Colloquia

Past Colloquia

2013-2014 Colloquia

Karthik Devarajan
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Friday, 25 April 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Tom O'Gorman
Friday, 18 April 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Runhuan Feng
Department of Mathematics-UIUC
Friday, 4 April 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Andy Dorsett
Wolfram Research
Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11am, DU 270 
Abstract

Ryan Martin
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science-UIC
Friday, 28 March 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Yajun Liu
Division of Statistics-Northern Illinois University
Friday, 7 March 2014, 2pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Dr. Alan Polansky
Division of Statistics-NIU
Friday, 28 February 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Leon Xin
UBS
Friday, 21 February 2014, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Dr. Arkendu S. Chatterjee
Norvartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Friday, 15 November 2013, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Mr. Mahmoud Shehadeh
Division of Statistics-Northern Illinois University
Friday, 8 November 2013, 2pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Dr. Samprit Banerjee
Weill Medical College-Cornell University
Friday, 11 October 2013, 2pm DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Professor Elsayed A. Elsayed
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering-Rutgers University
Friday, 27 September 2013, 2pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract 


Professor Elsayed A. Elsayed
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering-Rutgers University
Thursday, 26 September 2013, 6pm, DU 254 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract 


Professor Maochao Xu
Department of Mathematics-Illinois State University
Friday, 20 September 2013, 2pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract  

Dr. Yi-Lin Chiu
Director of Biometrics-AbbVie Inc
Friday, 13 September 2013, 2-3pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

2012-2013 Colloquia


Professor Anindya Bhadra
Department of Statistics-Purdue University
Friday, 1 March 2013, 2-3pm, DU 280 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Vishwanath Devanarayan
AbbVie Inc
Friday, 8 March 2013, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract  


Professor Zhengjun Zhang
Department of Statisitcs-University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, 22 March 2013, 2pm, DU 280 
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract 


Professor Maria Ponomareva
Department of Economics-Northern Illinois University
Friday, 5 April 2013, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract 


Mr. Brooks Fowler
Global Head of Data Science-AbbVie Inc.
Friday, 12 April 2013, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Professor Qihe Tang
Department of Statistics and Actuarial-University of Iowa
Friday, 26 April 2013, 2pm and 4pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
Abstract

Dr. Frank Shen
Abbott Laboratories
Friday, 14 September 2012, 3-4pm, DU 176 (joint with AIC)
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Martin Dubar
Abbott Laboratories
Friday, 5 October 2012, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Professor Peter Muller
(Graduate Colloquium)
Department of Mathematics-University of Texas-Austin
Friday, 12 October 2012, 2pm, DU 280 and 4-5pm DU 322
Coffee following presentation in DU 359 3-3:50pm


Professor Jun Zhu
Department of Statistics-University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, 19 October 2012, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Professor Lei Hua

Division of Statistics-Northern Illinois University

Friday, 2 November 2012, 2pm, DU 280


Coffee following presentation in DU

359


Professor Prakash Laud

Division of Biostatistics

-Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Friday, 9 November 2012, 2pm, DU 280


Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Professor Peter Qian 
Department of Statistics - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, 16 November 2012, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Xiaohui Chen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering-The University of British Columbia
Friday, 30 November 2012, 2pm, DU 280
Coffee following presentation in DU 359

2011-2012 Colloquia

Department of Mathematics - University of Connecticut
Thursday, 26 April and Friday, 27 April 2012, Time TBA
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Tirthankar Dasgupta
Department of Statistics - Harvard University
Thursday, 12 April and Friday, 13 April 2012, Time TBA
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Eric Kolaczyk
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Boston University
Thursday, 22 March and Friday, 23 March 2012, Time TBA
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Sanjay Chaudhuri
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability - National University of Singapore
Friday, 24 February 2012, 2:00 pm, DU 406
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Dr. Vivekenanda Roy
Department of Statistics - Iowa State University
Friday, 18 November 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Dr. Thomas O'Gorman
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
Friday, 11 November 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Kashinath Chatterjee
Visiting Department of Statistics - Purdue University
Friday, 28 October 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Joyee Ghosh
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science - University of Iowa
Friday, 21 October 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Dr. V. Devanarayan
Director, Exploratory Statistics  - Abbott Laboratories
Friday, 14 October 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Bimal Kumar Sinha
Department of Mathematics & Statistics & - University of Maryland Baltimore County
Friday, 30 September 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Dr. Tapabrata Maiti
Department of Statistics & Probability - Michigan State University
Friday, 23 September 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Peng Shi
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
Friday, 9 September 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 

 


 

Professor Ranjan Maitra
Department of Statistics - Iowa State University
Friday, 2 September 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 


2010-2011 Colloquia


Dr. Paul H. Johnson, Jr.
Department of Mathematics - University of Illinois - Urbana
Friday, 29 April 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Professor Emiliano Valdez 

Department of Mathematics 
University of Connecticut

Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 April 2012

SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Karen Kafadar
Department of Statistics
Indiana University Bloomington 

Statistical Analysis of Bullet Lead Composition as Forensic Evidence
Friday, 22 April 2011, 2 pm, DU 212 
Coffee following presentation

Measuring The Effect of Length Biased Sampling Randomized Cancer Screening Trials
Friday, 22 April 2011, 4 pm, DU 148 


Professor Arindam Chatterjee
Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata, India

Higher Order Properties of the Bootstrapped Adaptive Lasso Estimator in Increasing Dimensions
Monday, 18 April 2011, 11 am, DU 228
Coffee following presentation in DU 359
 


SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Robert D. Gibbons, Director
Center for Health Statistics
University of Chicago

Statistical Issues in Drug Safety
Friday, 15 April 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in WH 110

Meta-Analysis of Adverse Events Data
Friday, 15 April 2011, 4 pm, DU 448


SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS


Professor Tirthankar Dasgupta 
Department of Statistics
 
Harvard University

Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 April 2012

SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Sudipto Banerjee
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota 

On Hierarchical Low-Rank Spatial Process Models
Friday, 8 April 2011, 4 pm, DU 448
Coffee following presentation

Geo-Statistics: Art & Science of Melding Spatial Information for a Better Environment & Healthier Life
Friday, 8 April 2011, 2 pm, DU 212


Dr. Arunava Chakravartty, Statistician - Abbott Laboratories

Methods for synergy assessments in drug combinations
Friday, 25 March 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Esfandiar Eslami, Visiting Scholar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Northern Illinois University

A Fuzzy Similarity Measure of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets for Color Image Retrieval Systems
Friday, 11 March 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Sven Mensing
Group Leader, Pharmacometrics III 
Abbott GmbH & Co.KG
Ludwigshafen, Germany

Pharmacometrics: Using nonlinear mixed effect models to improve drug development
Friday, 25 February 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Sponsored by
NIUActuarial Club

Wayne (Yanwei) Zhang, F.C.A.S.
CNA Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance

The Property-Casualty Actuaries - A Statistician's View
Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 6:30 pm, DU 461
Pizza and drinks at 6:15 pm


Dr. Melvin Munsaka
Analytical Science Department 
Takeda Global Research & Development, Inc.Deerfield, Illinois

Compartment Models in Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics Research
Friday, 18 February 2011, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Ajit Tamhane
Senior Assoc. Dean (Graduate Studies & Planning), McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Professor (by courtesy), Department of Statistics
Northwestern University

Multiple Test Procedures Based on p-Values
Friday, 19 November 2010, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in WH 110

Gatekeeping Procedures Based on p-Values
Friday, 19 November 2010, 4 pm, DU 459


Dr. Tapabrata Maiti
Department of Statistics and Probability - Michigan State University
Rescheduled for
Friday, 23 September 2011, 2 pm
Friday, 25 February 2011, 2 pm
Friday, 5 November 2010, 2 pm
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Jie Zhou
Department of Computer Science - Northern Illinois University

Computational Analysis of Multi-dimensional Biological Images: From Auto-Counting to Auto-Annotation
Friday, 29 October 2010, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359



JOINTLY WITH 
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Dr. Martha Morin
Senior Research Analyst
TransUnion
Statistical Approaches to Measuring Variability In Credit Scoring

Friday, 22 October 2010
3 pm - DU 176
Coffee following presentation
DU 176


Dr. Junhui Wang
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois - Chicago

Consistent selection of the number of clusters via clustering stability
Friday, 15 October 2010, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Richard Chappell
Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics - University of Wisconsin, Madison


Paradoxes in Equivalence Trials - It Is Time to Readjust Your Intuition
Friday, 8 October 2010, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Ping Yao
School of Nursing and Health Studies - Northern Illinois University

Adaptive Design for Selecting Drug Combination Based on Efficacy-Toxicity Response
Friday, 24 September 2010, 2 pm DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Kalyan Raman
Northwestern University

Noise: Friend or Foe?
Friday, 17 September 2010, 2 pm, DU 212
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


2009-2010 Colloquia


Dr. Narinder Nagia
Abbott Laboratories
Friday, 16 April 2010, 2 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Alan Polansky
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
Friday, 2 April 2010, 2 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Samiran Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Statistics and
Director of theStatistical Consulting Center
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Friday, 19 March 2010, 2 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Ms. Suchitrita Sarkar
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
Friday, 5 March 2010, 2 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


SPONSORED BY
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Edward (Jed) W. Frees
Professor - Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance
School of Business - University of Wisconsin

Statistical Modeling of Homeowners Insurance
Friday, 26 February 2010, 2-2:50 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359

Modeling Fat-Tail Longitudinal Data Using Copulas
Friday, 26 February 2010, 4-4:50 pm, DU 440


Dr. Shuva Gupta
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University

A Study of Asymptotic Properties of Lasso Penalized Weighted Least Squares Estimator for Correlated Data
Friday, 19 February 2010, 2 pm, DU 461
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Ms. Arpita Chatterjee
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
A Bayesian Approach To Deal With Sparse Data In Meta Analysis
Friday, 20 November 2009, 2 pm, DU 459
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


SPONSORED BY
STAT Club and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Mr. Thomas J. Korellis
Abbott Laboratories
Data Management at Abbott Labs
Friday, 6 November 2009, 2 pm, DU 459
Coffee following presentation in DU 459


SPONSORED BY
GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium

Dr. N. Balakrishnan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - McMaster University, Canada

New Multi-Sample Nonparametric Tests for Panel Count Data
Friday, 30 October 2009, 2:00 pm, DU 459
Reception following presentation in WH 110

Generalized Gamma Frailty Model and Applications
Thursday, 29 October 2009, 5:00 pm, DU 459


Dr. Liping Tong
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Loyola University
Efficient Calculation of P-value and Power for Quadratic Form Statistics in Multilocus Association Testing
Friday, 23 October 2009, 2 pm, DU 459
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


SPONSORED BY
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES' AIC and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Dr. Marty King, Director and Associate Research Fellow
Abbott Laboratories

