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Events - 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Xunyu Zhou, Professor
Columbia University 

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Temperature Control for Langevin Diffusions

Thursday, December 3, 2020 — 4:00 PM EST
Trevor Hastie, Stanford University

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Trevor Hastie, The John A. Overdeck Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Statistics and Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Stanford University

Register online through Webex.

Predictive Models in Health Research


Lasso, Random Forests, and especially Deep Neural Networks are very popular in data science applications. Do they have a role in health research, and are they likely to replace more traditional statistical models? In this talk I will argue that it depends on the application, the amount of data available, and the purpose of the modeling, with some guidance from the "Occam's razor" principle.


Friday, November 27, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Alfred Chong, Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Risk Sharing with Multiple Indemnity Environments

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 3:00 PM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Student Seminar Series

Glen McGee, Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Teams.

Bayesian Multiple Index Models for Multi-Pollutant Mixtures

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Matthew Brennan, Ph.D. Student

MIT EECS

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Reducibility and Statistical-Computational Gaps from Secret Leakage.

Friday, November 20, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Anne MacKay, Assistant Professor
Université de Québec à Montréal

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Fee structure and optimal investment mix in variable annuities

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 4:00 PM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Statistics and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Richard Lockhart, Professor
Simon Fraser University

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Conditional inference after model selection

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 3:00 PM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Student Seminar Series

Trang Bui, PhD Student in Statistics
University of Waterloo

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Teams.

Introduction to Experimental Design on Networks

Friday, November 13, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Peng Shi, Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Assessing Hail Risk for Property Insurers

Thursday, November 12, 2020 — 3:00 PM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Statistics and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Tobias Fissler, Professor

Vienna University

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

The Efficiency Gap

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 11:00 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Takashi Owada, Professor

Purdue University

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Limit theorems for topological invariants of the dynamic multi-parameter simplicial complex.

Friday, November 6, 2020 — 9:00 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

K.C. Cheung, Associate Professor
Hong Kong University

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Asymptotic sub/super-additivity of Value-at-Risk under extreme-value copulas and Archimedean copulas

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 9:00 PM EST

The READI Project (Risk Management, Economic Sustainability, and Actuarial Science Development in Indonesia) is a project funded by the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada), Manulife Indonesia, and Sun Life Financial and implemented by the University of Waterloo in collaboration with the Financial Services Authority (OJK). The main objective of the READI Project is to make Indonesia a regional center of excellence in actuarial science and risk management.

As the READI project comes to an end, this event will give appreciation to all of the READI Project partners, share experiences and lessons learned from the results achieved by the READI Project with partners in order to advance actuarial science in Indonesia. As well as increase the commitment of related parties (government, universities, actuarial professional organizations, and industry) to support actuarial development in Indonesia in the future.

When: Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 3:00 PM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Student Seminar Series

Lucy Gao, Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Teams.

Beyond sample-splitting: valid inference while “double-dipping”

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 11:00 AM EST

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Clément Hongler, Professor

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Neural Tangent Kernel and Applications.

Friday, October 30, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Roger Laeven, Professor
University of Amsterdam

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Robust Multiple Stopping

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Statistics and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Robin Gong, Professor
Rutgers University

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Towards Good Statistical Inference from Differentially Private Data

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Student Seminar Series

Kelly Ramsay, PhD Student in Statistics
University of Waterloo

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Teams.

Introduction to Differential Privacy

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Yan V Fyodorov, Professor

Kings College

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Reconstructing Encrypted Signals: Optimization with input from Spin Glasses and RMT.

Monday, October 26, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT

This event is hosted by the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). For full details, please visit their events page.

Speaker

Dr. Kristian Lum
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania 

Talk Title: Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency: (Counter)-Examples from Predictive Models in Criminal Justice

Friday, October 23, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Johanna Ziegel, Professor
University of Bern

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Distributional (Single) Index Models

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Student Seminar Series

José Luis Avilez Escribens, MMath Student in Statistics
University of Waterloo

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Teams.

Is the integral the most important object in all of mathematics?

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Cristopher Moore, Professor
Santa Fe Institute

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

The Planted Matching Problem

Friday, October 16, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Seminar Series

Alfred Muller, Professor
University of Siegen

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Dependence uncertainty bounds for the energy score and the multivariate Gini mean difference

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Probability Seminar Series

Louis-Pierre Arguin, Professor
Baruch College - The City University of New York

Link to join seminar: Hosted on Webex.

Large Values of the Riemann Zeta Function in Short Intervals

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