 21: Dr.Tong Tiejun, University of Colorado. Title, Time and Place: "Improved mean estimation for high-dimensional data and its application to diagonal discriminant analysis", 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

SEPTEMBER 2009:

September 9: Dr.Mark Wildhaber, United States Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center. Title, Time and Place: TBA, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middlebush 12.

APRIL 2009

Title: Functional Latent Feature Models for Data with Longitudinal Covariate Processes. Speaker: Dr. Naisyin Wang, Texas A & M University.

Title: Gaussian Multiscale Spatio-Temporal Models for Areal Data. Speaker: Dr. Marco Ferreira, University of Missouri.

Title: A New Latent Cure Rate Marker Model for Survival Data. Speaker: Dr. Ming-hui Chen, University of Connecticut.

MARCH 2009

Title: Estimation and Model Assessment of Space-time Branching Point Process Models. Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Veen, IBM Watson Research Center.

Title: A New Class of Semiparametric Models for High-Dimensional Survival Data. Speaker: Dr. Yi Li, Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Title: A Tapered Empirical Likelihood for Time Series. Speaker: Dr. Dan Nordman, Iowa State.

FEBRUARY 2009

Title: Model Checking in Partial Linear Regression Models with Berkson Measurement Errors. Speaker: Dr. Weixing Song, Kansas State University.

Title: Compositional Noisy-Logical Learning. Speaker: Dr. Songfeng Zheng, Missouri State University.

DECEMBER 2008

Title: Carry-over Effects in Cross-over Designs. Speaker: Dr. John Stufkin, University of Georgia.

NOVEMBER 2008

Title: Bayesian Variable Selection for High Dimensional Data: With Applications to QTL Mapping and Molecular Signature Profiling. Speaker: Dr. Min Zhang, Purdue University.

Title: Risk Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. Speaker: Dr. David Banks, Duke University.

Title: Optimal Selection Criteria for Regular Fractional Factorial Designs. Speaker: Dr. Hegang Chen, University of Maryland.

OCTOBER 2008

Title: Hypothesis Tests for Normal Mixture Models: the EM Approach. Speaker: Dr. Jiahua Chen, University of British Columbia.

Title: Multistage Gatekeeping Procedures with Clinical Trial Applications. Speaker: Dr. Alex Dmitrienko, Eli Lilly and Company.

Title: The Evolving Angus Genome. Speaker: Dr. Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri.

APRIL 2008

Title: Optimal Design of Experiments for Generalized Linear Models. Speaker: Dr. Min Yang, University of Missouri.

Title: A New Analysis of Multi-Factor Affine Yield Curve Models. Speaker: Dr. Sid Chib, Washington University in St. Louis.

MARCH 2008

Title: A State-Space Model for Mark-Recapture Experiments and its Computations. Speaker: Dr. Din Chen, South Dakota State University.

Title: Nonparametric Priors for Bayesian Social Science Models with an Application to Bureaucratic Politics. Speaker: Dr. Jeff Gill, Washington University in St. Louis.

Title: Bayesian Functional Data Analysis and its Applications. Speaker: Dr. Veera Baladandayuthapani, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

FEBRUARY 2008

Title: Contributions to the Practice and Teaching of Regression and Variable Selection. Speaker: Dr. Len Stefanski, North Carolina State University.

Title: Spatial Dynamic Factor Analysis. Speaker: Dr. Hedibert F. Lopes, University of Chicago.

NOVEMBER 2007

Title: Cross-Covariance Functions for Multivariate Random Fields. Speaker: Dr. Tatiyana V. Apanasovich, Cornell University.

Title: Generalized Method of Moments for Linear Regression with Clustered Failure Time Data. Speaker: Dr. Guosheng Yin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Title: Exploring the Information in p-Values for the Analysis and Planning of Multiple-Test Experiments. Speaker: Dr. Dan Nettleton, Iowa State University.

OCTOBER 2007

Title: Multivariate Path Models. Speaker: Dr. Youngju Pak, University of Missouri - Columbia.

Title: Estimation with Recurrent Event Data under an Informative Monitoring Period. Speaker: Dr. Akim Adekpedjou, University of Missouri - Rolla.

Title: Estimation and Prediction of a Class of Convolution-based Spatial Nonstationary Models for Large Spatial Data. Speaker: Dr. Zhengyuan Zhu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Title: Analyzing the aCGH Data for DNA Copy Number Changes. Speaker: Dr. Jie Chen, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Title: Human or Cylon? Group Testing on the Battlestar Galactica. Speaker: Dr. Chris Bilder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

SEPTEMBER 2007

Title: Evaluating Statistical Methods Using Plasmode Data Sets: An Illustration using False Discovery Rates. Speaker: Dr. Gary Gadbury, Kansas State University.

