Statistics Seminars in 2016

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Thursday, December 1
Zahra Moussavi, University of Manitoba, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering: “Breathing sounds analysis during wakefulness to predict obstructive sleep apnea”
Friday, November 25
Bill Leslie, University of Manitoba, Departments of Medicine and Radiology: “(CANCELLED)”
Friday, November 18
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, McMaster University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics: “Exact nonparametric inference for reliability in multi-sample situation: New wine in an old bottle (CANCELLED))”
Thursday, November 10
Alexander de Leon, University of Calgary, Department of Mathematics and Statistics: “Analysis of multivariate non-Gaussian data via Gaussian copula distributions and Gaussian copula mixed models (CANCELLED)”
Thursday, November 3
Depeng Jiang, University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences: “Statistical Methods for Modeling Unknown Transition Points (CANCELLED)”
Thursday, October 27
Alexander Paseka, University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business: “Bond Valuation: A Review of Recent Methods and Advances”
Thursday, October 20
Svetlana Frenkel, University of Manitoba, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics: “Organizational heterogeneity of human genome: linguistic-like method of analysis”
Thursday, October 13
Aerambamoorthy Thavaneswaran, University of Manitoba, Department of Statistics: “Random coefficient time series models and inference using estimating functions”
Thursday, September 15
Mohammad Jafari-Jozani, University of Manitoba, Department of Statistics: “Constrained Bayes method for estimating an ensemble of parameters in an small area estimation problem with measurement error”
Friday, June 10
Nathan Tintle, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; Dordt College: “Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference to Improve Statistical Thinking”
Wednesday, June 8
Geneviève Lefebvre, Département de Mathématiques, Université du Québec à Montréal: “A Bayesian Finite Mixture of Bivariate Regressions Model for Causal Mediation Analyses”
Thursday, April 7
Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia: “Monte Carlo without rejection”
Thursday, March 31
Tim Swartz, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, Simon Fraser University: “Recent Work in Twenty20 Cricket Analytics”
Thursday, March 24
Martin Lysy, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Waterloo: “Stochastic Modeling of Observables in Nanoscopic Systems”
Thursday, March 17
James C. Fu, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Large Sample Estimation and Higher Order Efficiency: Bayesian, Likelihood and Frequentist”
Thursday, March 10
Jason Loeppky, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia, Okanagan: “Mythologies of Modern Statistics”
Thursday, February 25
Elif Acar, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Conditional Copula Models for Right-Censored Clustered Event Time Data”
Friday, February 5
Steven P. Lalley, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago: “Statistical Regularities of Geodesics on Negatively Curved Surfaces”
Thursday, January 28
Elaheh Torkashvand, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Pseudo-Empirical Bayes Estimation of Small Area Means Based on James-Stein Estimation in Linear Regression Models with Functional Measurement Error”
Friday, January 22
John Petkau, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia: “MRI Lesion Based Sample Sizes for Clinical Trials in Multiple Sclerosis”
Thursday, January 21
Longhai Li, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan: “Cross-validatory Model Comparison and Divergent Regions Detection using iIS and iWAIC for Disease Mapping”