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 Amy Mulholland.

## Date |
## Speaker |
## Seminar Title |

Sept. 11, 2006 | Yazhen Wang Department of Statistics University of Connecticut |
Asymptotic Equivalence Study of Stochastic Models in Finance |

Sept. 18 2006 | Richard Nickl Department of Mathematics University of Connecticut |
Uniform Central Limit Theorems for Density Estimators |

Sept. 25 | Zhiyi Chi Department of Statistics University of Connecticut |
Constraints on FDR control and ways to address them. |

Oct. 2 2006 | Rong Chen Prof. of Information and Decision Sciences NSF & University of Illinois at Chicago |
Sequential Monte Carlo Methods and Their Applications: An Overview and Recent Developments |

Oct. 9 2006 | William Strawderman Department of Statistics Rutgers University |
Minimax Generalized Bayes Estimates of Location in Non-Normal Problems. |

Oct. 16 2006 | Eric Gautier Department of Economics Yale University |
Some applications of large diviations for stochastic nonlinear Schrodinger equations. |

Oct. 23 2006 | Michael Steele University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School |
Random Minimal Spanning Trees: Exact and Asymptotic Formulas for Lengths. |

Oct. 30 2006 | Ravi Montenegro Asst. Professor Mathematical Science University of Massachusetts Lowell |
Cheeger Inequalities for Eigenvalue of non-reversible Markov Kernels. |

Nov. 6 2006 | Liam Paninski Department of Statistics Columbia University |
Two problems from neural data analysis: sparse entropy estimation and adaptive experimental design. |

Nov. 13 2006 | Maxim Raginsky University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign |
Joint Universal Lossy Coding and Identification of Stationary Mixing Sources. |

Nov. 20 2006 | Thanksgiving Break |
No Seminar |

Nov. 27 2006 | Tian Zheng Department of Statistics Columbia University |
Design and Analysis of "How Many Xs Do You Know?" Surveys |

Nov. 29 2006 | Yale Communications & Networking Seminar Yale University 4:00 pm, Watson Rm 500 Sean Meyn University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |
Extremal Distributions in Information Theory and Hypothnesis Testing. |

Nov. 30 2006 | Werner Stuetzle Department of Statistics University of Washington |
no title |

Dec. 4 2006 | Andreas Buja University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School |
Bias and Variance of Bagging based on Subsampling with and without replacement. |

Dec. 11 2006 | Dylan Small University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School |
GMM vs. R-Estimates: A Case Study of Validity and Efficiency |

Dec. 18 2006 | Winter Break |
No Seminar |

Dec. 25 2006 | Winter Break |
No Seminar |

Jan. 1 2007 | Winter Break |
No Seminar |

Jan. 8 2007 | Winter Break |
No Seminar |

Jan. 15 2007 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day |
No Seminar |

Jan. 29 2007 | Yoav Benjamini Department of Statistics & Operations Research Tel Aviv University |
What Can be Learned about False Discovery Rates from Very Large Problems. |

Feb. 05 2007 | Xuming He Department of Statistics University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign |
Markov Chain Marginal Bootstrap. |

Feb. 12 2007 | Carl Morris Department of Statistics Harvard |
Constructing, approximating, and evaluating multi-level procedures. |

Feb. 19 2007 | Steve Schwager Department of Biological Statistics Cornell University |
Global Assesment of Contaminants and Risk-Benefit Analysis for Farmed and Wild Salmon. |

Feb. 28 2007 | Larry Shepp Department of Statistics Rutgers University |
Medical Imaging: from CAT scanning to functional MRI |

Mar. 5 2007 | Nan Laird Department of Biostatistics Harvard School of Public Health |
Genome Wide Association Studies with Family Based Designs. |

Mar. 12 2007 | Spring Break |
No Seminar |

Mar. 19 2007 | Spring Break |
No Seminar |

Mar. 26 2007 | Xihong Lin Department of Biostatistics Harvard University |
Nonparametric and semiparametric regression for incomplete clustered/longitudinal using spline and profile EM |

Apr. 2 2007 | Eric Kolaczyk Department of Mathematics Boston University |
Network Kriging |

Apr. 5 2007 | Martin Wainwright Joint Yale Communications & Networking Seminar & Yale Statistics Seminar. |
High Dimensional Statistical Inference: Practical & Information-Theoretic Limits on Sparsity Recovery. |

Apr. 9 2007 | Dipak Dey Department of Statistics University of Connecticut |
K-means Clustering: A novel probabilistic modeling with applications. |

Apr. 16 2007 | David Madigan Department of Statistics Rutgers University |
Lasso Regression with Structured Inputs. |

Apr. 23 2007 | - |
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Apr. 30 2007 | - |
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May 3 2007 | Tong Zhang |
A Theory of L1 Regularization |

May 24 2007 | Andrew Barron & Xi Luo Yale University Department of Statistics |
Adaptive Annealing |

May 31 2007 | Peter Hall Mathematical Sciences Institute |
Bootstrap aggregation for cross-valdiationi and inference under constraints. |