Statistics at UC Berkeley

Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health
Nov 26, 2018 12:00pm 1011 Evans Hall
Abstract:
Sensitivity analysis is useful in assessing how robust an association is to potential unmeasured or uncontrolled confounding. This article introduces a new measure called the “E-value,” which is related to the evidence for causality in observational studies that are potentially subject to confounding. The E-value is defined as the minimum strength of association, on the risk ratio scale, that an...
Speaker: Michael Ohlrogge, Stanford (Speaker - Featured)
Nov 27, 2018 11:00am 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Michael Ohlrogge, Stanford (Speaker - Featured)
Nov 27, 2018 11:00am 1011 Evans Hall
Abstract:
In 2009, the Seventh Circuit ruled in U.S. v. Apex Oil that certain types of injunctions requiring firms to clean up previously released toxic chemicals were not dischargeable in bankruptcy. This was widely perceived to represent a split with Sixth Circuit precedent, although Supreme Court cert was denied. Numerous legal commentators wrote of the significance of this decision in strengthening...
Rachel Slaybaugh, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Nov 27, 2018 4:10pm 190 Doe Library
Abstract:
The nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads: existing nuclear reactors are struggling to operate economically in some tough markets, and construction of new designs in the U.S. is slow and over budget. At the same time, interest in and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors is growing at an unprecedented rate, and some other nations are building new reactors efficiently. Can...
Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science with Rachel Slaybaugh
Kristina Hill, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Dec 4, 2018 4:10pm 190 Doe Library
Abstract:
Map-based data viewers have been available for several years that reveal where coastal flooding is likely to occur as oceans warm and ice sheets melt. Recently, geologists have begun to study the influence of sea level rise on groundwater, and have concluded that in some coastal areas, as much or more land could flood as a result of rising groundwater than will flood directly from saltwater. Yet...
Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

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.