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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   Dr. Ying Sun & Dr. Marc G. Genton
Assistant Professor & Distinguished  Professor of Applied Mathematics and  Computational Science
King Abdullah University of Science and  Technology
Thursday,      April 20   Dr. Donald Richards
Professor of Statistics
Pennsylvania State University
Thursday,      April 27   Dr. Yingbo Li
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science
Southern Methodist University