Statistics at UC Berkeley

Alon Orlitsky (Speaker)
Mar 2, 2015 4:00pm Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
The first in the spring series of Simons Institute Open Lectures. The Open Lectures are intended for a broad scientific audience. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.
Samim Ghamami, Federal Reserve (Speaker - Featured)
Mar 3, 2015 10:00am 597 Evans Hall
Boaz Nadler, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science (Speaker)
Mar 4, 2015 1:00pm 1011 Evans Hall
In various decision making problems, one is given the advice or predictions of several classifiers of unknown reliability, over multiple questions or queries. This scenario is different from the standard supervised setting where classifier accuracy can be assessed using available labeled training or validation data, and raises several questions: given only the predictions of several classifiers...
Riddhipratim Basu, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley
Mar 4, 2015 3:10pm 1011 Evans Hall
We study a variant of the voter model on a dynamically changing network where agents have the option of changing their friends rather than changing their opinions. We analyse, in the context of dense random graphs, two models considered in Durrett et. al. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109: 3682-3687, 2012). When an edge between two agents holding different opinions is updated, with...
Harold Schmitz (Speaker - Featured)
Mar 10, 2015 10:00am 597 Evans Hall

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.