Statistics at UC Berkeley

Speaker: Farzad Pourbabaee (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 4, 2017 11:00am 639 Evans Hall
Abstract: I analyze the large deviation probability of factor models generated from components with regularly-varying tails, a large subclass of heavy tailed distributions. Link to paper
Daniel M. Roy, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto
Apr 5, 2017 4:00pm 1011 Evans Hall
For finite parameter spaces under finite loss, every Bayes procedure derived from a prior with full support is admissible, and every admissible procedure is Bayes. This relationship already breaks down once we move to finite-dimensional Euclidean parameter spaces. Compactness and strong regularity conditions suffice to repair the relationship, but without these conditions, admissible procedures...
Speaker: Alex Papanicolaou (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 11, 2017 11:00am 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 18, 2017 11:00am 639 Evans Hall
Ethan Anderes, Department of Statistics, UC Davis
Apr 20, 2017 4:30pm 105 North Gate Hall
One of the major targets for next-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments is the precision mapping of CMB distortions due to the gravitational lensing effect of dark matter. Estimating this lensing is important for two reasons. First, lensing probes the nature of dark matter fluctuations in the sky. Second, lensing estimates can be used, in principle, to delense the observed CMB...

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.