MAY 2007

Title: Statistical Modeling in Expression Genomics for Biological Pathway Analysis. Speaker: Mike West, PhD, Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences, ISDS, Duke University.

APRIL 2007

Title: Adaptive Randomization in Clinical Trials. Speaker: Dr. Feifang Hu, University of Virginia.

Title: Validating Clusters with the Lower Bound for Sum-of-Squares Error. Speaker: Dr. Doug Steinley, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Levene's Family of Tests for Equality of Variances: historical perspective, impact and modifications. Speaker: Dr. Yulia Gel, University of Waterloo, Canada.

MARCH 2007

Title: Computationally Efficient Estimation for Data with Partitioning Structure. Speaker: Prof. Nan Lin, Washington University in St. Louis.

Title: Finding Low Dimensional Structure in High Dimensional Data. Speaker: Dr. Edward George, University of Pennsylvania.

FEBRUARY 2007

Title: Bayesian Functional Data Analysis for Computer Model Validation. Speaker: Fei Liu, Duke University.

Title: Optimal Inferences for Proportional Hazards Model with Parametric Covariate Transformations. Speaker: Chunpeng Fan, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Title: Spatial Panel Data Analysis via Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling. Speaker: Yanbing Zheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Title: Spatial Dependence Estimation and Prediction for Max-stable Random Fields. Speaker: Dan Cooley, Colorado State and National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Title: Bayesian Hidden Markov Modeling of Array-CGH Data. Speaker: Subharup Guha, Harvard School of Public Health.

JANUARY 2007

Title: Frequentist and Bayesian approaches to high dimensional testing. Speaker: Dan Spitzner, Virginia Tech.

Title: The Nested Dirichlet Process. Speaker: Abel Rodriguez, Duke University.

Title: Hierarchical Bayesian Markov Switching Models with Application to Predicting Spawning Success of Shovelnose Sturgeon. Speaker: Dr. Ginger Davis, Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia.

DECEMBER 2006

Title: Veriable selection in semiparametric regression modeling. Speaker: Dr. Runze Li, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University.

NOVEMBER 2006

Title: Bounds on the error rate in general order estimation problems. Speaker: Dr. Judith Rousseau, Universite Paris Dauphine, France.

Title: Joint Modeling of Progression of HIV Resistance Mutations Measured with Uncertainty and Failure Time Data. Speaker: Dr. Chengchen Hu, Harvard University.

OCTOBER 2006

Title: Count data, zero-inflation and some Bayesian solutions. Speaker: Dr. Gauri S. Datta, University of Georgia.

Title: Some Statistical Issues in Evaluating Hospital Utilization. Speaker: Dr. X. Joan Hu, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

SEPTEMBER 2006

Title: Whither social science statistics? Speaker: Dr. Stas Kolenikov, University of Missouri - Columbia.

Title: Applications of Optimal Design Ideas to Biomedical Problems. Speaker: Dr. Weng Kee Wong, University of California at Los Angeles.

Title: Regression Analysis of Longitudinal Data in the Presence of Informative Observation and Censoring Times. Speaker: Dr. Tony Sun, University of Missouri - Columbia.

APRIL 2006

Title: Estimation, Testing, and Robustness in Multilevel Modeling. Speaker: Dr. Peter Bentler, Department of Statistics, UCLA.

Title: Estimation of Ordered Mean Residual Life Functions. Speaker: Dr. Musie Ghebremichael, Division of Biostatistics, Yale University.

Title: Evaluation and Comparison of Gene Clustering Methods in Microarray Analysis. Speaker: Dr. Indranil Mukhopadhyay, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh.

MARCH 2006

Title: Parameter Estimation, Model Selection, and Inferences in L1-based Linear Regression. Speaker: Jinfeng Xu, Department of Statistics, Columbia University.

Title: How to Improve Upon t-tests or F-tests for a Large Number of Hypotheses? - by Shrinking Both the Means and Variances. Speaker: Dr. J. T. Gene Hwang, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University.

Title: Estimation of ROC Curves when there is No Perfect Reference Test. Speaker: Chong Wang, Department of Statistics, Cornell University.

Title: Generalized Polya Urn Models with Applications in Clinical Trials. Speaker: Dr. Jose Moller, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Public University of Navarra, Spain.

Title: Invertibility and Spectrum of Random Matrices. Speaker: Dr. Mark Rudelson, Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri - Columbia.

FEBRUARY 2006

Title: On Tail Classification of Probability Distributions, Utilizing the Extreme Spacing. Speaker: Dr. Richard Ott, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri - Columbia.

