Statistics Seminar Archive
Past Seminars:
March 19/19
March 19/19  Wei Xu University of Toronto 
Statistical Methodology and Applications on Cancer Pharmacogenomic Research 
Jan 8/19  Dr. Reza Arabi Belaghi McMaster University 
Shrinkage Estimators in Gamma Regression Model 
Dec 4/18  Paul McNicholas McMaster University 
Matrix Variate Distributions and Clustering 
Oct 30/18  N. Balakrishnan McMaster University 
Multivariate Stochastic Comparisons in Actuarial Science and Applications 
Oct 23/18  Peter Macdonald McMaster University 
Fitting Finite Mixture Distributions with the R Package mixdist 
Oct 2/18  Nikola Pocuca McMaster University 
Modeling Frequency and Severity of Claims with the Generalized ClusterWeighted Model 
Sept 18/18  Shui Feng, McMaster University  Dirichlet Process and PoissonDirichlet Distribution: Constructions and Asymptotic Results 
Apr 3/18  Nkhahle Thabane, McMaster University  The Creation of the CONSORT Statement and its Impact on the Reporting of Randomized Control Trials Abstracts 
Mar 27/18  Forrest Paton, McMaster University  Natural Language Processing: A tutorial 
Mar 20/18  Youngki Shin McMaster University 
Optimal Estimation with Complete Subsets of Instruments 
Mar 13/18  Francis Kiwon McMaster University 
Soothing the 'Curse of Dimensionality' by Generalized Local Polynomial Regression 
Mar 6/18  Mu Tian McMaster University 
Ensemble Learning Methods in Machine Learning 
Feb 27/18  Jeffrey Racine McMaster University 
Bootstrap Model Averaging Unit Root Inference 
Feb 6/18  Yi Shen University of Waterloo 
Operatorscaling Gaussian random fields via aggregation 
Jan 30/1  Chenxing (Robin) Li DeGroote School of Business McMaster University 
A Brief Review of Bayesian Financial TimeSeries and A New MGARCHJump Mixture Model 
Jan 23/18  Arman Siddique McMaster University 
Causal Inference for polypharmacy: Propensity score estimation with multiple concurrent medications 
Jan 16/18  Jonathan Dushoff Department of Biology, McMaster University 
Is Statistical "Significance" a Thing? Bridging between science and statistical theory 
Jan 9/18  Rui Zhu Capital Normal University, Beijing 
Small World effect and the modified NewmanWatts Small World 
Dec 5/17  Feras Samain McMaster University 
Actuarial Reserving for Property and Casualty Insurance Liabilities 
Nov 28/17  Ben Bolker McMaster University 
Current Status of the MixedModeling Ecosystem in R 
Nov 21/17  Dr. Vaneeta Kaur Grover GSK 
Applications of Design of Experiments in Topical Formulations 
Nov 14/17  Jing Cai McMaster University 
Indian Buffet Process: Motivation, Application and Extensions. 
Oct 31/17  Dr. Arash Jamshidpey IMPA 
Quenched martingale problem, duality method, and some applications for population models in random environments 
Oct 24/17  Dr. Yang Tang McMaster University 
Dimensionalilty Reduction with NonGaussian Mixtures 
Oct 17/17  Melanie PoulinCostello Roche Canada 
Statistical Power of Drug Development 
Oct 3/17  Shui Feng McMaster University 
Diversity Index and Random Discrete Probabilities 
April 7/17  Robert N. Rodriguez SAS Institute 
Methods, Models, Motivation, and More: Recent Developments in SAS/STAT Software 
April 4/17  Marianthi Markatou Department of Biostatistics University at Buffalo 
The Role of Kernels in Data Analysis: A Statistical Perspective 
Mar 21/17  Lehana Thabane Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact McMaster University 
The “statistical” pleasures of formal collaborations in medical 
Mar 16/17  Hon Keung Tony Ng Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. 
