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Spring 2017

 

Forthcoming seminars

Friday 17 February, 2017 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Gesine Reinert (University of Oxford)
Network comparison

Friday 24 February, 2017 - 2:00 PM [TBC]
Elizabeth Thompson (University of Washington)
Finding genes via shared ancestry of genome

Friday 17 March, 2017 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Thomas Hamelryck (University of Copenhagen)
TBC

Friday 24 March, 2017 - 2:00 PM [TBC]
Rhian Daniel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Recent developments in causal mediation analysis

Friday 5 May, 2017 - 2:00 PM [TBC]
Duncan Lee (University of Glasgow)
A spatio-temporal process-convolution model for quantifying health inequalities in respiratory prescription rates in Scotland

 

Past seminars

Friday 2 December, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Karthik Bharath (University of Nottingham)
Tests for large tree-structured data

Friday 18 November, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Natalia Bochkina (University of Edinburgh)
Estimation and hypothesis testing for sparse precision matrices in paired gene expression data

Friday 4 November, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
David Sirl (University of Nottingham)
Stochastic SIR epidemics on populations modelled by random graphs

Wednesday 28 September, 2016 - 2:00 PM [Roger Stevens LT13]
Gerhard Kurz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology )
Nonlinear Recursive Estimation Based on Directional Statistics

Thursday 7 July, 2016 - 2:00 PM [E C Stoner SR (7.70)]
Professor Martin Hazelton (Massey University, New Zealand)
Network Tomography for Integer Valued Traffic

Friday 1 April, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Roman Garnett (Washington University, St. Louis)
Finding Galaxies in the Shadows of Quasars

Friday 4 March, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Mikhail Malyutov (Northeastern University, Boston)
Regression under sparsity assumption

Friday 26 February, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Hannu Oja (University of Turku, Finland)
Subspace estimation in linear dimension reduction

Friday 29 January, 2016 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1]
Jian Qing Shi (University of Newcastle)
Functional Regression Analysis and Variable Selection for Movement Data

Friday 11 December, 2015 - 2:00 PM [MALL1]
Kevin Wilson (University of Newcastle)
Emulation of utility functions over sets of permutations: sequencing reliability growth tasks

Friday 20 November, 2015 - 2:00 PM [MALL1]
Dino Sejdinovic (University of Oxford)
Inference with Kernel Embeddings

Friday 6 November, 2015 - 2:00 PM [Roger Stevens LT15]
Alexis Boukouvalas (University of Manchester)
Inference for infinite mixture models and Gaussian Process mixtures of experts using simple approximate MAP Inference

Friday 1 May, 2015 - 2:00 PM [RSLT 4]
Benjamin Eltzner (Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, Georgia Augusta University, Goettingen )
SEMINAR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS Deformed Torus PCA for the Analysis of Dihedral RNA Residues Angles

Friday 24 April, 2015 - 2:00 PM [RSLT 4]
Christian Robert (Ceremade - Université Paris-Dauphine )
Testing hypotheses via a mixture estimation model

Friday 20 March, 2015 - 2:00 PM [RSLT 6]
Alexis Boukouvalas (Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University)
Inference for infinite mixture models and Gaussian Process mixtures of experts using simple approximate MAP Inference

Friday 6 March, 2015 - 2:00 PM [Roger Stevens LT 15]
Ullrika Sahlin (Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), Lund University)
Inspire, not patronise, the assessment of uncertainty

Friday 27 February, 2015 - 2:00 PM [MALL]
Scott Hale (University of Oxford)
Multilingualism and cross-language information diffusion online

Friday 5 December, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Patrick J. Wolfe (University College London)
Understanding the behaviour of large networks

Friday 21 November, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Paulo Lisboa (Liverpool John Moores University)
Principled approaches to the interpretation of machine learning classifiers

Friday 7 November, 2014 - 2:05 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Surajit Ray (University of Glasgow)
Modeling of Sparse and Spatially Correlated Functional Data

Friday 24 October, 2014 - 2:10 PM [Roger Stevens LT 11]
David A. van Dyk (Imperial College London)
Big Data and Complex Modeling Challenges in Astronomy and Solar Physics

Friday 17 October, 2014 - 2:10 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Charalampos Tsoumpas (University of Leeds)
How statistical, physical and physiological modelling can improve quantitative information measured with Positron Emission Tomography?

