BSTARS Conference 2017

Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS)

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry. The conference consists of keynote lectures given by faculty members, talks by PhD students about their thesis work, and presentations of industrial research by alliance members.


BSTARS 2017 will be March 23rd, 1:30pm-8:30pm, at The Alumni House, UC Berkeley.

1:30-2:00 Arrival, coffee, and pastries
2:00-2:10 Welcome and opening remarks
  • Michael Jordan, Statistics Department Professor and Chair
  • Frances Hellman, Dean, Math & Physical Sciences
2:10-3:10 Thunder Talks
3:10-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Thunder Talks 2
4:30-5:50 Poster Sessions
5:50-6:30 Keynote by Professor Jasjeet Sekhon
6:30-8:30 Dinner

Keynote Speaker


Jasjeet S. Sekhon is Robson Professor of Political Science and Statistics, Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Director of the Center for Casual Inference and Program Evaluation, and Chief Scientist at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley.  His current research focuses on methods for casual inference in observational and experimental studies and evaluating social science, public health, medical, and digital interventions. He advises companies and election campaigns on statistical methods and on the design and implementation of large-scale experiments.