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 2015

**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”

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)