2013-2014 Seminar Series

Summer 2014

Date Time Location Speaker Title
May 09 1:30 ASB 10900 Marti J. Anderson - Professor - Chair/Department of Statistics - Massey University, New Zealand Applying a fixed-random continuum in multi-factorial mixed-model inference
Jun 20 *2:30 ASB 10900 John Braun - Professor, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Western Ontario Differential Equation-Assisted Local Polynomial Regression
Jun 27 1:30 ASB 10900 Ryan Lekivetz - Research Statistician Developer, JMP Division of SAS, North Carolina USA  What to expect when you're expecting (to finish)
Jun 27 *10:30 *K9059 Dr. Albert Cohen - Academic Director - Actuarial Program, Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Michigan State University  Bond and CDS Pricing with Stochastic Recovery: Moody's PD-LGD Correlation Model

Spring 2014

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Jan 17
*2:30 *K9509 Natalia Nolde, Assistant Professor - Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia
From geometry of the limit set to extremal dependence properties of light-tailed distributions
Jan 24 1:30 ASB 10900 Giles Hooker, Associate Professor - Department of Statistics / Department of Biological Statistics & Computational Biology, Cornell University Detecting Evolution in Experimental Ecology: Diagnostics for Missing State Variables
Jan 31 1:30 ASB 10900 Russell Steele, Associate Professor  - Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McGill University
A few things I didn’t know about handling non-adherence in randomized trials and a few other things I still don’t know
Feb 07 1:30 ASB 10900 Matthias Schonlau, Professor - Department of Statics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
Semi-automated categorization of open-ended questions
Feb 21 1:30 ASB 10900 Mary Hardy, Professor - Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo Market consistent valuation and funding for cash balance pension liabilities
Feb 28 1:30 ASB 10900 Shane Reese, Professor - Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University Bayesian Compressive Sensing in Materials Science Computer Experiments
Mar 07 1:30 ASB 10900 William J. Welch, Professor - Department of Statistics, UBC Ensembling Classification Models Based on Phalanxes of Variables, With Applications in Drug Discovery
Mar 21 1:30 ASB 10900 Lei Sun, Associate Professor – Department of Public Health Sciences  / Department of Statistics, University of Toronto Statistical methods for genetic association studies with rare variants
Mar 28 1:30 ASB 10900 Luc Villandre , PhD student - Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University
Phylogenetic Clustering of HIV and its Connection to Sexual Contact Networks
Apr 03 4:30 *K9509 Luke Bornn - Assistiant Professor - Department of Statistics - Harvard University XY - Basketball meets Big Data
Apr 04 1:30 *K9509 Susan Shortreed, PhD, Assistant Investigator - Biostatistics Unit, Group Health Research Institute Outcome-adaptive variable selection for causal inference
Apr 11 1:30 ASB 10900 Rhonda Rosychuk, Professor, Department of Pediatrics / Director, Biostatistics Consulting Group, University of Alberta

Fall 2013

Date Time Location Speaker Title
Sep 20 1:30 ASB 10900 Oksana Chkrebtii - SFU - Statistics & Actuarial Science Modeling Discretization Uncertainty in the Solution of Differential Equations
Sep 27
ASB 10900
Joan Wan - Pacific Blue Cross - Vancouver
The Impact of Generic Drug Pricing Legislation and Actuaries' Role
Oct 4
ASB 10900
Kathryn Mills  - Canadian Border Services Agency, Ottawa From Cryptography to Big Data: A Career Path in Government Now
Oct 11
ASB 10900
Fareeza Khurshed - Government of Alberta, Edmonton Job(s) of a Statistician - Sample size of one
Oct 18
Jinhee (Jinny) Lim Jean-Christophe Rodrigue  and Satoru Ishida - DeNA Studios Canada - Vancouver, BC
Analytics for Games - Understanding our users
Oct 25
ASB 10900
Rob Balshaw - BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver Statistics at the BC CDC
Nov 1
ASB 10900
Jiahua Chen - UBC Statistics, Vancouver Imprinting Test for Disease-Associated SNPs Under Mixture Model
Nov 8
ASB 10900
Conghui (Flora) Qu - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Studies in GECCO (Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium)
*Thurs. Nov 14 1:30 ASB 10900 Celia Greenwood - Lady Davis Institute/McGill Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal Identifying regions and sites of interest in DNA methylation data: an exploration of possible approaches
Nov 22 1:30 ASB 10900 Hubert Wong - Canadian HIV Trials Network/UBC School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver  Bio-(of-a-)Statistician
Nov 29 1:30 ASB 10900 Jenny Bryan- UBC Statistics/Michael Smith Laboratories, Vancouver Reproducible research, open science, and all that good stuff for people who use R to do stats