Expectationmaximization and stochastic expectationmaximization algorithms for the analysis of system lifetime data 
Mar 7/17  Tao Tan Math & Stats Dept McMaster University 
Bivariate autoregressive conditional duration model and associated inference 
Feb 28/17  Sayantee Jana Math & Stats Dept McMaster University 
Estimation of the Parameters of the Growth Curve Model under Multivariate Skew Normal Distribution 
Feb 14/17  N. Balakrishnan Math & Stats Dept McMaster University 
A RandomSum Wilcoxon Statistic and Its Application to Analysis of ROC and LROC Data 
Jan 31/17  Tatjana Miljkovic Miami University, Oxford 
Mixture Modeling of Loss Data with Multiple RightCensoring Points and Partial Censoring 
Jan 17/17  Sameer Parpia Depts of Oncology & Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics McMaster University 
Application of the Mixture Cure Model to Medical Research 
Nov 29/16  Sandip Barui McMaster University 
Analysis of some destructive cure rate models under proportional hazards and associated inference 
Nov 22/16  Giorgos Afendras Univ. of Buffalo 
Uniform Integrability of the OLS Estimators, and the Convergence of their Moments 
Nov 1/16  Ben Bolker McMaster University 
Session 2 Basics of distributed and parallel computation ('parallel', 'foreach' packages). More information/URL for all material is at https://github.com/bbolker/compstatsR 
Nov 8/16  Ben Bolker McMaster University 
Session 3 Interfacing R with higherperformance languages, specifically introduction to Rcpp ('Rcpp': touch on 'RcppEigen', 'RcppArmadillo'). More information/URL for all material is at https://github.com/bbolker/compstatsR 
Nov 15/16  Ben Bolker McMaster University 
Session 4 
Oct 3/16  Basic Latex  Information Session 2 

Sept 27/16  Exact nonparametric inference for reliability in multisample situation: New wine in an old bottle  
Apr 12/16  Yuehua (Amy) Wu  Multiple meanshift detection in location models 
Apr 5/16  Melody Ghahramani University of Winnipeg 
A Semiparametric Model for Autocorrelated Count Data 
Mar 15/16  Tao Tan, PhD Candidate McMaster University 
Bivariate BirnbaumSaunders AutoregressiveConditional Duration Model 
Mar 8/16  Petar Jevtic Math & Stats McMaster University Luca Regis IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, AXES Research Unit 
A continuoustime model for the mortality surface of multiple populations 
Feb 9/16  Kirill Mayorov Royal Bank of Canada 
Goodnessoffit Tests for Selection of Severity Distributions in Operational Risk Modeling 
Feb 2/16  Math & Stats Dept McMaster University 
Reproducible research in the R ecosystem 
Jan 26/16  N. Balakrishnan McMaster University 
It's all BS! 
Jan 19/16  Hon Yiu So McMaster University 
Oneshot device testing analysis with competing risks 
Jan 12/16  S.D. Walter McMaster University 
Latent class modelling of randomised trials where the outcome is subject to measurement error 
Dec 1/15  Angelo Canty Dept of Math & Stats McMaster University 
Longitudinal GenomeWide Association Studies: Methodology and a Case Study 
Nov 24/15  Zeny Feng University of Guelph 
Cluster analysis of micro biome data via mixture of Dirichletmultinomial regression models. 
Nov 10/15  Ivor Cribben University of Alberta 
A new method for estimating spectral clustering change points for multivariate time series 
Nov 3/15  Sunny Wang St. Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia 
Classifying Imbalanced Drug Discovery Data with Adaptively Chosen k & Weighted KNearest Neighbou method 
Oct 27/15  Thierry Duchesne Universite Laval Quebec 
Analysis of Animal Movement from GPS Data: Two Modeling Paradigms 
Oct 20/15  Matthieu Marbac Math & Stats Dept McMaster University 
Mixture model of Gaussian copulas 
Oct 6/15  JeanFrancois Plante HEC, Montreal 
Challenges, Tools and Examples for Big Data Inference 
April 14/15  S. Ejaz Ahmed Brock University 
Big Data Analysis: Is the Universe Sparse? 
