Statistics & Computer Science Seminar Series Fall 2013

The Statistics Department and the Department of Computer Science presents a student seminar series on (applications) at the interface between statistics and computation.

The seminars are given by Columbia faculty, on research topics, but are pitched for an undergraduate audience.

The seminars take place in Room 903 of the School of Social Work Building at 11:00 on Fridays.  All interested are welcome!

Friday, 20 September - Professor Philip Protter: Probability and its Use in Modern Finance.
We will explain how probability theory (and statistics) came to have its profound impact on modern finance, and how some of the issues people are now studying promise a continuing impact.

The tentative line-up for the semester is as follows.

  • September 27: Mark Hansen
  • October    4:    Kathy McKeown
  • October   11:   Midterms, no seminar.
  • October   18:   Itsik Pe'er
  • October   25:   Richard Davis
  • November   1: Dennis Tenen
  • November   8: David Blei
  • November  15:  Maria Goriastova
  • November  22:  Liam Paninski
  • December   6: Noemie Elhadad

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