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Colloquium Series

2016-2017 Colloquium Schedule
FALL 2016
 
     
Date & Time Room Speaker & Affiliation Title

Monday, September 12  4:00 p.m.

MMSCI 301 Dr. Gesham Magombedze                     Baylor Institute for Immunology      Research Developing Mathematical Models to Interpret Experimental Data and Infer the Underlying Mechanisms in Biological Systems
Thursday, September 22 3:00 p.m. MMSCI 301 Dr. Jane Harvill                              Professor of Statistical Science          Baylor University Spline Backfitted Kernel Forecasting for Functional-coefficient Autoregressive Models
Thursday, September 29 3:30 p.m. MMSCI 301

Caleb Stein
Statistics Graduate Student
Baylor University                                            

Removing Batch Effects from Purified Plasma Cell Gene Expression Microarrays with           Modified ComBat
Thursday, October 6         3:30 p.m. MMSCI 301 Dr. David Kahle                                     Assistant Professor of Statistical Science  Baylor University An Introduction to Applied Algebraic Statistics through R
Thursday, October 13       3:30 p.m. MMSCI 301 Dr. Mandy Hering
Associate Professor of Statistical Science
Baylor University
Mixtures of Regression Models for Large     Spatial Data Sets
Friday,  November 11 3:30 p.m. MMSCI GL51 Dr. Christopher O'Neill
Arthur J.Krener Assistant Professor of  Mathematics
UC Davis
Groebner Bases: A Self-contained   Introduction
Thursday, November 17   3:30 p.m. MMSCI 301 Dr. Joon Jin Song                             Associate Professor of Statistical Science  Baylor University Spatial Estimation of Rainfall Intensity using Radar and Gauge Data
Thursday, December 1   3:30 p.m. MMSCI 301 Dr. Grant Morgan
Associate Professor of Educational  Psychology
Baylor Unversity
Latent Profile Analysis using Nonnormal Mixtures
SPRING 2017      
Date & Time Room Speaker & Affiliation Title
Thursday, January 26
3:30 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Julie Bessac
Postdoctoral Appointee in Mathematics  and Computer Science
Argonne National Laboratory
Stochastic Simulation of Predictive Space-   Time Scenarios of Wind Speed using Observations and Physical Model Outputs
Thursday, February 9
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Vishesh Karwa
Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics
Harvard University
Exact Tests for Stochastic Block Models
Thursday, February 16
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Michael Scheuerer
Research Scientist
National Oceanic & Atmospheric  Administration (NOAA)
 
Probabilistic Precipitation Type Forecasting based on Ensemble Forecasts of Vertical Temperature Profiles
Thursday, February 23
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Tanya P. Garcia
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and  Biostatistics
Texas A&M University
 
Robust Mixed-Effects Model for Clustered Failure Time Data: Application to Huntington's Disease Event Measures
Thursday,    March 2
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. David Morton
Professor of Industrial Engineering and  Management Sciences
Northwestern University
 
Stochastic Programming and Statistically Assessing Solution Quality
Thursday,      March 23
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Michael J. Daniels
Professor of Statistics & Data Sciences
UT Austin
Comparing Biomarkers as Trial Level General Surrogates

Thursday,      March 30
4:15 p.m.

MMSCI 301 Dr. Matthias Katzfuss
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Texas A&M University
 
Multi-Resolution Approaches for Big Spatial Data
Thursday,      April 6
3:30 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Marc G. Genton & Dr. Ying Sun
King Abdullah University of Science and  Technology
Distinguished Professor & Assistant  Professor of Applied Mathematics and  Computational Science

 

Computational Challenges with Big Environmental Data; Total Variation Depth for Functional Data

Thursday,      April 20
12:30 p.m.
MMSCI 
GL 51
Dr. Donald Richards
Professor - Department of Statistics
Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Talk - Statistical Properties of the Risk-Transfer Formula in the Affordable Care Act

Thursday,
April 20
4:15 p.m.

MMSCI 301 Dr. Donald Richards
Professor - Department of Statistics
Pennsylvania State University
Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture - Random Walks, Gambler's Ruin, and the Quest for Jack or Jill
Friday, 
April 21
11:00 a.m.
MMSCI 176 Dr. Donald Richards
Professor - Department of Statistics
Pennsylvania State University
Department Lecture - Distance Correlation: A New Tool for Detecting Association and Measuring Correlation
Thursday,      April 27
4:15 p.m.
MMSCI 301 Dr. Yingbo Li
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science
Clemson University
Bayesian Minimal Despcription Lengths for Multiple Changepoint Detection