84178
Statistical and Computational Guarantees for the EM algorithm
NCD Seminar
2014-11-24
15:00:00
16:00:00
3
4 p.m.
Cory Hall
On Campus
521
32
Seminar
Primary
1793
Other Related Seminars
Secondary
The expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm is an iterative method for finding maximum- likelihood estimates of parameters in statistical models with unobserved latent variables. Along with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) it is one of the two computational workhorses that provided much impetus for statistics in entering its modern “computer-intensive” phase. Much is known about the EM...
Sivaraman Balakrishnan
EECS, UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
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78499
Simons Institute Open Lecture: Tensors: A Geometric View
2014-11-24
16:00:00
00:00:00
4 p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall
On Campus
Banatao Auditorium
19
Lecture
Primary
1793
Other Related Seminars
Secondary
The third in the fall series of Simons Institute Open Lectures. The Open Lectures are intended for a broad scientific audience.
Light refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.
Simons Institute Open Lecture: Tensors: A Geometric View
http://simons.berkeley.edu/events/openlectures2014-fall-3
Giorgio Ottaviani
Speaker
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Happening As Scheduled
83637
Neyman Seminar: Statistical aspects of population demographic inference from genomic variation data
2014-11-26
13:00:00
14:00:00
1
2 p.m.
Evans Hall
On Campus
1011
32
Seminar
Primary
773
Neyman Seminar
Secondary
Genome sequences of present-day individuals are amazingly accurate records of the demographic events that have shaped the history of modern human populations, such as the migration of humans out of Africa, the peopling of different parts of the world, and the explosive population growth in the last few hundred generations of human civilization. Such understanding of population demography, besides...
Anand Bhaskar
Stanford University
Statistics, Department of
Happening As Scheduled
80651
Seminar 217, Risk Management: "Topic Forthcoming"
2014-12-02
11:00:00
12:30:00
11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Evans Hall
On Campus
639
32
Seminar
Primary
1793
Other Related Seminars
Secondary
Hayne Leland
Speaker - Featured
Center for Risk Management Research
Happening As Scheduled
82723
Spectral Properties of Large Random Matrices
2014-12-03
15:10:00
16:00:00
3:10
4 p.m.
Evans Hall
On Campus
1011
32
Seminar
Primary
776
Probability Seminar
Secondary
In the first half of the talk, I will discuss CLT type results for linear and partial linear eigenvalue statistics of large random Hermitian matrices. The second talk will be devoted to a recent result (joint with Sean O'Rourke, David Renfrew, and Van Vu) about the products of elliptic random matrices.
Alexander Soshnikov
U.C. Davis
Statistics, Department of
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78500
Simons Institute Open Lecture: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Spectral Graph Theory: A Confluence of Algorithms, Geometry, and Physics
2014-12-08
16:00:00
00:00:00
4 p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall
On Campus
Banatao Auditorium
19
Lecture
Primary
1793
Other Related Seminars
Secondary
The fourth in the fall series of Simons Institute Open Lectures. The Open Lectures are intended for a broad scientific audience.
Light refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.
Simons Institute Open Lecture: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Spectral Graph Theory: A Confluence of Algorithms, Geometry, and Physics
http://simons.berkeley.edu/events/openlectures2014-fall-4
James R. Lee
Speaker
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Happening As Scheduled
80652
Seminar 217, Risk Management: "Topic Forthcoming"
2014-12-09
11:00:00
12:30:00
11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Evans Hall
On Campus
639
32
Seminar
Primary
1793
Other Related Seminars
Secondary
Thomas Rosenlund
Speaker - Featured
Jonas Stenersen
Speaker - Featured
Center for Risk Management Research
Happening As Scheduled
83384
Neyman seminar: Cross-study Reproducibility of Predictions, with Application to Genomics
2014-12-10
13:00:00
14:00:00
1
2 p.m.
Evans Hall
On Campus
1011
32
Seminar
Primary
773
Neyman Seminar
Secondary
Numerous gene signatures of patient prognosis for late-stage, high-grade ovarian cancer have been published, but diverse data and methods have made these difficult to compare objectively. However, the corresponding large volume of publicly available expression data creates an opportunity to validate previous findings and to develop more robust signatures. We thus built a database of uniformly...
Giovanni Parmigiani
Professor
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University
Statistics, Department of
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