Statistics & Actuarial Science Seminars for 2007-2008

Seminars will usually be held in the IRMACS Theatre in room 10900 of the Applied Sceinces Building (ASB 10900) at 1:30pm (exceptions will be noted in the seminar entry). Directions to the IRMACS Centre can be found here.

Refreshments will be served in the the IRMACS Meeting/Coffee Room (ASB 10941) 15 minutes prior to the seminar.

Click on the title of the talk to see the corresponding abstract.

Date

Location

Speaker

Title

Friday
September 14
1:30

ASB 10900
Arden Miller, University of Auckland
Using Supersaturated Designs for Screening Applications

Canceled


ASB 10900
Liza Levina, University of Michgan
Regularized Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices
Friday
October 12
1:30

ASB 10900
Fanny Lin, Feng Chia University
Wavelet-based Forecasting of Mortality Improvement Rates at Advanced Ages
Friday
October 26
1:30

ASB 10900
Jiahua Chen, University of British Columbia
Extended Bayesian Information Criteria for Model Selection with Large Model Spaces
Friday
November 2
1:30

ASB 10900
Guangzhe Fan, University of Waterloo
Kernel-Induced Classification Trees and Random Forests
Friday
November 9
1:30

To be announced
Pacific Northwest Statistics Meeting
To be announced
Monday
Novermber 26
14:00

ASB 9896
Bovas Abraham, University of Waterloo
Gamma Stochastic Volatility Models
Friday
November 30
1:30

ASB 10900
Raphael Gottardo, University of British Columbia
Statistical challenges in high-throughput chromatin immunoprecipitation assays
Friday
December 7
12:30-4:00
The Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Research Center
Jiahua Chen, UBC   and   Tom Loughin, SFU
Joint SFU/UBC and BRG seminar
Friday
December 14
1:30

ASB 10900
Jeffrey S. Pai, University of Manitoba
Temperature Derivatives Using Forecasts of Vector ARFIMA Processes
Friday
January 11
1:30

ASB 10900
Liza Levina, University of Michgan
Permutation-invariant regularization of large covariance matrices
Friday
January 18
1:30

ASB 10900
Melissa Dobbie, AusCan Scholar 2008, CSIRO, Australia
PIMS talk: Monitoring the health of Queensland’s rivers: steps to designing an optimal spatial sampling scheme
Friday
January 25
1:30

ASB 10900
Chunfang Lin, Simon Fraser University
A Flexible Method for Constructing Designs for Computer Experiments
Friday
February 1
1:30

ASB 10900
Thérèse A. Stukel, University of Toronto
Analysis of Observational Studies in the Presence of Treatment Selection Bias
Friday
February 8
1:30

ASB 10900
Jim Ramsay, McGill University
Parameter Cascading for High Dimensional Models
Friday
February 15
1:30

ASB 10900
Michael Dowd, Dalhousie University
Sequential Monte Carlo Approaches for Parameter and State Estimation
Friday
February 22
1:30

ASB 10900
William A. Brenneman, The Procter & Gamble Company
Examples of Industrial Problems Leading to Statistical Research
Friday
February 29
1:30

ASB 10900
Jock MacKay, University of Waterloo
Watfactory – A Virtual Environment for Process Improvement
Wednesday
March 5
12:30

ASB 10940
Karen Kopciuk, the Alberta Cancer Board
Estimation and study design issues for characterizing genes with variability in age-at-onset disease phenotypes
Friday
March 7
1:30

ASB 10900
Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut
On Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals
Friday
March 14
1:30

ASB 10900
Lang Wu, University of British Columbia
Mixed Effects Models with Incompletely Observed Data
Thursday
March 20
SPECIAL TIME: 2:45

ASB 10900
Doug Nychka, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Robust Spline and Wavelet Curve Estimates Using Pseudodata
Friday
March 28
1:30

ASB 10900
Stephen J. Blumberg, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cell Phones and Telephone Surveys: New Biases and New Challenges
Tuesday
April 1
1:30

ASB 10900
Helen MacGillivray, Queensland University of Technology
Real data, real students, real projects: Learning statistical thinking through statistical discovery tours
Friday
April 4
1:30

ASB 10900
Hyun Ja Lim, University of Saskatchewan
Semiparametric Failure Time Models for the Analysis of Recurrent Event Data
Friday
April 11
1:30

ASB 10900
Geneviève Lefebvre, University of British Columbia
Comparing traditional regression and inverse-probability-weighting for estimating causal effects: a Bayes risk approach
Wednesday
April 16
11:00

ASB 10900
Lei Sun, University of Toronto
The multiplicity problem in Genome-Wide Association (GWA) studies
Friday
April 18
1:30

ASB 10900
Patrick Wessa, U Leuven in Belgium
Let us free statistics of irreproducible research
Wednesday
April 23
1:30

ASB 10940
Zuzana Hrdlickova, UBC at Okanagan
Comparison of different approximations of powers of some tests in multivariate generalized linear models
Friday
April 24-25


UBC
National Program in Complex Data Structures
Statistical Innovation for the Analysis of Complex Data in Medical and Health Sciences
Monday
May 12
2:00

K9509
Cynthia Wilson Garvan, University of Florida
Collaborating with Physicians
Wednesday
June 11
1:30

K9509
Philippe Artzner, Strasbourg University
RISK MEASURES AND EFFICIENT USE OF CAPITAL
Wednesday
July 23
1:30

K9509
Arthur Pewsey, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
Modelling Circular Data



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