Past Seminars 2015 - 2016

The PRIISM seminar series consists of research seminars of interest to an applied statistics audience, from innovative applications of applied statistics to novel statistical theory and methodology. Click here for information about the current seminar series, or for an archive of events from 2008 - 2015, or sign up for our mailing list to receive upcoming event reminders.

Previous Events: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Date, Time, LocationSpeaker Name, AffiliationTopic (click for more info)
9/16/2015, 11-12
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball
Pat Shrout
(NYU)
Studying Change with Difference Scores versus ANCOVA: Issues, Perspectives and Advances

10/7/2015, 11-12
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Charles Lang
(NYU)
The End of Intelligence? What might Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Information Age Mean for how we Measure Education

10/14/2015, 10:30 - 11:30 
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Bryan Keller
(TC, Columbia)
Covariate Selection with Observational Data: Simulation Results and Discussion

Thurs 11/19/2015,10:30 - 12 
5th Fl. Conf. Rm, Pless Hall

Russell Steele
(McGill)
The Curious Case of the Instrumental Variable Estimator for the Complier Average Causal Effect

12/2/2015, 11:00 - 12:00 
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Barry Cohen
(NYU)
The Controversies over Null Hypothesis Testing and Replication

1/27/2016, 11:00 - 12:00 
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Elizabeth Tipton
(TC)
Small sample adjustments to F-tests for cluster robust standard errors

Mon 2/1/2016, 10 - 11:30 
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Tian Zheng
(Columbia)
Topic-adjusted visibility metric for scientific articles

2/10/2016, 2:30 - 4:00
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Tyler McCormick
(Seattle)
Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies

Mon 2/22/2016, 12 - 1:30 
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

José González-Brenes
(Pearson)
Improving Human Learning with Unified Machine Learning Frameworks: Towards Faster, Better, and Less Expensive Education

2/24/2016, 12 - 1:30 
CDS 726 Broadway

Michael Betancourt
(Warwick)
Scalable Bayesian Inference with Hamiltonian Monte Carlo

3/23/2016, 11:00 - 12:00
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm, Kimball

Adriana Crespo-Tenorio
(Facebook)
Bayes vs Maximum Likelihood: The case of bivariate probit models

4/6/2016, 11:00 - 12:00 
CDS 726 Broadway

Ilya Shpitser
(JHU)
Mediation: From Intuition to Data Analysis