Mar 31/15  Joel A. Dubin McMaster University 
Challenges in Modeling Multivariate Longitudinal Smoking Cessation Data 
Mar 24/15  Paula Murray McMaster University 
A Hidden Truncation Hyperbolic Distribution 
Mar 17/15  Paul McNicholas McMaster University 
The formation of, and clustering data from, sensoryinformed designs 
Mar 10/15  Nickos Papadatos University of Athens 
Orthogonal polynomials and variance bounds in the Integrated Pearson family 
Mar 3/15  Hon Yiu So McMaster University 
EM Algorithm for Oneshot Device Testing under Two Exponential Competing Risks 
Feb 24/15  Steven Walter Professor Emeritus McMaster University 
Can we take patient preferences for treatment into account in clinical trials 
Feb 10/15  Peter Macdonald McMaster University 
Fitting Finite Mixture Distributions with the R Package mixdist 
Jan 27/15  Mateen Shaikh McMaster University 
Assessing Constraints of DirichletMultinomial Mixture Models for Human Microbiome Analysis 
Jan 20/15  Suvra Pal WITS, South Africa 
EMBased Likelihood Inference for the Destructive Exponentially Weighted Poisson Cure Rate Model with Generalized Gamma Lifetime and Model Discrimination 
Dec 9/14  John Fox Department of Sociology McMaster University 
Visualizing Lack of Fit in Complex Regression Models: Adding Partial Residuals to Effect Display 
Dec 2/14  Brian Franczak McMaster University 
Mixture of Skewed Distributions with Hypercube Contours 
Nov 25/14  Harry Shannon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics McMaster University 
Sampling in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging 
Nov 18/14  Gregory Pond Department of Oncology McMaster University 
ProgressonFree Survival: The Use of Surrogate Endpoints in Oncology 
Nov 11/14  Adelchi Azzalini Universita de Padova Padova, Italia 
Clustering based on nonparametric density estimation: a proposal 
Nov 4/14  Helton Saulo McMaster University 
A family of autoregressive conditional duration models applied to financial data 
Oct 28/14  Roman ViverosAguillera McMaster University 
Some Aspects of Quality Control 
Oct 21/14  Lehana Thabane McMaster University 
Debunking the myths about pragmatic trials:separating fiction from fact 
Oct 14/14  Cristina Tortora McMaster University 
Cluster Analylsis using the Generalized Hyperbolic Distribution 
Oct 7/14  Erhard Cramer RWTHAachen Germany 
Nonparametric statistical intervals based on ordered data 
Sept 30/14  Francesco Palumbo Univeristyof Naples, Frederico II 
Categorical Data Clustering 
Sept 5/14  YanXia Ren  A Strong Law of Large Numbers for Superstable Processes 
Apr 1/14  The Joy of Statistics  A Movie  
Mar 25/14 
Angelo Canty McMaster University 
GenomeWide Association Analysis of Complex Multivariate Phenotypes 
Mar 18/14 
Oana Danila University of Waterloo 
The Assessment of Binary Measurement SystemsCurrent Challenges and Solutions 
Mar 11/14 
Amanda Lafontaine Northbridge, Toronto 
The Role of Statistics in Applied Business Research 
Mar 4/14 
Xiaojun Zhu McMaster University 
On the BirnbaumSaunders Distribution and Associated Inference 
Feb 11/14 
Sathish Pichika HRM, McMaster University 
Variable Selection and Data Integration Using Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis 
Feb 4/14 
ChuShu Gu HRM, McMaster University 
A Quasi–Likelihood Approach to Detect Differentially Expressed Genes in RNA–Seq Data 
Jan 21/14 
Roman ViverosAguilera McMaster University 
Estimation and Inference for Integer Parameters 
Jan 14/14 
N. Balakrishnan McMaster University 
Ordering Order Statistics 
Dec 3/13 
Ashley Bonner McMaster University 
Sparse Statistical Methodology for Highdimensional Data: Simulations of Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications to Genomics with a Look Towards Data Integration Problems 
