Neyman Seminar

The Neyman seminar is the statistics seminar in the Department. Historically, it has been focused on applications of Statistics to other fields. Nowadays, it has a very broad scope, with topics ranging from applications of statistics to theory.

The seminar is held on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 in the Jerzy Neyman room, 1011 Evans.

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Recent & Upcoming Neyman Seminars

John Williams
Mar 11, 2020 4:00pm
1011 Evans Hall
Abstract:
Applied statistics typically involves working with other people’s data and often with other people’s models, which can lead to trouble if not done carefully. This talk examines an example: a study of the effects of flow in the Mekong River on an important fishery in Cambodia, prominently published in Science. Problems with the data, the model, and the analysis demonstrate the importance of...
Neyman Seminar
Stuart Russell, UC Berkeley
Apr 1, 2020 4:00pm
Zoom meeting 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
Abstract:
It is reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Alan Turing and and others have suggested? While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, I will argue instead that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required. Instead of building...
Neyman Seminar