MSCS Seminar Calendar

Monday February 8, 2016
pdf * Graduate Analysis Seminar
The Schwarzian Derivative
Charles Alley (UIC)
2:00 PM in SEO 612
In this talk I will introduce the Schwarzian derivative and give a survey of some of its properties and related results. The Schwarzian derivative is a quadratic differential operator on the space of locally injective holomorphic functions which is distinguished by the property $S(f)=0$ if and only if $f$ is a linear fractional transformation.

pdf * Set Theory Seminar
Fine structure, part I
Sherwood Hachtman (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 427
Jensen invented the fine structure theory in order to make a detailed analysis of Godel's constructible universe, $L$. Today the fine structure theory is fundamental to an understanding of inner models for large cardinals. We aim to develop the basic theory for $L$ and use it to prove some of the earliest applications, including that $\square_\kappa$ holds in $L$ for all cardinals $\kappa$, and Jensen's Covering Theorem: If $0^{\#}$ does not exist, then every uncountable set of ordinals is contained in a constructible set of the same size.

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Numerical Optimal Transportation Using the Monge-Ampere Equation
Brittany Froese (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
The problem of optimal transportation, which involves finding the most cost-efficient mapping between two measures, arises in many different applications. However, the numerical solution of this problem remains extremely challenging. We describe a numerical method for the widely-studied case when the cost is quadratic. The solution is obtained by solving the Monge-Ampere equation, a fully nonlinear elliptic partial differential equation (PDE), coupled to a non-standard implicit boundary condition. Expressing this problem in terms of weak (viscosity) solutions enables us to construct a monotone finite difference approximation that computes the correct solution. A range of challenging computational examples demonstrate the effectiveness of this method, including the recent application of this method to problems in beam shaping and seismic inversion.

pdf * Graduate Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Geometric Complexity and the Permanent
Jeremy Kun (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 712
I will discuss the relationship between algebraic geometry and computational complexity, give a short outline of Mulmuley's Geometric Complexity Program, and illustrate the ideas specifically for the determinant versus permanent problem.
Tuesday February 9, 2016
pdf * Model Theory Seminar
Maurey strong types and fundamental sequences
Aida Alibek, John Baldwin (UIC)
2:00 PM in SEO 427
We will finish chapter 3 and start chapter 4 of Jose Iovino's book 'Applications of Model Theory to Functional Analysis'.

pdf * Graduate Homotopy Theory Seminar
MU and Complex Orientations
Joseph Berner (UIC)
2:00 PM in SEO 512

pdf * Quantum Topology / Hopf Algebra Seminar
Welded Knots and Tori in Four-Space
Jonathan Schneider (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 612
This is a talk on joint work of the speaker with Eiji Ogasa and Lou Kauffman.

pdf * Logic Seminar
Indestructible guessing models
Sean Cox (Virginia Commonwealth University)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
By results of Viale-Weiss, stationarity of the class of "guessing models" is responsible for many of the consequences of the Proper Forcing Axiom (PFA), including the Tree Property at $\omega_2$ and failure of square. I will discuss joint work with Krueger about the stronger notion of "indestructible guessing models". Stationarity of such models captures even more consequences of PFA (e.g. Suslin's Hypothesis, SCH, and a theorem of Todorcevic), but on the other hand doesn't decide the value of the continuum.

pdf * Graduate Computational Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Conditional Probabilistic Knowledge Bases using Gröbner Bases
Jon Yaggie (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 1227
Under the circumstances where conditional knowledge is associated with rational probabilities, the maximum entropy principle can be used to generate a set of polynomial equations. These polynomial equations can then be used to check consistency and infer probabilities for new information via Gröbner bases computations (Kern-Isberner, Wilhelm, Beierle). I will review these theoretic results and demonstrate an implementation using Sage.

pdf * Graduate Statistics Seminar
A discussion on the performance of the Coordinate-Exchange Algorithm
Tian Tian (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
The use of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) for modeling real marketplace choices, in both fundamental and applied research, has gained much attention recently. To construct proper choice designs, one needs the help of efficient search algorithms, among which the coordinate-exchange algorithm (CEA) has shown itself to work very well under the widely used multinomial logit discrete choice model. However, due to the discrete nature of choice designs, there are no computationally feasible ways to verify the real performance of the resulting designs. In this talk, I'll discuss an approach of evaluating the performance of the CEA. Empirical study was conducted to show that the CEA is indeed highly efficient for deriving homogeneous optimal designs.
Wednesday February 10, 2016
pdf * Dylon Chow Lecture Series in Derived Algebraic Geometry
On $\infty$-operads
Tasos Moulinos (UIC)
1:00 PM in SEO 612
We define the notion of an operad in the $\infty$-categorical setting and relate it to the classical notion of a colored operad. We discuss what it means for an $\infty$-category to be symmetric monoidal and give several examples along the way.

