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Seminars 2015

26 June
11.00 am - Prof Guy Nason
Analysis and Forecasting of Locally Stationary Time Series

24 April
11.00 am - Dr Nadarajah Ramesh
Some stochastic models for rainfall

13 March
11.00 am - Prof Rumana Omar
The comparison of multiple imputation methods for repeated measurement studies

6 February
11.00 am - Prof John Kent
Statistical methods for projective shape analysis

Seminars 2014

19 December
11.00 am - Dr Ian Vernon
Confronting a Galaxy Formation Computer Model with Conflicting Observed Data Sets: a Necessarily Subjective Bayesian Analysis

28 November
11.00 am - Prof Stephen Buckland
Model-based distance sampling methods

15 October
11.00 am - Dr Antonio Gasparrini
Modelling exposure-lag-response associations

Seminars 2013

4 December
11.00 am – Dr Michele Gallo
N-way partial least squares for compositional data

15 November
11.00 am – Dr Helen Higgins
Taking a truly Bayesian approach: triumphs and tribulations of eliciting vets’ beliefs

10 October
11.00 am – Prof Bill Browne
Stat-JR and other software developed at the multilevel modelling centre

5 July
11.00 am – Prof Richard Boys
Inference for population dynamics in the Neolithic period

5 April
11.00 am – Prof Lars Elden
Partial Least Squares Regression - Algorithms, Analysis and Modern Applications

22 March
11.00 am – Prof Nicolai Meinhaussen
Random Intersection Trees for Interaction Search in Large, Sparse Datasets

15th March
11.00 am – Dr Paul Clark (University of Bristol)
Estimating structural mean models with multiple instrumental variables using the generalised method of moments

18th January
11.00 am – Dr John Aston (University of Warwick)
Functions, Covariances, and Speaking European Languages

Seminars 2012

22nd November
11.00 am – Professor Philip Dawid (University of Cambridge)
Proper Local Scoring Rules

2nd November
11.00 am – Dr Simplice Dossou Gbété (Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - France)
Association rules mining approach for binary classification when response's distribution is imbalanced: Application to the prediction of in-hospital mortality in Senegal and Mali

14th September
11.00 am - Professor Piotr. Fryzlevicz (London School of Economics)
Segmenting low- and high-dimensional time series via binary segmentation and its modern variants

15th June
Statistics Group Research Student Day

8th June
11.00 am - Professor Peter J. Green (University of Bristol and UTS, Sydney)
Emission tomography and Bayesian inverse problems

27th April
11.00 am - Associate Professor Inge Koch (University of Adeleide)
Classification for High-Dimensional Low Sample Size Data

Seminars 2011

16th December
11.00 am - Professor Andrew B. Lawson and Ana Corberán-Vallet (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston)
A multivariate Bayesian model-based approach for on-line spatio-temporal disease surveillance

9th December
11.00 am - Professor Jim Q. Smith (Department of Statistics, University of Warwick)
Chain event graphs: a new graphical representation of a discrete model

14th October
11.00 am – Professor Philip A. Scarf (Salford Business School, University of Salford)
A statistical excursion in the isochronic hills

23rd September
11.00 am – Dr Irini Moustaki (Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Full and limited information estimation methods for latent variable models with longitudinal categorical data

12th August
11.00 am – Dr Sujit K Sahu (School of Mathematics, University of Southampton)
High Resolution Bayesian Space-Time Modelling for Ozone Concentration Levels

26th February
11.00am - Prof Davy Paindaveine (Département de Mathématique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Multivariate quantiles and multiple-output regression quantiles: from L_1 optimization to halfspace depth (joint work with Marc Hallin and Miroslav Siman)

2nd February
11.00am - Arthur Pewsey (Mathematics Department, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain)
On a family of circular distributions due to Batschelet

Seminars 2010

13th August
11.00am Prof Wally Gilks
Detecting sites of differential adaption in multiple sequence alignments

11th June
11.00am Prof Dankmar Böhning
The Ratio-Plot for Capture-Recapture Estimation

23rd April
11.00am Dr Heather Turner
Extended Bradley-Terry Models for Paired Comparisons

19th March
11.00am Prof Michael Goldstein
Bayesian uncertainty analysis for complex physical models

11th December
11.00am Dr Ivonne Solis-Trapala (School of Health & Medicine, Lancaster University)
Modelling cognitive performance in the young and the older

27th November
11.00am Dr Yanan Fan (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Likelihood-free inference with Sequential Monte Carlo sampler

2nd October
11.00am Professor Stephen Walker (Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Warwick)
A decision theoretic approach to Bayesian learning

11th September
11.00am Natesh Pillai (Department of Statistics, University of Warwick)
Behaviour of MCMC algorithms in High dimensions

5th June
11.00am Dr Mike Powell (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge)
The BOBYQA algorithm for bound constrained minimization without derivatives

24th April
11.00am Dr Jochen Einbeck (University of Durham)
Smoothing, Sampling, and Basu's elephants

27th February
11.00am Professor David Firth (Department of Statistics, University of Warwick)
Working with over-parameterized models

23rd January
11.00am Professor Patrick Groenen (Department of Econometrics, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Support Vector Machines in the Primal using Majorization and Kernels

Seminars 2008
5th December
11.00am Professor Nicky Best
(Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, University College London)
Enhancing inference from observational studies by combining multiple data sources: a Bayesian
graphical modelling approach

14th November
11.00am Dr Richard Samworth
(Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge)
Maximum likelihood estimation of a multidimensional log-concave density

12th September
11.00am Dr Abdel Hannachi (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading)
Optimal Interpolation Patterns: A New Tool in Climate Data Analysis

20th June
11.00am Dr Inge Koch (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales)
Dimension Selection with Independent Component Analysis and its Application to Prediction

14th March
11.00am Professor David Banks (Duke University, USA)
Statistical Issues in Metabolomics

22nd February
11.00am Professor Marc Hallin (Université Libre de Brusselles)
From Distribution-Freeness to Semiparametric Efficiency: Sixty Years of Rank-Based Inference

18th January
11.00am Dr Christian F. Beckmann (FMRIB, JR Hospital, Oxford)
Exploratory FMRI group analysis using tensorial extensions to Independent Component Analysis

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