2016-2017 Seminar Series


Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


25 11:00 K9509 Ryan Lekivetz, Senior Research Statistician Developer, JMP Division of SAS  Five years out: Things I would tell my younger (grad student) self


Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


27 1:30 ASB 10900  Thomas Levi, Director of Data Science, Unbounce, Vancouver, BC Using NLP to understand and predict web page quality and conversion performance


03 1:30 ASB 10900 Kary Myers, Scientist, Statistical Sciences Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamo, NM Intrusion Detection in Critical Infrastructure
24 1:30 ASB 10900 Nimal Wickremasinghe, Department of Statistics, University of Columbo, Sri Lanka (Visiting Faculty - Statistics & Actuarial Science - SFU) Some Highlights and Applications of the General Linear Model


03 1:30 ASB 10900 Ahad Jamalizadeh, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Computer, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran Skew-elliptical distributions and their relationship with order statistics
10 1:30 ASB 10900 Forrest W. Crawford, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Yale University Link-tracing studies of hidden networks
*15 11:00 ASB 10900 Leilei Zeng, Associate Professor,Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo Cohort Studies with Complex Sampling Scheme and Loss to Followup
17 1:30 ASB 10900 Peter Xuekun Song, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan ​Fusion Learning of Model Heterogeneity in Data Integration
31 1:30 ASB 10900 Peihua Qiu, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Florida Dynamic Disease Screening: An Approach For Disease Early Detection and Prevention


07 1:30 ASB 10900 Hulin Wu, Professor & Associate Chair Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Two Big Data Research Projects: High-Dimensional Differential Equation and Network Modeling for GEO Genomics and EHR Phenomics Data


FALL 2016

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


09 *2:30 IRMACS Gord Willmot - Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo Remarks on nonhomogeneous birth process claim count models
23 1:30 IRMACS Vinayak Rao - Assitant Professor, Department of Statistics, Purdue University Path and parameter inference for Markov jump processes
30 1:30 IRMACS Debashis Mondal - Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University Hamiltonian Monte Carlo sampling in Bayesian empirical likelihood computation


07 1:30  IRMACS Arnie Bhadury - Data Scientist at Flipboard Topic Models - Simple, Modular and Effective !
14 1:30 IRMACS Yue Wang - Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University Quantifying speech production and perception in different communication contexts
21 1:30 IMACS Farouk Nathoo - Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Victoria A Bayesian Group Sparse Multi-Task Regression Model for Imaging Genetics
28 1:30  IRMACS Martin Andresen - Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University Crime, statistics, and crime statistics: searching for patterns with the aim of prevention


04 1:30 IRMACS Giles Hooker - Associate Professor, Department of Biology Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University Decision Trees and CLT's: Inference and Machine Learning
18 1:30 ASB 10900 Mirza Faisal Beg - Professor, School of Engineering and Assoiate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, SFU Problems in High Dimensional Computational Brain and Eye Anatomy
*29 *3:00 ASB 10900 Jonathan Taylor - Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University Interactive data analysis via selective inference