Statistics at UC Berkeley

Kristina Crona, UC Merced, Benjamin Recht, UC Berkeley, Piotr Zwiernik, UC Berkeley
Apr 18, 2014 3:00pm
Abstract:
3:00-4:00pm Kristina Crona (UC Merced), "Graph, polytopes and evolutionary biology". 4:00-5:00pm Benjamin Recht (UC Berkeley) "Going off the grid". 5:00-6:00pm Piotr Zwiernik (UC Berkeley), "Geometry of the Brownian motion tree model". More information of the seminar's website.
Bin YU, Statistics department, UC Berkeley
Apr 18, 2014 4:00pm
Abstract:
In this talk, I will give an overview of IMS' activities and make a case for graduate students in statistics and machine learning to join IMS with a free membership. I'd also like to hear suggestions from the audience on how IMS could improve.
Yazhen Wang, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Apr 23, 2014 1:00pm
Abstract:
Quantum computation and quantum information are of great current interest in computer science, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. They will likely lead to a new wave of technological innovations in communication, computation and cryptography. As the theory of quantum physics is fundamentally stochastic, randomness and uncertainty are deeply rooted in quantum computation, quantum...
Lea Popovic, Concordia University
Apr 23, 2014 3:00pm
Abstract:
Cellular functions in biological organisms comprise of complex interactions of different proteins, DNA, mRNA molecules, and others. Sources of stochasticity in cells are multiple: some are due to inherent randomness of biochemical reactions between the species, while others are due to variations in cellular composition, cellular division mechanisms, etc. In this talk I will present results...
Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University
Apr 28, 2014 1:00pm
Kathleen Carley (CMU)

Statistics at UC Berkeley: We are a community engaged in research and education in probability and statistics. In addition to developing fundamental theory and methodology, we are actively involved in statistical problems that arise in such diverse fields as molecular biology, geophysics, astronomy, AIDS research, neurophysiology, sociology, political science, education, demography, and the U.S. Census. We have forged strong interdisciplinary links with other departments and areas of study, particularly biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, and biology, and actively seek to recruit graduate students and faculty who can help to build and maintain such links. We also offer a statistical consulting service each semester.

Statistics Department Assistant Professor hiring for 2014: We invite applications for two tenure-track level (Assistant Professor) positions in the areas of Probability and Statistics, with a start date of July 1, 2014. We will consider strong candidates in any area of Probability or Statistics (theoretical, applied, or computational).