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It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.

- George Bernard Shaw

Coming Seminars

Jan. 22nd, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Mikael Kuusela
Argo floats measure sea water temperature and salinity in the upper 2,000 m of the global ocean. The statistical analysis of the resulting spatio-temporal data set is challenging due to its nonstationary structure and large size. I propose mapping these…
Jan. 26th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Linbo Wang
Causal inference is a challenging problem because causation cannot be established from the observational data alone. Researchers typically rely on additional sources of information to infer causation from association. Such information may come from…
Feb. 16th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Geir-Arne Fuglstad
Gaussian random fields (GRFs) with Matérn covariance functions are ubiquitous in spatial statistics, but their parameters typically cannot be consistently estimated under in-fill asymptotics, and the posteriors for range and marginal variance do not…

Technical Reports

The United Nations is the major organization producing and regularly updating probabilistic population projections for all countries. International migration is a critical component of such… more

We propose Adaptive Incremental Mixture Markov chain Monte Carlo (AIMM), a novel approach to sample from challenging probability distributions defined on a general state-space. Typically, adaptive… more

Recent News

The Megaman project for manifold learning with millions of points, developed by Marina Meilă, James McQueen, Jake VanderPlas and Zhongyue Zhang, has been… more

Professor Emeritus Peter Guttorp has been elected a Vice President of the International Statistical Institute for the period 2017-2021.

Sham Kakade, professor in the Department of Statistics and the Allen School of Computer Science and Statistics Professor Zaid Harchaoui have secured a $1.5 million award from the National Science… more