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# Nonlinear Algebra and Statistics (NLASTATS) Seminar

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Lulu Kang, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Tech

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - RE 242

A/B testing refers to the statistical procedure of conducting an experiment to compare two treatments applied to different testing subjects. The subjects participating in the online A/B testing experiments are users who are connected in social networks. Two connected users are similar in terms of... read more

Fri.

Nov 15

Jason Morton– Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Nov 1, 2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - RE 114

Many statistical models for discrete data have a set of algebraic invariants that vanish on any probability distribution which is a member of the model. We discuss a new idea for performing goodness-of-fit tests on these models using such algebraic invariants. This approach may work... read more

Fri.

Nov 1

Sara Jamshidi Zelenberg - Illinois Institute of Technology

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Applied Mathematics - Seminar - RE 242

Neural networks are often treated as black-box methods for solving unknown problems. In this talk, however, we will attempt to make them a little more transparent, especially from an algebraic perspective. We'll discuss some of the considerations when attempting to use these tools in the field of... read more

Fri.

Oct 11

Sonja Petrovic, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Oct 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - RE 242

Many computer algebra systems offer excellent algorithms for manipulation of polynomials. But despite great success in the field, many algebraic problems have bad worst-case complexity.
In prior work with Jesus De Loera and Despina Stasi, we imported an efficient randomized sampling algorithm... read more

Fri.

Oct 4

Jelena Mihajlovic-Karic - Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 242

In response to the increased interest in machine learning to solve mathematical problems combined with the complexity inherent in computing Gröbner bases, we create a Gröbner basis database. Through this database we aim to provide a platform where researchers and practitioners can: obtain accurate... read more

Fri.

Sep 20

William Schwartz - Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center 102

In this talk I introduce a generic, statistical model of longitudinal/panel network data analyzable with existing tools for popular, single-observation network models. The existing network models have been used since the 1980s to describe social networks of a fixed set of people whose friendships... read more

Tue.

Jan 15

Mateja Raic - Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nov 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 102

We study networks from a point of view of exponential random graph models. This flexible and versatile statistical family comes equipped with tools to perform inferential statistics, however the standard toolbox assumes large sample sizes and the use of asymptotic theory. In networks, this... read more

Tue.

Nov 6

Christopher O'Neill - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Davis

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:50pm to 3:00pm

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 119

An affine semigroup \(S\) is a subset of \(\mathbb Z_{\geq 0}^k\) that is closed under vector addition, and a factorization of \(a\in S\) is an expression of \(a\) as a sum of generators of \(S\). The delta set of \(a\) is a set of positive integers determined by the ``missing factorization lengths... read more

Thu.

Apr 26

Sonja Petrovic - Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:50pm to 1:50pm

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 122

This set of lectures covers some of the basics of how algebraic statistics is used for network modeling. Topics of this lecture include the following: Exponential random graph models. Log-linear models. Sufficient statistics. Example of a small network. Markov bases for conditional tests.

Wed.

Apr 25

Sonja Petrovic - Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:50pm to 2:50pm

College of Science, Applied Mathematics - Seminar - Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 122

This set of lectures covers some of the basics of how algebraic statistics is used for network modeling. We will start by introducing some basic concepts and relevant background. Topics include the following: A statistics primer: introduction to hypothesis test for goodness of fit testing.... read more

Wed.

Apr 18