Title: Academic Integrity at MU. Speaker: Dr. James Devine, School of Law, University of Missouri - Columbia.

Title: Joint Modeling of Survival and Longitudinal Data. Speaker: Jimin Ding, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis.

Title: Bayesian Multiscale Modeling. Speaker: Dr. Marco Ferreira, Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

JANUARY 2006

Title: Nonparametric Regression for Correlated Failure Time Data. Speaker: Zhang-sheng Yu, Harvard School of Public Health.

Title: Parameter Estimation for Computationally Intensive Nonlinear Regression with an Application to Climate Modeling. Speaker: Dr. Dorin Drignei, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Title: High Dimension, Low Sample Size Data Analysis. Speaker: Jeongyoun Ahn, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Title: The Optimal Confidence Region for a Random Parameter. Speaker: Dr. Hajime Uno, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University.

DECEMBER 2005

Title: Some Aspects of Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models. Speaker: Dr. Zhongzhan Zhang, Department of Statistics, Columbia University.

NOVEMBER 2005

Title: Resampling Based Empirical Prediction: An Application to Small Area Estimation. Speaker: Dr. Taps Maiti, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University.

Title: Penalized Binary Choice Estimators with Improved Predictive Fit. Speaker: Dr. Douglas Miller, Department of Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Optimal Experimental Designs When Some Independent Variables are not Subject to Control: Application to Lung Cancer Surgery. Speaker: Dr. Jesus Fidalgo, Department of Statistics, University of Valladolid.

Title: Statistics and Statistical Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Speaker: Dr. Qiming Liao, Senior Manager, GlaxoSmithKline.

OCTOBER 2005

Title: A Nonparametric Test for Assessing Spectral Peaks. Speaker: Dr. Tucker McElroy, United States Census Bureau.

Title: Statistical Issues in Proteomics. Speaker: Dr. Wade Davis, Department of Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri - Columbia.

Title: Developing the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education: CAUSEweb.org Project. Speaker: Dr. Roger Woodard, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University.

Title: Latent Variable Models Under Misspecification: Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) and Full Information Maximum Likelihood (FIML) Estimators. Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Bollen, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina.

SEPTEMBER 2005

Title: Heirarchical Bayesian Record Linkage with One-to-One Constraints. Speaker: Dr. Mike Larsen, Department of Statistics and Statistical Laboratory, Iowa State University.

Title: On K. Pearson's Original Chi-squared Statistic Applied in Linear Models, Two-way Tables, and Logistic Regression. Speaker: Dr. Lynn LaMotte, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University.

Title: Weak Convergence of Non-Measurable Functions. Speaker: Dr. John L. Fresen, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

APRIL 2005

Title: Monte Carlo Inference for Semiparametric Models. Speaker: Michael R. Kosorok, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Title: Ancillary Statistics: A Review. Speaker: Malay Ghosh, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, University of Florida.

FEBRUARY 2005

Title: Crossover design for comparing test treatments with a control treatment: optimality, efficiency, and robustness. Speaker: Min Yang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Title: Semiparametric estimators for the regression coefficients in the linear transformation competing risks model with missing cause of failure. Speaker: Guozhi Gao, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University.

Title: A modification of the EM algorithm with applications to spatio-temporal modeling. Speaker: Stanislav Kolenikov, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Title: Gaussian process models for the sphere. Speaker:Margaret Short, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

JANUARY 2005

Title: Multiclass Cancer Diagnosis Using Bayesian Kernel Machine Models. Speaker: Sounak Chakraborty, University of Florida.

Title: Covariance Tapering for Interpolation of Large Spatial Datasets. Speaker: Reinhard Furrer, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Title: Role of Statistical Science in US Presidential Elections. Speaker: Fritz Scheuren, University of Chicago, President, American Statistical Association.

DECEMBER 2004

Title: Functional Generalized Linear Models with Application to Brain Imaging. Speaker: Dr. Todd Ogden, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University.

NOVEMBER 2004

Title: Nonparametric Bayesian Modeling for Multivariate Ordinal Data. Speaker: Dr. Peter Mueller, Univ of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Dept of Biostatistics.

Title: Inequalities; Some Probabilistic, some Matrix and some both. Speaker: Dr. Ingram Olkin, Department of Statistics, Stanford University.

Title: The Sandwich Variance Estimator: Properties and Applications in multistage and instrumental variables models. Speaker: Dr. James Hardin, University of South Carolina, Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

OCTOBER 2004

Title: Generalized Linear Models For Covariance Matrices. Speaker: Dr. Moshen Pourahmadi, Northern Illinois University, Division of Statistics.

