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Algebraic Statistics December 15, 2008 - December 18, 2008

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Dec 15, 2008
Monday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Conditional independence structures and polyhedra
Milan Studeny
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Algebraic Statistics and Disclosure Limitation Problems
Aleksandra Slavkovich
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
  Non-commutative harmonic analysis in machine learning
Risi Kondor
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Markov basis for p1 random graph models
Sonja Petrovic
03:30 PM - 04:10 PM
  Hierarchical models for random permutations
Villo Csiszar
04:20 PM - 05:00 PM
  Algebraic models for higher-order correlations
Lek-Heng Lim (University of Chicago)
Dec 16, 2008
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Perturbation method for determining group of invariance of hierarchical models
Akimichi takemura
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Phylogenetic invariants
Marta Casanellas
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
  Semi-algebraic description of conditional independence tree models for binary data
Piotr Zwiernik
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Towards the salmon conjecture
Luke Oeding (University of California, Berkeley)
03:30 PM - 04:10 PM
  Markov bases of binary graph models
Serguei Norine
04:20 PM - 05:00 PM
  "Equations for hidden Markov and related models"
Alexander Schoenhuth
Dec 17, 2008
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  On the natural geometry of exponential families
Nihat Ay
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Algebraic Geometrical Method in Singular Statistical Estimation
Sumio Watanabe
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
  Asymptotic Approximation of Marginal Likelihood Integrals
Shaowei Lin
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Finiteness of small factor analysis models
Han Xiao
03:30 PM - 04:10 PM
  Exactness in numerical algebraic computations
Daniel Bates
04:20 PM - 05:00 PM
  Moment matrices and real root finding
Philipp Rostalski
Dec 18, 2008
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  First steps toward the geometry of cophylogeny
Ruriko Yoshida
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Algebraic statistics in non-parametric information geometry"
Giovanni Pistone
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
  Hypothesis Testing For The Wishart Distributions Over A Lorentz Cone
Ahmad Yasamin
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Commuting birth-and-death processes
Caroline Uhler
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Finiteness theorems in algebraic statistics
Seth Sullivant (North Carolina State University)