Evaluating The Probability Of Success In Clinical Trials
Friday, 16 October 2009, 3 pm, DU 176


Ms. Yarong Yang
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
DualKS: Defining Gene Sets With Tissue Set Enrichment Analysis
Friday, 2 October 2009, 2 pm, DU 459
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


Dr. Balakrishna Hosmane
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University
Exposure-Response Modeling Approach for Assessing QT Effect in 'Thorough' QT/QTc Studies
Friday, 25 September 2009, 2 pm, DU 459
Coffee following presentation in DU 359


2008-2009 Colloquia


SPONSORED BY NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Joseph Ibrahim
Department of Biostatistics - University of North Carolina

Diagnostic Measures in General Parametric Model
Friday, April 24, 2009

Historical Data in Cancer Clinical Trials
Thursday, April 23


Sati Mazumdar, Professor of Biostatistics and Psychiatry
Department of Biostatistics - University of Pittsburgh

Friday, April 17, 2009


Dr. Karthik Devarajan
Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia, PA

Friday, April 10


Dr. Zhiwu Yan
Abbott Laboratories
Crossover Versus Parallel Design: Dose-Escalation Design Considerations for First-In-Human (FIH) Studies
Balakrishna Hosmane
Friday, April 3, 2009


Jie Yang, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sliced Inverse Moment Regression Using Weighted Chi-Squared Tests for Dimension Reduction
Friday, March 20, 2009


Lianng Yuh, PhD
Dendreon Corporation

Friday, February 6, 2009


Claudine Myers, Instructor
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University

Online Course Delivery
Friday, November 21, 2008


Olcay Akman, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics - Illinois State University

Ask Not What Mathematics Can Do For Biology - Ask What Biology Can Do For Mathematics
Friday, November 7, 2008


SPONSORED BY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES and DIVISION OF STATISTICS (Joint With AIC)

Dr. Alula Hadgue
Center for Disease Control

Statistical Test Evaluation of New Diagnostic Tests in the Absence of a Gold-Standard Test
Friday, October 31, 2008


Dan Nordman, Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics - Iowa State University
A Tapered Empirical Likelihood For Time Series Data
Friday, October 17, 2008


Yi-Liu Chiu, PhD
Abbott Laboratories

Continuous Reassessment Method in Phase 1 Dose Finding Studies
Friday, October 10, 2008


Udaya Valluri, Contract Statistician
Astellas, Deerfield, IL

SAS Programming and Uses In Pharmaceutical Industry
Friday, October 3, 2008


SPONSORED BY NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium

Lynne Stokes, Professor
Department of Statistical Science - Southern Methodist University

Fitting Multilevel Models To Complex Survey Data
Friday, September 26, 2008

Detecting Motivation Problems In Our 12th-Graders
Thursday, September 25


Tim McMurry, Assistant Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences - DePaul University
Nonparametric Smoothing With Infinite Order Kernels


Priya Kohli, Graduate Student/Instructor
Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University

Statistics Blackboard Orientation
Friday, September 5, 2008


2007-2008 Colloquia


Elias S. W. Shiu
Principal Financial Group Foundation Professor
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science - University of Iowa
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
TBA
Friday, April 18, 2008
2 p.m.
DU 280
Following presentation - DU 359


Prof. Noelle I. Samia
Department of Statistics - Northwestern University
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
A Generalized Threshold Model: Inference and Application
Friday, April 11, 2008
2 p.m.
DU 280
Following presentation - DU 359


SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium
Charles S. Davis, PhD
CSD Biostatistics
LECTURE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
Clinical Development 101: Learning from the Mistakes of Others
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
10-10:50 a.m.
DuSable 228
SEMINAR:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
Methodological and Practical Issues in the Analysis of Repeated Measurements Using Linear Mixed Models
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Reavis Hall 202
Following seminar - DU 359

Prof. Surya Tokdar
Department of Statistics - Carnegie Mellon University
TITLE:
DATE:
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COFFEE:
A Bayesian Implementation of Sufficient Dimension Reduction in Regression
Friday, February 15, 2008
2 p.m.
DU 280
Following presentation - DU 359


SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium
Siddhartha Chib, Ph.D. - Harry C. Hartkopf Professor of Econometrics & Statistics
Olin School of Business - Washington University in St. Louis
LECTURE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
Instrumental Variables and Causal Inference
Friday, February 8, 2008
10-10:50 a.m.
DuSable 422
SEMINAR:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
A New Analysis of Multifactor Affine Yield Curve Models
Friday, February 8, 2008
2:00 p.m.
DuSable 280
Following seminar - DU 359

Prof. Kasing Man
Information Management and Decision Sciences - Western Illinois University
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
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COFFEE:
Empirical Analysis of Volatility Dynamics in High Frequency Returns with a Time-Varying Component Model
Friday, November 16, 2007
2 p.m.
DU 276
Following presentation - DU 359


Prof. Ying Zhang
Department of Biostatistics - University of Iowa
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
TBA
Friday, November 9, 2007
2 p.m.
DU 276
Following presentation - DU 359


J. Pan, Professor of Statistics

School of Mathematics - University of Manchester
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
Variable selection in joint modelling of mean-covariance structures for longitudinal data
Friday, October 19, 2007
2:00 p.m.
DU 276
Following presentation - DU 359

