2019-2020 Seminar Series

Spring 2020

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


1:30 ASB 10900 Jared Niemi, Associate Professor, Dept of Statistics, Iowa State University Sequential Knot Selection in Sparse Gaussian Processes                                 


Unfortunately this seminar has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.
27 1:30 SSB 7172 Quan Long, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochem & Mol. Bio. and Dept of Math & Stats, University of Calgaray. Accurate and explainable auto-detection of adverse events in electronic medical records using modern machine-learning methods.



FALL 2019

Date  Time Locations Speaker  Title


20 1:30 ASB 10900 Yuna Chen, Health Promotion Specialist, Health & Counselling, SFU Promoting well being in learning environments
27 1:30 ASB 10900 Aaron Danielson, Simon Fraser University Mind and Body: Statistical Models for Two Biological Networks


4 1:30
ASB 10900 Leah Johnson, Assitant Professor, Dept of Statistics, Virginia Tech Strategic vs Tactical Modeling Approaches to Predicting Mosquito-borne Disease in the Americas
18 1:30 ASB 10900 Lata Kodali, PhD Candidate, Dept of Statistics, Virginia Tech

Uncertainty in WMDS Visualizations

25 1:30 ASB 10900 Doug Nychka, Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Colorado School of Mines Non-stationary spatial data: think globally act locally


1 1:30 ASB 10900 Richard Lockhart, Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University Michael Stephens: 1927-2019 Abstract and Video of Talk
8 1:30 ASB 10900 Jose Garrido, Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Concordia University Deep Neural Networks with Long Short-Term Memory for Human Mortality Modeling
15 1:30 ASB 10900 Bryon Aragam, Assistant Professor, Econometrics and Statistics, University of Chicago Identifiability of nonparametric mixture models, clustering, and semi-supervised learning
22 1:30 ASB 10900 Daniel McDonald, Associate Professor, Dept of Statistics, Indiana University, Bloomington Markov-Switching State Space Models for Uncovering Musical Interpretation
29 1:30 ASB 10900 Ruth Joy, Statistical Ecologist, School of Environmental Science and Adjunct Professor, Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University Statistics in science and policy: A case study of the Southern Resident Killer Whales