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February 2018
  • 22 Feb 18

    Speaker:  Jessie Wu, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Date:         Thursday 22nd February, 3.30 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:          Dirichlet process models and their applications

    Abstract:  This is an introductory lecture to Dirichlet Processes (DP). The beginning of the lecture will introduce the definition and the various representati

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  • 19 Feb 18

    Speaker:  Sandra Palau, University of Bath

    Date:        Monday 19th February 2018, 12 noon, The Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, L5

    Title:         Extinction properties and asymptotic behaviour of multi-type continuous state branching processes

    Abstract: In this talk we are going to study multi-type continuous state branching processes. Under mild conditions, we will see t...

  • 15 Feb 18

    Speaker:  Ben  Bloem-Reddy, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Date:         Thursday 15th February, 3.30 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:         An introduction to exchangeable random partitions and random discrete probability measures

    Abstract: Random partition processes underly many constructions for Bayesian models of clustered data; the Chine...

  • 12 Feb 18

    Speaker:  Varun Kanade, Department of Computer Science & LMH, University of Oxford

    Date:         Monday 12th February 2018, 12 noon, The Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, L5

    Title:         On coalescence time in graphs–When is coalescing as fast as meeting?

    Abstract: Coalescing random walks is a fundamental stochastic process, where a set of particles perform ind...

  • 08 Feb 18

    Speaker:   Marco Scutari, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Date:          Thursday 8th February, 3.30 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:           What is new in R?

    Abstract:  The capabilities of R have evolved considerably since its first public releases in the 1990s, with each major version bringing in new functionality. In this lecture I w...

  • 05 Feb 18

    Speaker:   Robin Stephenson, University of Oxford

    Date:          Monday 5th February, 12 noon, The Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, L5

    Title:           Convergence of bivariate Markov chains to multi-type self-similar processes, and scaling limits of recursively growing trees.

    Abstract:  We investigate the scaling limits of sequences of random trees obtained by recu...

  • 01 Feb 18

    Speaker: Jotun Hein, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Date:        Thursday 1st February, 3.30 pm, Small lecture theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:        Statistical Alignment with Long Insertion-Deletions for 2 and More Sequences

January 2018
  • 23 Jan 18

    Speaker:  Yingying Fan, University of Southern California, USA

    Date:         Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30 pm, Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:         RANK: Large-Scale Inference with Graphical Nonlinear Knockoffs

    Abstract: Power and reproducibility are key to enabling refined scientific discoveries in contemporary big data applications with general high-dimen...

  • 22 Jan 18

    Speaker:  Eleonora Kreacic, University of Oxford

    Date:         Monday 22nd January 2018, The Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, L5

    Title:         The spread of fire on a random multigraph

    Abstract: We study a model for the destruction of a random network by fire. Suppose that we are given a multigraph of minimum degree at least 2 having real-valued edge-lengths. We pick a un...

  • 19 Jan - 07 Mar 18

    Hilary Term 2018 Programme:

    The Network is run weekly throughout term time for postdocs working at the Department of Statistics.

     

    Week 1 Friday 19th January, 5.30 pm