Prof. George Karabatsos

College of Education - University of Illinois at Chicago
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
Bayesian Variable Selection In Semiparametric Regression With Heteroscedasticity
Friday, September 28, 2007
2:00 p.m.
DuSable 276
Following orientation - DU 359


SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium
Prof. Karl Broman - Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
Mapping Multiple QTL in Experimental Crosses
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
3:00 p.m.
Art Building 110
Following seminar - DU 359
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
The Genomes of Recombinant Inbred Lines
Monday, September 10, 2007
3:00 p.m.
Wirtz Auditorium


Dr. Peng Liu, SAS Institute, Inc.
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
COFFEE:
A Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model, Inference, and Applications
Friday, September 7, 2007
2:00 p.m.
DU 276
Following presentation - DU 359

2006-2007 Colloquia



Prof. Mohsen Pourahmadi
Division of Statistics – Northern Illinois University

The Rise & Fall of Partial Correlations: A Centennial Review
Friday, April 27, 2007


Prof. Scott Holan
Department of Statistics – University of Missouri-Columbia

A Spectral Approach for Locally Assessing Time Series Model Misspecification
Friday, April 6, 2007


Prof. Sanjib Basu
Division of Statistics – Northern Illinois University


Bayesian competing risks analysis of cancer survival data from the SEER program
Friday, March 30, 2007


Prof. Mathias Drton
Department of Statistics – University of Chicago

Identification and Likelihood Inference for Recursive Linear Models with Correlated Errors
Friday, March 23, 2007


David Stone, Ph.D., Director & Michael Spires, Research Development Specialist
Office of Sponsored Projects – Northern Illinois University

Introduction to External Funding and New Ways of Working with the Office of Sponsored Projects
Friday, February 23, 2007


Prof. Pulak Ghosh
Department of Mathematics and Statistics – Georgia State University

Parametric and Nonparametric Bayesian Analysis for Longitudinal Two-Part Model: An Application to Emesis Volume Data in Acupuncture Clinical Trial
Friday, February 16, 2007


Mr. Daniel Adrian (Graduate Student)
Division of Statistics – Northern Illinois University


Regression Analysis of Call Center Data
Friday, February 2, 2007


SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium
Prof. Hira Koul - Michigan State University


Minimum Distance Regression Model Checking with Berkson Measurement Errors
Friday, November 17, 2006

Minimum Distance Estimation in Regression/Time Series Models
Thursday, November 16, 2006


Prof. Jack Mosevich – DePaul University

Hedge Fund Return Characteristics and Risk Measurement
Friday, November 3, 2006


SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium
Prof. Paola Sebastiani - Department of Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health


Bayesian networks for genetic dissection of complex traits
Friday, October 20, 2006

The challenge of complex traits
Thursday, October 19, 2006


Instructor Cathy Poliak
Division of Statistics – Northern Illinois University


Statistics Blackboard Orientation
Friday, September 1, 2006


2005-2006 Colloquia


Prof. Jostein Paulsen
University of Chicago and University of Bergen, Norway

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Fitting mixed-effects models when data are left truncated (ascertained)
Friday, April 28, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Bikas Sinha
ISI, Kolkata and UIC, Chicago

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
On Some Statistical Aspects of Agreement Among Measurements
Thursday, April 27, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Jie Zhou
Northern Illinois University

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Unsupervised data driven decomposition for multi-class classifiers
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
3:30 p.m.

Dr. Adam Molnar
University of Chicago

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Bayesian Data Mining: Trees and Neural Networks
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
3:30 p.m.

Prof. Bing Liu
University of Illinois at Chicago

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Learning from Positive and Unlabeled Examples
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
3:30 p.m.

Prof. Kathryn Chaloner
Van Andel Research Institute

TITLE:

DATE:
TIME:
Experimental Design for Non-linear Mixed Effects Models: with Applications to Studies of Viral Dynamics
Friday, April 7, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Sok Kean Khoo
The University of Iowa

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Dissecting the Genetics of Isolated Familial Somatotropinomas (IFS)
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
2:00 p.m.

SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS

Prof. Robert Stine
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
A Sequential Feature Selection Using the Excess Discovery Count
Friday, March 31, 2006
2:00 p.m.
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
The Role and Growth of Data Mining In the Information Age
Thursday, March 30, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Saurav Guha
University of Cincinnati

TITLE:
DATE:
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Human Genetics and Application of Statistics: A Basic Overview
Friday, March 24, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Kenneth Wilder
University of Chicago

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DATE:
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Some Challenges Of Computationally Demanding Statistical Problems
Friday, March 3, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Akihiko Inoue
Hokkaido University, Japan

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Optimal long-term investment model with memory
Friday, February 17, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Denise Scholtens
Northwestern Medical School

TITLE:
DATE:
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Local Modeling of Protein Complexes
Friday, February 3, 2006
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Melvin Munsaka
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Lincolnshire, IL

TITLE:

DATE:
TIME:
On Less Restrictive Low Dose Extrapolation Procedures in Carcinogenesis Risk Estimation
Friday, December 2, 2006
2:00 p.m.

SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium

Prof. Jack Kalbfleisch
Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
AResampling methods for estimating functions with U-statistic structure
Friday, November 18, 2005
12:00 p.m.
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Exaggerating Data
Thursday, November 17, 2005
7:00 p.m.

SPONSORED BY
NIU GRADUATE SCHOOL and DIVISION OF STATISTICS
Graduate Colloquium

Prof. Roderick Little
University of Michigan

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Robust likelihood-based analysis of multivariate data with missing values
Friday, November 11, 2005
2:00 p.m.
TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
The role of randomization in large medical studies: two case studies
Friday, November 11, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Prof. Chunming Zhang
University of Wisconsin

TITLE:

DATE:
TIME:
Nonparametric modeling and inference for event-related functional MRI data Estimation
Friday, November 4, 2005
3:00 p.m.