pdf * Graduate Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
Topologies on Transformation Groups of a Compact Manifold
Jake Herndon
3:00 PM in SEO 612
We'll discuss Kathryn Mann's new proof that the group of piecewise linear homeomorphisms of a compact piecewise linear manifold does not have a Polish group topology.

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Interpolation and vector bundles on curves
Atanas Atanasov (Citadel)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
We aim to address the following: When is there a (smooth) curve of degree $d$ and genus $g$ passing through $n$ general points in $\mathbb{P}^r$. Generalizations ask for the dimension of such curves, or replace the point incidence conditions with higher dimensional linear spaces. We will start by relating these statements to a property of the normal bundle of curves in projective space. Next, we will show how to address these questions for $r = 3$ and $d >= g + 3$. The demonstrated techniques generalize significantly and lead to an answer to our question for $d >= g + r$. This is joint work with E. Larson and D. Yang.
Thursday February 11, 2016
pdf * Graduate Homotopy Theory Seminar
K-theory with Reality and its Anderson dual
Lennart Meier (Bonn)
2:00 PM in SEO 612
We will first prove a universal coefficient sequence for complex K-theory by a method called Anderson duality. There is a C2-equivariant cohomology theory called K-theory with Reality that combines real and complex K-theory. We will discuss how we can copy our method from complex K-theory to obtain the Anderson dual of K-theory with Reality and deduce a universal coefficient sequence for real K-theory.

pdf * Louise Hay Logic Seminar
The Arithmetical Heirarchy
Jonathan Wolf (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Friday February 12, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
All Roads Lead to Rome, and Many Models Lead to Taylor's Power Law of Fluctuation Scaling
Professor Joel E. Cohen (Rockefeller University & Columbia University)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
"Taylor's law" asserts that, in sets of samples of a nonnegative quantity (e.g., insect population abundance), the sample variance is approximately proportional to some power of the sample mean. Taylor's law has been verified for hundreds of species and in many fields beyond ecology, including physics and finance. As scientific motivation, I will show some empirical examples of Taylor's law from my own work. The main focus of my talk is the different mathematical interpretations of Taylor's law and the great diversity of theoretical models (from stochastic processes, differential equations, and number theory, among other areas of mathematics) that lead to Taylor's law.
Tea at 300 SEO at 4:15PM
Monday February 15, 2016
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Interpolation of Projective Varieties
Aaron Landesman (Harvard University)
2:00 PM in SEO 1227
In this talk, we discuss interpolation of projective varieties through points. It is well known that one can find a rational normal curve in $\mathbb P^n$ through $n+3$ general points. More recently, it was shown that one can always find nonspecial curves through the expected number of general points. We consider the generalization of this question to varieties of all dimensions and explain why rational normal scrolls satisfy interpolation. We'll also discuss joint work with Anand Patel on interpolation for del Pezzo surfaces and present several interesting open interpolation problems. We'll place particular emphasis on explaining the standard techniques used to solve interpolation: deformation theory, specialization, degeneration, and association.

pdf * Computer Science Seminar
 Learning Weakly-Labeled and Cross-modal Semantics for Structured NLP
Mohit Bansal (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
3:00 PM in SEO 612
For artificial intelligent agents to function autonomously in our homes and workplaces, they must be able to effectively understand natural language for instructions and conversational dialog. For this, it is necessary to resolve the various deep semantic and pragmatic ambiguities that exist in everyday natural language, a challenging goal that involves two fundamental requirements. First, we need diverse, external world knowledge which is simply not present in the standard training datasets used for supervised NLP tasks. Second, we need to develop appropriate machine learning models that can extract the precise disambiguation cues lying latent in such diverse, large-scale knowledge datasets. My research addresses both these requirements by learning novel weakly-labeled and cross-modal semantic representations with accurate, well-formulated disambiguation methods. We model world knowledge via unlabeled Web-scale features, weakly-supervised language embeddings, and grounding cues from vision and speech, and harness these in both structured and neural network based learning methods to achieve the state-of-the-art on various core NLP tasks and multimodal applications.

