Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars will be held in IRMACS Theatre in the Applied Sciences Building (ASB 10900) at 1:30pm(unless otherwise noted*).

Refreshments will be served at IRMACS Atrium 15 minutes prior to the seminar.

If seminars are held in K9509, then refreshments will be served in K9509 15 minutes prior to the seminar.

SUMMER 2015

Date Time Location Speaker Title
 

May

08
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900
 
Yan Yuan - Assistant Professor, School of Public Health,  University of Alberta Threshold Free Measures for Assessing the Performance of Medical Screening Tests
29 1:30 ASB 10900 Kwok Tsui - Head and Chair Professor of Industrial Engineeging, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong Evolution of Big Data Analytics

 

SPRING 2015

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title
 

January

09 
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900
 
Erika Ball, Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University Finding the Super-Shrink: A Hierarchical Smoothing Spline Implementation in Counseling Psychology
16
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900 James Halloway, Professor, Nuclear Engineering / Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan
 
Radiative Shocks: A story of uncertainty in modeling and measuring
23
CANCELLED
Mark Blair, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, SFU Telemetric data analysis of Real-time strategy video games; a new 'drosophila' for the cognitive sciences

February

06 1:30 ASB 10900 Dr. Earl Lawrence, Scientist, Statistics Science Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory Emulating the Matter Power Spectrum for the Universe
13 READING BREAK  
20 1:30 ASB 10900 Eric Cai, Statistician, BC Cancer Agency Advice on working in the statistics industry from a recent graduate
27 1:30 ASB 10900 Jason Sutherland, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC Exploring Activity-Based Funding in British Columbia

March

06 1:30 ASB 10900 Lisa Oliver, Analyst, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, SFU
 
Introduction to the Simon Fraser University Statistics Canada Research Data Centre
13 1:30 ASB 10900 Paul Tupper, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, SFU Eye Tracking Studies of Category Learning: Fitting Complex Models to Individuals
20 *3:00 *K9509 Mark Blair, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,  SFU TBA
27 1:30 *K9509   TBA

FALL 2014

Date Time Locations Speaker Title
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September

19   
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900
 
Zheng Sun, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU
 
Bayes Optimal Goodness-of-fit Tests
26
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900 Brad McNeney, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU
 
Computing resources in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
 

October

03
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900 Matt Pratola, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Ohio State University
 
Bayesian Regression Trees, Nonparametric Heteroscedastic Regression Modeling and MCMC Sampling
10
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900 Ari Belenkiy, Mathematician and Science Historian
 

Norms of coining at the Royal Mint and Newton’s revolution

17
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900  John Spinelli, Section Head, Cancer Control, BC Cancer Agency
 
Statistics at the BC Cancer Agency
24
 
1:30
 
*K9509
 
Audrey Beliveau, PhD Student, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU
 
Data integration methods to better understand animal population dynamics
31 *10:30 ASB 10900 Jerry Lawless, Professor Emeritus,Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Univsersity of Waterloo Two-phase outcome-dependent sampling and the assessment of expensive covariates
31
 
1:30
 
ASB 10900 Andrew Loach, Senior Actuary, Manager, Insurance Corporation of BC
 
Understanding trends in injury claims - more than math!

November

07
 
1:30 ASB 10900 Scott Chamberlain, Core Team Member, rOpenSci
 
Building tools and community for open and reproducible research
14
 
1:30 ASB 10900 Alexandre Leblanc, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, U of Manitoba The projection median and its connection to multivariate ranks,medians and depth-weighted averages
21
 
1:30 ASB 10900 Darby Thompson, Biostatistician, Vice-President EMMES Canada A Career in the Life Sciences; one biostatistician's non-optimized career path
28
 
1:30 ASB 10900  Farouk Nathoo, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, U Vic
 
Statistical Modeling of Electromagnetic Neuroimaging Data