Prof. Joseph Lang
University of Iowa

TITLE:
DATE:
TIME:
Profile confidence Intervals for contingency table parameters
Friday, October 28, 2005
3:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert Johnson
DSM Desotech, Inc., Elgin, Illinois

TITLE:
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The roles of a statistician in an industrial environment
Friday, October 21, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Thomas O'Gorman
Northern Illinois University

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Adaptive tests of significance and confidence intervals
Friday, October 7, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Prof. Balakrishna Hosmane
Northern Illinois University

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Non-inferiority testing in thorough QT/QTc Studies
Friday, September 30, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Siuli Mukhopadhyay
University of Florida

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Comparison of designs for bivariate binary logistic regression models using Quantile Dispersion Graphs
Friday, September 23, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Joint AIC Seminar/Statistics Colloquium

Dr. James H. Resau
Van Andel Institute, Deputy Director and Senior Scientific Investigator
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Comparison of designs for bivariate binary logistic regression models using Quantile Dispersion Graphs
Friday, September 23, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Payal Pagni
Nielsen Media Research
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A two-phase probability sampling process
Friday, September 9, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Instructors Cathy Poliak and Tim Sullivan
NIU Division of Statistics

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Statistics Blackboard Orientation
Friday, September 2, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Spring 2003 Colloquia


Mohsen Pourahmadi, Northern Illinois University
24-Jan-03


Wei Wu, University of Chicago - Tentative
31-Jan-03


Michael D. Larsen, University of Chicago
21-Feb-03


V. Chinchilli - Graduate School Colloquium
28-Feb-03


Dan Nicolae, University of Chicago
07-Mar-03


Balakirshna Hosmane - Tentative
21-Mar-03


Long Mao, Biology
28-Mar-03


J.S. Marron - Graduate School Colloquium
04-Apr-03


Ibrahim Ahmad
11-Apr-03


Chong He, University of Missouri - Tentative
18-Apr-03


J. Huang, University of Pennsylvania
25-Apr-03


Fall 2002 Colloquia


Sanjib Basu
Northern Illinois University

Bayesian Analysis of Competing Risks
Friday, September 27, 2002


Division of Statistics Joint With AIC:

David Morris
Abbott Laboratories

Estimating the Probability of Success in Phase 3 Drug Development
Friday, October 4, 2002


Roberto Furlan
Northern Illinois University

Conjoint Analysis: Traditional Methods and Some New Approaches
Friday, October 11, 2002


Graduate Colloquium
Jointly Sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School

Terry Speed
Department of Statistics, University of California - Berkeley

Genes, Disease and Genetic Disease
Thursday, October 17, 2002

Reprocessing of cDNA Microarray Data
Friday, October 18, 2002


Stacy Lindborg
Eli Lilly and Company

Regulatory Registration: The Role of a Clinical Statistician Friday, November 8, 2002


Sean Weldon
Northern Illinois University

Statistical Analysis of Data Collected from Lightning Using OTD and NLDN at NASA
Friday, November 15, 2002


Spring 2002 Colloquia


Scott Berry
Berry Consultants
Bayesian Statistics: Leaving the Ivory Tower for the Real World
Friday, January 25, 2002


Ehsan Soofi
School of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bayes Estimate and Inference for Entropy and Information Index of Fit with Applications
Friday, February 8, 2002


Wayne Taylor
Taylor Enterprises, Inc.

Role of Statistics in Six Sigma and Variation Reduction
Friday, February 22, 2002


Mei Wang
Department of Statistics
University of Chicago

Models of Mechanisms of Non-Mendalian Inheritance - of Spore Shapes of a Type of AM Fungi
Friday, March 1, 2002


Yostin Paulsen
Department of Statistics
University of Chicago

March 22, 2002


Kirti Shah
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo

Split Block Designs
Friday, March 29, 2002


Graduate Colloquium
Jointly Sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School

Bob Mason
Statistical Analysis Section
Southwest Research Institute


Modern Statistical Process Control
Thursday April 11, 2002

Exploring Multivariate Statistical Process Control
Friday April 12, 2002


Jian Huang
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Iowa

Friday, April 19, 2002


Pamela Ohman-Strickland
School of Public Health
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Friday, April 26, 2002


Fall 2001


Professor S. P. Mukherjee
Calcutta University

August 31, 2001


Dr. David Morris
Abbott Labs

Design and Analysis Issues in Estimating the Effect of Drugs on ECG
September 21, 2001


Dr. Xiangun Wang
Motorola

Applied Mathematics in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical R&D
October 5, 2001


Dr. Radha G. Mohanty
Monsanto

A Nearest Neighbor Method for Multilocation Unreplicated Agricultural Trials
October 12, 2001


Graduate Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School

Dr. David Moore
Purdue University

Statistical Thinking: How to Tell the Facts from the Artifacts
Thursday, October 18, 2001

Thinking About Teaching When Teaching With Technology
Friday, October 19, 2001


Dr. David Katz
Abbott Labs

Introduction to Pharmacogenetics
October 26, 2001


Dr. Paul Speckman
University of Missouri - Columbia
Department of Statistics

Activity Generation for Regional Transportation Modeling
November 2, 2001


Dr. Bill Notz
November 16, 2001


Spring 2001


Professor Thomas Severini
Northwestern University
Department of Statistics

Recent Developments in Likelihood-Based Statistical Inference
Friday, January 26, 2001


