## Past Seminars

## Date |
## Speaker |
## Title/Abstract |

March 19/19 | Wei XuUniversity of Toronto |
Statistical Methodology and Applications on Cancer Pharmacogenomic Research |

Jan 8/19 | Dr. Reza Arabi BelaghiMcMaster University |
Shrinkage Estimators in Gamma Regression Model |

Dec 4/18 | Paul McNicholas McMaster University |
Matrix Variate Distributions and Clustering |

Oct 30/18 | N. Balakrishnan McMaster University |
Multivariate Stochastic Comparisons in Actuarial Science and Applications |

Oct 23/18 | Peter Macdonald McMaster University |
Fitting Finite Mixture Distributions with the R Package mixdist |

Oct 2/18 | Nikola PocucaMcMaster University |
Modeling Frequency and Severity of Claims with the Generalized Cluster-Weighted Model |

Sept 18/18 | Shui Feng, McMaster University | Dirichlet Process and Poisson-Dirichlet Distribution: Constructions and Asymptotic Results |

Apr 3/18 | Nkhahle Thabane, McMaster University |
The Creation of the CONSORT Statement and its Impact on the Reporting of Randomized Control Trials Abstracts |

Mar 27/18 | Forrest Paton, McMaster University |
Natural Language Processing: A tutorial |

Mar 20/18 | Youngki ShinMcMaster University |
Optimal Estimation with Complete Subsets of Instruments |

Mar 13/18 | Francis KiwonMcMaster University |
Soothing the ‘Curse of Dimensionality’ by Generalized Local Polynomial Regression |

Mar 6/18 | Mu TianMcMaster University |
Ensemble Learning Methods in Machine Learning |

Feb 27/18 | Jeffrey RacineMcMaster University |
Bootstrap Model Averaging Unit Root Inference |

Feb 6/18 | Yi ShenUniversity of Waterloo |
Operator-scaling Gaussian random fields via aggregation |

Jan 30/1 | Chenxing (Robin) LiDeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster University |
A Brief Review of Bayesian Financial Time-Series and A New MGARCH-Jump Mixture Model |

Jan 23/18 | Arman SiddiqueMcMaster University |
Causal Inference for polypharmacy: Propensity score estimation with multiple concurrent medications |

Jan 16/18 | Jonathan DushoffDepartment of Biology, McMaster University |
Is Statistical “Significance” a Thing? Bridging between science and statistical theory |

Jan 9/18 | Rui ZhuCapital Normal University, Beijing |
Small World effect and the modified Newman-Watts Small World |

Dec 5/17 | Feras SamainMcMaster University |
Actuarial Reserving for Property and Casualty Insurance Liabilities |

Nov 28/17 | Ben BolkerMcMaster University |
Current Status of the Mixed-Modeling Ecosystem in R |

Nov 21/17 | Dr. Vaneeta Kaur GroverGSK |
Applications of Design of Experiments in Topical Formulations |

Nov 14/17 | Jing CaiMcMaster University |
Indian Buffet Process: Motivation, Application and Extensions. |

Oct 31/17 | Dr. Arash JamshidpeyIMPA |
Quenched martingale problem, duality method, and some applications for population models in random environments |

Oct 24/17 | Dr. Yang TangMcMaster University |
Dimensionalilty Reduction with Non-Gaussian Mixtures |

Oct 17/17 | Melanie Poulin-CostelloRoche Canada |
Statistical Power of Drug Development |

Oct 3/17 | Shui FengMcMaster University |
Diversity Index and Random Discrete Probabilities |

April 7/17 | Robert N. RodriguezSAS Institute |
Methods, Models, Motivation, and More: Recent Developments in SAS/STAT Software |

April 4/17 | Marianthi MarkatouDepartment of BiostatisticsUniversity at Buffalo |
The Role of Kernels in Data Analysis: A Statistical Perspective |

Mar 21/17 | Lehana ThabaneDepartment of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact McMaster University |
The “statistical” pleasures of formal collaborations in medical |

Mar 16/17 | Hon Keung Tony NgDepartment of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. |
Expectation-maximization and stochastic expectation-maximization algorithms for the analysis of system lifetime data |

