Seminars

Assembling stochastic quasi-Newton algorithms using Gaussian processes

Speaker: 
Thomas Schön (Uppsala University)

Abstract: In this talk I will focus on one of our recent developments where we show how the Gaussian process (GP) can be used to solve stochastic optimization problems. Our main motivation for studying these problems is that they arise when we are estimating unknown parameters in nonlinear state space models using sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The very nature of this problem is such that we can only access the cost function (in this case the likelihood function) and its derivative via noisy observations, since there are no closed-form expressions available.

Time of Seminar: 
2018-11-07 13:15
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Non-parametric methods for learning continuous-time dynamical systems

Speaker: 
Harri Lähdesmäki

Welcome to a seminar with Harri Lähdesmäki (Aalto) on 25 October at 13.15 in room MV:L14 at Dept. Mathematical Sciences (Chalmers tvärgata 3, Gothenburg).

Time of Seminar: 
2018-10-25 13:15
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Seminar in Statistics - On the risk of LASSO type estimators

Speaker: 
Rauf Ahmad, Uppsala University

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Title: On the risk of LASSO type estimators
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Abstract:

This talk attempts to address the issues of sparsity and mathematically intractable risk of LASSO estimator - by introducing a parallel LASSO-type estimator which does not rest on sparsity and whose risk is exactly computable. It offers a generalization of the classical LASSO estimator for non-orthogonal design, allowed to be of less than full rank. We compare the risk of new estimator with its shrinkage competitor, the ridge estimator.

Time of Seminar: 
2018-03-26 13:15
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Estimating deformation of polar ice

Speaker: 
Professor Aila Särkkä, Chalmers University of Technology

Abstract: Analysis of deep polar ice cores has become an important tool for deriving climate information from the past. Interpretation of ice core records requires an accurate dating of the ice. The recent dating relies on models where the key element is the simulation of the individual history of ice deformation for each specific core site. We present a two-stage method for the estimation of the deformation history in polar ice using the measured anisotropy of air inclusions from deep ice cores.

Time of Seminar: 
2017-12-12 14:00
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Methods for Finding Informative Correlated Predictors in High Dimensional Linear Regression Models

Speaker: 
Niharika Gauraha

Abstract: We discuss an important research problem concerning selection  of covariates that are both highly informative and correlated with each other. Most of the variable selection methods exclude the highly correlated covariates from the regression equations, which can lead investigators to overlook significant features. Especially in high dimensional settings, independence assumptions among predictors are unlikely to be fulfilled in general.

Time of Seminar: 
2017-10-10 13:00
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Speaker: 
Sara de Luna
Time of Seminar: 
2017-05-04 13:15
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Speaker: 
Peter Gustafsson
Time of Seminar: 
2017-04-20 13:15
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