Statistics and Probability Seminar


The Statistics and Probability seminar is typically on Friday's from 1:00-2:00pm in STEM 201. Upcoming and Past Seminars are given in the table below. Click on the title link for the abstract and more information about the seminar

Date Speaker Title
Oct 4, 2019 Dehan Kong (University of Toronto) Object Oriented Data Analysis with Applications to Neuroimaging Studies

April 12, 2019

Iraj Yadegari TBA
April 5, 2019 Becem Saidani TBA
March 29, 2019 Pierre-Yves Gaudreau-Lamarre

Semigroups for One-Dimensional Schrödinger Operators with Multiplicative White Noise

March 22, 2019 Ahmed Bensalma. SPECIAL PLACE: STEM 464 Augmented Fractional Dickey-Fuller Test
March 8, 2019 Wolfgang Alschner Legal Text Mining
February 22, 2019 Marten van Oordt Calibrating the magnitude of the countercyclical capital buffer using market-based stress tests
February 15, 2019 Shu Jiang. SPECIAL TIME/PLACE: STEM 364 at 2:30 PM.

Mixture models for the analysis of multi-state processes under coarsened observation schemes

February 15, 2019 Steve Matthews

Overview of Time Series and Seasonal Adjustment at Statistics Canada. Slides available in English and French.

February 12, 2019 Yue Zhao. SPECIAL TIME/PLACE: STEM 664 at 2:30 PM.

The normal scores estimator for the high-dimensional Gaussian copula model

February 8, 2019 Michael Choi Stein’s method, Metropolis-Hastings reversiblizations and Markov chains mixing time
September 28, 2018 Kelly Burkett Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling of gene genealogies conditional on genotype data from trios
September 21, 2018 Becem Saidani Stable Levy motion with values in the Skorokhod space: construction and approximation
April 27, 2018 David Bickel Cromwell's principle idealized under the theory of large deviations
April 20, 2018 Jorge Cruz Lopez Netting Relationships and Credit Exposures in Payment Systems
April 13, 2018 Several Visitors from Statistics Canada Discussion of Current Projects
March 23, 2018 Clemonell Bilayi and Youssouph Cissokho

Tail Empirical Process for Long Memory Stochastic Volatility Models and Extremal Random Matrices

February 23, 2018 Hamid Pezeshk A Decision Theoretic Approach to Sample Size Determination for Clinical Trials
February 13, 2018 Xiaowei Xu

Beyond Connecting the dots: network clustering algorithms and their applications


February 9, 2018 Mohsen Rezapour



February 2, 2018 Valérie Poulin Clustering Relational Data
December 1, 2017 Abdolnasser Sadeghkhani Bayesian Predictive Density Estimation with Additional Information
October 20, 2017 Richard Naud Burst Ensemble Multiplexing: A Neural Code for Hierarchical Information Processing
October 6, 2017 Amay Cheam (Toronto) Model-Based Clustering for Spatio-Temporal Data
September 22, 2017 Yi Shen (Waterloo) Probabilistic Symmetries and Random Locations

Apr 7, 2017

Aaron Smith (uOttawa) Kac's Walks and Couplings
Mar 31, 2017 Kelly Burkett (uOttawa)  Going to extremes to improve power - Impact of Extreme Phenotype Sampling on population stratification
Mar 24, 2017

Song Cai (Carleton)

Empirical-likelihood-inference-based Estimating Equations for Complex Surveys with Data Missing at Random 

Mar 15, 2017

1:30-2:30 in LPR 286

Philippe Soulier (Paris Nanterre University)

Drift in Transaction-Level Asset Price Models - testing the equity premium
Mar 3, 2017

Raluca Balan (uOttawa)

Parabolic Anderson Model with space-time homogeneous Gaussian noise and rough initial condition

Feb 17, 2017 Kevin Duanmu (U of T) Nonstandard Complete Class
Jan 27, 2017

Graham Taylor (University of Guelph and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)

Dataset Augmentation in Feature Space

Jan 20, 2017

Oren Mangoubi (uOttawa)

Rapid mixing bounds for Hamiltonian Monte Carlo and geodesic walks, via positive curvature and momentum

Nov 25, 2016

Yi Yang (McGill)

Performance Assessment of High-dimensional Variable Estimation

Nov 11, 2016

Maia Fraser (uOttawa)

Multi-step learning and underlying structure in statistical models

Oct 21, 2016

Peter Rabinovitch

Introduction to "Data For Good Ottawa"

Oct 14, 2016

Andre Wibisono (UC Berkeley) 

A variational perspective for accelerated methods in optimization

Oct 07, 2016

Dmitry Gorodnichy (CBSA)

Analyzing performance of biometric systems



Upcoming events


Event Organizers Period Location


Past events


Event Organizers Period Location
Self-Similarity, Long-Range Dependence and Extremes Rafal Kulik (University of Ottawa), Gennady Samorodnitsky (Cornell University), Stilian Stoev (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Yi Shen (University of Waterloo), Yizao Wang (University of Cincinnati) June 2018 Oaxaca, Mexico
New Statistical Methods for Family-Based Sequencing Studies Kelly Burkett August 2018 BIRS, Alberta

150 Years or More of Data Analysis in Canada

Rafal Kulik 11 Sept. 2017 uOttawa

Session on "Adaption and approximation in Markov Chain Monte Carlo" at the SSC Meeting

Aaron Smith

May 29-June 1, 2016

Brock University

Workshop on Dependence, Stability and Extremes

Raluca Balan, Rafal Kulik, Philippe Soulier, Stilian Stoev, Yizao Wang

May 2-5, 2016

Fields Institute

Workshop in honour of Professor Gail Ivanoff

Raluca Balan, Rafal Kulik, Ioana Schiopu-Kratina

May 29, 2015

University of Ottawa

Recent advances and trends in time series analysis: non-linear time series, high-dimensional inference and beyond

Yulia Gel, Rafal Kulik, Hao Yu

April 27-May 2, 2014

Banff, Alberta