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 and on Zoom. 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- Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.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.
|September 2||Federico Severino||Persistence-based Wold decomposition and FED cycles|
|September 9||Hyebin Song||Efficient shape-constrained inference for the autocovariance sequence from a reversible Markov chain|
|September 16||Michael Schweinberger||Learning about an interdependent and interconnected world, without replications (in the conventional sense of the word)|
|September 23||Vimal Rao (University of Minnesota)||The Psychology of Statistics|
|September 30||No Talk|
|October 7||Ashley Villar||Dimensionality Reduction for Cosmic Explosions|
|October 21||Siddharth Vishwanath||HaRAM: A Hamiltonian Repelling-Attracting Metropolis Algorithm for High Dimensional Multimodality|
|October 28||Zhaoxue Tong||TBD|
|November 11||Justin Silverman||TBD|
|December 2||Lyubov Doroshenko||TBD|
A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.