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February 2020

Statistics Seminar

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

Title: Modern Perspectives on Classical Learning Problems: Role of Memory and Data Amplification Presenter: Vastal Sharan PhD Student Stanford University Abstract: This talk will discuss statistical and computation requirements---and how they interact---for three learning setups.…

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Statistics Seminar

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

Title: A Unifying Framework for Communication Efficient Decentralized Machine Learning Presenter: Sebastian Stich Research scientist at EPFL Lausanne Abstract: Machine Learning (ML) applications have a tremendous impact on our everyday life. However, we pay a…

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September 2020

Statistics Seminar

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Lightning Talks from Our Faculty Presenter: Statistics Faculty Abstract: Junior and senior faculty give short talks about their research activities

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Statistics Seminar

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Fascinating Revelations Presenter: Mark Hansen Abstract: Journalists have long turned to data and computation as important components in their reporting. In 1904, Joseph Pulitzer himself advocated for the inclusion of data analysis in his…

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Statistics Seminar

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Self-induced regularization: from linear regression to neural networks Presenter: Andrea Montanari Abstract: Modern machine learning methods --most noticeably multi-layer neural networks-- require to fit highly non-linear models comprising tens of thousands to millions of…

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Statistics Seminar

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Title: Learning with entropy-regularized optimal transport  Presenter: Dr. Aude Genevay Abstract: Entropy-regularized OT (EOT) was first introduced by Cuturi in 2013 as a solution to the computational burden of OT for machine learning problems. In…

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Statistics Seminar

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Lightning Talks from Our Faculty II Presenter: Statistics Faculty Abstract: Junior and senior faculty give short talks about their research activities Link: https://uwmadison.webex.com/meet/pr923156234

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October 2020

Statistics Seminar

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

Title: Randomly Collected, Worst Case Data Presenter: Professor Gregory Valiant Abstract: I'll discuss a new framework for statistical estimation that leverages knowledge of how samples are collected but makes no distributional assumptions on the data values.…

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Statistics Seminar

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

Title: Statistical Issues in Frontier Cross-Sectional Asset Pricing Research Presenter: Professor Ivan Shaliastovich Abstract: The linear asset pricing model, the workhorse of empirical research in finance, prescribes that the average return on any asset should…

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Statistics Seminar

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

Title: Subgrid-scale statistical model and stochastic generator for geophysical data Presenter: Julie Bessac Assistant Computational Statistician Argonne National Laboratory Abstract: In the first part of the talk, we present a statistical model for the sub-grid scale variability…

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