Neyman Seminar

                                                     Statistics 278B Spring 2006

                                          Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in 1011 Evans.
                                      Coffee and cake from about 3:30 pm in 1011 Evans

For many years Jerzy Neyman held a Seminar covering a wide range of topics, pure and applied, from
probability, statistics and substantive fields. This seminar continues that tradition. The speakers have
been asked to direct their presentation at the level of second year graduate students.

Dates and Speakers
Jan 25 Prof. Jelena Mirkovic, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware
Clouseau: A practical IP spoofing defense through route-based filtering. [abstract]
Feb 1 Prof. Elisabeth Semel,  Director, Death Penalty Clinic, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley
Innocence: Will it open or end the renewed debate on the death penalty in the U.S.? [abstract]
Feb 8 Prof. Mary Power, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley  
Food web changes down river drainage networks:  Towards predictive mapping. [abstract]
Feb 15 Prof. Robert M Glaeser, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC  Berkeley
Crystallization of large protein assemblies in silico: 3D structures obtained by merging data from a
large number of projection images of randomly oriented particles. [abstract]
Feb 22 Dr Yun Ju Sung, Statistical Genetics, University of Washington
MCMC Linkage Analysis for Two Genes and a Polygenic Component on General Pedigrees. [abstract]
Mar 1 Prof. Rick Schoenberg, Department of Statistics, UCLA
Some issues in wildfire hazard assessment, including the estimation of separable point process models. [abstract]
Mar 8 Prof. Ann Swidler, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Pandemic politics: Responding to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. [abstract]
Mar 15 Dr Kris Kulp, Biosciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Chemical mapping and cell type differentiation of biological samples using imaging mass spectrometry.  [abstract]
Mar 22 Rob Young, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA
Species boundaries in the hydrothermal vent environment of the Eastern Pacific and Mid Atlantic [abstract]
Mar 29 UC Berkeley Spring Break
Apr 5 Prof. Lisa Barcellos, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley 
The identification of genetic and non-genetic risk factors in autoimmune disease [abstract]
Apr 12 Prof.  Sharon Inkelas, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Child phonology and 'universal grammar'. [abstract]
Apr 19 Prof. Sarah Nelson, Department of Radiology, UC San Francisco
Quantitative analysis of multi-dimensional and multivariate magnetic resonance imaging data: Impact
upon the management of patients with brain tumors.  [abstract]
Apr 26 Prof. Kevin Healy, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley  
Stem cells, biomimetic polymers, and the promise of regenerative medicine [abstract]
May 3 Prof. Peng Gong, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley  
Identifying sudden oak death caused forest change with high resolution data using a spatial-temporal approach  [abstract]

Enquiries:Terry Speed   terry@stat.berkeley.edu

Last updated: Jan 26, 2006