M.Sc. and Ph.D. Thesis Defences

This is the schedule for upcoming and recent thesis defences from graduate students in the SFU Statistics and Actuarial Science department.

 

Spring 2014 Defences

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
Jan. 03
1:00
ASB 10908 - IRMACS
MSc
Rachel Lipson
Predicting Ovarian Cancer Survival Times: Performance of Parametric Methods and Random Survival Forests
Jan. 23 10:00 ASB 10940 - IRMACS MSc Qian Wang Variations of the linear logarithm hazard transform for modeling cohort mortality rates
Jan. 23 12:00 ASB 10900 - IRMACS Theatre PhD Zeng (Sean) Sun Model assessment: Bayes assisted tests and tests for discrete data 
Mar. 03 2:00 K9509 MSc Tingting Wen Understanding risks in a hybrid pension plan with stochastic rates of return
Apr. 24 10:30 K9509 PhD Shirin Golchi Bayesian Computation Methods and Applications

FAll 2013 Defences

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
Dec. 9
10:30 ASB 10900 - IRMACS Theatre
PhD
Oksana Chrebtii
Probabilistic solution of differential equations for Bayesian uncertainty quantification and inference