Department of Statistical Sciences Seminar Series 2018

Statistics Seminar Series

The Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for researchers to share their ideas and forge collaborative relationships.

There are usually no seminars during the summer or during exam weeks.

If you wish to invite a speaker (or speak yourself), or if you have any
questions/comments/suggestions, please contact ea-stats@utstat.toronto.edu

All are welcome to attend.

We especially encourage graduate student participation at our Seminar Series.

Every effort will be made to ensure accessibility of our seminars. If you have an accommodation need, please contact ea-stats@utstat.toronto.edu and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

Upcoming Events: Location: Fields Institute

2017-2018 Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/17-18/distinguished-lecture-series-statistical-sciences

Date: September 14, 2017, 17:30-18:30 
Speaker: David Bellhouse, University of Western Ontario
Location: Fields Institute

Date: October 4-5, 2017,
Raymond Carroll
Location: Fields Institute
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/17-18/distinguished-lecture-series-statistical-sciences

Date: October 12, 2017, 17:30-18:30 
Speaker: Art Owen, Stanford University
Location: Fields Institute

Date: October 26, 2017 
Speaker: Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Fields Institute, 17:30-18:30

Links to Institute: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/partner/calendars.html

You can find the three anniversary seminars as well as one Distinguished lecture series in statistical sciences from http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/lectures

 

Statistics Seminar Series

Fall 2017

September 21, 2017
Speaker:
Kai Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
DK

September 21, 2017
Speaker:
Kai Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
DK

September 28, 2017
Speaker:
Naveen Narisetty, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host: 
SV

Monday October 2, 2017
Speaker:
Konstantinos Fokianos, University of Cyprus
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
ZZ

November 2, 2017
Speaker:
Michael Betancourt, Columbia University
Abstract: TBA
Location: TBA
Host:
DS

November 9, 2017
Speaker:
Farouk Nathoo, University of Victoria
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
RC

November 16, 2017
Speaker:
Pierre Jacob, Harvard University
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
RC

November 30, 2017
Speaker:
Janine Illian, University of St. Andrews
Abstract: TBA
Location: TBA
Host:
DS

December 7, 2017
Speaker:
Severien Nkurunziza, University of Windsor
Abstract: TBA
Location: TBA
Host:
ZZ

Winter 2018

March 22, 2018
Speaker:
Wenxin Zhou, University of California San Diego
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
Qiang Sun

March 29, 2018
Speaker:
David Matteson, Cornell University
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
SV

April 5, 2018
Speaker:
Linglong Kong, University of Alberta
Abstract:
TBA
Location:
TBA
Host:
DK



Past Seminars

Past Seminars, Winter 2017

January 23, 2017
Speaker: Daniel Simpson, University of Bath
Abstract: Towards a global, high-resolution model of air pollution
Time: 2:00pm (Refreshments at 1:30pm)
Location: Room 2127, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: PB

January 26, 2017
Speaker: Stefano Castruccio, Newcastle University
Abstract: Stochastic Approximations of Complex Deterministic Models: Environmental Applications
Time: 2:00pm (Refreshments at 1:30pm)
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: JR

January 30, 2017
Speaker: Qiang Sun, Yale University
Abstract: A New Perspective On Robust Mean Regression
Time: 2:00pm (Refreshments at 1:30pm)
Location: Room 2127, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: DK

February 1, 2017
Speaker: Charlotte Haley, Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract: On Spatiotemporal Spectral Analysis
Time: 3:00pm (Refreshments at 2:30pm)
Location: Room 1069, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: NR

February 2, 2017
Speaker: Lina Lin, University of Washington
Abstract: A general framework for estimating high-dimensional non-Gaussian graphical models
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:00pm)
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: DD

February 7, 2017
Speaker: Sebastian Engelke
Abstract: Robust bounds in multivariate extremes
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 141, Ramsay Wright Laboratories
Host: RC

February 9, 2017
Speaker: Ryan Donnelly, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Abstract: Optimal Decisions in a Time Priority Queue
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: Sheldon Lin

February 13, 2017
Speaker: Shahin Tavakoli, University of Cambridge
Abstract: Functional Data Analysis Driven By Modern Applications
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 204, Innis College
Host: FY