Title: Simultaneous inference for prevalence using pooled assessments. Speaker: Dr. Mindy McCann, Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Statistics.

SEPTEMBER 2004

Title: The intersection between spatial, multilevel, and epidemiological models. Speaker: Dr. Mario Schootman, Washington University School of Medicine.

Title: Quantile Volcano Plots for Identifying Significant Genes in Microarray Data. Speaker: Dr. Bill Shannon, Washington University School of Medicine.

MAY 2004

Title: Nonparametric Bayes Methods for Repair. Speaker: Dr. Myles Hollander, Department of Statistics, Florida State University.

APRIL 2004

Title: State-Space Approach to Modelling Brain Dynamics from fMRI Data. Speaker: Moon-ho Ringo Ho, Department of Psychology, McGill University.

MARCH 2004

Title: Analysis of Aberant Crypt foci (ACF) in colon carcinogenesis. Speaker: Tatiyana V. Apanasovich, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University.

FEBRUARY 2004

Title: Bootstrapping the Sample Quantile of a Weakly Dependent Time-Series. Speaker: Shuxia Sun, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University.

Title: Time Series Exponential Models: Theory and Methods. Speaker: Scott Holan, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University.

Title: Gene Environment Interactions in Genetic Epidemiology. Speaker: Christine Spinka, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University.

Title: Sharp Simultaneous Intervals for the Means of selected populations with Application to Microarray Data Analysis. Speaker: Jing Qiu, Department of Statistics, Cornell University.

Title: 1) Modes and Clustering for Time-Warped Gene Expression Profile Data and 2) Random Forest-based Pre-validation Applied to Tissue Microarray Data. Speaker: Xueli Liu, Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Title: Low-Level Analysis of High-Density Oligonucleotide Microarray Data. Speaker: Ben Bolstad, Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley.

DECEMBER 2003

Title: Empirical Tests of Complex Voting Models with Uncertainty. Speaker: Dr. Jeff Gill, Department of Political Science, University of Florida.

NOVEMBER 2003

Title: The distribution of P-values in microarray experiments. Speaker: Dr. Gary Gadbury, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri - Rolla.

Title: Nonparametric Bayes Estimation of Survival Functions for Doubly-Interval Censored Data. Speaker: Dr. Mai Zhou, Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky.

Title: Forecast Accuracy and the Choice of Observation. Window Speaker: Dr. Michael W. McCracken, Department of Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Predicting cumulative incidence probability: Marginal and Cause-Specific Modelling. Speaker: Dr. Mei-Jie Zhang, Division of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

OCTOBER 2003

Title: Bayesian Evaluation of Marker Surragacy. Speaker: Kate Cowles, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Iowa.

Title: Geometric Finite Mixtures for Capture-Recapture Estimation of Closed Population Size. Speaker: Dr. Mike Wallendorf, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Title: Validation of Computer Simulators. Speaker: Dr. Susie Bayarri, Department of Statistics and Operational Research, University of Valencia, Spain.

MARCH 2003

Title: Inference for Autocorrelations for Heteroskedastic Time Series. Speaker: Dr. Lori Thombs, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina.

Title: Model Selection Between Polynomial Regression Models and Regression Spline Models. Speaker: Dr. Yongsung Joo, Department of Statistics, University of Florida.

Title: Bayesian Inference of Population Structures from Dominant Markers. Speaker: Dr. Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut.

FEBRUARY 2003

Title: Filtering and Parameter Estimation for some Stochastic Processes with Discrete Observations. Speaker: Dr. Oleg V. Makhnin, Department of Statistics, West Virginia University.

Title: The Additive Genetic Gamma Frailty Models for Genetic Linkage and Association Analysis. Speaker: Dr. Xiaoyun Zhong, Department of Statistics, University of California-Davis.

Title: Inference of multiple pedigree relationships based on genotypic data. Speaker: Dr. Anthony Almudevar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Title: Simulation Based Inference in Computationally Intensive Inverse Problems. Speaker: Dr. David Higdon, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

JANUARY 2003

Title: Estimation of Volatility of Stock Price Fluctuations Using the High Low and Closing Prices. Speaker: Dr. Michael Taskar, Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

DECEMBER 2002

Title: Precedence Tests and Some Nonparametric. Alternatives Speaker: Dr. N. Balakrishnan, McMaster University.

NOVEMBER 2002

Title: Affect of Surgery on Hearing Loss Using the Log Normal Distribution in the Presence of Interval Censoring. Speaker: Dr. Byron Gajewski, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Title: Partial Information Reference Priors: Derivation, Interpretation, Implications. Speaker: Dr. Bertrand Clarke, University of British Columbia.

