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 …

Statistics Seminar

Title: Convergence and Concentration of Empirical Measures under Wasserstein Distance Presenter: Jing Lei Abstract: We provide upper bounds of the expected Wasserstein distance between a probability measure and its empirical version, generalizing recent results for …