Statistics & Actuarial Science Seminars for 2008-2009

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 19
1:30

ASB 10900
Faculty, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU
Research Presentations
Friday
September 26
1:30

ASB 10900
A. Thavaneswaran, University of Manitoba
Inference for Volatility Models
Friday
October 17
1:30

ASB 10900
Kevin Murphy, UBC
Computationally and statistically efficient methods for model selection in graphical models
Friday
October 31
1:30

ASB 10900
Lawrence McCandless, SFU
Bayesian Sensitivity Analysis to Adjust for Missing Covariates in Epidemiological Studies
Friday
November 7
1:30

ASB 10900
Michael Stephens, SFU
Aspects of Goodness-of-Fit
Friday
November 14
1:30

ASB 10900
Douglas Woolford, SFU
Statistical Methods for Characterizing Forest Fire Regimes and Investigating Climate Change Trends
Tuesday
November 18
12:00

126 Halpern Centre
Larry Weldon, SFU
Exploring Randomness: Delusions and Opportunities
Friday
November 21
1:30

ASB 10900
Gavin Shaddick, University of Bath, UK
Estimating exposure response functions using ambient pollution concentrations
Friday
January 16
1:30

ASB 10900
Jaiwook Baik, Korea National Open University
Failure Modelling for Two-dimensional data
Thursday
February 12
11:30-12:30

ASB 10900
Derek Bingham, SFU
This is part of Canada Research Chairs Seminar Series at the IRMACS Centre. Lunch is served after the talk. More Information can be found at http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/events/crc-seminar-series
Friday
February 20
1:30

ASB 10900
Mark Handcock, University of Washington
Modelling Networks from Partially-Observed Network Data
Friday
February 27
1:30

ASB 10900
Krista Gile, University of Oxford
Estimation from Respondent-Driven Sampling
Friday
March 6
1:30

ASB 10900
William Whipple Neely, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Inferential Challenges for Data Collected Using Respondent Driven Sampling
Friday
March 13
1:30

ASB 10900
James V. Zidek, University of British Columbia
SCIENCE & REGULATORY POLICY: A travelogue about the long journey to the USA's new ozone standard.
Friday
March 20
1:30

ASB 10900
Faculty, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU
Research Presentations. This is part of student seminar series
Friday
March 27
1:30

ASB 10900
Changbao Wu, University of Waterloo
Bayesian Pseudo Empirical Likelihood Inference for COmplex Surveys (Sponsored by MITACS project Statistical Methods for Complex Survey Data)
Friday
April 03
1:30

ASB 10900
Jay Ver Hoef, University of Alaska Fairbanks
A Moving Average Approach for Spatial Statistical Models of Stream Networks
Friday
April 17
1:30

ASB 10900
Peter Song, University of Michigan
Composite Likelihood EM Algorithm in Incomplete High-Dimensional Correlated Data Analysis
Friday
May 29
1:30

K9509
Iain Currie, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
GLAM: Array methods in statistics
Thursday
June 4
1:30

Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, UBC
Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto
The Curious World of Probabilities
Friday
June 5
1:30

ASB 10900
Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto
Adaptive MCMC: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday
June 10
1:30

AQ 3005
Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, University of Toronto
Theoretical Rates of Convergence for MCMC Algorithms
Tuesday
July 8
1:30

SSB 7172
Joseph H. T. Kim, University of Waterloo
Capital allocation using the bootstrap
Friday
TBA
1:30

K9509
Paramjit Gill, UBC Okanagan
TBA



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