Perspectives in Statistical Modeling and Inference

A Workshop in Honor of Ed George’s 70th Birthday


December 10 - 11, 2021

Colloquium (8th floor) of Huntsman Hall
The Wharton School
3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia


Workshop

December 10 - 11

Banquet

December 11 Evening


Registration Here

Important Notices


1. PennOpen Green Pass is required on both days due to University Policy.
Please prepare your vaccination card (or electronic copy).

2. Masks are required indoors at Penn facilities.

3. Banquet dress code: No denim nor sneakers. Jacket is required for men.

4. Poster presenters: Please upload your poster to here (with instructions) by December 5th.

5. WiFi on-campus: Use AirPennNet-Guest. See instructions here.

Let's celebrate Ed's 70th birthday!

Schedule

December 10

Huntsman Hall 8th Floor
3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia

Time Speaker Title
(Click to Abstract)
8:20-8:40am    Breakfast
8:45-9:00am Jim Berger    Linda Zhao Welcome
Chair
9:00-10:30am
Feng Liang
University of Illinois
Robert McCulloch
Arizona State University
Multidimensional Monotonicity Discovery with MBART
Harrison Zhou
Yale University
Global Convergence of EM
10:30-11:00am    Break
Chair
11:00am-12:30pm
Lyle Ungar
University of Pennsylvania
Frank Diebold
University of Pennsylvania
On the Aggregation of Probability Assessments: Regularized Mixtures of Predictive Densities
Dean Foster
Amazon
Macau: A betting approach to decision making
12:30-1:30pm    Lunch
Chair
1:30-3:00pm
Dylan Small
University of Pennsylvania
David Donoho
Stanford University
Larry Wasserman
Carnegie Mellon University
Optimal Transport for Particle Physics
3:00-3:30pm    Break
Chair
3:30-5:00pm
Robert Wolpert
Duke University
Veronika Rockova
University of Chicago
TSVS: Thompson Sampling for Variable Selection
Edoardo Airoldi
Temple University
Model-assisted Design of Experiments
5:00-7:30pm
Poster Session/Reception

December 11

Huntsman Hall 8th Floor
3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia

Time Speaker Title
(Click to Abstract)
8:30-8:55am    Breakfast
Chair
9:00-10:30am
Sameer Deshpande
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Reid
University of Toronto
Data-dependent priors
Bill Strawderman
Rutgers University
On Minimax Shrinkage Estimation with Variable selectione Selection
10:30-11:00am    Break
Chair
11:00am-12:30pm
Shane Jensen
University of Pennsylvania
Richard Samworth
University of Cambridge
Optimal subgroup selection
Alicia Carriquiry
Iowa State University
On the validity of forensic pattern comparison disciplines
12:30-1:30pm    Lunch
Chair
1:30-3:00pm
Hedibert Lopes
Arizona State University
Merlise Clyde
Duke University
Jun Liu
Harvard University
Bootstrap, hierarchical Bayes, and neural networks
3:00-3:30pm    Break
Chair
3:30-5:00pm
Zongming Ma
University of Pennsylvania
Xinyi Xu
Ohio State University
From Minimax Mean Estimation to Minimax Density Prediction
Iain Johnstone
Stanford University
Minimax Bayes predictive density estimation for sparse normal means

INFORMATION

Lodging

Inn at Penn
(on campus)
Sheraton University City
(on campus)
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia 3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Element Philadelphia
(center city)
Club Quarters
(center city)
1441 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

The Organizing Committee

Linda Zhao (Contact)

University of Pennsylvania

Academic Research Building
265 South 37th Street, 3rd & 4th Floors
Philadelphia, PA 19104
lzhao@wharton.upenn.edu
Cecilia Balocchi

University of Torino

Jim Berger

Duke University

Junhui Cai

University of Pennsylvania

Tony Cai

University of Pennsylvania

Sameer Deshpande

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shane Jensen

University of Pennsylvania

Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla

Carnegie Mellon University

Feng Liang

University of Illinois

Gemma Moran

Columbia University

Dylan Small

University of Pennsylvania