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September 2020

Statistics Seminar

September 30, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Statistics Seminar

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Multi-scale Inference of Genetic Trait Architecture using Biologically Anno-tated Neural Networks Presenter: Lorin A Crawford RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Brown University Abstract: With the emergence of large-scale genomic datasets, there is a unique…

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November 2020

Statistics Seminar

November 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Systems Biology of Viruses in Human and Environmental Microbiomes Presenter: Karthik Anantharaman Assistant Professor Department of Bacteriology University of Wisconsin - Madison Abstract: Viruses that infect microbes (typically referred to as bacteriophages, or phages) are the most abundant biological entities in all…

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Statistics Seminar

November 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Optimal tradeoffs in matched designs comparing US-trained and internationally-trained surgeons Presenter: Sam Pimentel Assistant Professor of Statistics University of California, Berkeley Abstract: Does receiving a medical education outside the United States impact a surgeon's performance?  We…

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Statistics Seminar

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: A Multi-resolution Theory for Approximating Infinite-p-Zero-n: Transitional Inference, Individualized Predictions, and a World Without Bias-Variance Trade-off Presenter: Xiao-Li Meng Professor of Statistics Harvard University Abstract: Transitional inference is an empiricism concept, rooted and practiced…

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December 2020

Statistics Seminar

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: A general statistical and computational framework for low-rank tensor estimation Presenter: Rungang Han Statistics PhD student UW-Madison Abstract: We proposes a flexible framework for generalized low-rank tensor estimation problems that includes many important instances…

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Statistics Seminar

December 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Clinical Trial Designs for Precision Medicine Presenter: Yeonhee Park Assistant Professor Biostatistics and Medical Informatics UW Madison Abstract: Precision medicine is revolutionizing medical research and changing the way physicians treat patients based on the…

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