Thursday 16 October, 2014 - 4:00 PM [Upper Chapel, Fairbairn House, University of Leeds]
Gill Lancaster (University of Lancaster)
RSS local group meeting on "Feasibility/Pilot studies in the design, conduct and evaluation of complex interventions" (Tea from 3:30)

Friday 10 October, 2014 - 2:10 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Arthur Pewsey (University of Extremadura, Spain)
On a class of "circulas": copulas for circular distributions

Friday 3 October, 2014 - 2:10 PM [MALL, Physics Research Deck (Room 9.301)]
Thomas Hamelryck (University of Copenhagen)
Bayesian inference and probability kinematics for inference of protein structure

Monday 14 July, 2014 - 10:00 AM [Room 301 (Physics Research Deck)]
Luciano da Fontoura Costa (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Shape and connectivity in complex systems

Wednesday 7 May, 2014 - 3:30 PM [Roger Stevens LT1]
Lindsay Lee and Jill Johnson (University of Leeds)
RSS local group meeting on "Statistical analysis to understand the effect of model uncertainty in climate simulations"

Friday 21 March, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Lindsay Lee (University of Leeds)
Uncertainty analysis and calibration of a global aerosol model

Friday 7 March, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Michael Goldstein (Durham University)
Bayesian uncertainty analysis for complex physical systems modelled by computer simulators

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 - 4:00 PM [Worsley Building Seminar Room 9.27]
Phil Rees (University of Leeds)
How confident can we be in the projections of the older population of the United Kingdom?

Friday 28 February, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Nick Shryane (University of Manchester)
Hybrid Latent Variable Models: A Sinister Application

Friday 21 February, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Wally Gilks and Arief Gusnanto (University of Leeds)
Developing an interactive environment for learning and teaching the statistical programming language, ‘R’

Wednesday 12 February, 2014 - 4:00 PM [Worsley Building Seminar Room 9.27]
Johannes Textor (Utrecht University)
Some Words of Warning About Causal DAGs (RSS Local Group Meeting)

Friday 7 February, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
John Paul Gosling (University of Leeds)
Bayesian analysis of complex statistical analyses

Friday 31 January, 2014 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Dennis Prangle (University of Reading)
Summary statistics for likelihood-free model choice

Friday 6 December, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Tata Subba Rao (University of Manchester)
Spectral and frequency domain methods for the analysis of spatio-temporal stationary random  processes

Friday 22 November, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Jochen Voß (University of Leeds)
Convergence of ABC estimates

Friday 15 November, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Frank Critchley (Open University)
Invariant Coordinate Selection, Fisher Symmetry and Symmetric Component Analysis

Wednesday 13 November, 2013 - 2:00 PM [Roger Stevens LT10]
Anthony Davison (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Accurate directional inference for vector parameters

Friday 8 November, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Robert Simmons (Lancaster University)
The Migrant Wage Premium in Professional Football: A Superstar Effect?

Friday 1 November, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Andrew Binley (Lancaster University)
Inverse problems in hydrogeophysics: challenges and some solutions

Friday 25 October, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Hugo Maruri-Aguilar (Queen Mary, University of London)
Optimal design for smooth supersaturated models (SSM)

Friday 11 October, 2013 - 2:00 PM [Roger Stevens LT10]
Robert G Aykroyd (University of Leeds)
Geometric models for object tracking with electrical tomography data

Friday 4 October, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
James Cussens (University of York)
Bayesian network model selection using integer programming

Friday 3 May, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Arief Gusnanto (University of Leeds)
Statistical modelling using next-generation sequence data

Friday 19 April, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of MatheDr matics)]
Christopher Fallaize (University of Nottingham)
Statistical shape analysis with applications to Bioinformatics

Friday 22 March, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL (School of Mathematics)]
Stephen Senn (Head of Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics, CRP-Santé, Luxembourg)
Bad JAMA?