OCTOBER 2002

Title: Bayesian Model Selection in Semiparametric Mixture Models. Speaker: Dr. Sanjib Basu, Northern Illinois University.

Title: Using a Mixture Model for Finding Informative Genes in Microarray Studies. Speaker: Dr. Jing Qin, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Title: A Java System for MCMC Analysis of Arbitrary Models. Speaker: Dr. Todd Graves, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

APRIL 2002

Title: Analysis of masked failure data under competing risks. Speaker: Dr. Ananda Sen, Oakland University at Michigan.

Title: Design Considerations and Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials in Parkinson's Disease. Speaker: Dr. David Oakes, Department of Biostatistics, University of Rochester.

Title: An Asymptotic Theorem for Semiparametric M-Estimator. Speaker: Dr. Ying Zhang, University of Central Florida.

Title: Speaker: Dr. Mike Daniel, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University.

FEBRUARY 2002

Title: Birth and Death Urn Designs. Speaker: Nancy Flournoy, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University.

JANUARY 2002

Title: Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory -- A Coherent Framework for Decision Making in Natural Resource Management. Speaker: Dr. Robert M. Dorazio, United States Geological Survey.

Title: Discrepancy-Based Model Selection Criteria using Cross Validation, Comprehensive Exam. Speaker: Simon Davies, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

DECEMBER 2001

Title: Bayesian Analysis of Capture-recapture Sampling for a Closed Population, Comprehensive Exam. Speaker: Xiaoyin Wang, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

NOVEMBER 2001

Title: The Drug Development Process: Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Speaker: David A. Kramer, Director of Biostatistical Services at PRA International.

Title: Correlation of Gene Expression Levels with Clinical Covariates in Microarray Experiments. Speaker: William Shannon, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine.

Title: Design and Interim Analyses of Clinical Trials Using Sequential Conditional Probability Ratio Test. Speaker: Ming Tan, Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Title: The Day-of-the-week Effect, Asymmetry and Conditional Heteroscedasticity in the Shanghai Stock Exchange Index. Speaker: Dr. Xingqiu Zhao, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

OCTOBER 2001

Title: GEE-Based EM Algorithms with Applications to Mixed Effects. Speaker: Dr. Yiliang Zhu, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida.

Title: General Prediction Theory and the Role of R2. Speaker: Dr. Ronald Christensen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico.

Title: Statistical Methods for Numerical Weather Prediction. Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bengtsson, Geophysical Statistics Project National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Title: AUC-Based Tests for Nonparametric Functions with Longitudinal Data. Speaker: Dr. Yanqing Sun Department of Mathematics The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Title: Bayesian Spatial Models For Small Area Estimation, Comprehensive Exam. Speaker: Jake Oleson, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Advances in the Designs for Phase I Clinical Trials. Speaker: Dr. Rick Chappell, Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin Medical School.

SEPTEMBER 2001

Title: Multivariate Extensions of Univariate Life Distributions. Speaker: Dr. S.P. Mukherjee, Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta.

MAY 2001

Title: Hierarchical Spectral and Spatial Modeling for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Speaker: Dr. David A. van Dyk, Department of Statistics, Harvard University.

Title: Fitting Regression Models Using a Repeated Sampling Approach. Speaker: Michael Smith, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

APRIL 2001

Title: Sexual Networks and HIV Transmissoin. Speaker: Dr. Martina Morris, Blumstein Jordan Professor of Sociology and Statistics, Department of Sociology, University of Washington. Featured speaker at the Second MU Applied Statistics Symposium, April 16-20, 2001.

Title: Spatial Statistics and Environmental Science. Speaker: Dr. Noel Cressie, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University, Director, Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Sciences (SSES). Featured speaker at the Second MU Applied Statistics Symposium, April 16-20, 2001.

Title: Resource Selection Studies: Examples from Fisheries. Speaker: Professor Linda Young, Department of Biometry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Title: Capture-Recapture Models: An Overview of Current Methods. Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Pollock, Professor of Statistics, Biomathematics, and Zoology, North Carolina State University. This talk represents one of three talks that Dr. Keneth Pollock gave. His presentations were sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, and the Department of Statistics.

MARCH 2001

Title: Teaching Statistical Concepts Using an Interactive Approach. Speaker: Dr. Mary Richardson, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Title: Multiple Imputation Approach to Regression Analysis for Doubly Censored Data with Application to AIDS Studies. Speaker: Dr. Wei Pan, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota.

Title: A Simulation Study on the Effect of Up and Down Method in the Logistic Regression. Speaker: Minya Pu, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Dynamic Paired Comparison Models with Stochastic Variances. Speaker: Dr. Mark E. Glickman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University.

