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UCLA Department of Statistics Presents

UCLA Department of Statistics Seminar Series

Tue, 4/21/2015, 2:00 PM—3:00 PM
2258A Franz Hall

Dr. Li Ma

Department of Statistical Sciences
Duke University

Multi-scale two-sample comparison and the decomposition of distributional variability

In numerous applications, the central inferential goal is to detect and identify differences across multiple data samples, and decompose such differences into variance components that can be attributed to various factors. We introduce a multi-resolution inference framework for this purpose that decomposes the ``global'' nonparametric inference objective into testing a collection of ``local'', parametric hypotheses organized on a multi-resolution tree. In addition, we utilize graphical modeling techniques, in the form of Markov trees, to incorporate dependency into the local hypotheses. Such dependency is critical for achieving effective multiple testing adjustment due to the almost ubiquitous spatial-scale clustering of differential structures. We derive efficient inference recipe under this framework based on recursive information propagation algorithms. I will introduce the framework in the context of two-sample comparison, and then generalize it to the decomposition of cross-sample variability. Examples from flow cytometry and genomics will be provided.

UCLA Statistics Faculty Search

Open-ranked faculty position (tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor) in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology, computational statistics and big data. We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to UCLA’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field is required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to Tracking Job #JPF00450 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position will commence on Nov 15, 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00450

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Two representative publications (or preprints)
4) Statement of research
5) Statement of teaching
6) Three letters of recommendation

All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.

UCLA Statistics/Social Sciences Faculty Search

Open-ranked tenured and tenure track position, joint in the Department of Statistics and a department or departments in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek a faculty member contributing at the cutting edge to the development of statistical methodology relevant to the social sciences. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Duties include new course development, teaching, and methodological and collaborative research. Ph.D. required by date of anticipated appointment of July 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to job number JPF00372 on all correspondence.

Reviews for the position begin October 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00372

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicants should submit:

1) CV
2) Cover letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
3) Statement of Research
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Three letters of recommendation

For more information on the departments in the Division of Social Sciences, see www.sscnet.ucla.edu.

All inquiries may be sent to Professor Mark Handcock at css@stat.ucla.edu.

Two of Our Faculty Named as Fellows of the American Statistical Association

Congratulations to both Peter Bentler (Distinguished Professor) and Catherine Sugar (Associate Professor in Biostatistics) who have both been named as Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The decision to grant this honor to an ASA member is based on the member’s contribution to the field of statistics, the ASA and society at large. Only about one-third of one percent of the ASA membership receive this honor each year.

Alumnus and Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Amy Braverman, Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Amy Braverman discusses the need for new methodologies to optimally utilize big data:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/its-a-whole-new-data-game-for-business-1423540848

Summer Session 2015 Classes Announced

Please enroll in classes now before they fill up!

UCLA Ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Global Universities for Mathematics” Rankings (subjects include pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability)

Details are available at: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/mathematics

UCLA Statistics Gives Back to the Community

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On Saturday, October 4 about 30 of our undergrads, grads, faculty and staff volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for our 2nd annual UCLA Statistics volunteer day. We teamed with several local high schools and colleges to move, sort, box, pack and count about 77,000 pounds of fruit. It was a fun and fulfilling event for all involved.