Seminar

2019 Mar 06

STAT 300: Wenshuo Wang

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

SC 705

Title: Metropolized Knockoff Sampling

Abstract: Model-X knockoffs is a wrapper that transforms essentially any feature importance measure into a variable selection algorithm, which discovers true effects while rigorously controlling the expected fraction of false positives. A frequently discussed challenge to apply this method is to construct knockoff variables, which are synthetic variables obeying a crucial exchangeability property with the explanatory variables under study. This paper introduces techniques for knockoff generation in great...

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2019 Feb 20

STAT 300: Assistant Professor Pierre Jacob

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

SC 705

Title: Recent developments on unbiased Monte Carlo methods

Abstract: Monte Carlo estimators, based on Markov chains or interacting particle systems, are typically biased when run with a finite number of iterations (or a finite number of particles). Although this is usually considered unavoidable, and negligible in the usual asymptotic sense, it is an important obstacle on the path towards scalable numerical integration on large-scale distributed computing systems. In a series of works that build on the seminal paper of Glynn and Rhee (2014), a...

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2013 Nov 08

IACS Sem: Ben Vigoda

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Maxwell-Dworkin G115
Probabilistic Programming and Probability Processing
2014 Jan 27

BrownCSSem: Monserrat Fuentes

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 245, 121 South Main Street, Providence
Multivariate Spatial-temporal Model for Birth Defects and Ambient Air Pollution Risk Assessment
2014 Apr 07

BrownCSSem: Brian S. Caffo

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 245, 121 South Main Street, Providence
Teaching Statistics for the Future,the MOOC Revolution and Beyond
2014 Sep 22

BrownCSSem: Min-ge Xie

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 245, 121 South Main Street, Providence
Meta-Analysis by Confidence Distribution - A Unified Approach and Beyond
2014 Nov 10

BrownCSSem: Robert E. Kass

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 245, 121 South Main Street, Providence
Inferences about Neural Networks from Bayesian Control of False Discoveries: The Case of Synchrony Detection
2015 Feb 17

BUStatPrSem: David Gerard

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

MCS B21
Theory and Methods for Tensor Covariance Estimation
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)
2015 May 01

BUStatPrSem: Eric Vance

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

MCS B21
LISA 2020: Building a Network of Statistical Collaboration Laboratories (LISA = Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis, Virginia Tech)

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