FEBRUARY 2001

Title: Objective Bayesian Analysis of Spatially Correlated Data. Speaker: Victor De Oliveira, Department of Scientific Computing and Statistics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.

Title: Boundary Corrected Smoothing Splines. Speaker: Chunfeng Huang, Department of Statitics, Texas A&M University.

Title: Dynamic Models for Spatio-Temporal Data. Speaker: Jonathan Stroud, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratories.

Title: Complex Elliptical Distributions with Applications in Shape Analysis. Speaker: Athanasios Micheas, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut.

JANUARY 2001

Title: Statistical Prediction of Mutual Fund Returns. Speaker: Dr. Robert K. Tsutakawa, Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

DECEMBER 2000

Title: Applications of Bayesian Methods to Arthritis Researches. Speaker: Jill (Jing-er) Chiu, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Statistical Analysis for Interval-Censored and Truncated Survival Data. Speaker: Hee-Jeong Lim, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

NOVEMBER 2000

Title: Bayesian Analysis of Response Time Data. Speaker: Duo (David) Zhou, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Statistical Analysis of Missouri Assessment Program - Is there a Gender Difference in Columbia Public Schools? Speaker: Susan (Xianghuan) Li, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: The Complex Elliptical Distributions with Applications in Shape Analysis. Speaker: Dr. Dipak Dey, Professor and Head, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Title: Saddlepoint Approximation as Smoothers. Speaker: Professor Suojin Wang, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University.

Title: An Asymptotically Efficient Wavelet Estimation of the Partial Linear Mode.l Speaker: Dr. Yanqin Fan, Department of Economics, University of Windsor; this talk was sponsored jointly with the Department of Economics.

OCTOBER 2000

Title: Regression Analysis of Data with Small Sample Sizes, but Large Numbers of Variables. Speaker: Dr. Jianguo (Tony) Sun, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Current Progresses of Statistical Methods in Plant QTL Analysis. Speaker: Pin Yue, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: A Regression Model Selection Criterion Based On Bootstrap Bumping For Use With Resistant Fitting. Speaker: Dr. Joseph E. Cavanaugh, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

SEPTEMBER 2000

Title: Multistate Models in Survival Analysis. Speaker: Dr. John Klein, Professor and Head, Division of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin.

AUGUST 2000

Title: Model Selection Criteria Based on Kullback-Leibler Information for Multiple Linear Regression. Speaker: Simon Davies, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

JULY 2000

Title: Model Selection Criteria Based on Kullback Information Measures For Weibull, Logistic, and Nonlinear Regression Frameworks. Speaker: Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

JUNE 2000

Title: Some Long Tail Probability Having Applications in Teletraffic Theory. Speaker: Dr. J. Medhi, Visiting Scholar, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

APRIL 2000

Title: Time Series Discrimination, Signal Comparison Testing, and Model Selection in the State-Space Framework. Speaker: Thomas Nils Gustav Bengtsson, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Robustness of Bayesian Estimation and Prediction Under Common Loss Functions. Speaker: Cuirong Ren, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Modeling Collision Frequency and Cost. Speaker: Lawrence Cranor, Department of Statistics and Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri.

Title: Modeling Resource Utilization and Evaluating Injury Severity Scores Based on Missouri Trauma Patient Records. Speaker: Gaixin (Sue) Jiang, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: A Likelihood-based Approach to Linkage Detection Adaptive to Linkage Disequilibrium. Speaker: Dr. Jian Huang, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa.

Title: Bayesian Analysis for Avian Nest Survival Models. Speaker: Yolande V. Tra, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Statistical Properties of Instruments for Measuring Dietary Intakes, and the Breast Cancer and Fat Controversy. Speaker: Dr. Ray Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Toxicology, Texas A&M University.

Title: Variance Change Point Analysis in Normal Models. Speaker: Dr. Jie Chen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

MARCH 2000

Title: Causal Inference and Longitudinal Interventions. Speaker: Dr. Babette Brumback, Biostatistics Department, University of Washington.

Title: Analysis of Viral Eradication Studies. Speaker: Dr. Steve Lagakos, Chair and Henry Pickering Walcott Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University.

Title: A Diffusion Model of Human Decision Making in Perceptual Tasks. Speaker: Dr. Jeff Rouder, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia.

FEBRUARY 2000

Title: Spatial Modeling of Breeding Bird Survey Data. Speaker: Dr. Andy Royle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, MD.

