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Graduate Program in Statistics


Welcome to the STATISTICS SEMINAR web site!

This seminar is organised by the Graduate Program in Statistics through the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University. Every person interested in the seminar talks, from inside or outside the McMaster community, is welcome to attend. We usually cover a wide range of topics ranging from very applied problems to the most current theoretical developments in the discipline.

Below you will find the list of speakers and the topics or titles of their talks, and a list of past seminars. There are links to pages with the abstract, information about the speaker, and a list of references for each week.

Any suggestions are welcome. Just send e-mail to the Seminar Coordinator.

You can find out about other seminar series in Southern Ontario at the SORA web site and the list of upcoming seminars there.

Speakers for 1998-99

Wednesdays, BSB-108 at 3:30 PM

Meet the Speaker - Refreshments in BSB-202 at 3:00 PM!

Past Seminars

September 1998

September 30
Dr Remco van der Hofstad
Fields Institute and Delft University of Technology

Topic: "Random Polymers and Weakly Interacting Lattice Trees"

October 1998

October 7
Joanna Biernacka
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto

"Tracking Trout: A Cutthroat Analysis"

October 10-11

International Indian Statistical Association Conference

At McMaster University

October 14
Dr Stephen W. Link
Department of Psychology, McMaster University

"Predicting Individual Choice"

October 21
No seminar, due to the Britton Lectures in Mathematics.

No statistics seminar.

October 28
Dr Duncan Luce
Distinguished Professor in (and founder of) the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California-Irvine.

"A Non-Linear Surprise in the Utility of Gains and Losses"

November 1998

November 4
Dr Augustine Wong
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

"Accurate Approximate Likelihood Based Inference"

November 11
Dr Moti L. Tiku
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

"Statistical Inference With Time Series Data"

November 18
Dr Hugh Chipman
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

"Tree Models: Roots and Recent Branches"

November 25
Dr Sylvia Esterby
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

"Statistics in the Environment"

January 1999

January 20
Dr Peter Macdonald
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

"Mixture Distributions"

January 27
Dr Harry Pavlopoulos
Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics & Business, and Center for the Study of Earth from Space, University of Colorado at Boulder

"Scaling Properties of Rain Fields"

February 1999

February 10
Dr Alison Burnham
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

"Some Implications of the Latent Variable Regression Model - Inference on Regression Coefficients"

February 24
Dr John Fox
Department of Sociology, McMaster University

"Perception of 3D Graphs"

** This talk will start at 4:30 **
*** in KTH-103 ***

No Refreshments This Week

March 1999

March 3
Movie Day
Lecture by George Box (1982), 45 minutes, taped by the American Statistical Association.

"The Importance of Practice in the Development of Statistics"

March 17
Thierry Duchesne
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

"Alternative Time Scales in Survival Analysis"

March 31
Dr Masoud Asgharian
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University

"On Modelling Covariates in Multipath Changepoint Problems"

April 1999

April 7
Dr Sri Gopal Mohanty
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University

"Some Combinatorial Aspects of Random Walks"

April 19
Christopher S. Sigouin
Project Defense - M.Sc. in Statistics

"Great Lakes Fish Eaters Project: Analysis of Data on Individuals Eating Great Lakes Fish"

Monday April 19, 9:00 AM, in BSB-101

April 26
Joseph T. Farruggia
Project Defense - M.Sc. in Statistics

"Statistical Evaluation and Identification of Improvement Opportunities of the Hot Rolling Process at Dofasco"

Monday April 26, 11:00 AM, in BSB-101

June 1999

June 15
Dr B. Chandrasekar
Loyola College, India
** Tuesday at 10:30 in BSB-101

"Simultaneous Equivariant Estimation"

June 16
Dr. Ivana Horová
Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
** Wednesday at 10:30 in BSB-101

"Kernel Smoothing and Additive Models"

June 21
Dr Kazuyuki Suzuki
The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
** Monday at 11:00 in BSB-101

"The Optimum Threshold of the k-out-of-n Monitor, an Extension of System With Dual Failures"

Statistics Seminars 1997-98


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