SFU-UBC Joint Statistics Student Seminar

  • Date: 10/05/2013

Simon Fraser University, Harbour Center Campus, Vancouver

Since 2005 the graduate students of the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science get together with their peers from UBC to organize two joint workshops every year.

The workshop is organized by the students for the students. The objective is to give students the opportunity to present their work to other students in a less formal environment and to gain experience in their oral and presentation skills.

Six students (3 from SFU and 3 from UBC) volunteer to give 30 minute presentations. To complete the program, 2 faculty members (one from each university) is invited to give a 1 hour non-technical talk on a matter that greatly impacts graduate one of students' academic life and which is usually not covered on any regular class.

09:30-10:00 Coffee and pastries at Blenz Coffee (508 West Hastings Street)

10:00-10:15 Head to Room 2270 at SFU Harbour Centre (555 West Hastings Street)

10:15-10:40 Ruth Joy, SFU Post Doc
Title: A hierarchical Bayes model for incorporating uncertainties in data from marine mammal at-sea foraging tracks

10:40-11:05 Yumi Kondo, UBC PhD Student
Title: A Flexible Mixed Effect Negative Binomial Regression Model for Detecting Abrupt Increases in MRI Lesion Counts in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

11:05-11:30 Audrey Beliveau, SFU PhD Student
Title: Aerial-Access Creel Surveys with Incomplete Matching of Aerial and Access Components

11:30-12:00 Dr John Petkau, UBC Faculty Speaker
Title: Graduate Studies and Beyond in Statistical Science: A Personal View

12:00-14:00 Lunch at Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar (601 West Cordova Street)

14:00-14:30 Dr Carl Schwarz, SFU Faculty Speaker
Title: A random-walk starting from graduate studies. Where does it end up?

14:30-14:55 Yangling (Tara) Cai, UBC PhD Student
Title: Breaking the same board twice: the magic of statistics!

14:55-15:20 Jack Davis, SFU PhD Student
Title: "Don't just take the middle!" Estimation methods of underlying values of binned data

15:20-15:45 Yongliang (Vincent) Zhai, UBC PhD Student
Title: Inferring the history of human populations

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