February 14, 2017
Speaker: Ibrahim Ekren, ETH Zurich
Abstract: Portfolio Choice with Transient and Temporary Transaction Costs
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 312, Innis College

February 16, 2017
Speaker: Yuchong Zhang, Columbia University
Abstract: Optimal Reward and Mean Field Game of Racing
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall

February 23, 2017
Speaker: Alexander Franks, University of Washington
Abstract: Information-sharing schemes for complex data analysis: examples from high-throughput biology and professional basketball
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host: ME

February 28, 2017
Speaker: Rui Tuo, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract: A New Framework of calibration for computer models: parameterization and efficient estimation
Time: 3:30 (Refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Room 312, Innis College

March 23, 2017
Speaker: Yves Atchadé, University of Michigan
Abstract: Change-points estimation in large graphical models
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
JR

March 30, 2017
Speaker: Thierry Duchesne, The University of Laval
Abstract: Two-step estimation for mixed effects regression models: When old fashion repeats itself
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
RC

April 6, 2017
Speaker: Holger Dette, Ruhr University, Bochum
Abstract: Statistical methodology for comparing curves
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
SV

Past Seminars, Fall 2016

September 22, 2016
Speaker:
Mireille Schnitzer, University of Montreal
Abstract:
Collaborative Targeted Learning Using Regression Shrinkage
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Sign Up to Meet the Speaker (Faculty Only)
Host:
PB

September 29, 2016
Speaker: Peter Craigmile, The Ohio State University
Abstract: Maximum likelihood estimation for stochastic differential equations using sequential Gaussian-process-based optimization
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Sign up to Meet the Speaker (Faculty Only)
Host:
PB

October 6, 2016
Speaker: Roger Grosse, University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science
Abstract: Sandwiching the marginal likelihood using bidirectional Monte Carlo
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
SV

October 13, 2016
Speaker: Jim Hobert, University of Florida
Abstract: Convergence Analysis of MCMC Algorithms for Bayesian Robust Multivariate Regression
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
RC

October 20, 2016
Speaker: Martin Lysy, University of Waterloo
Abstract: Stochastic modeling of observables in nanoscopic systems
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
RC

October 27, 2016
Speaker: Han Liu, Princeton University
Abstract: Combinatorial Inference
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
FY

November 3, 2016
Speaker: Geoff Wodtke University of Toronto, Department of Sociology
Abstract: Regression-Based Adjustment For Time-Varying Confounders
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
JS

November 10, 2016
Speaker: Marc Hallin, ECARES
Abstract: Monge-Kantorovich Ranks and Signs
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
SV

November 17, 2016
Speaker: Mark Anthony Caruana, University of Malta
Abstract: Parameter Estimation for Lévy Processes
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
AF

2016-2017 Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences: Donald Rubin
November 23 – 24, 2016, The Fields Institute
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/16-17/DLSS

December 1, 2016
Speaker: Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University
Abstract: Structured factor models to find interpretable signal in genomic data
Location: Room 2108, Sidney Smith Hall
Host:
SV

Past Seminars, 2015-2016

September 24, 2015       Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Einat Gil, University of Toronto
Abstract: Learning about Big Data among Secondary School Students in a technology-supported collaborative learning environment
Host: NR

October 1, 2015            Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Raymond Wong, Iowa State University
Abstract: A Frequentist Approach to Computer Model Calibration
Host: FY

October 8, 2015            Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Jonathan Gonzalez Salgado, The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Abstract: Optimal Asset Allocation for Defined Benefit Plans under a Heavy-Tailed-Coupled Portfolio
Host: AF

October 15, 2015            Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Armin Hatefi, University of Toronto
Abstract: Finite Mixture Modelling With Rank-Based Samples
Host: NR

October 22, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Stanislav Volgushev, Cornell University 
Abstract: Distributed computing for quantile regression
Host: JS

October 29, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Alessandra Salvan, University of Padua
Abstract: Inference From Pseudo Likelihoods With Plug-In Estimates
Host: NR

November 5, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Andrey Feuerverger
Abstract: Goodness-of-Fit for Operational Risk (or: GoF for OpRisk)
Host: AF

November 12, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Todd Kuffner, Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract: A Unified Framework for Bayes Factor Asymptotics
Host: NR

