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Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics

Spring 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 Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.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
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.