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Workshop on Analysis of High-Dimensional and Functional Data
in Honor of Peter Hall

Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 20, 2012

Department of Statistics

Math Sciences Bldg
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Prof. Peter Hall

Distinguished Professor Peter Hall


Location: Ballroom B, UC Davis Conference Center

The new UC Davis Conference Center is located opposite the Mondavi Center

Abstracts of the Talks

Saturday May 19, 2012

8:30-9:00: Registration, Breakfast

9:00-9:15: Welcome
Winston Ko, Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Wolfgang Polonik, Chair of the Department of Statistics

Chair: Wolfgang Polonik

9:15-9:55: Peter Bickel (UC Berkeley)
More on Network Models

9:55-10:35: Jianqing Fan (Princeton University)
Endogeneity in Ultra High Dimensional Models


Chair: Ethan Anderes

11:05-11:45: Craig Tracy (UC Davis)
Turbulent Liquid Crystals, KPZ Universality and the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process

11:45-12:25: Iain Johnstone (Stanford University)
Minimax Risk for Sparse Orthogonal Regression Revisited

Lunch (Tercero)

Chair: Prabir Burman

14:00-14:40: Lawrence D. Brown (University of Pennsylvania)
SURE Estimates for a Heteroscedastic Hierarchical Model

14:40-15:20: Tony Cai (University of Pennsylvania)
A Framework for Shape Constrained Inference


Chair: Jie Peng

15:50-16:10: Jiashun Jin (Carnegie Mellon University) 
Optimal Variable Selection by Graphlet Screening

16:10-16:50: Raymond Carroll (Texas A&M University)
Deconvolution and Classification

16:50-17:05: Debashis Paul (UC Davis)
Functional and High-dimensional PCA When Samples are Correlated

17:05-17:20: Hans-Georg Müller (UC Davis)
Stringing: From High-Dimensional to Functional Data

Reception and Poster Session

19:00: Gala Dinner (speech by Frank Samaniego)
AGR Hall, Walter Buehler Alumni Center

Sunday May 20

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

Chair: Jane-Ling Wang

9:00-9:20: Byeong Park (Seoul National University)
Structured Nonparametric Regression

9:20-9:40: Qiwei Yao (London School of Economics)
Factor Modelling for High-Dimensional Time Series: A Dimension-Reduction Approach

9:40-10:20: Ker-Chau Li (UC Los Angeles and Academia Sinica Taipei)
Statistical Issues of Nonlinearity and Interaction in Voluminous Genomic Data Analysis


Chair: Alexander Aue

10:50-11:05: Jiming Jiang (UC Davis)
The EMAF and E-MS Algorithms: Model Selection With Incomplete Data

11:05-11:20: Paul Baines (UC Davis)
Testing Equality of Regression Curves with Spatial and Temporal Dependence

11:20-11:35: Thomas Lee (UC Davis)
Generalized Fiducial Inference for High Dimensional Data Analysis

11:35-12:15: Peter Hall (UC Davis and University of Melbourne)
Distribution Approximation, Roth's Theorem, and Looking for Insects in Shipping Containers

Lunch (Tercero)