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.

Summer 2017

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
May 16
10:30 K9509 MSc Derek Qiu An Applied Analysis of High Dimensional Logistic Regression
May 26
11:00 K9509 MSc
Steven Wu Using AI and Statistical Techniques to Correct Play-by-play Substitution Errors
June 1 9:00 K9509 MSc Matthew van Bommel Adjusting for Scorekeeper Bias in NBA Box Scores
June 8 1:30 SSB 7172 MSc Ying Zhang A Multi-Dimensional Bühlmann Credibility Approach to Modeling Multi-Population Mortality Rates
July 13 10:00 SSB 7172 MSc Joanna Zhao Differences in prescription drug use between survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer and the general population in B.C.
Aug 10 11:00 SSB 7172 MSc Dilishani Induruwage Mendelian Randomization as an Instrumental Variables Approach to Causal Inference

Spring 2017

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
Mar. 24 10:30 K9509 MSc Michael Johnson Analysis of the Bitcoin Exchange using Particle MCMC Methods
Mar. 31 10:30 K9509 MSc Dejie (Katherine) Kong Delta Hedging for Single Premium Segregated Fund
Apr. 06 11:15 K9509 MSc Botao (Bobby) Han Analysis of Target Benefit Plan with Aggregate Cost Method
Apr. 13 10:00 K9509 MSc Tian Li Bayesian Sensitivity Analysis for Non-ignorable Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies
Apr. 18 10:00 K9509 PhD Biljana Jonoska Stojkova Bayesian methods for multi-modal posterior topologies
Apr. 19 10:00 K9509 MSc Zetong (Cecilia) Li Stochastic Modeling and Comparison of Two Pension Plans
Apr. 20 10:30 AQ4150 MSc Terry Tang Predictive Estimation in Canadian Federal Elections