Professor Alan Polansky
Northern Illinois University
Division of Statistics
Student: The Man Behind the Name
Friday, February 9, 2001


Professor Sudipto Banerjee
Division of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota

Prediction, Interpolation and Regression for Spatially Misaligned Datasets
Friday, February 16, 2001


Professor Kambiz Farahmand
School of Information and Software Engineering
University of Ulster, United Kingdom

Random Polynomials
Friday, February 23, 2001


Professor Ming-Hui Chen
Mathematical Sciences Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Conjugate Priors for Generalized Linear Models
Friday, March 2, 2001


Dr. John Andersen
Eli Lilly Research Laboratories

The Role of Statisticians in Strategic Consulting
Friday, March 23, 2001


Graduate Colloquium
Jointly Sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School

Professor Marco Avellaneda
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2001


Dr. Sarat Dass
Department of Statistics and Probability
Michigan State University

Unified Bayesian and Conditional Frequentist Testing Procedures
Friday, April 6, 2001


Professor Jay Kadane
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 20, 2001


Fall 2000


Dr. Kuey Chung Choi
Chosun University, S. Korea

Block Designs for Diallel Cross Experiments
Monday, August 21, 2000


Professor Rama T. Lingham
Division of Statistics
Northern Illinois University

Bayesian Inference for Normal Covariance Matricies Through Diagonalization
Friday, September 8, 2000


Professor Peter Mueller
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences
Duke University

Nonparametric Regression with Wavelet Based Priors: Unequally Spaced Data and Dependent Priors
Friday, September 15, 2000


Professor Jim Albert
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University

Friday, September 29, 2000


Professor Sanjib Basu
Division of Statistics
Northern Illinois University
Model Selection in Nonparametric Bayesian Models
Friday, October 6, 2000


Dr. Lawrence Lin
Baxter Corp.
Agreement Measuring Using Concordance Correlation Measurement
Tuesday, October 10, 2000


Professor Aloke Dey
Department of Statistics
University of Akron
Indian Statistical Institute

Optimal Fractional Factorial Plans with Blocks
Friday, October 20, 2000


Professor Syed Kirmani
Department of Mathematics
University of Northern Iowa

Some Results on Record Values
Tuesday, October 24, 2000


Professor Robert McCulloch
Graduate School of Business
University of Chicago
Friday, October 27, 2000


Professor R. Settimi
Department of Statistics
University of Chicago
Friday, November 3, 2000


Graduate Colloquium
Sponsored Jointly by the Division of Statistics and The Graduate School

Professor John Klein
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Biostatistics

Bone Marrow Transplants: Current Activities of the National Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry
Thursday, November 9, 2000

Multistate Models in Survival Analysis
Friday, November 10, 2000


Jointly Sponsored by COPSS and the Division of Statistics
Professor John Bailar
University of Chicago
Department of Health Studies

Recent Trends in Cancer Mortality
Friday, November 17, 2000


Professor Michael Ernst
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Tuesday, November 21, 2000 


Spring 2000



Dr. Thomas W. O'Gorman
Northern Illinois University
Division of Statistics

Adaptive Statistical Methods
Friday, February 4, 2000



Dr. Jeffrey D. Isaacson
Abbott Labs

Combining Temporally Correlated Environmental Data from Two Measurement Systems
Friday, February 11, 2000


Dr. J. Zhang
Abbott Labs

Mantel-Haenszel Test Statistics for Correlated Binary Data
Friday, February 25, 2000


Dr. Rao Chaganty
Old Dominion University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistical Analysis of Some Multivariate Models Using Quasi-Least Squares
Friday, March 3, 2000


Dr. Gauri Datta
University of Georgia
Department of Statistics

On Asymptotic Comparison of Usual and Adjusted Likelihoods
Tuesday, March 7, 2000


Dr. B. L. S. Prakash Rao
Indian Statistical Institute and University of Iowa
Department of Statistics
Cramer-Rao Type Integral Inequalities

Tuesday, March 7, 2000


Dr. Joe Ibrahim
Harvard University
Department of Biostatistics

Wednesday, March 22, 2000


Dr. Kung-Sik S. Chan
Department of Statistics
University of Iowa

Testing for Multi-Modality for Dependent Data
Friday, March 31, 2000


Dr. Jim Booth
Department of Statistics
University of Florida
Monte Carlo Approximation of Exact Conditional Tests
Friday, April 7, 2000


Graduate Colloquium
Dr. Vijay Nair
Department of Statistics and Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Statistics in Industry: Challenges and Research Opportunities
Thursday, April 20, 2000

Monitoring Spatial Data and Detecting Clusters with Applications to Semiconductor Manufacturing
Friday, April 21, 2000
DuSable Hall Room 248

This talk is jointly sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School at Northern Illinois University.


Dr. Dale Zimmerman
Department of Statistics

University of Iowa
Testing for Directional Symmetry of Spatial Correlation
Friday, April 28, 2000


Dr. Ashish Das
Indian Statistical Institute

Quasi-Orthogonal Arrays and Optimal Fractional Factorial Plans
Friday, May 5, 2000


Fall 1999


Dr. Alan Polansky
Division of Statistics , Northern Illinois University
Density Control Charts
Friday, September 10, 1999


Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi
Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University
Graphical Comparison of Covariances of Multivariate Data
Friday, September 24, 1999


Graduate Colloquium Dr. Myles Hollander
Department of Statistics, Florida State University

Censored Data
Thursday, September 30, 1999

Nonparametric Inference for Recurrent Data
Friday, October 1, 1999

These talks are jointly sponsored by the Division of Statistics and the Graduate School at Northern Illinois University.