November 19, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Richard Cook, University of Waterloo
Abstract: Inference about the within-family association in disease onset times under biased sampling schemes
Host: PB

*November 26, 2015         *Fields Institute  at 3:15pm*
Speaker: Valerie Isham, University College, London
Abstract: Workshop on Evolving Marked Point Processes with Application to Wildland Fire Regime Modeling
Host: PB

December 3, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Duncan Murdoch, University of Western Ontario
Abstract: Recent Developments in rgl
Host: PB

*Seminars September to December 2015 held in Room SS 1087*

December 10, 2015         Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1087
Speaker: Veronica J. Vieland, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital & The Ohio State University
Abstract: Measurement of Statistical Evidence in Scientific Applications
Host: Mike Evans and Lisa Strug

January 14, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Andrew Finley, Michigan State University
Abstract: Process-based hierarchical models for coupling high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables over large geographic domains
Host: PB

January 21, 2016 (2 seminars at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. See listings for locations)

Time: 1:30pm  (refreshments at 1:15pm)
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2128
Speaker: Stanislav Volgushev, Cornell University
Abstract: Quantile-based spectral analysis
Host: JS

Time: 3:30pm (refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Christoph Frei, University of Alberta
Abstract: Systemic Influences on Optimal Investment in Stocks and Credit Default Swaps
Host: JS

January 28, 2016 (2 seminars at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. See listings for locations)

Time: 1:30pm  (refreshments at 1:15pm)
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2128
Speaker: Dehan Kong, University of North Carolina
Abstract: High-dimensional Matrix Linear Regression Model
Host: JS

Time: 3:30pm (refreshments at 3:15pm)
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Yu-Jui Huang, Dublin City University
Abstract: Time-Consistent Stopping
Host: JS

February 4, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Tim Leung, Columbia University
Abstract: Optimal Multiple Stopping Problems Under Mean-Reverting Dynamics
Host: JS

February 8, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2129
Speaker: Ningyuan Chen, Yale School of Management
Abstract: A partitioning algorithm for Markov decision processes with applications to market microstructure
Host: JS

February 11, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Zhou Zhou, University of Minnesota
Abstract: Arbitrage and hedging with American options
Host: JS

February 16, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, 1084
Speaker: Sveinn Olafsson, University of California Santa Barbara
Abstract: Short-term asymptotic properties of option prices and implied volatility under financial models with jumps and stochastic volatility
Host: JS

February 18, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Mike Ludkovski, University of California Santa Barbara
Abstract: Simulation Design for Stochastic Control: from American Options to Epidemics Detection
Host: JS

February 25, 2016  1:30pm          Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2102
Speaker: Yaoliang Yu, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: The Computational, Statistical and Practical Aspects of Machine Learning
Host: JS

February 25, 2016  3:30pm          Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Luke Bornn, Simon Fraser University
Abstract: From Pixels to Points: Using Tracking Data to Measure Performance in Professional Sports
Host: RC

March 3, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker:
Peisong Han, University of Waterloo
Abstract:
Multiple Robustness In Missing Data Analysis
Host:
PB

March 9, 2016    1:30pm       Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125
Speaker:
Tuo Zhao, Johns Hopkins University
Abstract:
Compute Faster and Learn Better: Machine Learning via Nonconvex Model-based Optimization
Host: JS

March 10, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker:
David Bailey, University of Toronto
Abstract:
The Uncertainties of Scientific Measurements
Host: JR

March 17, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Jason Loeppky, University of British Columbia
Abstract: Bayesian Experiment Design for Uncertainty Quantification
Host: PB

March 31, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Andrea Riebler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Abstract: Estimation and extrapolation of time trends in registry data using Bayesian age-period-cohort models
Host: PB

April 7, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106 at 3:10pm
Graduate Student Seminars
Host: FY

April 21, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2106
Speaker: Jonathan Huggins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Abstract: Truncated Random Measures
Host: DR

April 28, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1073
Speaker: Yves Tillé, University of Neuchâtel
Abstract: How to choose the best sampling design?
Host: NR

May 12, 2016           Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2127
Speaker: Charles Rohde, Johns Hopkins University
Abstract: Likelihood Methods in Statistics
Host: Lisa Strug

For statistics seminars before September 2015, please see the older seminars page.

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