Seminars Academic Year 2021-2022

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Associate Professor, Data Sciences and Operations, USC

    Jacob Bien, PhD
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Dr. Pintado’s research is focused on the development of robust nonparametric and computational methods for ranking, visualizing and analyzing high-dimensional data such as functions, medical images and time series. She is well-known with her pioneering work on functional depth measures. She serves as AE for Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics and Nonparametric Statistics.

    Sara-Lopez Pintado, Ph.D.
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Dr. Kundu received his PhD in 2012 from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His main areas of research are genetics, high performance computing and imaging. More specific areas of interest include high-dimensional graphical models, variable selection, deep learning algorithms with applications to imaging genetics and multimodal brain imaging.

    Suprateek Kundu
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Dr. Goldsmith received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University Biostatistics Department in 2012. Dr. Goldsmith’s primary area of research is functional data analysis with applications to complex datasets in neuroscience and physical activity monitoring. Dr. Goldsmith’s work not only made substantive contributions to the area of functional data analysis but was also able to introduce new application areas for these tools, expanding the scope of this field significantly.

    Jeff Goldsmith, PhD
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Dr. Staicu received her PhD from University of Toronto, Department of Statistics in 2007 and joined the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University in 2009. Her research interests are primarily in functional and longitudinal data analysis and nonparametric statistics with applications to brain imaging, mobile health, animal and environmental studies and social media. Dr. Staicu has been very successful in obtaining methodology grants from NSF and NIH, including an NSF CAREER award. She has received NCSU Faculty Scholar Award in 2016 and the Cavell Brownie Mentoring Award in 2019 and has served as AE for Biometrics, JASA Theory and Methods, Stat and JABES.

    Ana-Maria Staicu, PhD
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 || 3:30pm-4:30pm || Online (Zoom)

    Dr. Kwan received his PhD from UCSD, Department of Biostatistics in 2021. He joined our department as a post-doc in the fall of 2021. His dissertation work is on characterizing diabetic kidney disease progression using metabolomic markers and functional data methods.

    Brian Kwan, PhD