Dr. Sinha Bikas
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Alice in Diceland
Friday, October 8, 1999


Dr. Michael Daniels
Iowa State University , Department of Statistics
Estimating Large Covariance Matricies with Applications to Hierarchical Models
Friday, October 15, 1999


Dr. Edsel A. Pena
Department of Mathematics and Statistics , Bowling Green State University
A Class of Smooth Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Survival and Reliability Models
Friday, October 15, 1999


Dr. David Morris
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
Design Issues in Clinical Trials
Friday, October 29, 1999


Dr. Barbara Bailey
University of Illinois At Urban-Champaign , Department of Statistics
Statistics and Modeling Dynamical Systems
Friday, November 5, 1999


Dr. M. Singh
International Centre for Agricultural Research In Dryland Areas, Syria
Genotype x Environment Interaction of Crossover Types: Detection of its Presence and Estimation of Crossover Point
Friday, November 12, 1999


Mr. Xuesong Zhang
Graduate Students, Northern Illinois University, Division of Statistics
Oracle PL/SQR Programming and Object-Oriented Data Base
Friday, November 19, 1999


Spring 1999



Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi
Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University
Linear and Log-Linear models for covariance matrices
Friday, January 22, 1999 


Dr. Art Roth
G.D. Searle & Co.
The Logrank Statistic: A Generalization for Estimation and Inference of Relative Risk, and a New Distributional Approximation
Thursday, February 4, 1999 


Professor Tony Cai
Department of Statistics, Purdue University
Oracle Inequality and Adaptive Wavelet Estimation
Friday, February 19, 1999


Professor Osnat Streimer
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
On inference for partially observed non-linear diffusion models using the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm
Friday, February 26, 1999


Dr. Jens Praestgaard
Order Restricted Inference for Covariance Hypotheses in Mixed Nonlinear Models
Friday, March 19, 1999


Dr. David Morris
Friday, March 26, 1999


Professor Sujit K. Ghosh
Department of Statistics, NC State University

Bayesian Analysis of Zero-inflated Regression models
Thursday, April 1, 1999


Professor Arjun Gupta
Bowling Green University

Friday, April 2, 1999


Arnold Zellner
Thursday, April 8, 1999

Jointly sponsored by Department of Economics, Social Sciences Research Institute and Division of Statistics


Gordon Lan
PFizer Inc.

Friday, April 9, 1999 


Profesor Alan Agresti
University of Florida

Tuesday, April 13, 1999


Dr. Chunfu Qiu
Abott Laboratories
Friday, April 16, 1999


Graduate Colloquium

Professor Jon N.K. Rao

Some current trends in Sample Survey Methods and Practice
Thursday, April 22, 1999

Resampling methods in Survey Sampling
Friday, April 23, 1999


Fall 1998


Marck D. Ecker
Department of Mathematics, University of Northern Iowa

Bayesian Hot Spot Detection in the Presence of Spatial Trend: Application to Total Nitrogen Concentrations in the Chesapeake Bay
Friday, September 25, 1998


Graduate Colloquium Douglas C. Montgomery
Department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University

Designed Experiments for Process and Product Development
Thursday, October 8, 1998

Statistical Design for Robust Product and Process Deisgn and Development
Friday, October 9, 1998


Sanjib Basu
Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University

A Bayesian Test for Unimodality of Circular Data
Friday, October 23, 1998


Ibrahim Ahmad
Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University

A new approach to some classical goodness of fit problems
Friday, October 30, 1998


Joint colloquium of the Division of Statistics and the Department of Biology

Bernard Flury
Department of Mathematics, Indiana University
Developments in Principal Component Analysis: A Review
Friday, November 6, 1998


Michael Newton
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Friday, November 13, 1998


A.G.Miamee
Hampton University
Friday, November 20, 1998


Spring 1998


Alan Polansky
Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University

Stabilizing Bootstrap-t Confidence Intervals
Friday, January 23, 1998


Mausumi Bose
Indian Statistical Institute and Ohio State University
Cross-Over Designs in the Presence of Higher Order Carry-Over and Interactions
Friday, January 30, 1998


Julia Varshavsky
Eli Lilly and Company

Statistics at Eli Lilly and Company
Friday, February 6, 1998 


Dibyen Majumdar
University of Illinois at Chicago

Efficient Designs Based on Semibalanced Arrays
Friday, February 27, 1998


Greg Miller
Stephen F. Austin State University

Lieklihood Estimation of Integer Valued Parameters for Popular Lifetime Distributions
Friday, March 6, 1998


Yasuo Amemiya
Iowa State University

Latent Variable Analysis of Multivariate Data with Nonlinear Structure
Friday, March 20, 1998


Girish Aras
Food and Drug Administration

Statistics of Interim Analysis in Clinical Trial
Friday, March 27, 1998


Graduate Colloquium
 
Richard F. Gunst
Southern Methodist University
Debunking the Stereotypes of Industry-Academic Collaboration: How do "Ivory-Tower Intellectuals" Conduct High Quality Science/Engineering with "Quarterly Profit Project Managers"?
Wednesday, April 8, 1998

An Autopsy of the Relationship Between Vehicle Weight and Fatality Risk: Critique of a Report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Thursday, April 9, 1998


