Seminar - Research Spotlight Talk

Event Date: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 1173
  • Department Seminar
Note: This talk is intended to introduce research directions/projects of some PSTAT faculties and help junior graduate students to find interesting research topics. Therefore, this talk is mandatory for all students enrolled in PSTAT 263, and highly encourage all junior graduate students to attend the seminar.
Title: Faculty Research Spotlight Seminar
Time and Location: Wednesday January 25, 2023 @ 3:30 pm, HSSB 1173
Abstract: Three faculty members will introduce their research: Alex Franks, Sui Tang (Affiliated), Guo Yu.
Alex Franks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research interests include covariance estimation, sensitivity analysis and causal inference, missing data and measurement error, high throughput applications in biology (“omics”), Bayesian statistics and sports.
Sui Tang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of California Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and was an Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests focus on using and developing techniques in Statistical Learning, Harmonic Analysis, Approximation Theory, and Probability to solve high dimensional problems with low dimensional structure in the fields of machine learning, inverse problems, signal processing, and dynamical systems.
Guo Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at UCSB. He is broadly interested in statistical learning problems, from both computational and theoretical perspectives. In particular, his research interests include graphical models, interaction models, tuning-free high-dimensional methods, and multiple testing.
Alex Franks
Sui Tang
Guo Yu