Past Events

  • 2019 Sep 16

    Statistics Colloquium: Tengyuan Liang

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Science Center Lecture Hall A

    Tengyuan Liang
    Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics
    University of Chicago, Booth School of Business


    Title: On Adaptivity, Generalization, and Interpolation Motivated from Neural Networks

    In the absence of explicit regularization, neural network learning and kernel learning have the potential to fit the training data perfectly. It has been observed empirically, however, that such interpolated solutions can still generalize well on test data. We isolate a phenomenon of implicit regularization for minimum-norm...

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  • 2019 Apr 23

    Stat 303 Grand Finale Lecture

    3:00pm to 4:30pm


    Science Center 705

    STAT 303 Grand Finale Lecture: Jill Lepore, Kemper Professor of American History, Harvard University


    Facts, Numbers, Data: A Brief History of Evidence

    An illustrated lecture about the elemental units of knowledge, and the current epistemological crisis.
    Reception to follow


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  • 2019 Apr 12

    Open House Lunch for Freshmen

    11:30am to 1:30pm


    Science Center, 7th Floor

    Meet faculty, eat pizza, and learn about the concentration and secondary field in Statistics!