Boston University
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Program Information
Seminar Series
Courses in Probability
and Statistics
Statistics and Probability Seminar Series -- Spring 2008
Thursday 4:00-5:00pm, Room MCS 149
(Tea served from 3:30-4:00pm, Room MCS 153)

January 24, 3:30-4:30pm, Room MCS B46
Brian Reich
Department of Statistics,
North Carolina State University
Modeling longitudinal spatial periodontal data: A spatially-adaptive model with tools for specifying priors and checking fit
PDF | Abstract
January 24, 4:30-5:30pm (Note unusual Time), JOINT TALK WITH CBD
Joanna Pressley
Department of Mathematics,
University of Maryland
Response dynamics of Leaky Integrate-and-Fire neurons
PDF | Abstract
January 28, (Mon) 2-3pm, Room MCS B46 (Note unusual Time and Room)
Chihoon Lee
Department of Statistics and Operations Research,
University of North Carolina
Some Long Time Stability and Control Problems for Stochastic Networks in Heavy Traffic
PDF | Abstract
February 7
Seth Sullivant
Department of Mathematics and
Department of Statistics,
Harvard University
Algebraic Statistics
PDF | Abstract
February 25 (MONDAY) 10:00am-12:00pm
Jeff Hamrick
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Boston University.
Testing Diffusions for Non-Stationarity
PDF | Abstract
March 17 (MONDAY)
Rob Kass
Department of Statistics,
Carnegie Mellon University.
Analysis of Neural Spike Train Data: Current State and Future Challenges
PDF | Abstract
March 20
Shuheng Zhou
Computer Science Department,
Carnegie Mellon University
High Dimensional Sparse Regression and Structure Estimation
PDF | Abstract
March 24 (Monday 2pm)
Stilian Stoev
Department of Statistics,
University of Michigan
Max-stable processes: representations, ergodic properties and some statistical applications.
PDF | Abstract
March 27 (Joint Seminar with BU Biostatistics)
Peter Müller
Department of Biostatistics,
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Bayesian Clsuetring with Regression
PDF | Abstract
April 7, Rm 135, 10-12am. (Note unusual Time and Room)
Mamikon Ginovyan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Boston University
Szegö Theorem and Prediction Problem
PDF | Abstract
April 10
Michael Lavine
Deaprtment of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Multiset Sampler, a New MCMC Scheme
PDF | Abstract
April 14, Rm 135, 10-12am. (Note unusual Time and Room)
Robert Adler
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management and
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Integral Geometry in Gauss Space
PDF | Abstract
Jun Liu
Deaprtment of Statistics,
Harvard University
Hunting for Interactions - A Bayesian approach
PDF | Abstract
April 24
Joseph Blitzstein
Deaprtment of Statistics,
Harvard University
Network Sampling with Sampled Networks
PDF | Abstract
April 28, Rm 135, 10-12am. (Note unusual Time and Room)
Mark Veillette
Department of Math & Statistics,
Boston University
Multivariate Partial Differential Equation Describing the Evolution of a Gaussian Process.
PDF | Abstract
May 1
Hernando Ombao
Community Health and Center for Statistical Sciences,
Brown University
Spectral Analysis of Brain Signals
PDF | Abstract

Information on seminars from previous semesters may be found here: Fall 2005 | Spring 2006 | Fall 2006| Spring 2007| Fall 2007|.