Coming Seminars

Sep. 27th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Richard Samworth
We study the problem of high-dimensional Principal Component Analysis (PCA) with missing observations. In simple, homogeneous missingness settings with a noise level of constant order, we show that an existing inverse-probability weighted (IPW) estimator…
JHN 175
Oct. 4th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Ping Li
In this talk, I will introduce the ideas of min-max similarity (which can be viewed as a type of non-linear kernel) and consistent weighted sampling (CWS). These topics might be relatively new to the statistics community. In a paper in 2015, I…
JHN 175
Oct. 11th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Kevin G. Jamieson
Adaptive experimental design (AED), or active learning, leverages already-collected data to guide future measurements, in a closed loop, to collect the most informative data for the learning problem at hand. In both theory and practice, AED can extract…
JHN 175

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Full Professor and Chair

At a moment of great opportunity, the University of Washington invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Statistics, one of the leading departments in the world. It is consistently ranked within the top 10 departments nationwide and has long been a champion of interdisciplinary research.
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Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field by the start of the appointment. We seek applications from candidates with a research record in statistical methodology and/or applications of statistics in the Physical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and/or Social Sciences.
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Technical Reports

Sea ice, or frozen ocean water, annually freezes and melts in the Arctic. The need for accu- rate forecasts of where sea ice will be located weeks to months in advance has increased as the amount…

The widespread use of machine learning algorithms calls for automatic change detection algorithms to monitor their behavior over time. As a machine learning algorithm learns from a continuous,…

We introduce an approach for discriminative clustering that allows one to jointly learn the metric or similarity from unlabeled data (with or without labeled data) and learn the clustering…

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