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- Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.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.
|February 11||Nachiketa Acharya||Verification of Probabilistic Climate Forecasts using Point-biserial Correlation|
|February 18||Bharath Sriperumbudur||Functional Single-Index Models and Gaussian Stein's Identity (Part 1)|
|Cancelled||Justin Silverman||Sequence Count Data Analysis: A perspective grounded in model identifiability|
|March 18||Hyungsuk Tak||Incorporating Measurement Error in Astronomical Object Classification|
|March 25||Bharath Sriperumbudur||Functional Single-Index Models and Gaussian Stein's Identity (Part 2)|
|April 1||Luca Insolia||Approaches for Robust Feature Selection in High-Dimensional Regression Models|
|April 8||Elena Hadjicosta||Cohort study of intervened functionally univentricular heart in England and Wales (2000-2018)|
|April 15||Marco Pangallo (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)||Making a housing market agent-based model learnable|
|April 22||Armine Bagyan||Hoffmann-Jørgensen Inequalities for Random Walks on the Cone of Positive Definite Matrices|
A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.