Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 32 ###

Presenter: Aaron Darling
Paper: Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference using a Combinatorial Sequential Monte Carlo Method
Author(s): Liangliang Wang, Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, Arnaud Doucet
Link: http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~doucet/wang_bouchardcote_doucet_BayesianphylogeneticscombinatorialSMC_JASA2015.pdf [preprint] http://amstat.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01621459.2015.1054487 [journal]

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Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 31b ###

Presenter: Heike Hofmann (Iowa State)
Title: Visual Inference - Examples and Discussion
Abstract: How do you know if something you see in a data plot is really there? Visual inference allows us to find an answer to these questions similar to classical statistical hypothesis testing. Visual inference is based on non-parametric inferential methods using human observers to establish the relevance of graphical findings, thereby creating a bridge between classical statistical inference and exploratory data analysis. Based on the seminal paper by Buja et al (2009), I will start with the lineup protocol, give examples where visual inference has allowed us to gain insight beyond classical modeling situations, and go into a discussion of some of the still open questions on visual inference.
Location: CB04.05.430 (Grid Room)

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

### Week 29 ###

Presenter: Scott Sisson (UNSW)
Main Paper: Diagnostic Tools for Approximate Bayesian Computation Using the Coverage Property
Author(s): Prangle, D., Blum, M.G.B., Popovic, G., Sisson, S.A.
Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anzs.12087/abstract [journal] http://arxiv.org/pdf/1301.3166.pdf [open source preprint]

Background Paper: Validation of Software for Bayesian Models Using Posterior Quantiles
Author(s): Cook, S.R., Gelman, A., Rubin, D.B.
Link: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/Cook_Software_Validation.pdf

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Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 26 ###

Presenter: Louise Ryan
Paper: Growth Charts of Human Development
Author(s): Stef van Buuren
Link: http://www.stefvanbuuren.nl/publications/2014%20Growth%20charts%20for%20development%20-%20SMMR.pdf

Also: An interval scale for development of children aged 0–2 years, Gert Jacobusse, Stef van Buuren, Paul H. Verkerk. http://www.stefvanbuuren.nl/publications/Interval%20scale%20-%20Stat%20Med%202006.pdf

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Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 17 ###

Presenter: Deborah Street
Paper: Latin Hypercubes and Space-filling design; in Handbook of Design and Analysis of Experiment, eds. Angela Dean, Max Morris, John Stufken, Derek Bingham
Author(s): C. Devon Lin and Boxin Tan
Link: NA

 

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Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 14 ###

Presenter: Louise Ryan
Paper: Identification of important regressor groups, subgroups and individuals via regularization methods: application to gut microbiome data
Author(s): Tanya Garcia, Samuel Muller, Raymond Carroll, Rosemary Walzem
Link: http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/6/831.full.pdf

 

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 13 ###

Presenter: Chris Oates
Paper: Frequentist Coverage of Adaptive Nonparametric Bayesian Credible Sets (with discussion)
Author(s): Botond Szabó, Aad van der Vaart, Harry van Zanten
Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.4489v5.pdf [paper] https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1434546202 [discussion]

 

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Sep
10
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 11 ###

Presenter: Cathy Lee
Paper: Inferring Causal Impact Using Bayesian Structural Time-Series Models
Author(s): Kay H. Brodersen, Fabian Gallusser, Jim Koehler, Nicolas Remy, Steven L. Scott
Link: http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/41854.pdf

 

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Sep
3
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 10 ###

Presenter: Stephen Wright
Paper(s): A Statistical Perspective on Algorithmic Leveraging // Leveraging for Big Data Regression
Author(s): Ping Ma, Michael W. Mahoney, Bin Yu, Xiaoxiao Sun
Link(s): http://jmlr.org/proceedings/papers/v32/ma14.pdf and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wics.1324/pdf

 

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Aug
27
3:00 PM15:00

### Week 9 ###

Presenter: Chris Evenhuis
Paper: Sequential Kernel Herding: Frank-Wolfe Optimization for Particle Filtering
Author(s): Simon Lacoste-Julien, Fredrik Lindsten, Francis Bach
Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1501.02056v2.pdf

 

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