Statistics Seminar

Title: Statistical analysis for Markov-dependent data Presenter: Stephen Berg Abstract: In the first part of the talk, I will discuss modeling the species distribution of trees in Wisconsin’s historical forests, based on data collected from …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Efficient and Optimal Tensor Regression via Importance Sketching Presenter: Anru Zhang Abstract: The past decade has seen a large body of work on high-dimensional tensors or multiway arrays that arise in numerous applications. In …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Limitless Regression Discontinuity Presenter: Ben Hansen Abstract: In a regression discontinuity design (RDD), assignment to treatment versus a control condition is determined by the value of a particular baseline variable, $R$. In one recent RDD, …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Robust Statistical Procedures for Noisy, High-dimensional Data Presenter: Anna Little Abstract:  This talk addresses two topics related to robust statistical procedures for analyzing noisy, high-dimensional data: (I) path-based spectral clustering and (II) robust multi-reference …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Urban Analytics in Philadelphia Presenter: Shane Jensen Abstract: How can we use data to understand and improve our cities? Urban analytics has recently been improved through publicly available high resolution data, allowing us to …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Understanding and accelerating statistical sampling algorithms: a PDE perspective Presenter: Yulong Lu Abstract: A fundamental problem in Bayesian inference and statistical machine learning is to efficiently sample from probability distributions. Standard Markov chain Monte Carlo …

Statistics and Biostatistics Joint Seminar

Title: Statistical Leadership and the Birth of an International Clinical Trials Network Presenter: Jim Neaton Abstract: The main purpose of this talk is to argue that strong statistical leadership is needed for reducing the burden …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Improving the Power of Education Experiments with Auxiliary Data Presenter: Johann Gagnon-Bartsch Abstract:  Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are increasingly prevalent in education research, and are often regarded as a gold standard of causal inference.  …

Statistics Seminar

Title: The Mathematics and Statistics of Manifold Learning Presenter: Tyrus Berry Abstract: Despite fundamental limitations from statistical learning theory (in particular, the curse-of-dimensionality), various empirically driven approaches continue to obtain surprisingly successful results on certain …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Design and Implementation of a Basket Trial Design using a Multifactor Bayesian Hierarchical Model Presenter: Jyotirmoy Dey Abstract: Basket trial designs have grown steadily in popularity over the last 15 years in the context …