Title: Methods for Generating Samples From the Limiting Distribution of a Markov Chain. Speaker: Dr. Haiyan Cai, Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Title: Is sperm count declining? Statistical and Epidemiological Issues in Analyses of Global Trends. Speaker: Dr. Shanna Swan, Family & Community Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: The Nature of Statistical Evidence. Speaker: Dr. Bill Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistics, University of Missour.i

JANUARY 2000

Title: Evaluating Multiple Treatment Courses in Clinical Trials. Speaker: Dr. Peter Thall, Biostatistics Department, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Title: Measuring Association Between Survival Times. Speaker: Dr. Silivia Polettini, Universite di Roma, Italy.

Title: Bayesian Estimation and Testing for Fieller's Problem. Speaker: Dr. Brunero Liseo, Universite di Roma, Italy.

DECEMBER 1999

Title: Bayesian Analysis for Various Order Restricted Problems. Speaker: John Molitor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Model Selection Criteria for Weibull Regression Based on Kullback Information Measures. Speaker: Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

NOVEMBER 1999

Title: Hierarchical Mixtures-of-Experts for Generalized Linear Models: Some Results on Denseness and Consistency. Speaker: Dr. Wenxin Jiang, Northwestern University.

Title: Nonparametric Likelihood Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Survival Data. Speaker: Dr. Gang Li, University of California-Los Angeles.

OCTOBER 1999

Title: Computational Algorithms. Speaker: Dr. Robert Gentleman, University of Auckland.

Title: Development, Validation and Transportability of the Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Prediction Functions. Speaker: Dr. Ralph B. D'Agostino, Sr., Boston University.

Title: A Comparison of Power Calculation Techniques for Group Randomized Trials with Dichotomous Outcomes. Speaker: Dr. Matthew S. Mayo, University of Kansas Medical Center.

SEPTEMBER 1999

Title: Personal Lines Insurance Pricing - Past, Present, & Future. Speaker: Dan Clapp, Shelter Insurance Companies.

Title: Generating Activities for Computer Simulated Traffic. Speaker: Dr. Paul Speckman.

AUGUST 1999

Title: State-Space Discrimination Based on Kullback Information Measures. Speaker: Thomas Bengtsson, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

JULY 1999

Title: Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Hunting Success Rates. Speaker: Roger Woodard, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Bayesian Hierarchical Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Mortality Rates with Disease Mapping. Speaker: Hoon Kim, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

JUNE 1999

Title: An Adaptive, Robust and High Performance Clustering Method. Speaker: Xiaohu Li, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

APRIL 1999

Title: Large Sample Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data in Rehabilitation Research. Speaker: Stacy Hoshaw-Woodard, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: The Statistical Evaluation of Trauma Scoring Systems. Speaker: Ashley Sherman, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: AIDS Surveillance Data Analysis by Back Calculation Method. Speaker: Nuoo-Ting (Jassy) Lin.

Title: A Diagnostic For Assessing the Influence of Cases on the Prediction of Missing Data. Speaker: Jacob J. Oleson, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: The Analysis of Repeated Measurements: Methods, Extensions, Comparisons, and Recommendations. Speaker: Dr. Charles S. Davis, University of Iowa.

Title: Inference in Frailty Measurement Error Models. Speaker: Dr. Xihong Lin, University of Michigan.

Title: Jobs in the Census Bureau. Speaker: Dr. Bud Pautler, Census Bureau.

MARCH 1999

Title: A Statistical Analysis of Tidal Data. Speaker: Dr. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M University.

Title: Survival Analysis and Lifetime Value: Using Survival analysis Methods in Business Environment. Speaker: Dr. Nong Lin.

Title: Models for the Gestation Length and. Conception Dates for Bowhead Whales Speaker: Dr. James Calvin, Texas A&M University.

FEBRUARY 1999

Title: Asymptotic Behavior in the Monotone Density and Related Problems. Speaker: Mr. Christopher Carolan, University of Iowa.

Title: Hierarchical Bayes Estimation of Hunting Success Rates. Speaker: Dr. Chong Zhuoqiong He, Fishery & Wildlife Research Center, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Title: Exact Bootstrap Moments of an L-Estimator. Speaker: Prof. Michael Ernst, Division of Biostatistics & Department of Statistics, University of Florida.

Title: Bayesian Inference in Neural Networks. Speaker: Mr. Robert Paige (with Ronald Bulter), Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

Title: Today in ASA. Speaker: Dr. Ray Waller.

Title: A Proportional Hazards Model for the Subdistribution. Speaker: Dr. Jason Fine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

JANUARY 1999

Title: On the Stochastic Increasing of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator. Speaker: Dr. Gaoziong Gan, University of Missouri-Rolla.

Title: Bayesian Analysis for Avian Nest Survival Models. Speaker: Yolande Tra, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

Title: Bayesian Analysis of Computational Methods for Solving Order-Restricted Problems. Speaker: John Molitor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri.

