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Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics

Fall 2022

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: 

  1. 40 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes for discussion.
  2. The talk should be accessible to all grad students who have completed 1 year of the program.
  3. Informal style. For instance, chalk and blackboard talks are welcome.
  4. Interruptions during the talk are welcome but they should only be for clarifications; longer questions are to be left to the discussion period.
  5. Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.
  6. 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.
Date Speaker Title
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 14 TBD  
October 21 Siddharth Vishwanath HaRAM: A Hamiltonian Repelling-Attracting Metropolis Algorithm for High Dimensional Multimodality
October 28 Zhaoxue Tong TBD
November 5 TBD  
November 11 Justin Silverman TBD
November 18 TBD  
December 2 Lyubov Doroshenko TBD

A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.