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Robert Bohrer Memorial Workshop in Statistics featuring Keynote Speakers Edward George (University of Pennsylvania) and Nancy Reid (University of Toronto)

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Department of Statistics
Location
I Hotel & Conference Center
Date
Nov 4, 2017   9:00 am  
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Originating Calendar
Department of Statistics Event Calendar

2017 Robert Bohrer Memorial Student Workshop in Statistics

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I-Hotel & Conference Center

Alma Mater Room

 

 

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome and Opening Remarks from Prof. Douglas Simpson

 

9:10 – 10:10    Session 1 (Chair: Annie Qu)

                         Wijsman Lecture 

                                          Nancy Reid, University of Toronto

                                          Distribution for parameters

 

10:10 – 10:30  Break

 

10:30 – 11:50  Session 2 (Chair: Georgios Fellouris)

                        10:30 – 10:50              Lingrui Gan

                                                            Bayesian Regularization for Graphical Models with Unequal Shrinkage

                        10:50 – 11:10              Fei Xue

                                                            Variable Selection for Highly Correlated Predictors

                        11:10 – 11:30              Mark Fredrickson

                                                            Attributable Effects for Count & Continuous Data

                        11:30 – 11:50              Yanglei Song

                                                            Sequential Change Acceleration & Detection

 

11:50 – 1:20   Lunch

 

1:20 – 2:40      Session 3 (Chair: Naveen Narisetty)

                        1:20 – 1:40                  Fan Yang

                                                            Maximum Likelihood Inference for Levy Process Based Models in Finance

                        1:40 – 2:00                  Mengjia Yu

                                                            Finite Sample Change Point Inference & Identification for High-Dimensional Mean Vectors

                        2:00 – 2:20                  Albert Man

                                                            A Hierarchical Cognitive Diagnostic Factor Model for Learning Trajectories

                        2:20 – 2:40                  Xiao Su

                                                            Variational Approximation for Importance Sampling

 

2:40 – 3:00      Break and Presentation of Awards

 

3:00 - 4:30      Session 4 (Chair: Yuguo Chen)

                        3:00 – 3:30                  Norton Lecture

                                                                       Yunbo Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                                                                        A Nonparametric Bayesian Approach for Sparse Sequence Estimation

 

                        3:30 – 4:30                  Bohrer Lecture

                                                                        Edward George, University of Pennsylvania

                                                                        Bayesian Penalty Mixing with the Spike and Slab Lasso 

 

6:30 – 8:00   Dinner

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