Mar 7/17 | Tao TanMath & Stats DeptMcMaster University |
Bivariate autoregressive conditional duration model and associated inference |

Feb 28/17 | Sayantee JanaMath & Stats DeptMcMaster University |
Estimation of the Parameters of the Growth Curve Model under Multivariate Skew Normal Distribution |

Feb 14/17 | N. BalakrishnanMath & Stats DeptMcMaster University |
A Random-Sum Wilcoxon Statistic and Its Application to Analysis of ROC and LROC Data |

Jan 31/17 | Tatjana MiljkovicMiami University, Oxford |
Mixture Modeling of Loss Data with Multiple Right-Censoring Points and Partial Censoring |

Jan 17/17 | Sameer ParpiaDepts of Oncology & Clinical Epidemiology & BiostatisticsMcMaster University |
Application of the Mixture Cure Model to Medical Research |

Nov 29/16 | Sandip BaruiMcMaster University |
Analysis of some destructive cure rate models under proportional hazards and associated inference |

Nov 22/16 | Giorgos AfendrasUniv. of Buffalo |
Uniform Integrability of the OLS Estimators, and the Convergence of their Moments |

Nov 1/16 | Ben BolkerMcMaster University |
Session 2More information/URL for all material is atBasics of distributed and parallel computation (‘parallel’, ‘foreach’ packages). https://github.com/bbolker/compstatsR |

Nov 8/16 | Ben BolkerMcMaster University |
Session 3More information/URL for all material is atInterfacing R with higher-performance languages, specifically introduction to Rcpp (‘Rcpp’: touch on ‘RcppEigen’, ‘RcppArmadillo’).https://github.com/bbolker/compstatsR |

Nov 15/16 | Ben BolkerMcMaster University |
Session 4 |

Oct 3/16 | blank | Basic Latex – Information Session 2 |

Sept 27/16 | blank | Exact nonparametric inference for reliability in multi-sample situation: New wine in an old bottle |

Apr 12/16 | Yuehua (Amy) Wu |
Multiple mean-shift detection in location models |

Apr 5/16 | Melody GhahramaniUniversity of Winnipeg |
A Semi-parametric Model for Autocorrelated Count Data |

Mar 15/16 | Tao Tan,PhD CandidateMcMaster University |
Bivariate Birnbaum-Saunders AutoregressiveConditional Duration Model |

Mar 8/16 | Petar JevticMath & StatsMcMaster University IMT Institute for Advanced StudiesLuca Regis Lucca, AXES Research Unit |
A continuous-time model for the mortality surface of multiple populations |

Feb 9/16 | Kirill MayorovRoyal Bank of Canada |
Goodness-of-fit Tests for Selection of Severity Distributions in Operational Risk Modeling |

Feb 2/16 | Math & Stats DeptMcMaster University |
Reproducible research in the R ecosystem |

Jan 26/16 | N. BalakrishnanMcMaster University |
It’s all BS! |

Jan 19/16 | Hon Yiu SoMcMaster University |
One-shot device testing analysis with competing risks |

Jan 12/16 | S.D. WalterMcMaster University |
Latent class modelling of randomised trials where the outcome is subject to measurement error |

Dec 1/15 | Angelo CantyDept of Math & StatsMcMaster University |
Longitudinal Genome-Wide Association Studies: Methodology and a Case Study |

Nov 24/15 | Zeny FengUniversity of Guelph |
Cluster analysis of micro biome data via mixture of Dirichlet-multinomial regression models. |

Nov 10/15 | Ivor CribbenUniversity of Alberta |
A new method for estimating spectral clustering change points for multivariate time series |

Nov 3/15 | Sunny WangSt. Francis Xavier UniversityNova Scotia |
Classifying Imbalanced Drug Discovery Data with Adaptively Chosen k & Weighted K-Nearest Neighbou method |

Oct 27/15 | Thierry DuchesneUniversite LavalQuebec |
Analysis of Animal Movement from GPS Data: Two Modeling Paradigms |

Oct 20/15 | Matthieu MarbacMath & Stats DeptMcMaster University |
Mixture model of Gaussian copulas |