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Evolutionary system, global attractor, trajectory attractor, and applications
Songsong Lu (Sun Yat-sen University)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
I will review some resent results on the long-time behavior of the nonautonomous 3D Navier-Stokes equations and general nonautonomous reaction-diffusion systems. The method is based on a new framework of evolutionary systems that deals directly with the notion of a uniform global attractor due to Haraux, and with which a trajectory attractor can be defined for the original system under consideration. The notion of a trajectory attractor was previously established for a system without uniqueness by considering a family of auxiliary systems including the original one. I will also expound on the existence of a strongly compact strong trajectory attractor when the system is asymptotically compact, and how we view the global and trajectory attractors in a unified way. Part of the results of the talk is a joint work with Cheskidov.
Tuesday February 16, 2016
pdf * Number Theory Seminar
The Lang-Trotter Conjecture for Frobenius Fields
Nathan Jones (UIC)
11:00 AM in SEO 427
This talk is one of a short series that will survey the Lang-Trotter conjecture for fixed Frobenius fields and sketch the proof of an average version.

pdf * Dynamical Systems Working Seminar
The dynamical Mordell-Lang conjecture
John Lesieutre (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 712
Suppose that phi is an endomorphism of a smooth complex algebraic variety, p is a point on X, and V is a subvariety of X. The dynamical Mordell-Lang conjecture predicts that the set of n for which phi^n(p) lands in V is the union of finitely many arithmetic progressions and a finite set. (This is already interesting when phi is just a matrix acting on CP^n!) I'll give a general introduction to the conjecture: where does it come from, what are some interesting cases, and what sorts of techniques come into play?

pdf * Graduate Statistics Seminar
Gibbs Models for Identification of Image Boundaries
Nick Syring (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
I will introduce the problem of identifying boundaries in images observed with random noise. I will present a Gibbs model solution, which combines elements of machine learning and Bayesian statistics. I have produced a proof that the proposed model converges at the minimax rate, and I show through simulations the competitive performance of the Gibbs model. If there is sufficient interest, I may share the details of the proof at a later date.

pdf * Logic Seminar
Menger compacta and projective Fraisse limits
Aristotelis Panagiotopoulos (UIUC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
In every dimension $n$, there exists a canonical compact, metrizable space called the $n$-dimensional Menger space. For $n=0$, it is the Cantor space and for $n=\infty$, it is the Hilbert cube. On the first part of the talk I will illustrate how basic notions of classical descriptive set theory naturally generalize into higher homotopical dimensions. In the second part of the talk I show how projective Fraisse machinery can be employed in the study of the Menger compacta.
This is a joint work with Slawomir Solecki.
Wednesday February 17, 2016
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
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4:00 PM in SEO 427
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pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Igor Cialenco (IIT)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Friday February 19, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Obliquely reflected Brownian motion
Zhen-Qing Chen (University of Washington, Seattle, WA)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Boundary theory for one-dimensional diffusions is now well understood. Boundary theory for multi-dimensional diffusions is much richer and remains to be better understood. In this talk, we will be concerned with the construction and characterization of obliquely reflected Brownian motions in all bounded simply connected planar domains, including non-smooth domains, with general reflection vector field on the boundary. We show that the family of all obliquely reflected Brownian motions in a given domain can be characterized in two different ways, either by the field of angles of oblique reflection on the boundary or by the stationary distribution and the rate of rotation of the process about a reference point in the domain. We further show that Brownian motion with darning and excursion reflected Brownian motion can be obtained as a limit of obliquely reflected Brownian motions.
Based on joint work with K. Burdzy, D. Marshall and K. Ramanan.
Monday February 22, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Nathan Dunfield (UIUC)
3:00 PM in SEO 636

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Bitcoin Protocol: A Detailed Look
Andrew Sward (Augustana College)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday February 23, 2016
pdf * Dynamical Systems Working Seminar
TBA
Vladimir Finkelshtein (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 712

pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Christian Rosendal (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427

