Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS)

Monday, March 10, 2014

310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

  1. Philip Stark, Department Chair
    Mark Richards, Executive Dean
    College of Letters and Science

  2. Saul Perlmutter, Professor and Nobel Laureate, Department of Physics

  3.   Keynote Speaker:

      Ben Recht

    How to make predictions when you're short on information

  4.   Session 1:

    Session Chair: Haiyan Huang

      David Steier, Director, Deloitte Consulting

    Combining Network Methods and Survival Analysis to Model Prescription Behavior

      Miklos Z. Racz

    Coexistence in preferential attachment networks

      Po-Ling Loh

    A case for nonconvex optimization

  5.   Session 2:

    Session Chair: Adityanand Guntuboyina

      Ben Davis, Risk Analyst, Citadel

    Thin Factor Bias in Equity Return Covariance Estimation

      Adam Bloniarz

    CAGe - A hybrid pipeline for efficient variant calling

      Geoffrey Robert Schiebinger

    The Geometry of Kernelized Spectral Clustering

  6.   Session 3:

    Session Chair: Allan Sly

      Sayandev Mukherjee, Senior Research Engineer, NTT Docomo

    Intelligent Personal Assistants: a view from the intersection of data mining and mobile services

      Victoria Stodden

    Integrating Real World Applications in the Classroom: Experiences from the Master's Capstone Course

  7.   Keynote Speaker:

      Steve Evans

    Digging trenches, building ramparts and making sense of metagenomic samples

  8. Jon McAuliffe

one Industry Alliance speaker @ 30 minutes, two students @ 15 minutes each