Oct 6/15 | Jean-Francois PlanteHEC, Montreal |
Challenges, Tools and Examples for Big Data Inference |

April 14/15 | S. Ejaz AhmedBrock University |
Big Data Analysis: Is the Universe Sparse? |

Mar 31/15 | Joel A. DubinMcMaster University |
Challenges in Modeling Multivariate Longitudinal Smoking Cessation Data |

Mar 24/15 | Paula Murray McMaster University |
A Hidden Truncation Hyperbolic Distribution |

Mar 17/15 | Paul McNicholasMcMaster University |
The formation of, and clustering data from, sensory-informed designs |

Mar 10/15 | Nickos PapadatosUniversity of Athens |
Orthogonal polynomials and variance bounds in the Integrated Pearson family |

Mar 3/15 | Hon Yiu SoMcMaster University |
EM Algorithm for One-shot Device Testing under Two Exponential Competing Risks |

Feb 24/15 | Steven WalterProfessor EmeritusMcMaster University |
Can we take patient preferences for treatment into account in clinical trials |

Feb 10/15 | Peter Macdonald McMaster University |
Fitting Finite Mixture Distributions with the R Package mixdist |

Jan 27/15 | Mateen ShaikhMcMaster University |
Assessing Constraints of Dirichlet-Multinomial Mixture Models for Human Microbiome Analysis |

Jan 20/15 | Suvra Pal WITS, South Africa |
EM-Based Likelihood Inference for the Destructive Exponentially Weighted Poisson Cure Rate Model with Generalized Gamma Lifetime and Model Discrimination |

Dec 9/14 | John FoxDepartment of SociologyMcMaster University |
Visualizing Lack of Fit in Complex Regression Models: Adding Partial Residuals to Effect Display |

Dec 2/14 | Brian Franczak McMaster University |
Mixture of Skewed Distributions with Hypercube Contours |

Nov 25/14 | Harry Shannon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics McMaster University |
Sampling in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging |

Nov 18/14 | Gregory Pond Department of Oncology McMaster University |
Progresson-Free Survival: The Use of Surrogate Endpoints in Oncology |

Nov 11/14 | Adelchi AzzaliniUniversita de PadovaPadova, Italia |
Clustering based on non-parametric density estimation: a proposal |

Nov 4/14 | Helton Saulo McMaster University |
A family of autoregressive conditional duration models applied to financial data |

Oct 28/14 | Roman Viveros-Aguillera McMaster University |
Some Aspects of Quality Control |

Oct 21/14 | Lehana Thabane McMaster University |
Debunking the myths about pragmatic trials:separating fiction from fact |

Oct 14/14 | Cristina Tortora McMaster University |
Cluster Analylsis using the Generalized Hyperbolic Distribution |

Oct 7/14 | Erhard Cramer RWTH-Aachen Germany |
Nonparametric statistical intervals based on ordered data |

Sept 30/14 | Francesco Palumbo Univeristyof Naples, Frederico II |
Categorical Data Clustering |

Sept 5/14 | Yan-Xia Ren | A Strong Law of Large Numbers for Super-stable Processes |

Apr 1/14 | blank | The Joy of Statistics – A Movie |

Mar 25/14 | Angelo Canty McMaster University |
Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Complex Multivariate Phenotypes |

Mar 18/14 | Oana Danila University of Waterloo |
The Assessment of Binary Measurement Systems-Current Challenges and Solutions |

Mar 11/14 | Amanda Lafontaine Northbridge, Toronto |
The Role of Statistics in Applied Business Research |

Mar 4/14 | Xiaojun Zhu McMaster University |
On the Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution and Associated Inference |

Feb 11/14 | Sathish Pichika HRM, McMaster University |
Variable Selection and Data Integration Using Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis |

Feb 4/14 | Chu-Shu Gu HRM, McMaster University |
A Quasi–Likelihood Approach to Detect Differentially Expressed Genes in RNA–Seq Data |

Jan 21/14 | Roman Viveros-Aguilera McMaster University |
Estimation and Inference for Integer Parameters |

