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Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics
Spring 2019

  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 Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.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 Topic
January 11   No talk (department seminars)
January 18   No talk (department seminars)
January 25   No talk (department seminars)
February 1   No talk (department seminars)
February 08   No talk (department seminars)
February 15   No talk (department seminars)
February 22   TBA
March 1 Doug Cavener (Biology) TBA
March 08 No seminar (spring break)  
March 15 Zhuoran Yang TBA
March 22 Matthias He (Astronomy) Forward Modeling of the Kepler Exoplanetary Systems
March 29 Melissa Gervais (Meteorology) Variational Transport: A Convergent Particle-Based Algorithm for Distributional Optimization
April 5 Yining Wang (CMU) Computational Aspects of Optimal Experimental Design
April 12 Mehreen Mughal (Bioinformatics and Genomics) Modeling the spatial and temporal distribution of genetic diversity to classify selective sweeps and predict selection parameters
April 19 Andrea Apolloni, CIRAD, Montpellier, France Peste des Petits Ruminants and mobility in West Africa: an overview

A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.