2016 Jul 14

# Stat Colloq: Fabio Cuzzolin

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 705

Belief Functions: Past, Present, and Future

The theory of belief functions, sometimes referred to as evidence theory or Dempster-Shafer theory, was first introduced by Arthur P. Dempster in the context of statistical inference, to be later developed by Glenn Shafer as a general framework for modelling epistemic uncertainty. Belief theory and the closely related random set theory form a natural framework for modelling situations in which data are missing or scarce: think of extremely rare events such as volcanic eruptions or power plant meltdowns, problems subject to huge...

2016 Dec 05

# Colloq: Edward Glaeser & Nikhil Naik

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 300H

Google Streetview now provides an enormously rich picture of the physical streetscapes of the world's cities. Advances in computer recognition techniques make it possible to use images to predict local demographics or the curb appeal of particular places. We show how the combination of Google Streetview and computer vision techniques can map the patterns of neighborhood in six American cities. We also use these methods to predict income in...

2016 Nov 28

# Colloq: Kristian Lum

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 300H

Predictive models are increasingly used in the criminal justice system to try to predict who will commit crime in the future and where that crime will occur. But what happens when these models are trained using biased data? In this talk, I will present two examples of how biased data is used in the criminal justice system. In the first example, I will introduce a recently published model used...

# 31st New England Statistics Symposium (NESS)

## Location:

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2017 Feb 27

# Colloq: Cynthia Dwork

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Hall E
2016 Aug 31

# Fall Semester Begins

(All day)

Classes operate on a Monday schedule.
2016 Nov 29

# STAT 300: Natesh Pillai

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 705
Accelerating MCMC algorithms for computer models
2017 Apr 17

# Colloq: Ya Xu

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Hall E
2017 Feb 07

# STAT 310: Zhirui Hu

1:00pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 706

"Time delay for multiple streams" by Zhirui Hu

2016 Sep 08

# Study Card Day

(All day)

Also known as Course Registration Day.
2016 Oct 24

# Colloq: Tracy Ke

4:15pm to 5:15pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 300H

We have collected a data set for the social networks of statisticians. The data set consists of the meta information (e.g., authors, abstracts, citation counts) of about 70,000 papers in 36 representative journals in statistics and related fields, from 1984-2015. Our data collection project (which we may call it the Phase II) is a continuation of the recent data collection project by Ji and Jin (which we may call the Phase I)....

2016 Nov 22

# STAT 310: Kaisey Mandel

1:00pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 706

Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) are faraway exploding stars used as standardizable candles'' to determine cosmological distances, measure the accelerating expansion of the Universe, and constrain the properties of dark energy. Inferring peak luminosities of SN Ia from distance-independent observables, such as the shapes and colors of their light curves (time series), underpins the evidence for cosmic...

2017 Jan 24

# STAT 300: Iavor Bojinov and Reagan Rose

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 705
2017 Apr 18

# STAT 300: Luis Campos and Xinran Li

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Science Center Rm. 705
"Disambiguating Sources II: Extending Through Time" by Luis TBD by Xinran