Statistics Seminars

Statistician Sponsors Seminars

Clifton Bailey, affiliate faculty member in the Department of Statistics, believes students benefit from going to seminars and professional conferences because “they need exposure to new ideas.”

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R. Clifton Bailey Seminar Series

The Department of Statistics hosts weekly seminars on topics related to research and application in statistical sciences and data science. The seminars are typically offered in-person on Fridays from 11am until noon, unless otherwise noted. Seminars are also live-streamed via Zoom. Contact statistics@gmu.edu with any questions and for Zoom connection information.

If you plan to attend a seminar in-person, please RSVP using the links provided below and follow Mason's COVID Safe Return to Campus policies.

Statistician R. Clifton Bailey of McLean, Virginia,
who has several decades of experience working on high-profile statistical
studies for the government, sponsors the weekly seminars.
Statistician R.
Clifton Bailey of McLean, Virginia, who has several decades of
experience working on high-profile statistical studies for the government,
sponsors the weekly seminars.

Upcoming Seminars

Fri October, 29

Accounting for Overdiagnosis in Estimating Components of Survival Time in Randomized Cancer Screening Trials
Karen Kafadar (University of Virginia)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: JC Gold Room

To attend this seminar in person, please RSVP by the time of the event!

Fri November, 5

Copula-Based Bivariate for Poisson Time Series Models
Norou Diawara (Old Dominion University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: SUB I 3A

To attend this seminar in person, please RSVP by the time of the event!

Fri November, 12

Equivariant machine learning, structured like classical physics
Soledad Villar (John Hopkins University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: SUB I 3A

To attend this seminar in person, please RSVP by the time of the event!

Fri November, 19

Adam Lane (University of Cincinnati)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: JC Gold Room

To attend this seminar in person, please RSVP by the time of the event!

Past Seminars

Fall 2021

Fri September, 3

Algorithmic Robustness in Classification
Jie Shen (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: JC Gold Room

Fri September, 17

Supervised Network Centrality Estimation and Prediction
Linda Zhao (University of Pennsylvania)

Time: 11am–noon;
Virtual talk streamed via Zoom.

Fri September, 24

Real-time sufficient dimension reduction through principal least squares support vector machines
Yuexiao Dong (Temple University)

Time: 11am–noon;
Virtual talk streamed via Zoom. For connection information, please contact statistics@gmu.edu.

Fri October, 1

Learning from a large number of chi-squared tests
Inchi Hu (George Mason University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: JC Gold Room

Fri October, 15

Tensor Quantile Regression for Neuroimage Study of Human Intelligence
Heping Zhang (Yale University School of Public Health)

Time: 1:30–2:30pm; Location: JC Room A

Spring 2021

Fri April, 30

Optimal designs for testing the efficacy of heterogeneous experimental groups
Marco Novelli (University of Bologna)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri April, 23

Efficient Estimation of Semiparametric Transformation Model With Interval-Censored Data in Two-Phase Cohort Studies
Fei Gao (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri April, 16

Multi-Year Bayesian Hierarchical Framework to Smoothly Fill Missing Data Gaps in Mark-Resight Studies
Audrey Beliveau (University of Waterloo)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri April, 9

Gaining Outlier Resistance with Progressive Quantiles: Fast Algorithms and Theoretical Studies
Yiyuan She (Florida State University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri April, 2

Penalized empirical likelihood inference for abundance from capture-recapture data
Pengfei Li (University of Waterloo)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri March, 26

Generating Poisson-Distributed Differentially Private Synthetic Data
Harrison Quick (Drexel University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri March, 19

Statistics, Topology and Data Analysis
Vasileios Maroulas (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri March, 5

Bipartite Causal Inference with Interference: Estimating Health Impacts of Power Plant Regulations
Cory Zigler (University of Texas at Austin)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri February, 19

Dynamic Shrinkage Processes
David Matteson (Cornell University)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri February, 12

TBA
Aiyi Liu (National Institute of Health)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom

Fri February, 5

Simultaneous Curve Registration and Clustering of Digital Electrocardiogram
Wei (Peter) Yang (University of Pennsylvania)

Time: 11am–noon; Location: Zoom