Jan 14/14 | N. Balakrishnan McMaster University |
Ordering Order Statistics |

Dec 3/13 | Ashley Bonner McMaster University |
Sparse Statistical Methodology for High-dimensional Data: Simulations of Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications to Genomics with a Look Towards Data Integration Problems |

Nov 26/13 | Stephen Walter McMaster University |
The Impact of Early Stopping Rules in Randomised Trials on the Estimation of Treatment Benefit |

Nov 12/13 | Ben Bolker McMaster University |
Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs) |

Nov 5/13 | Fotios Milienos McMaster University |
Finite Markov Chain Imbedding Technique: Method and Applications |

Oct 22/13 | Katherine Davies University of Manitoba |
A Two-Dimensional Renewal Model with Applications |

Oct 15/13 | Sneh GulatiFlorida International University |
Estimating the Quantiles of the Loss Distribution for the Public Hurricane Loss Model |

Oct 8/13 | Stefan Steiner University of Waterloo |
Monitoring Medical Outcomes with Weighed Estimating Equations |

Sep 17/13 | Dr. Joseph Beyene CE&B, McMaster University |
Integrative ‘biostatomics’: Concepts, Methods and ChallengesAbstract |

Apr 4/13 | Sheldon Ross University of Southern California |
Queueing Loss Models with Heterogeneous Servers and Discriminating Arrivals |

Apr 2/13 | Paul McNicholas University of Guelph |
Recent Work on Non-Gaussian Methods |

Mar 26/13 | Suvra Pal McMaster University |
Weibull Lifetimes and Likelihood-Based Inferential Aspects for Flexible Cure Rate Models |

Mar 19/13 | Ick Huh McMaster University |
The bivariate EWMA with two unequal smoothing parameters |

Mar 12/13 | Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan McMaster University |
A Random-Sum Wilcoxon Statistic and Its Application to Analysis of ROC and LROC Data |

Mar 5/13 | Helton Saulo McMaster University |
Generalized Birnbaum–Saunders kernel density estimators and an analysis of financial data |

Feb 26/13 | Ahmed Hossain CE&B, McMaster University |
Non-parametric statistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional genomics data |

Feb 12/13 | Jiwei Zhao Yale University |
Identifiability and Estimation in Statistical Models with Nonignorable Missing Data |

Feb 5/13 | Thuvaraha Vanniyasingam McMaster University |
Predicting the occurrence of a major adverse cardiac event within 30 days of a patient’s vascular surgery: An individual patient-data meta-analysis |

Jan 29/13 | Jeffrey Racine Economics, McMaster University |
Infinite Order Cross-validated Local Polynomial Regression |

Jan 22/13 | Sayantee Jana McMaster University |
The Growth Curve Model for High Dimensional Data and its Application in Genomics |

Jan 15/13 | William Volterman McMaster University |
Exact Nonparametric Analysis of Pooled Order Statistics Arising from Multiple Independent Samples |

Nov 27/12 | Mariko Yamamura Hiroshima University |
Interpretation of the estimation result by logistic regression model |

Nov 20/12 | Augustine Wong | Applications of saddlepoint-based methods |

Nov 13/12 | Laila Alkhalfan McMaster University |
Inference for a Simple Gamma Step-Stress Model with Type-II Censoring |

Nov 6/12 | Greg Pond Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University |
Applied Biostatistics Research in Academic Oncology |

Oct 30/12 | Joseph Beyene CE&B, McMaster University |
Assessing performance of meta-analytic models for intervention and diagnostic studies: Empirical and simulation studies |

Oct 23/12 | Ashley Bonner CE&B, McMaster University |
Sparse Principal Component Analysis for High-Dimensional Data:A simulation study plus applications to genomic data |

Oct 16/12 | Shojeddin Chenouri University of Waterloo |
Multivariate nonparametric control charts and change point detection |

Oct 9/12 | Eleanor Pullenayegum CE&B, McMaster University |
Analysis of longitudinal data subject to irregular observation |

Oct 2/12 | Jeffrey S. Racine Economics, McMaster University |
Enhanced LaTEX session (Reproducible Research) |

Sep 25/12 | Erhard Cramer Institute of Statistics, Germany |
Type-I/Type-II hybrid progressive Type-I/Type-II censored data – models, properties, and recent results |