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List of Seminars and Colloquia Spring and Fall 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - "An Algorithmic Perspective on Privacy and Statistical Disclosure Control", Adam Smith, Penn State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - "Weighted Quantile Regression with Non-Elliptically Structured Covariates", Ying Wei, Columbia University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 -"Models for Real-World Investors, and the Abyss Between Value Investing and Financial Engineering", Don Richards, Penn State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - "Cure Model with Current Status Data", Shuangge Ma, Yale University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - "Computer Experiments: An Overview and Some Design Strategies", William Notz, Ohio State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 -"Interpretability and Bivariate Extensions of the Centered Autologistic Model", Petrutza Caragea, Iowa State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - "Statistical Models for the Sequential Dyadic Interaction in Japanese and US Mother-preschooler Dyads", Makram Talih, Hunter College, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - "Large-Scale Multiple Testing: Finding Needles in a Haystack", Tony Cai, University of Pennsylvania, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - "Objective Bayesian Variable Selection for Binomial Regression Models with Jeffrey's Prior, Ming-Hui-Chen, University of Connecticut, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - "Magnetoencephalography and the Hunt for HFO'S", William Eddy, Carnegie Mellon University, 4:00 pm, 100 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - "Efficient Large Margin Semisupervised Learning", Xiaotong Shen, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - "Normalized Power Prior Analysis", Keying Ye, University of Texas at San Antonio, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - "Nonparametric Comparison of Two Regression Functions", Winfried Stute, Universitat Giessen, Germany, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Monday, June 16, 2008 - "Quantum State Discrimination with Weak Measurements", Michael Frey, Bucknell University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - "Flexible Modeling of Longitudinal Response/Covariate Observations", Naisyin Wang, Texas A & M University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - " A Journey to the Center of Earth", Ping Ma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - "Marginal Analysis for Longitudinal Data with Measurement Error in Covariates and Missingness in Response", Grace Yi, University of Waterloo, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - "Consistency and Estimation with Model Selection/Combination", Yuhong Yang, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 "Optical Images of the Brain During Surgery: Detection of Hemodynamics in Response to Electrical Stimulus", Michael Lavine, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 "Identifiability of Latent Class Models with Many Observed Variables" - Catherine Matias, CNRS Laboratoire Statistique & Genome, Evry, France, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 -"Random Words, Longest Increasing Subsequences and Random Matrices", Christian Houdre, Georgia Institute of Technology, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Friday, October 10, 2008 - Krishnaiah and Khatri Lectures Workshop, "Inference of Genome Sharing Among Related Individuals": Integrating Modern SNP Data on Pedigrees and Populations", Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington & "Humans in an Evolutionary Context", Alan Walker, Penn State University, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm, HUB Auditorium.

Monday, October 13, 2008 - Clifford Clogg Memorial Lecture - "Reflections on Latent-Class Modeling", Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, 8:00 pm, 102 Thomas Bldg.,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - Statistics Brown Bag Seminar - "Bayesian Mixed Membership Models for Soft Clustering and Network Analysis", Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, 12:20 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - "A Two Sample Test for High Dimensional Data with Applications to Geneset Testing", Song Xi Chen, Iowa State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - "Estimation of Function Thresholds Using Multistage Adaptive Procedures", Moulinath Banerjee, University of Michigan, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - "Rank-Based Analyses for a Linear Mixed Model", John Kloke, Bucknell University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - "Longitudinal Object Analysis", Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - "Seeking Interpretable Models for High Dimensional Data", Bin Yu, University of California at Berkeley, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - "Robust ICA Based on Two Scatter Matrices", Hannu Oja, University of Tampere, Finland, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - "Data Transform and Estimation", Manfred Denker, Penn State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - "Nonparametric Association Analyses of Multivariate Competing Risks Data", Yu Cheng, University of Pittsburgh, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.