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List of Seminars and Colloquia for Spring and Fall of 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - "Computer-Intensive Statistical Methodology with Applications to Translational Cancer Research", Kim-Anh Do, University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - "Gene Expression Functional Clustering and Expression QTLs, Arthur Berg, Hershey Medical Center (Biostatistics), 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - "State-Space Models for Infectious Disease Surveillance Data", Matthew Ferrari, Penn State (Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics), 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - "Modeling Networks When Data is Missing or Sampled", Mark Handcock, University of California at Los Angeles, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - "Fast Computation for Fitting Nonparametric and Semiparametric Mixture Models", Yong Wang, University of Auckland, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - "Transforming the Data Deluge into Data-Driven Insights: New Opportunities for Statisticians in Business and Industry", Robert Rodriguez, SAS Institute, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - "Computational Molecular Medicine", Donald Geman, Johns Hopkins University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - "Improving Marginal Likelihood Estimation for Bayesian Phylogenetic Model Selection", Lynn Kuo, University of Connecticut, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - "MM Algorithms for Penalized Regression Problems", Robert Strawderman, Cornell University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - "Leveraging Prior Biological Knowledge in Genome-Wide Association Studies", Hongyu Zhao, Yale University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - "Estimation Issues in High-Throughput Data Analysis", Mark Reimers, Virginia Commonwealth University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 -"A Unified Framework for Testing Multiple Phenotypes for Association with Genetic Variants", Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Monday, April 26, 2010 - "The Five Most Consequential Ideas in the History of Statistics", 6:00 pm, 101 Thomas Bldg., Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - "Darwin, Galton, and the Statistical Enlightenment", 1:25 pm, 104 Thomas Bldg., "Hedge Funds, Dice, and the Origin of Mathematical Probability", 4:15 pm, 101 Thomas Bldg., Chemerda Lectures, Stephen Stigler, University of Chicago.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - "Likelihood Inference for Discriminating Between Long-Range Dependence and Change-Point Models", Chun Yip Yau, Columbia University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - "Singular Stochastic Control and Optimal Stopping in Stochastic Networks", Kevin J. Ross, Swarthmore College, 4:15 pm, 117 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - "Functional Boxplots for Complex Data Visualization", Marc G. Genton, Texas A & M University, 2:00 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - "Efficient Semiparametric Distribution Estimation in Mixed Samples", Yanyuan Ma, Texas A & M University, 3:15 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - "Laplace Error Penalty-Based Variable Selection and Its Application in GWAS", Shaoli Wang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2:00 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 -"Quantifying and Correcting Generalization Bias", Eloise Kaizar, Ohio State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - "Adversarial Risk Analysis", David Banks, Duke University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - " High-Dimensional Classification Using Hierarchical Bayesian Polychotomous Logistic Regression Models", Longhai Li, University of Saskatchewan, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - "Penalized Q-Learning for Dynamic Treatment Regimes", Rui Song, Colorado State University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - "Inference of High Dimensional Truncated Distribution with Sequential Monte Carlo", Rong Chen, Rutgers University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - "Are Declustered Earthquate Catalogs Poisson?", Philip Stark, University of California, Berkeley, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - "Pareto Frontiers for Simultaneously Optimizing Multiple Criteria for Designed Experiments", " Christine Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Lab., 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - "History of Penn State's Department of Statistics", William Harkness & Thomas Hettmansperger, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - "Bayesian Regression Based on Principal Components for High-Dimensional Data", Jaeyong Lee, Seoul National University, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

November 8, 2010 - Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture -"Measuring the Unmeasureable: Democracy, Depression, and Distance", Kenneth Bollen, Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 8:00 pm, 102 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 -"US- Based Fast Food Restaurants: Factors Influencing International Expansion of Franchise Systems", Liqiang Ni, University of Central Florida, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - "Modelometrics - Studying Complex Mathematical Models in Biology by Chemometrical Methods", Harald Martens, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 4:00 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - " Minimal Aliasing Designs with Application to Factor Screening in the Presence of Second-Order Effects", Christopher Nachtsheim, University of Minnesota, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - "Variable-at-a-time Implementations of Metropolis-Hastings Algorithms", Ronald Neath, Hunter College, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 -"Statistical Multiscale Analysis: From Biomembranes to Biomolecular Microscopy", Axel Munk, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany, 4:00 pm, 201 Thomas Bldg.

Friday, December 10, 2010 - "Geometry of Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Gaussian Graphical Models", Caroline Uhler, University of California at Berkeley, 12:30 pm, 327 Thomas Bldg.