# 2007 Seminars & Colloquia

## Main Content

Thursday, May 24, 2007 - One-Day Conference - C. R. & Bhargavi Rao Prize - "A Unified View of Regression, Shrinkage, Empirical Bayes, Hierarchival Bayes, and Random Effects", **Lawrence D. Brown**, University of Pennsylvania, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, 107 Forest Resources Building.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 --"Inference for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems", **Edward Ionides**, University of Michigan, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 --"Model-Based Clustering for Social Networks", **Mark Handcock, **University of Washington, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 --"Recent Developments in the Lasso-Type Penalized Models" **Hui Zou**, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 5, 2007 --"Computing the Maximum Likelihood Estimator of a Multidimensional Log-Concave Density",** Richard ****Samworth**, Cambridge University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 -- **2007 Statistics Alumni Workshop**, **Duanli Yan, **9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room.

Monday, March 26, 2007 - 2007 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture - "The Three Principles in Social Science", **Yu Xie**, University of Michigan, 4:30 pm, 102 Thomas Bldg.

Monday, March 26, 2007 -- Clogg Memorial Sociology and Statistics Presentation, "Population Heterogeneity and Casual Inference", **Yu Xie**, University of Michigan, 12:00 pm , 302 Pond Lab.

Friday, March 23, 2007 -- "Local Spectral Envelope", **David Stoffer**, University of Pittsburgh, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 -- "A Bayesian SEIR Approach to Modeling Smallpox Epidemics", **Vanja Dukic**, University of Chicago, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Friday, February 16, 2007 - "Limiting Distribution of the MLE for Current Status Data with Competing Risks", **Marloes Maathuis**, University of Washington, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - "Spline-Backfitted Kernel Smoothing of Additive Models in Time Series", **Li Wang**, Michigan State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 -"Detecting Gene Regulatory Signals from Genome-Wide Chip-Chip Experiments and Sequence Data: Towards Developing a Strategy with Increased Statistical Power**"**, **Hongkai Ji**, Harvard University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - "Confidence Bands in Nonparametric Time Series Regression", ** Zhibiao Zhao**, University of Chicago, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 -"Robust Inference Using Higher Order Influence Function", **Lingling Li, **Harvard University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - "Sure Independence Screening for Ultra-High Dimensional Feature Space", ** Jinchi Lv, **Princeton University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 --"Estimation and Prediction of a Class of Convolution-Based Spatial Nonstationary Models for Large Spatial Data", **Zhengyuan Zhu**, University of North Carolina, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 --"A New Data Augmentation Scheme", **Yuguo Chen,** University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 4:40 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 -- ** "**A Moment-Based Method for Estimating the Proportion of True Null Hypotheses and Its Application to Microarray Gene Expression Data", **Yinglei Lai**, George Washington University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 --** "**Modeling Sparse Generalized Longitudinal Observations with Latent Gaussian Processes",** Fang Yao**, University of Toronto, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 --"Support Points of Locally Optimal Designs for Nonlinear Models with Two Parameters", **Min Yang,** University of Missouri, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 --"One Bulb? Two Bulbs? How Many Bulbs Light Up? A Discrete Probability Problem from a Pharmaceutical Company", **M. B. Rao**, University of Cincinnati, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 -- "Comparison of Two Possibly Crossing Hazard Rate Functions",** Peihua Qiu**, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 1, 2007 -- "Sufficient** **Dimension Reduction with Application to Microarray Data Analysis", ** Lexin Li,** North Carolina State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 -- "Equi-Energy Sampler: From Statistical Inference to Statistical Mechanics", **Samuel Kou**, Harvard University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 --"Estimating Subject-Specific Variance Components with Multivariate Repeated Measurements", **Wei-Ting Hwang**, University of Pennsylvania, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, December 6, 2007 --"Statistical Analysis of Diffusion Tensors in Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Data", **Hongtu Zhu**, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.