Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics
SMAC talks are held each Friday during fall and spring semesters from 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM in 327 Thomas Building. Talks last 40 minutes, with time for clarification questions. The last 10 minutes are for open-ended discussion.
The general guidelines for each talk:
- 40 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes for discussion.
- The talk should be accessible to all grad students who have completed 1 year of the program.
- Informal style. For instance, chalk and blackboard talks are welcome.
- Interruptions during the talk are welcome but they should only be for clarifications; longer questions are to be left to the discussion period.
- Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.
- While a large proportion of the talks may be related to stochastic modeling and computing, a much broader list of topics have also been discussed in this series.
|August 31||Michael Gechter||Smart Cities and External Validity in Developing Countries|
|Sept. 07||Jim Lynch||What is the Shape of a Bundle? An Analysis of Rosen’s Fibrous Composites Experiments Using the Chain-of-Bundles Model|
The devil is in the tail: evidence of increasing trends in natural disaster risk
GFS downscaling using personal weather stations for heat wave vulnerability
|Sept. 21||Eunhye Song||Large-scale discrete simulation optimization using multi-resolution Gaussian Markov random fields|
|Sept. 28||Saurabh Bansal||Concentration inequalities in data-driven optimization problems in Operations Research|
|Oct. 05||Owais Gilani||Does accounting for human mobility affect air pollution exposure assignment in environmental health studies?|
|Oct. 12||Bharath Sriperumbudur||Kernels and Gaussian Processes: Connections and Equivalences|
|Oct. 19||Marco Avella||CANCELED|
|Oct. 26||Mucyo Karemera||On the Finite Sample and Asymptotic Bias Correction Properties of Simulation-based Estimators|
|Nov. 02||Tobia Boschi||Registering functional responses and functional predictors through canonical correlations.|
|Nov. 09||Beomseok Seo||Compute Mean Partition and Assess Uncertainty for Clustering Analysis|
|Nov. 16||Jaewoo Park||A function emulation approach for doubly-intractable distributions|
|Nov. 30||Karthik Bharath||Aspects of group invariance for functional data|
A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.