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Stochastic Modeling and Computational Statistics, Spring 2016
Penn State Department of Statistics
This seminar and discussion series will be held Fridays 10:10am-11:00am in Thomas 327.


  1. 40 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes for discussion.
  2. The talk should be accessible to all grad students who have completed 1 year of the program.
  3. Informal style. For instance, chalk and blackboard talks are welcome.
  4. Interruptions during the talk are welcome but they should only be for clarifications; longer questions are to be left to the discussion period.
  5. Unpublished work may not be shared or discussed outside the group without the permission of the speaker/author.
  6. While a large proportion of the talks may be related to stochastic modeling and computing, a much broader list of topics have also been discussed in this series.
January 15 Raquel Assis, Biology, Penn State University

Investigating the functional
evolution of duplicate genes

January 22 Lingzhou Xue Joint Limiting Laws for
High-Dimensional Independence Tests
January 29 Frank Shen Frequentist Methods for Non-negative
Matrix Factorization
February 5 Adam Smith, Computer Science and Engineering
February 12 Kevin Lee
February 19 Yawen Guan
February 26 Bahaeddin Taoufik
March 4 No seminar (day before spring break)
March 11 No seminar (spring break)
March 18 No seminar (grad student recruitment week)
March 25 Sanjay Srinivasan, Energy and Mineral Engineering
April 1 Eric Ford, Astronomy and Astrophysics
April 8 John Fricks
April 15 Daisy Philtron
April 22 Debmalya Nandy