pdf * Graduate Statistics Seminar
Practice Defense
Jennifer Pajda-De La O (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Probability measures and mild convergence.
Wednesday February 24, 2016
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Jason Starr (SUNY Stony Brook)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Thursday February 25, 2016
pdf * WISEST Leadership Seminar
Taking Stock
Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University)
3:00 PM in Cardinal Room 329 in Student Center East.
In her presentation, Daubechies will mix her personal perspective (``taking stock'' in her career of over 35 years, and counting), her international experience (as past President of the International Mathematical Union) and her hopes for the near future, in the context of women in STEM.
Professor Daubechies is the 2015-2016 UIC WISEST Distinguished Visiting Scholar. A reception will follow her leadership lecture. The lecture and reception are taking place in Cardinal Room 329 on the 3rd floor of Student Center East, accessible by two escalators.
Friday February 26, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Mathematicians Helping Art Historians and Art Conservators
Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University)
3:00 PM in Cardinal Room 329 of Student Center East
Mathematics can help Art Historians and Art Conservators in studying and understanding art works, their manufacture process and their state of conservation. The presentation will review several instances of such collaborations in the last decade or so, and then focus on one particular example: virtual cradle removal.
Between the 12th to the 17th century, European artists typically painted on wooden boards. To remediate or prevent structural or insect damage, conservators in the 19th and first half of the 20th century first thinned the panels to a few mm, and then strengthened the much thinner wood structures by (permanently) attaching to their backs hardwood lattices called cradles. These cradles are highly visible in X-ray images of the paintings.
X-rays of paintings are a useful tool for art conservators and art historians to study the condition of a painting, as well as the techniques used by the artist and subsequent restorers. The cradling artifacts obstruct a clear ``reading'' of the X-rays by these experts. These artifacts can be removed, using a variety of mathematical tools, including Bayesian algorithms.
Professor Daubechies is the 2015-2016 UIC WISEST Distinguished Visiting Scholar. A reception will follow her scientific lecture. The lecture and reception are taking place in Cardinal Room 329 on the 3rd floor of Student Center East, accessible by two escalators.
Monday February 29, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
Almost homogeneous solenoids
Olga Lukina (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Matchbox manifolds are compact foliated spaces whose transversals are totally disconnected. In the case when the pseudogroup holonomy dynamical system on the transversals is equicontinuous, the matchbox manifold is homeomorphic to a solenoid. This means that the pseudogroup action on the transversal can be obtained as a restriction of a group action.
In the talk, we are interested in almost homogeneous solenoids, that is, those which admit a finite-to-one cover by a solenoid which is also a topological group. We give conditions on the action of the Ellis semigroup of the pseudogroup transverse dynamical system, and on the growth of leaves, under which a solenoid is almost homogeneous. Joint work with Jessica Dyer and Steve Hurder.

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Application of Polynomial Wavelets for Numerical Solution of Time Dependent Boundary Value Problems
Mahmood Jokar (Iran University of Science and Technology)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday March 1, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Philipp Hieronymi (UIUC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday March 2, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
Modeling between- and within-subject variances using mixed-effects location scale models for intensive longitudinal data
Donald Hedeker (University of Chicago)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Intensive longitudinal data are increasingly encountered in many research areas. For example, ecological momentary assessment and/or experience sampling methods are often used to study subjective experiences within changing environmental contexts. In these studies, up to 30 or 40 observations are usually obtained for each subject over a period of a week or so. Because there are so many measurements per subject, one can characterize a subject's mean and variance and can specify models for both. In this presentation, we focus on an adolescent smoking study using ecological momentary assessment where interest is on characterizing changes in mood variation. We describe how covariates can influence the mood variances and also extend the statistical model by adding a subject-level random effect to the within-subject variance specification. This permits subjects to have influence on the mean, or location, and variability, or (square of the) scale, of their mood responses. These mixed-effects location scale models have useful applications in many research areas where interest centers on the joint modeling of the mean and variance structure.
Friday March 4, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
TBA (TBA)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday March 7, 2016
pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Regular cell complexes in total positivity
Patricia Hersh (North Carolina State)
2:00 PM in SEO 1227
Sergey Fomin and Michael Shapiro conjectured that certain topological spaces of totally nonnegative real matrices stratified according to which minors are positive and which are 0 are regular CW complexes homeomorphic to closed balls having the (lower) intervals of Bruhat order as their posets of closure relations. We will survey this area, including connections to Lusztig's theory of canonical bases, to electrical networks, and to cluster algebras, and we will discuss how combinatorics and topology were combined in somewhat non-standard ways to obtain a proof of this conjecture. This talk will not assume familiarity with these areas.

pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Brent Pym (University of Oxford)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Some numerical aspects of Quasiconvexity and Rank-one convexity
Romeo Awi (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
This talk is concerned with some numerical aspects of Morrey's Conjecture in dimension 2x2. The problem is to know whether there exists a rank-one convex function defined on 2x2 matrices that is not quasiconvex. The conjecture is first cast as a minimization problem. The later problem is approximated by minimization problems over families of affine piecewise functions. Two methods that could lead to finding counter-examples are suggested.
Tuesday March 8, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Henry Towsner (University of Pennsylvania)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday March 9, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Samy Tindel (Purdue University)
4:00 PM in SEO 636

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Roberto Svaldi (Cambridge University)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
TBA
Friday March 11, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Gyorgy Turan (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
4:15 PM in 300 SEO
Monday March 14, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Adrian Boyer (Weizmann Institute)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
Shuwen Lou (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday March 15, 2016
pdf * Model Theory Seminar
TBA
Jose Iovino (University of Texas San Antonio)
2:00 PM in SEO 427

pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Jan Reimann (Penn State University)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday March 16, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Rich Bu (Verisk Analytics)
4:00 PM in SEO 636

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
UIC Distinguished Lecture Series
Robert Lazarsfeld (Stony Brook University)
4:00 PM in Lecture Center D4
See department website.
Thursday March 17, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Siddharth Bhaskar (IU Bloomington)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Friday March 18, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Robert Lazarsfeld ( Stony Brook University)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday March 28, 2016
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
On special regularity properties of solutions to a class of dispersive equations
Gustavo Ponce (University of California, Santa Barbara)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
In a joint work with P. Isaza and F. Linares we show that solutions of the IVP for the $k$-generalized KdV equation \begin{equation} \begin{cases} \begin{aligned} \label{aaa} &\partial_t u + \partial_x^3 u +u^k\partial_x u=0,\;\;\;\;\;t,\;x\in\mathbb R,\;\;k\in\mathbb Z^+,\\ &u(x,0)=u_0(x) \end{aligned} \end{cases} \end{equation} preserve some smoothness of the initial data $u_0$ and that this regularity moves with infinite speed to its left as time evolves.
Tuesday March 29, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Miguel Angel Mota (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday March 30, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBD
Jyotirmoy Sarkar (IUPUI)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday April 4, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Vladimir Finkjelshtein (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
David Ambrose (Drexel University)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Wednesday April 6, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
TBA
Hsin-Hsiung Huang (University of Central Florida)
4:00 PM in SEO 636

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
Marton Hablicsek (Penn)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Thursday April 7, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
Topological partition calculus of countable ordinals
Andrés Caicedo (Boise State University)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Monday April 11, 2016
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
Burak Erdogan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday April 12, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Jorge Cely (University of Pittsburgh)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Thursday April 14, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Spencer Unger (UCLA)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Friday April 15, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Thomas Schlumprecht (Texas A&M)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Tea at 4:15 in SEO 300
Monday April 18, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
Eduard Kirr (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday April 19, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Maxwell Levine (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday April 20, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
A Flexible Bayesian nonparametric credibility model
Liang Hong (Robert Morris University)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
We propose a flexible Bayesian nonparametric model for modeling insurance losses. The model extends the current credibility theory literature in that (i) it does not assume any particular parametric form of the loss distribution, providing greater flexibility and (ii) it yields a full posterior distribution for the loss density that can be computed numerically, allowing practitioners to estimate any desired features of the loss distribution, such as Value-at-Risk and conditional tail expectations. We will also use actuarial examples to demonstrate the benefit of our model compared to others in the credibility theory literature.

pdf * Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA
John Calabrese (Rice University)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Thursday April 21, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
T. E. S. Raghavan (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Friday April 22, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
TBA
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Tuesday April 26, 2016
pdf * Logic Seminar
TBA
Artem Chernikov (UCLA)
4:00 PM in SEO 427
Wednesday April 27, 2016
pdf * Statistics Seminar
Panel Discussion
Stat faculty and students (UIC)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
This panel discussion will give students an opportunity to have questions about various things (e.g., advantages and disadvantages of an academic career, general strategies for successful research, career opportunities outside of academia and how to prepare for them, etc) answered by faculty and senior graduate students.
Friday April 29, 2016
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Atkin Memorial Lecture
Henri Gillet (UIC)
3:00 PM in TBA
Monday August 29, 2016
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Jayadev S. Athreya (University of Washington)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA

pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
Jiahong Wu (Oklahoma State)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday October 10, 2016
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBA
Peter Markowich (King Abdullah University for Science and Technology)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
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