Nov 26/13 
Stephen Walter McMaster University 
The Impact of Early Stopping Rules in Randomised Trials on the Estimation of Treatment Benefit 
Nov 12/13 
Ben Bolker McMaster University 
Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs) 
Nov 5/13 
Fotios Milienos McMaster University 
Finite Markov Chain Imbedding Technique: Method and Applications 
Oct 22/13 
Katherine Davies University of Manitoba 
A TwoDimensional Renewal Model with Applications 
Oct 15/13 
Sneh Gulati Florida International University 
Estimating the Quantiles of the Loss Distribution for the Public Hurricane Loss Model 
Oct 8/13 
Stefan Steiner University of Waterloo 
Monitoring Medical Outcomes with Weighed Estimating Equations 
Sep 17/13 
Dr. Joseph Beyene CE&B, McMaster University 
Integrative 'biostatomics': Concepts, Methods and Challenges Abstract 
Apr 4/13 
Sheldon Ross University of Southern California 
Queueing Loss Models with Heterogeneous Servers and Discriminating Arrivals 
Apr 2/13 
Paul McNicholas University of Guelph 
Recent Work on NonGaussian Methods 
Mar 26/13 
Suvra Pal McMaster University 
Weibull Lifetimes and LikelihoodBased Inferential Aspects for Flexible Cure Rate Models 
Mar 19/13 
Ick Huh McMaster University 
The bivariate EWMA with two unequal smoothing parameters 
Mar 12/13 
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan McMaster University 
A RandomSum Wilcoxon Statistic and Its Application to Analysis of ROC and LROC Data 
Mar 5/13 
Helton Saulo McMaster University 
Generalized Birnbaum–Saunders kernel density estimators and an analysis of financial data 
Feb 26/13 
Ahmed Hossain CE&B, McMaster University 
Nonparametric statistical methods for the analysis of highdimensional genomics data 
Feb 12/13 
Jiwei Zhao Yale University 
Identifiability and Estimation in Statistical Models with Nonignorable Missing Data 
Feb 5/13 
Thuvaraha Vanniyasingam McMaster University 
Predicting the occurrence of a major adverse cardiac event within 30 days of a patient’s vascular surgery: An individual patientdata metaanalysis 
Jan 29/13 
Jeffrey Racine Economics, McMaster University 
Infinite Order Crossvalidated Local Polynomial Regression 
Jan 22/13 
Sayantee Jana McMaster University 
The Growth Curve Model for High Dimensional Data and its Application in Genomics 
Jan 15/13 
William Volterman McMaster University 
Exact Nonparametric Analysis of Pooled Order Statistics Arising from Multiple Independent Samples 
Nov 27/12 
Mariko Yamamura Hiroshima University 
Interpretation of the estimation result by logistic regression model 
Nov 20/12 
Augustine Wong  Applications of saddlepointbased methods 
Nov 13/12 
Laila Alkhalfan McMaster University 
Inference for a Simple Gamma StepStress Model with TypeII Censoring 
Nov 6/12 
Greg Pond Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University 
Applied Biostatistics Research in Academic Oncology 
Oct 30/12 
Joseph Beyene CE&B, McMaster University 
Assessing performance of metaanalytic models for intervention and diagnostic studies: Empirical and simulation studies 
Oct 23/12 
Ashley Bonner CE&B, McMaster University 
Sparse Principal Component Analysis for HighDimensional Data: A simulation study plus applications to genomic data 
Oct 16/12 
Shojeddin Chenouri University of Waterloo 
Multivariate nonparametric control charts and change point detection 
Oct 9/12 
Eleanor Pullenayegum CE&B, McMaster University 
Analysis of longitudinal data subject to irregular observation 
Oct 2/12 
Jeffrey S. Racine Economics, McMaster University 
Enhanced LaTEX session (Reproducible Research) 
Sep 25/12 
Erhard Cramer Institute of Statistics, Germany 
TypeI/TypeII hybrid progressive TypeI/TypeII censored data  models, properties, and recent results 