2014 - 2015

2015 Apr 16

HSPHBiostat: Marc Suchard

12:30pm to 2:00pm


BIO Conference Room
Sex, Lies and Self-Reported Counts: General Birth-Death Processes to Model Self-Reported Count of Sexual Behavior Surveys often ask respondents to report non-negative counts, but respondents may misremember or round to a nearby multiple of 5 or 10. The error inherent in this heaping can bias estimation. To avoid bias, we propose a novel reporting distribution arising from a general birth-death process whose underlying parameters are readily interpretable as rates of misremembering and rounding. The process accommodates a variety of heaping grids and allows for quasi-heaping to values nearly... Read more about HSPHBiostat: Marc Suchard
2015 Apr 30


9:30am to 5:00pm


Maxwell Dworkin
Harvard Statistics Department Retreat 9:30 AM-5:00 PM. Open to anyone in the Harvard Statistics community, including (but not limited to) students of all levels, post-docs, and faculty. This full-day event---an annual tradition---will feature student and faculty panel discussions, two lectures from distinguished guests, and a statistics-themed game.
2014 Nov 06

BCASA Talk: Gareth Cook

6:30pm to 9:00pm


Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, 80 Gerrys Landing Rd, Cambridge
Infographics Registration required for presentation (free)
2015 May 12

ResearchStats: Alex D'Amour

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center Rm. 705
Effective Ancillarity: A Modeling-Building Principle in the Presence of Misspecification
2014 Dec 02

AstroStatTalk: Giri Gopalan

1:00pm to 2:00pm


Science Center Rm. 706
A Bayesian Model for the Detection of X-ray Binary Black Holes
2015 Jan 23

Privacy in a Networked World

8:15am to 5:00pm


Harvard Science Center
Privacy in a Networked World Fourth Annual Symposium on the Future of Computation in Science and Engineering Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University
2015 Jan 27

AstroStatTalk: Xiyun Jiao

1:00pm to 3:00pm


Science Center Rm. 706
Embedding Supernova Cosmology into a Bayesian Hierarchical Model REMOTELY ONLY via Skype (please contact DvD to be added to the call list)
2014 May 23

StochStatMIT: Alex Belloni

11:00am to 12:00pm


Uniform Post Selection Inference for Z-estimation problems
2015 Feb 05

BUStatPrSem: Eric Fox

4:00pm to 5:00pm


MCS 148
Estimation and Inference for Self-Exciting Point Processes, with Applications to Social Networks and Earthquake Seismology
2014 Sep 23

ResearchStats: Joseph Lee & Tak Hyung-Suk

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center Rm. 705
Joseph Lee Causal Inference in Experiments with Partially Selective Sampling Tak Hyung-Suk Bayesian Approach to Time Delay Estimation
2015 Mar 02

BrownCSSem: Howard Chang

3:30pm to 5:00pm


Room 245, 121 South Main Street, Providence
Data Assimilation of Environmental Pollution Fields for Health Studies
2014 Oct 03

BUStatPrSem: Ronnie Sircar

4:00pm to 5:00pm


SCI 117
Multiscale Perturbation Methods for Portfolio Choice Problems
2015 Mar 06

BU CISE Sem: David Gamarnik

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Limits of Local Algorithms for Randomly Generated Constraint Satisfaction Problems (sponsored jointly with the Statistics and Probability Seminar Series)