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 2017

**Thursday, November 23**-
**Miroslaw Pawlak**(University of Manitoba, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering): “Nearest Neighbor Estimates for Nonlinear Time Series Systems” **Thursday, October 19**-
**Francis Zwiers**(University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium): “Probable maximum precipitation estimation and uncertainty quantification using bivariate extreme value analysis” **Thursday, October 12**-
**Zeinab Mashreghi**(University of Winnipeg, Department of Mathematics and Statistics): “Resampling procedures in the presence of missing data applied to high entropy sampling designs” **Thursday, September 21**-
**Naitee Ting**(Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Department of Biostatistics and Data Sciences): “Design of Dose-Response Clinical Trials” **Thursday, April 20**-
**Saumen Mandal**(University of Manitoba, Department of Statistics): “Optimal designs for minimizing correlations among parameter estimators in a linear model” **Thursday, April 6**-
**Eugene Huang**(Emory University, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics): “Restoration of Monotonicity Respecting in Dynamic Regression” **Thursday, March 30**-
**Lei Sun**(University of Toronto, Department of Statistical Sciences): “Testing a vector of parameters with applications to genetic association studies” **Thursday, March 23**-
**Saman Muthukumarana**(University of Manitoba, Department of Statistics): “Meta-analytic Methods using Dirichlet Process” **Thursday, March 16**-
**Gregory Rice**(University of Waterloo, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science): “Stationarity testing and break date estimation with functional time series” **Thursday, March 9**-
**Elif Acar**(University of Manitoba, Department of Statistics): “Dynamic vine copula models for multivariate time series data” **Thursday, February 9**-
**Bill Leslie**(University of Manitoba, Departments of Medicine and Radiology): “Complex Data Structures and Risk Prediction: Lies, Damned Lies...and Bone Density” **Thursday, February 2**-
**Rui Zhou**(University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business): “Evaluating Hedge Effectiveness for Longevity Annuities” **Wednesday, January 25**-
**David Bellhouse**(University of Western Ontario, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences): “Consulting Then and Now” **Thursday, January 19**-
**Noman Mohammed**(University of Manitoba, Department of Computer Science): “Privacy and Security in the Age of Big Data”

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)