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Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics

Spring 2024

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 Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.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
1/26/24 Bharath Sriperumbudur Regularized Stein Variational Gradient Flow
2/2/24 Lightning talks  
2/9/24 Zita Oravecz Multilevel extensions of stochastic process models for high-frequency longitudinal data
2/16/24 Kuriabov Evgenii TBA
2/23/24 Ashton Verdery TBA
3/1/24 Xiao Liu TBA
3/8/24 Spring break  
3/15/24 Guangqing Chi TBA
3/22/24 Ephraim Hanks TBA
3/29/24 Jia Song TBA
4/5/24 Prakash Chakraborty TBA
4/12/24 Junjun Yin TBA
4/19/24 Hyungsuk Tak TBA
4/26/24 Soundara Kumara TBA
5/3/24 Shaun Mahony TBA


A look back at previous SMAC TALKS.