DECEMBER 1998

Title: Multivariate Regression Trees. Speaker: June-Hung (Issac) Chen, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Sample Size When The Alternative is Ordered and Other Multivariate Results. Speaker: Matthew McIntosh, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Time Series Spectral Discriminants Based on Kullback Information Measures With an Application to Seismology. Speaker: Kristin Hedberg, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

NOVEMBER 1998

Title: Function Estimation Via Wavelets in the Presence of Interval Censoring. Speaker: Changyong Song, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project: Challenges in Statistics. Speaker: Dr. Steven L. Sheriff and Dr. Zhuoqiong He, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Title: Regression Models with Arbitrarily Interval-Censored Observations. Speaker: Dr. Linxiong Li.

Title: Compound Insurance Risk Models. Speaker: Dr. Jean Tao, Department of Math & Computer Science, Central Missouri State University.

OCTOBER 1998

Title: State space models for Longitudinal Data. Speaker: Dr. Peter Song, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University.

Title: Structured Antedependence Models of Longitudinal Data. Speaker: Dr. Dale Zimmerman, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa.

Title: Generalized Varying-coefficient Models and their Applications. Speaker: Dr. Zongwu Cai, Department of Mathematics, University of Northern Carolina.

Title: One-Sided Multivariate Test. Speaker: Samruam Chongcharoen, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Statistical Methods for Computing and Comparing Reliabilities of Change Score Encounters in Rehabilitation Research. Speaker: Stacy Hoshaw-Woodard, Department of Statistics University of Missouri-Columbia.

SEPTEMBER 1998

Title: Some Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Interval-censored AIDS Data. Speaker: Dr. (Tony) Jianguo Sun, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Cross-Sectional Tests of Asset Pricing Models: An Analytic Maximum Likelihood Approach. Speaker: Dr. Guofu Zhou, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Joint Seminar with the Economics Department.

Title: Multivariate Receptor Modeling from a Statistical Science Viewpoint. Speaker: Prof. Spiegelman.

JULY 1998

Title: Comparison of Spatio-Temporal Models for Disease Mapping : Lognormal vs. Gamma for Extra-Poisson Variations and AR vs. CAR for Spatial Correlations. Speaker: Hoon Kim, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Statistics.

Title: Estimating Hunting Success Rates via Bayesian Generalized Linear Models. Speaker: Roger Woodard, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Statistics.

MAY 1998

Title: Sample Sizes for Comparing Means of Two Multivariate Normal Populations when the Alternative is Ordered. Speaker: Matthew J. McIntosh, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Statistics.

APRIL 1998

Title: A Test for Global Maximum. Speaker: Jiming Jiang, Case Western Reserve University & University of Nebraska.

Title:Bootstrap Variants of the Akaike. Information Criterion for Model Selection with Applications to Linear Regression Speaker: Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Two-Sample Tests Based on Residuals. Speaker: Jing-Er (Jill) Chiu, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Distribution Function Estimation via Wavelets for Interval Censored Data. Speaker: Changyong Song, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Statistics in Human Brain Mapping: Analysis of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Data. Speaker: Todd Ogden, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina.

MARCH 1998

Title: Stochastic Calculus and Option Pricing. Speaker: Sheldon Lin, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Iowa.

Title: Multivariate One-Sided Tests. Speaker: Samruam Chongcharoen, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Title: Construction and Application of Conditionally Specified Models. Speaker: Mark Kaiser, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University.

Title: An Overview of Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Speaker: Bob Ahlbrandt, PhD & Mike Mosier, PhD from Hoechst Marion Roussel Inc. Kansas City, Missouri.

Title: Repricing and Employee Stock Option Valuation. Speaker: Charles Corrado, Department of Finance, University of Missouri-Columbia.

FEBRUARY 1998

Title: Hierarchical Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Data. Speaker: Tapabrata Maiti, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Lincoln-Nebraska.

Title: Bayesian Approaches to Variable Selection in Multivariate Regression. Speaker: Marina Vannucci, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Title: Statistics and Dynamical Systems, Beyond Chaos. Speaker: Barbara Bailey, Geophysical Statistics Project, NCAR.

Title: Hierarchical Space-time Dynamic Models: Blending Tropical Ocean Surface Wind Fields. Speaker: Christopher Wikle, Geophysical Statistics Project, NCAR.

Title: Shape-Restricted Regression. Speaker: Mary Meyer, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan.

Title: Non-Nested Model Selection Procedures. Speaker: Mitchell Watnik, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri-Rolla.

JANUARY 1998

Title: An Approximate Wavelet MLE of Short and Long Memory Parameters. Speaker: Mark J. Jensen, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.