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2021-2022 Seminar Series 

Spring 2022

April

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

TITLE

1  

1:30 PM (PST) 

AQ 3149 and Remote

Dr. Elizabeth (Eliza) O’Reilly, Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Trainee in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology

Stochastic Geometry for Machine Learning

8 1:30 PM (PST) Hal 126 and Remote Dr. Laura Cowen, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria Research through Teaching: Case Studies in Ecological Statistics
22 1:30 PM (PST) Hal 126 and Remote Dr. Jinko Graham, Professor, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University Relatedness, genealogies and DNA sharing

March

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

TITLE

4  

1:30 PM (PST)

Hal 126 and Remote

Dr. Saifuddin Syed, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning, Department of Statistics, Oxford University

Non-Reversible Parallel Tempering on Optimized Paths

11 1:30 PM (PST) Hal 126 and Remote Dr. Zheyuan Li, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University General P-Splines for Non-Uniform B-Splines

18 

9:30 AM (PST)

Remote

Dr. Marine Randon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University

Towards an Operational Real-Time Forecasting System for the Endangered Southern Residents Killer Whales

25

1:30 PM (PST)

Hal 126 and Remote

Dr. Sarah (Sally) Otto, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

Inferring the Past for Traits that Alter Speciation and Extinction Rates

February

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

TITLE

18  

1:30 PM (PST) 

Hal 126 and Remote

Dr. Lisa Strug, Director of the Data Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, Director of the Ontario Region of CANSSI, and Senior Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology at SickKids in Toronto

Statistical Tools For Improved Understanding of GWAS Loci: Applications in Cystic Fibrosis

January

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER

TITLE

14  

1:30 PM (PST) 

Remote

Sarah Ford and Kanthi Jayasundera, Program Director, Centre for Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University

Join Discussion with the Centre for Educational Excellence for Excellence

21  

1:30 PM (PST)

Remote

Dr. Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia

Approximation of Intractable Integrals Using Non-Reversibility and Non-Linear Distribution Paths

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