Statistics & Actuarial Science Seminars for 2006-2007

Seminars will usually be held in the IRMACS Theatre in room 10900 of the Applied Sceinces Building (ASB 10900) at 1:30pm (exceptions will be noted in the seminar entry). Directions to the IRMACS Centre can be found here.

Refreshments will be served in the the IRMACS Meeting/Coffee Room (ASB 10941) 15 minutes prior to the seminar.

Click on the title of the talk to see the corresponding abstract.

Date

Location

Speaker

Title

Friday
September 22
ASB 10900 Ben Hansen, University of Michigan Matching with prognosis scores: a new method of adjustment for comparative studies

Special Seminar:


Tuesday
September 26
11:30-12:30
ASB 10900
Steve Thompson, SFU
Sampling in Networks (IRMACS Coast-to-Coast Seminar)
Friday
September 29
ASB 10900 Peter Hoff, University of Washington
Latent factor models for relational data
Friday
October 13
ASB 10900 Jun Liu, Harvard University
Sequence Feature Extraction for Predicting Biological Functions
Monday
October 23, 3:30
UBC, LSK 460 - refreshments available in this room 15 minutes before seminar

Mary Meyer, University of Georgia
UBC  Seminar :  Inference using Shape-Restricted Regression Splines
 Tuesday
October 24, 4:00
UBC, LSK 460 - refreshments available in this room 15 minutes before seminar

Jean Opsomer, Iowa State University
UBC  Seminar:  Sampling Design and Estimation for Natural Resource Surveys

Special Seminar:


Thursday
October 26, 4:00
SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, Rooms 1200-1500, 500 Granville Street
A reception follows the seminar, at the same location, until 7 pm.
Jean Opsomer, Iowa State University
Van Eeden Lecture, SFU/UBC  Seminar :  Nonparametric Variance Estimation for Systematic Samples
Friday
October 27, 1:30

ASB 10900
Mary Meyer , University of Georgia
Inference using shape-restricted regression splines

Special Seminar:


Friday
November 10
12:30-3:30
BC Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. Jenny Bryan, UBC and Joan Hu, SFU
Joint UBC/SFU Seminar
Friday
November 17
1:30

K9509
Don Fraser,
University of Toronto

Pivotal or Prior: The Bayesian-frequentist choice
Friday
December 1
1:30

ASB 10900
Nancy Heckman,
University of British Columbia

Analyzing Functional Data
Friday
December 8
1:30

ASB 10900
Patrick Brown, Cancer Care Ontario and Department of Public Health Sciences,
University of Toronto

Continuous time transistion models with spatially and temporally varying rates
Friday
January 19
1:30

ASB 10900
Randall Peterman,
Simon Fraser University

Spatial scale of covariation in survival rates of Pacific salmon: Implications for environmental drivers of variation, management models, and monitoring designs.
Friday
January 26
1:30

ASB 10900
Melissa Dobbie,
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia


Statistics Down Under: the lay of the research land in CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences

Special Seminar:


Friday
January 26
3:30
Rm 8500 TASC 2
Derek Bingham, SFU
Sequential Experiment Design for Contour Estimation from Computer Simulators (CSC/PIMS Seminar)
Friday
March 16
1:30

ASB 10900
Michael Evans,
University of Toronto

What is a Bayesian Statistical Analysis?
Friday
March 23
1:30

Special Location:

AQ 3150
Doug Nychka,
National Center for Atmospheric Research
A framework to understand the asymptotic properties of Kriging and splines
Friday
March 30
1:30

ASB 10900
Cari Kaufman,
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute and National Center for Atmospheric Research
Efficient Emulators of Computer Experiments Using Covariance Tapering
Friday
April 13
1:30

ASB 10900
Chris Bilder,
University of Nebraska
Cylon Detection Through Group Testing
Monday
April 16
1:30

ASB 10900
Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn,
Universitat de Girona
The statistical analysis on coordinates in constrained sample spaces
Friday
April 27
1:30

ASB 10900
Michael Woodroofe,
University of Michgan
Shape Restricted Estimation - In the Search for Dark Matter



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