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February 2021

Statistics Seminar

February 11 @ 12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

Title: Bridging Estimation and Decision Making Presenter: Dylan Foster MIT Abstract: Machine learning is becoming widely used in decision making, in domains ranging from personalized medicine and mobile health to online education and recommendation systems.…

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Statistics Seminar

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Valid Statistical Inference with Privacy Constraints   Presenter: Aleksandra Slavkovic  Abstract: Limiting the disclosure risk of sensitive data and statistical analyses is a long-standing problem in statistics. Differential privacy (DP), provides a framework for a strong…

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Statistics Seminar

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Graph-based approximation of Matérn Gaussian fields.  Presenter: Ruiyi Yang (University of Chicago) Abstract: Matérn Gaussian fields (MGF) have been popular modeling choices as priors in many aspects of Bayesian statistics. In this talk we will…

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March 2021

Statistics Seminar

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Statistical Exploitation of Unlabeled Data under High Dimensionality Presenter: Jiwei Zhao Abstract: In this talk, we consider the benefits of unlabeled data in the semi-supervised setting under high dimensionality, for parameter estimation and statistical…

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Statistics Seminar

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Locally private estimation of a quadratic functional is faster using available privatized data Presenter: Cristina Butucea Abstract: Local differential privacy has recently received increasing attention from the statistics community as a valuable tool to protect the…

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Statistics Seminar

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Distribution-Free, Risk-Controlling Prediction Sets Presenter: Stephen Bates Abstract: While improving prediction accuracy has been the focus of machine learning in recent years, this alone does not suffice for reliable decision-making. Deploying predictive models in…

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April 2021

Statistics Seminar

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title:  Presenter: Erin Hartman Abstract: Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94724709216

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Statistics Seminar

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title:  Presenter: Gen Li  Abstract: Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94724709216

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Statistics Seminar

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title:  Presenter: Jelena Bradic Abstract: Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94724709216

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Statistics Seminar

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title:  Presenter: Albert Berahas Abstract: Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94724709216

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