Statistics Seminars in 2015

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Tuesday, December 8
Éric Marchand, Département de Mathématiques, Université de Sherbrooke: “Predictive Density Estimation: Recent Results”
Thursday, December 3
Russell Steele, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University: “The Curious CACE of the Instrumental Variable Estimator for the Complier Average Causal Effect”
Friday, November 27
J. Sunil Rao, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami: “The E-MS Algorithm: Model Selection with Incomplete Data”
Thursday, November 19
Erica Moodie, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University: “How SMART is your trial? Obtaining quality data about dynamic treatment regimes”
Thursday, November 12
Michael Evans, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto: “Measuring Statistical Evidence Using Relative Belief”
Friday, November 6
Duncan Murdoch, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario : “Writing R packages”
Thursday, November 5
Duncan Murdoch, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario : “Recent Developments in rgl”
Thursday, October 29
Olivier Tremblay-Savard, School of Computer Science, McGill University: “Collaborative Solving in a Human Computing Game”
Thursday, October 22
Alison L. Gibbs, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto: “The Best of Both Worlds? Experiences blending online and active classroom learning to engage students in introductory statistics”
Thursday, October 15
Mahmoud Torabi, Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Spatial Generalized Linear Mixed Models in Small Area Estimation”
Thursday, October 8
Siamak Noorbaloochi, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota: “On Being Bayes and Unbiasedness”
Thursday, October 1
Darren Gillis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba: “Assumptions in Fishing Effort: Tests and Consequences”
Thursday, September 24
Paul McNicholas, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University: “Averaging and Asymmetry in Cluster Analysis”
Thursday, September 17
Gauri Datta, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia: “Multiparameter Estimation, Shrinkage Estimation and Small Area Estimation”
Thursday, September 10
Omer Ozturk, Department of Statistics, Ohio State University: “Statistical Inference with Empty Strata in Judgment Post Stratified Samples”
Thursday, April 9
Alexandre Leblanc , Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “On the probability of being interior to a random subset of a sample and a link to data depth”
Thursday, April 2
Joel Dubin , Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo: “Challenges in modeling multivariate longitudinal smoking cessation data”
Thursday, March 26
Melody Ghahramani , University of Winnipeg: “An Estimating Function Based Approach to Count Time Series Modeling”
Thursday, March 12
Po Yang, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Response Surface Methodology using Split-Plot Definitive Screening Designs”
Thursday, February 26
Jeffrey Rosenthal, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto: “Adaptive MCMC For Everyone”
Thursday, January 22
Richard De Veaux, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Williams College: “Introductory Statistics in the 21st Century”