Friday 8 March, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Stuart Barber (University of Leeds)
Evolutionary links between multiple species

Friday 1 March, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Richard Everitt (University of Reading)
Bayesian parameter estimation for latent Markov random fields and social networks

Wednesday 20 February, 2013 - 4:00 PM [MALL 2 (School of Mathematics)]
John Pullinger (The Royal Statistical Society and Director General of Information Services, UK Parliament)
RSS Local Group Meeting: You and the RSS

Friday 8 February, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Sue Welham (Rothamsted Research)
Mixed effects models in agricultural (plant) science

Friday 1 February, 2013 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Finn Lindgren (University of Bath)
Inference for non-stationary spatio-temporal models

Friday 7 December, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Professor Jim Smith (University of Warwick)
Exploring Causal Hypotheses using Graphs

Friday 30 November, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Fatimah Alashwali(1) and Monique Borg Inguanez(2) (University of Leeds)
Postgraduate Seminars:

Friday 23 November, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Murray Lark (British Geological Survey)
Spatial sampling in the environmental sciences, scope for optimization

Friday 9 November, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Professor Henry Wynn (London School of Economics)
Monomial ideals in statistics and probability

Friday 2 November, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Joseph Reynolds(1) & Mark Day(2) (University of Leeds)
Postgraduate Seminars: Stochastic process models in immunology

Friday 26 October, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Professor Caitlin Buck (University of Sheffield)
Bayesian estimation of radiocarbon calibration curves

Friday 28 September, 2012 - 2:00 PM [MAGIC Room (School of Mathematics)]
Dr Richard Wilkinson (University of Nottingham)
A modelling approach to ABC

Friday 27 April, 2012 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Peter Thwaites (University of Leeds)
The graphical representation of asymmetric problems

Friday 20 April, 2012 - 2:05 PM [Roger Stevens LT 13 ]
Ian Jermyn (University of Durham)
Shape modelling using contours, phase fields, and binary fields, with applications to image segmentation.

Friday 16 March, 2012 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Piotr Fryzlewicz (London School of Economics)
Time-Threshold Maps: using information from wavelet reconstructions with all threshold values simultaneously

Friday 9 March, 2012 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Paul Blackwell (University of Sheffield)
Simulation-based inference for animal movement models with behavioural switching

Friday 2 March, 2012 - 2:15 PM [Roger Stevens LT 13 ]
Alice Milne (Rothamsted Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology)
Investigating scale dependent (co-) variation in environmental data using the discrete wavelet transform

Friday 17 February, 2012 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Matt Nunes (Lancaster University)
Spectral estimation for locally stationary time series with missing observations

Friday 10 February, 2012 - 2:10 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
John Paul Gosling (University of Leeds)
Subjective judgements in skin sensitisation hazard assessment

Thursday 15 December, 2011 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
David E. Tyler (Rutgers University)
Robust functional principal components: A projection-pursuit approach

Friday 18 November, 2011 - 2:00 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Professor Thomas Hamelryck (University of Copenhagen)
Probabilistic models of protein structure: from theory to applications

Friday 11 November, 2011 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Jennifer Klapper (1) and Anthony Riley (2) (University of Leeds)
(1) Wavelet Analysis of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and (2) Probing Chromosome Structure using contact matrices

Friday 28 October, 2011 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Leonid Bogachev (University of Leeds)
The balanced pantograph equation (revisited)

Friday 14 October, 2011 - 2:05 PM [MALL 1 (School of Mathematics)]
Professor Scott C. Schmidler (Duke University, USA)
Bayesian Analysis of Protein Shape: Beyond Alignment