STA 290 Seminars

Statistics Seminar Series

WINTER 2018:

Winter Seminar Instructor: Prof. Xiaodong Li

Location: MSB 1147, Colloquium Room. Held on Thursdays at 4:10pm (unless otherwise stated). The first seminar of Fall 2018 will be held on January 11th.

Students who wish to register for STA 290 credit (1 unit; 2 units with instructor's permission) may use CRN 72577. For the requirement for the obtaining 2 credits for STA 290 please contact Prof. Li.

Date Speaker Institution Title / Abstract
Thursday Jan 11th
Shiqian Ma Mathematics, UC Davis "Nonconvex ADMM and its applications" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Jan 18th
Zhou Yu Computer Science, UC Davis

“Situated Intelligent Interactive Systems” - ABSTRACT


Thursday Jan 25th Phyllis Wan
Columbia University

"Modeling Social Networks using Linear Preferential Attachment" - ABSTRACT


Monday Jan 29th, 2:10pm Min Xu University of Pennsylvania Optimal Rates for Community Estimation in the Weighted Stochastic Block Model - ABSTRACT
Wednesday Jan 31st, 1:10pm
Krishnakumar Balasubramanian
Statlab (ORFE), Princeton University "Parametric and Nonparametric Models for Higher-order Interactions" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 1st
Xinran Li
Harvard University "Randomization Inference for Peer Effects" - ABSTRACT
Monday, Feb 5th, 2:10pm Shizhe Chen Columbia University "Learning the Connectivity of Large Sets of Neurons" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 8th
Fang Han Statistics, Univ. Washington "Three New Concentration Inequalities for Time Series Data" - ABSTRACT

Thursday Feb 15th

Guangliang Chen
Mathematics/Statistics, San Jose State Univ. "A Unified Scalable Spectral Clustering Framework Based on Efficient Sparse Matrix Operations" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Feb 22nd
Tengyu Ma Facebook, Computer Sci/Statistics, Stanford Univ. "Algorithmic Regularization in Over-parameterized Matrix Recovery and Neural Networks with Quadratic Activations" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Mar 1st
Kyunghee Han Post-doctoral Scholar, Statistics, UC Davis "Errors-in-variables problem in nonparametric additive models" - ABSTRACT
Monday Mar 5th, 2:10pm
Monika Bhattacharjee
Informatics Institute, University of Florida "Change point estimation in dynamic stochastic block model" - ABSTRACT
Thursday Mar 8th Zhenhua Lin Post-doctoral Scholar,Statistics, UC Davis "Mixture inner product spaces and their application to functional data analysis" - ABSTRACT

ALL SEMINARS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seminar speakers / titles / abstracts to be updated soon.

For seminar abstracts from previous quarters, please visit the Recent Seminar Abstract Library.