Boston University
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Program Information
Seminar Series
Courses in Probability
and Statistics
Statistics Seminar Series -- Spring 2006
Thursday 4:00-5:00pm, Room MCS 149
(Tea served from 3:30-4:00pm, Room MCS 153)
January 26
Uri Eden (HST-MEMP, Harvard)

Theoretical Considerations Surrounding Point Process Adaptive Filtering

February 3
Ramani Pilla (Case Western Reserve University)

Inference in Perturbation Models, Mixtures and Spatial Scan Processes

February 6
Shubankhar Ray (Texas A& M University)

Bayesian Clustering for Identifying Alternative Splice Variants

February 10
Taps Maiti (Iowa State University)

Mean Squared Prediction Error Estimation in Mixed Models

February 13
Fan Lu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Kernel Regularization and Dimension Reduction

March 22
Surajit Ray (UNC Chapel Hill)

Hierarchical Modal Clustering based on the Topography of High-dimensional Mixtures

March 23
Maoz Shamir (Boston University)

Implications of Neuronal Heterogeneity on Population Coding

March 30
Clayton Scott (Rice University)

Statistical Learning with Constraints

April 13
Cun-Hui Zhang (Rutgers University)

Concave Learners for RankBoost

April 27
Lee K. Jones (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

On local minimax estimation with some consequences for estimator fusion and deterministic or random forests