2020-2021 Seminar Series

If you wish to attend one of our remote (Zoom) seminars, please contact (stchsec at during the week of the event for further details.

Spring 2021

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


12 1:30pm (PST) Remote Jess McIver, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia.
The hunt for gravitational waves: new results from LIGO-Virgo’s third observing run


26 1:30pm (PDT) Remote Yang Chen, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Michigan.
Statistical and computational problems in space weather data challenges

Fall 2020

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


6 1:30pm (PST) Remote Tian Zheng, Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Columbia University.
Topic-Adjusted Visibility Metric for Scientific Articles(Also a PIMS Distinguished Speaker Lecture.)


30 1:30pm (PDT) Remote Wen Zhou, Assoc. Prof., Dept of Statistics, Colorado State University.
Robust Multiple Inference for Large-Scale Multivariate Regression with Applications to Corpus Linguistics


1:30pm (PDT) Remote Chris Bilder, Professor, Dept of Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln SARS-CoV-2 Detection through Group Testing                             

Seminars given in previous academic years

Other seminar series

Graduate student defences

  • See schedule of M.Sc. and Ph.D. defences.