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Department of Statistics

2023 Colloquia

The Statistics Department Colloquia invites academic scholars and industrial researchers to present and communicate cutting-edge research and progress in statistics, machine learning, data science, and their interdisciplinary applications. Colloquia are held weekly and open for attendance by faculty, students, and staff.




Nov. 30th, 2023: Krishnaiah Lecture - Kathryn Roeder


Date Speaker Title
February 23rd Barry Nussbaum 

It’s Not What We Said, It’s Not What They Heard, It’s What They Say They Heard

March 30th Tianyuan Guan from Kent University 

Markov Process Multistate Modeling of Large Data

April 6th Aaditya Ramdas from CMU 

Randomized and exchangeable improvements of Markov's, Chebyshev's and Chernoff's inequalities

April 13th Alessandro Rinaldo from CMU 

High-dimensional CLTs: near-optimal rates and modern inference for OLS regression

April 20th Zhigen Zhao from Temple University 

False Discovery Rate Control via Mirror Statistics

April 27th Peter Craigmile from Ohio State 

Enhancing statistical inference for stochastic processes using modern statistical methods

August 24th Mikael Kuusela from Carnegie Mellon 

Neural likelihood surface estimation for intractable spatial models

August 31st John Liechty from the Smeal College of Business

Bayesian Inference using Generative Models

September 7th Dajiang Liu from the Hershey College of Medicine

Methods and tools for multi-ancestry genetic association meta-analysis

September 28th Sam Wong from Waterloo

Dynamic systems: estimation, assessment, and applications with sparse and noisy data

October 12th Chen Yong from UPenn 

PDA: Privacy-preserving Distributed Algorithms and statistical inference in the era of real-world data networks

October 26nd Russel Shinohara (UPenn)

Integrating complex correlated imaging data in multi-center studies

November 2nd Richard Zhehang Li (UC Santa Cruz)

Cause-of-Death Classification Using Verbal Autopsies From Multiple Heterogeneous Domains

November 9th Marepalli Rao (University of Cincinnati) 

The Legacy of Ronald Aylmer Fisher and the Turmoil Surrounding Him

November 16th Ziv Goldfeld (Cornell)

Gromov-Wasserstein Alignment: Statistical and Computational Advancements via Duality

The colloquia will be held from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Thomas 201


A look back at previous COLLOQUIA.