Research Seminars 2016 - 2017

The research seminar is organized within the Master of Science in Statistics and the Ph. D. in Statistics, and is open to all: students, PhD candidates, researchers and faculty. International speakers as well as members of our university present their current work. The main focus of the talks can be either methodological or applied.

Program for Spring 2017

Schedule                                                             Speaker                                                       Subject                                                                                              
Wednesday February 15th 2017 at 11h15 - UniMail M5220   Gael Martin - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia  

Asymptotic Properties of Approximate Bayesian Computation

Friday March 17th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220   Michael Vogt - University of Bonn, Germany   Classification of nonparametric regression functions in large panels
Friday March 31st 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220   Maria-Jose Lombardia - University of Coruna, Spain   Mixed Generalized Akaike Information for Small Area Models
Friday April 7th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220   Anders Nielsen - Technical University of Denmark   Non-standard model building examplified by fish stock assessment
Friday April 28th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220 - CANCELLED   Anne-Catherine Favre - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France   A spatio-temporal model for extreme precipitation simulated by a climate model
Friday May 5th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220   Johannes Lederer - University of Washington, Seattle, USA   A General Framework for Uncovering Dependence Networks
Friday May 12th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220   Rainer Dahlhaus - Universität Heidelberg, Germany   Volatility Decomposition and Online Volatility-Estimation in Models with a Time Shift
Friday May 19th 2017 at 11h15 - Uni Mail M5220  

Diego Ronchetti - University of Groningen, Nederlands

  Comparing Asset Pricing Models by the Conditional Hansen-Jagannathan Distance

Program for Fall 2016

Schedule                                                             Speaker                                                       Subject                                                                                              

Friday September 30th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220

  Andrea Cerioli - University of Parma  

Goodness-of-fit testing for the Newcomb-Benford law and the detection of frauds in international trade

Friday October 7th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Giampiero Marra - University College London  

On the Specification and Estimation of Bivariate Copula-Based Regression Models 

Friday October 21st 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Richard Spady - University of Oxford   Spline-Spline Methods for the ‘Nonparametric’ Estimation of Conditional Distribution Functions
Friday October 28th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Patrick Gagliardini - Università della Svizzera Italiana    Diagnostic Criterion for Approximate Factor Structure
Friday November 4th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220 - CANCELLED

Friday November 18th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220

  Ostap Okhrin - Technische Universität of Dresden     Penalized Estimation of Hierarchical Archimedean Copula
Friday November 25th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Sandra Paterlini - EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht  

Sorting out your Investments: Sparse Portfolio Construction via the ordered L1-Norm

Friday December 2nd 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Matteo Barigozzi - London School of Economics   Simultaneous multiple change-point and factor analysis for high-dimensional time series
Friday December 16th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  William Aeberhard - Dalhousie University   Robust fitting of state-space models with application to fish stock assessments






Program for Spring 2016

Schedule                                                             Speaker                                                       Subject                                                                                              

Friday February 26th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220

  Fabio Trojani University of Geneva  

Arbitrage Free Dispersion

Friday March 4th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Po-Ling Loh, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania   Joint estimation of location and scale for robust high-dimensional linear regression
Friday March 11th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Marc-Olivier Boldi, GSEM University of Geneva   Statistical consultancy at the Research Center for
Statistics: achievements and opportunities
Friday March 18th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Marco Avella Medina, University of Geneva (Thesis Defense)   Robust penalized M-estimators for generalized linear and additive models
Friday April 8th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Bas Werker, Tilburg University   Semiparametrically optimal hybrid rank tests for Unit Roots
Friday April 15th 2016,at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Richard Morey, Cardiff University   The fallacy of placing confidence in confidence intervals
Friday April 22nd 2016,at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Francesca Rossi, University of Southampton   Indirect inference in spatial autoregression (with  Maria Kyriacou and Peter C. B. Phillips)
Friday April 29th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Marc Hallin, Université Libre de Bruxelles   Monge-Kantorovich Ranks and Signs
Friday May 6th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Sami Souli, University of Bristol   Dual Regression
Friday May 13th 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Michael Sorensen, University of Copenhagen   Bridge Simulation and Estimation for Multivariate Stochastic Differential Equations
Friday May 20, 2016, at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Benjamin Scheibehenne, University of Geneva   Bayesian Statistics as an Alternative to Null-Hypothesis Significance Testing
Friday May 27, 2016, at 11h15
UniMail MS150

Pietro Biroli, University of Zurich           Joint seminar Economics-Statistics

  Health and Skill Formation in Early Childhood

Program for Fall 2015

 Schedule                                                             Speaker                                                       Subject                                                                                              

Friday September 18th 2015 at 11h15
UniMail M5220

  Maria Dolores Martinez Miranda, University of Granada and Cass Business School, London  

Do-validating local linear hazards

Friday October 2nd 2015 at 11h15
UniMail M5220
  Thomas Kneib, Georg August-Universität Göttingen    Bayesian Stuctured Additive Distributional Regression

Friday October 16th 2015 at 11h15 UniMail M5220   Davide La Vecchia, GSEM, UNIGE   Higher-order asymptotics for  frequency domain M-estimators
Friday October 23rd 2015 at 11h15 UniMail M5220              Victor Panaretos - EPFL   Amplitude and Phase Variation of Point Processes
Friday October 30th 2015 at 11h15 UniMail M5220   Guillaume Dehaene - Neurosciences, UNIGE  

Expectation Propagation is exact in the large data limit

Friday November 13th 2015 at 11h15 Unimail M5220  

Giulia Cereda - Université de Lausanne

  Non parametric Bayesian approach to LR Assessment in case of rare type match
Friday November 27th 2015 at 11h15 UniMail M5220  

Heather Battey - Imperial College and Princeton University

  Distributed estimation and hypothesis testing with statistical guarantees
Friday December 4th 2015 at 11h15 UniMail M5220  

Daniel Chen - Institute for Advanced
Studies, Toulouse School of Economics and Labor Worklife Program at Harvard Law School


The Deterrent Effect of the Death Penalty? Evidence from British Commutations During World War I