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 2015 Defences

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
July 20 10:30 K9509 MSC Chenlu Shi An approach to constructing good two-level orthogonal factorial designs with large run sizes
July 24 1:00 K9509 MSC Bingying Li Threshold-free Measure for Assessing the Performance of Risk Prediction with Censored Data
July 29 10:00 K9509
MSC Xinying (Serene) Liang Application of linear relation model on mortality immunization
July 29 11:00 K9509
MSC Xiang (Ivy) Luan A Non-Parametric Buhlmann Credibility Approach to Modeling Mortality Rates
Aug 17 10:30 ASB 10900 MSC Sharla Gelfand Understanding the impact of heteroscedasticity on the predictive ability of modern regression methods
Aug 20 2:00  ASB 10908 MSC Bin Zhao Effect of Climate Change on Forest Fire
Aug 28 1:30 ASB 10900 PHD Jack Davis Analysis of Data in Network and Textual Formats
 

 Spring 2015 Defences

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
Jan 15 10:00 ASB 10940 MSc Sabrina Zhang The Optimal Payment Reduction Ratios for a Catastrophe Bond
Jan 23 10:45 ASB 10908 MSc Yi Xiong Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data for Forest Fire Control
Mar 06 10:30 ASB 10908 MSc Annie Yu Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling of Health Insurance Claims

Fall 2014 Defences

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link
Dec 11 9:00 ASB 10940 MSc Sherry Chen Natural Hedging Using Multi-population Mortality Models
Dec 19 9:30 ASB 10940 MSc Elena Szefer Joint analysis of imaging and genomic data to identify associations related to cognitive impairment