Fall 2004   Spring 2005   Past Years

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held each Monday at the Department of Statistics, 24 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 107.  Seminars begin at 4:15 pm, and are preceded by tea at 3:45 pm in the common room.  If you would like your name added to our seminar mailing list, please send your e-mail address to Kathryn Young.

Fall 2004 Seminar Schedule



Seminar Title

06 SEP 2004 Labor Day  Holiday - No Seminar
13 SEP 2004 Ruth Pfeiffer
NIH -Division of Cancer, Epidemiology and Genetics, Biostatistics Branch
Mixed effects models for specially ascertained samples: statistical issues and examples in epidemiologic studies
20 SEP 2004 Tao Huang
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine      
Semilinear high-dimensional model for normalization of microarray data
27 SEP 2004 Daryl Pregibon
Graph Mining
04 OCT 2004 Andrew Nobel
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sequential Prediction and Memoryless Sequences

11 OCT 2004

David Pollard
Department of Statistics, Yale University
Sekhar Tatikonda
Department of  Electrical Engineering,
Yale University

What we learned (about concentration and spin glasses) last summer
18 OCT 2004 Andrew Gelman
Department of Statistics
Department of Political Science
Columbia University
Survey weighting and hierarchical regression: some successes and struggles
25 OCT 2004 Larry Wasserman
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
Error Control in Large and Infinite Dimensional Problems
01 NOV 2004 No seminar scheduled
08 NOV 2004 Jeffrey S. Morris
Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wavelet-Based Functional Mixed Models
15 NOV 2004 Boaz Nadler
Department of Mathematics
Yale University
Regression and classification in high dimensions:  The effects of noise and the importance of dimensional reduction.
22 NOV 2004 University Recess - No Seminar N/A
29 NOV 2004 Michael Newton
Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics & Statistics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Evidence for polyclonality of intestinal tumors
06 DEC 2004
Gareth James
Marshall School of Business
Department of Information and Operations Management
University of Southern California

Curve Alignment by Moments

Spring 2005 Seminar Schedule



Seminar Title

10 JAN 2005 Francoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Georgetown University Medical Center
Statistical Methods For Proteomics
19 JAN 2005 MLK Holiday - No Seminar N/A
(rescheduled date)
25 JAN 2005
1:00 pm
Andrew Carter
Department of Statistics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Goodness of fit tests using asymptotic approximations

31 JAN 2005 Yuhong Yang
School of Statistics
University of Minnesota
Combining/Selecting Models/Procedures
07 FEB 2005 Mark Low
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Estimating quadratic functionals 
14 FEB 2005 Chris Volinsky
Statistics Research Group
AT&T Research
Modelling Massive Dynamic Graphs
21 FEB 2005 T. Toni Cai
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Prediction In Functional Linear Regression

24 FEB 2005
4:15 pm

Jon McAuliffe
Statistics Department
UC Berkeley

Statistical methods for genome comparison

28 FEB 2005 Julia Brettschneider
Department of Statistics
UC Berkeley
Quality measures for microarry gene expression data
01 MAR 2005
4:15 pm
David Steinsaltz
Department of Demographics
UC Berkeley

Stochastic models of mortality plateaus
04 MAR 2005
12:00 Noon

Christopher Hans
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences
Duke University

Regression Model Search and Uncertainty with Many Predictors
07 MAR 2005 University Recess - No Seminar
14 MAR 2005 University Recess - No Seminar N/A
21 MAR 2005 Phil Haile
Department of Economics
Yale University
Nonparametric Tests for Common Values at First-Price Auctions
28 MAR 2005 Mokshay Madiman
Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University
Compound Poisson Approximation, Measure Concentration, and Information Theory
04 APR 2005 Daniel  Spielman
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms: the simplex method and beyond
11 APR 2005 Gregory R. Warnes
Pfizer, Inc.
18 APR 2005 Cristina Butucea
Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires
Université Paris VI
Estimation of the Wigner function in quantum homodyne tomography with noisy data

25 APR 2005 Jim Berger
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences
Duke University