Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars will be held in the Big Data Hub - ASB 10900 at 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted*).

Refreshments will be served 15 minutes prior to the seminar in BDH Atrium 

2017-2018 Seminar Series


Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


04 1:30 ASB10900
Hanlin Shang- Associate Professor of Statistics, ANU College of Business and Economics, Australian National University  Stopping time detection in functional time series: An application to Wood industry


14 1:30 ASB10900 Alexandre Bureau - Professor, Department of Sociela and Preventative Medicine, University of Laval Statistical analysis of cosegregation of rare genetic variants with a disease in families


Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


19 1:30 K9509
Jens von Bergmann - Engineer, Mountainmath Software  Taking the pain out of census and other public data


02 1:30 K9509 Gary Chan - Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington Terminal behavior of recurrent marker processes with informative failure events


02 1:30 ASB 10900 Katrin Heitmann - Physicist & Computational Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory Exploring the Dark Universe
09 1:30 ASB 10900 Doug Wiens - Professor Emertus, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, Universtiy of Calgary Model Robust Scenarios for Active Learning
16 1:30 ASB 10900 Dan Apley - Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University Understanding the Effects of Predictor Variables in Black Box Supervised Learning Models
23 1:30 ASB 10900 Sandrine Dudoit, Professor, Department of Statitics, Div of Biostatistics, School of Public Health University of Californiam, Berkley Statistical Methods and Software for the Study of Stem Cell Differentiation Using Single-Cell Transcriptome Sequencing


06 1:30 ASB 10900 Ehsan Karim, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, and Scientist and Biostatistician, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. Can We Train Machine Learning Methods to Outperform the High-dimensional Propensity Score Algorithm?

FALL 2017

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


22 1:30 K9509
Yi Li - Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, USA Conditional Network: A New Framework for Integrative Analyses
1:30 K9509
Chad He - Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, USA
Statistical Approaches for Analyzing Cancer Somatic Mutation Data


06 Cancelled   Frederick Phoa - Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Circulant Orthogonal Array: Construction via GDS and Applications to fMRI Experiments
13 1:30 K9509 Maxwell Libbrecht - Assistant Professor, School of Computing Science, SFU Understanding gene regulation through graph-based posterior regularization in structured probabilistic models
27 1:30 K9509 Kwok Tsui - Professor, Systems Engineering & Engineering Managment, City University of Hong Kong Systems Monitoring and Personalized Health Management


03 1:30 K9509 Laura Cowen - Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria  POPULATION DYNAMICS WITHOUT INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFICATION: HIDDEN MARKOV MODELING OF BATCH-MARKING DATA
*08 1:30 *ASB9896 John Neuhaus - Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA An assessment of bias in longitudinal studies with outcome-dependent visits
17 1:30 K9509 Marie Auger-Méthé - Assistant Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheris, and the Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia From footsteps to foraging: using movement models to understand animal behaviour


01 1:30 K9509 Grace Chiu - Seniour Lecturer, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, Australian National University Longitudinal modelling of crop root physiology as a breed-specific spatial response to environmental conditions