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List of 2009 Seminars and Colloquia

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - "Likelihood Inference in Exponential Families and Directions of Recession", Charles Geyer, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - "Accelerated Evolution in the Human Genome", Katherine Pollard, University of California, San Francisco, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - "Bivariate Distributions with Gaussian-like Dependence", Abram Kagan, University of Maryland, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - "Functional Mapping of Human Growth Trajectories", Rongling Wu, Penn State University (Hershey), 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - "Functional Latent Feature Models for Data with Longitudinal Covariate Processes", Naisyin Wang, Texas A & M University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - "Classification of Families of Locally Stationary Time Series", Robert Krafty, University of Pittsburgh, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - "Ensemble-Based Covariance, State and Parameter Estimation in Atmospheric Sciences", Fuqing Zhang, Penn State University, (Meteorology), 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - "Statistics in Public Policy", Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, RAND Corporation, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - " Mixing Density Estimation Using the Nonparametric Penalized Likelihood Maximization", Michael Levine, Purdue University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - "Bayesian Grouped Factor Models", Merrill Liechty, Drexel University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - "Minimum Distance Regression Model Checking with Berkson Measurement Errors", Hira Koul - Michigan State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - "Full Likelihood Inferences in the Cox Model", Jian-Jian Ren, University of Central Florida, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 -"Analyzing Longitudinal Crime Patterns", Elena Erosheva, University of Washington, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - "Derivatives of Random Functions and Functional Gradients", Hans Mueller, University of California, Davis, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - "Portmanteau Tests in Time Series", Xiaofeng Shao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - "Bootstrap Consistency for Semiparametric Models", Guang Cheng - Purdue University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg. Friday, May 22, 2009 - One-Day Conference - C. R. & Bhargavi Rao Prize - "Dealing with Large Observation Dimension p in Relation to Data Size n of the Same or Smaller Order", Peter Bickel, University of California, Berkeley, 8:30 - 6:30 pm, 100 Life Sciences Bldg..

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - "Joint Distribution Approaches to Quantifying Benefit and Risk in Clincial Trials", Michele Shaffer, Hershey Medical Center, 3:30 pm, 207 South Henderson Bldg.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - "Energy Functions for Nonlinear Dimension Reduction and Graph Visualization", Lisha Chen, Yale University, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - "Statistics for Business Analytics at IBM Research", Yasuo Amemiya, IBM, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - "Genetic Association Studies with Known and Unknown Population Structure", Mary Sara McPeek, University of Chicago, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - "Bayesian Learning with Structured Sparsity", Feng Liang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -"Correlation Pursuit: Stepwise Variable Selection for Index Models", Wenxuan Zhong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 -"Testing the Order of a Finite Mixture", Jiahua Chen, University of British Columbia, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - "An Adaptive Threshold Method Applied to Public Health Surveillance", Bill Woodall, Virginia Tech, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - "Nonparametric Estimation for Time-Varying Transformation Models with Longitudinal Data", Colin Wu, National Institute of Health, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Lecture, "High-Resolution Mapping of Expression-QTLs as a Tool for Studying Human Gene Regulation", Jonathan Pritchard, 4:00 pm, 100 Life Science Bldg. (Berg Auditorium).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 -"Semiparametric Regression Approaches for Longitudinal Genetic Studies", Yuanjia Wang, Columbia University, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 -" Simultaneous Multiple Non-Crossing Quantile Regression Estimation Using Kernel Constraints", Yichao Wu, North Carolina State University, 3:30 pm, 216 Thomas Bldg.