Joint Statistics Colloquium of Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago

Peter Brockwell
Colorado State University
Friday, April 17, 1998


Mousumi Banerjee
Wayne State University
Influence Diagnostics for Longitudinal Models
Friday, April 24, 1998


Fall 1997


Michael Karol
PK Department, Abbott Laboratories

Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Modeling as Applied to Pharmacodynamically Based Drug Interactions
Friday, September 12, 1997


Ravindra Khattree
University of Oakland, Michigan

Andrews Plots for Multivariate Data: Some New Suggestions and Applications
Friday, October 3, 1997


Graduate Colloquium
Leonard A. Stefanski

North Carolina State University
Thursday, October 9 and 10, 1997


Jianming Ye
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Correcting the Effect of Model Selection: The Standard Error for a Regression Estimate
Friday, October 24, 1997


H.N. Nagaraja
Ohio State University
Functions of Concomitants of Selected Order Statistics
Friday, October 31, 1997


John Stufken
Iowa State University
Cossover Designs
Friday, November 7, 1997


Longitudinal Data Analysis workshop
November 6-7, 1997


NIU STAT CLUB Student Colloquium
Edsel Baker, Elizabeth Powell and Jeff Reynolds
Northern Illinois University

Friday, November 14, 1997 


X.L. Meng
Department of Statistics, University of Chicago

AR(1), Bias, Correlation, Fisher, Fractional Derivatives, James-Stein Estimator, and Wiener Process
Friday, November 21, 1997


M. L. Agarwal
The University of Memphis

Recent Developments in Robust Parameter Design Techniques
Friday, December 5, 1997


Spring 1997


Professor Balakrishna Hosmane
Northern Illinois University

Analysis of Adverse Events
Friday, January 24, 1997


Professor Hao Zhang
Marquette University

On Seperable Spatio-temporal Models
Friday, January 31, 1997


Professor K. McFadden
Northern Illinois University
Study of Commercial Air Safety
Friday, February 7, 1997


V. Devanarayan
Abbott Laboratories

Simulation-Extrapolation Methods for Heteroscedastic Measurement Error Models and Replicate Measures
Friday, February 14, 1997


Professor Rama Lingham
Northern Illinois University

A Default Bayesian Hypothesis Testing for the Time-Truncated Power Law Process
Friday, February 21, 1997


Professor Tom O'Gorman
Northern Illinois University

Using Adaptive Methods to Increase the Power of Two-Sample Tests
Friday, February 28, 1997
DuSable Hall 222D


Professor Alan Polansky
Northern Illinois University
Fitting SPC Data Using a Sample Quantile Ratio
Friday, March 7, 1997


Kashinath Chattergee
Memphis State University

Search Designs and Their Applications
Tuesday, March 18, 1997


Professor Sanjib Basu
Northern Illinois University

Estimation of Undetected Errors
Friday, March 28, 1997


Professor P. K. Sen
University of North Carolina
Statistics and Quality of Life: Third World Perspectives
Thursday, April 3, 1997


Professor P. K. Sen
University of North Carolina
Generalized Linear Models in Biomedical Statistical Applications
Friday, April 4, 1997


Professor Mohsen Pourahmadi
Northern Illinois University
Complex Models, Degrees of Freedom and Computers
Friday, April 11, 1997


Professor Steve Rigdon
Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville)

Multivariate Control Charts
Tuesday, April 22, 1997


Professor S. N. Lahiri
Iowa State University
On Empirical Choice of the Optimal Block Size for Block Bootstrap Methods
Friday, April 25, 1997


Professor Tom Mazzuchi
George Washington University

Risk Assessment for Passenger Vessel Safety and Hazardous Cargo Transportation: A Combination of Probability Modeling, Simulation, and Expert Judgement
Friday, May 2, 1997


Spring 1996


Dr. Alan Polansky
Northern Illinois University, Division of Statistics
Smoothing the Bootstrap
Friday, January 26, 1996


Dr. Cyrus Mehta
President, Cytel Software Corporation
Harvard University, Department of Biostatistics
Smart Monte Carlo Methods for Exact Inference
Thursday, February 9, 1996


Dr. Sue Leurgans
Division of Biostatistics
Rush University Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Transformation of Data: Black Magic or Handy Tool?
Friday, February 9, 1996


Dr. D. Simpson
Friday, February 16, 1996


Dr. Bill Schucany
Southern Methodist University, Department of Statistical Science
Bootstrap Tests for Some One-sided Multivariate Problems
Friday, March 1, 1996


Dr. Munsup Seoh
Wright State University

Is CLT Still Alive? An Overview of Finite-Sample Perspectives
Friday, March 22, 1996


Dr. Rama T. Lingham
Northern Illinois University, Division of Statistics

Testing Hypotheses About the Power Law Process Using Intrinsic Bayes Factors
Friday, April 5, 1996


Dr. Siva Sivaganesan
University of Cincinnati, Department of Mathematical Sciences

An Overview of Bayesian Robustness
Friday, April 12, 1996


Dr. Alan Gelfand
Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut

Basics of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Thursday, April 18, 1996

Implementation Issues
Thursday, April 18, 1996

Modeling Structures Where MCMC is Helpful
Friday, April 19, 1996

Challenging Applications
Friday, April 19, 1996


Dr. L. J. Wei
Harvard University

Play the Winners for Clinical Trials
Thursday, April 25, 1996

Survival Analysis with Transformation Models
Friday, April 26, 1996