Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Statistics Seminars in 2013

**Thursday, November 28**-
**J. Sunil Rao**(The Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami): “Best Predictive Estimation for Linear Mixed Models with Applications to Small Area Estimation” **Tuesday, November 26**-
**Omer Ozturk**(Department of Statistics, Ohio State University): “Statistical Inference for Population Quantiles and Variance in Judgment Post-Stratified Samples” **Thursday, November 21**-
**John Braun**(Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario): “Dionysus: a Randomized Fire Growth Simulator” **Thursday, November 14**-
**Mohammad Jafari Jozani**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Mixture Model Analysis of Partially Rank Ordered Set Samples: Estimating the Age-Groups of Fish from Length-Frequency Data” **Thursday, November 7**-
**Armin Hatefi**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Finite Mixture Modelling under Ranked Set Sampling Designs” **Thursday, October 3**-
**Dave Campbell**(Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University): “What can your data actually tell you about your model parameters?” **Thursday, September 26**-
**Liqun Wang**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “An adaptive ensemble Kalman filter for global carbon dioxide data assimilation” **Thursday, September 12**-
**Priscilla E. Greenwood**(Dept. of Mathematics, Dept. of Statistics, University of British Columbia): “Smoothing estimation of the drift function from discretely observed, noisy, diffusion data” **Thursday, May 23**-
**Chris Wild**(Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland): “The Need for Speed in the Path of the Deluge” **Thursday, April 18**-
**Masoud Asgharian**(McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics): “Analysing Right Censored Length-Biased Survival Data” **Thursday, April 11**-
**Jason Morrison**(Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba): “Robust Non-parametric Data Approximation of 2D Point Sets via Data Reduction” **Thursday, April 4**-
**Pengfei Li**(Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo): “Inference on the Order of a Normal Mixture” **Thursday, March 21**-
**Farhad Shokoohi**(Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba): “Likelihood Inference in Small Area Estimation by Combining Time Series and Cross Sectional Data” **Thursday, March 14**-
**Michelle XiaoQing Liu**(Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba): “Using genetic markers to infer human relationships in a heterogeneous population” **Thursday, March 7**-
**Elif Acar**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “A Generalized Kruskal-Wallis Test Incorporating Group Uncertainty” **Thursday, February 28**-
**N. Balakrishnan**(Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University): “Some Flexible Cure Rate Models and Associated Inference” **Thursday, February 21**-
**Abbas Khalili**(Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University): “Computationally Efficient AR-order and Parameter Estimation in Finite Mixture of Autoregressive Models” **Thursday, January 31**-
**Lisa M. Lix**(Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba & Data Science Unit, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation): “Patient-Oriented Research in Manitoba: Opportunities for Statisticians” **Thursday, January 17**-
**Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux**(Département de Mathématiques et de Statistique, Université de Montréal): “General power formulas for multiple comparison procedures aiming at rejecting at least \(r\) among \(m\) false null hypotheses”

Graduations

Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Upcoming Exams

**
STAT 2220
A01
Midterm
**

Wednesday, October 24
at
5:30 p.m.

**
STAT 1000
Midterm
**

Monday, October 29
at
5:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars

Statistics seminar:
**Julien Arino**:
“Duration of the "stochastic" phase of an epidemic”
—
Thursday, October 25 at 2:45 p.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar:
**Linglong Kong**:
“Optimal Smooth Approximation for Quantile Matrix Factorization”
—
Thursday, November 1 at 2:45 p.m..

Statistics seminar:
**Jenna Tichon**:
“Creating Student Centered Activities in the Lab and Classroom: BOPPPS and the Creation of STAT 1150”
—
Thursday, November 8 at 2:45 p.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar:
**Erfan Houqe**:
“Random effects covariance matrix modeling for longitudinal data with covariates measurement error”
—
Thursday, November 22 at 2:45 p.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Where are they now?

Melody Ghahramani, Ph.D (2007)

Robert Platt, M.Sc. (1993)