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Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2016

Complex Systems and Statistics: Andrew D. Martin, PhD, University of Michigan

September 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems and the Department of Statistics present Andrew D. Martin Professor of Political Science & Statistics Dean, College of Literature, Science, & the…

September 2018

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Ivo D. Dinov, PhD, University of Michigan

September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Ivo D. Dinov Professor of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School Associate Director of Education and Training, Michigan Institute for…

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Kevin Xu, PhD, University of Toledo

September 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Kevin S. Xu Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Toledo   Recorded Seminar   "Statistical models for analyzing dynamic social network data"   Abstract: Due in part to…

October 2018

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Jonathan Terhorst, PhD, University of Michigan

October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Jonathan Terhorst Assistant Professor of Statistics University of Michigan   RECORDED SEMINAR   New methods for detecting natural selection in large samples of genetic data   Abstract: Understanding how humans evolved…

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Yang Chen, PhD, University of Michigan

October 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Yang Chen Assistant Professor of Statistics University of Michigan   RECORDED SEMINAR   Determine the Number of States in Hidden Markov Models via Marginal Likelihood   Abstract: Hidden Markov models (HMM)…

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Chris Callison-Burch, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

October 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Chris Callison-Burch, PhD Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania "The Promise of Crowdsourcing for Natural Language Processing and Other Data Sciences"   Recorded Seminar   Abstract: Crowdsourcing is a new tool for…

November 2018

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Matias D. Cattaneo, PhD, University of Michigan

November 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Matias D. Cattaneo Professor of Economics Professor of Statistics University of Michigan   Two-Step Estimation and Inference with Possibly Many Included Covariates   RECORDED SEMINAR   Abstract: We study the implications…

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Tamara Broderick, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Tamara Broderick Assistant Professor, ITT Career Development Massachusetts Institute of Technology   "Automated Scalable Bayesian Inference Via Data Summarization"   RECORDED SEMINAR   Abstract: Bayesian methods are attractive for analyzing large-scale…

MIDAS Seminar Series presents: Adriene Beltz, PhD, University of Michigan

November 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Adriene Beltz Assistant Professor of Psychology University of Michigan   Recorded Seminar   Person Specific Temporal Networks: Accuracy, Dynamics, and Emojis 😕   Abstract: Networks are everywhere! They provide a powerful…

January 2019

MIDAS Seminar Series Presents: Justin Grimmer, PhD, Stanford University

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Justin Grimmer Professor Department of Political Science Stanford University   RECORDED SEMINAR   How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts   Abstract: New text-as-data techniques offer a great promise: the…

MIDAS Seminar: Claire Cardie, PhD, Cornell University, “Information Extraction from Online Text — From Opinions to Arguments to Persuasion”

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Claire Cardie, PhD Professor Department of Computer Science Department of Information Science Cornell University   Recorded Seminar   Information Extraction from Online Text --- from Opinions to Arguments to Persuasion…

MIDAS Seminar: Chris Miller, PhD, University of Michigan, Quantify Systematics from Mislabeled Tables in Supervised Learning

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Chris Miller, PhD Associate Professor of Astronomy Associate Professor of Physics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts University of Michigan   RECORDING   Quantify Systematics from Mislabeled Truth Tables…

February 2019

MIDAS Seminar: Josh Pasek, PhD, University of Michigan, What Can Tweets Tell Us about Public Opinions? Uncovering the Data Generating Process by Linking Twitter Data with Surveys

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Josh Pasek Assistant Professor of Communication Studies University of Michigan RECORDING   What Can Tweets Tell Us About Public Opinions? Uncovering the Data Generating Process by Linking Twitter Data with…

MIDAS Seminar: Gil Shamir, Google AI

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Gil Shamir, PhD Google AI   RECORDED TALK   Leveraging Information Theory to Practical Machine Learning: Minimum Description Length Regularization for Online Learning   Abstract: Classical online learning techniques enforce…

March 2019

MIDAS Seminar: Ji Zhu, PhD, University of Michigan

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Ji Zhu Department of Statistics University of Michigan   Recorded Seminar   Matrix Completion in Network Analysis   Abstract: Matrix completion is an active area of research in itself,and a…

MIDAS Seminar: Animashree Anandkumar, PhD, California Institute of Technology

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Animashree Anandkumar Department of Computer + Mathematical Sciences California Institute of Technology   Recording   Infusing Structure into Machine Learning Algorithms Abstract: Standard deep-learning algorithms are based on a function-fitting…

CANCELLED – MIDAS Seminar

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

  For more information on MIDAS or the Seminar Series, please contact midas-contact@umich.edu. MIDAS gratefully acknowledges Wacker Chemie AG for its generous support of the MIDAS Seminar Series.

April 2019

MIDAS Seminar: Alex Leow, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 340 West Hall, 1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Alex Leow, MD, PhD Departments of Psychiatry, Bioengineering, and Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago   Recorded Seminar   Making Connections: Data Science Approaches to Understanding Mood and Cognition…