The Kansas-Western Missouri chapter was established to foster interest in statistics and its applications and to promote unity and effectiveness of effort among all groups in the Kansas and Western Missouri area having an interest statistical science. We want to promote the importance of statistical science, stimulate interest in statistical education and research, disseminate information from the ASA, and promote high professional standards. We also want to increase awareness about the importance of statistics among the citizens.
Please join us for our spring Chapter meeting on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at Kansas State University. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM in the Holiday Inn of Manhattan. Professor Hui Zou of the School of Statistics at University of Minnesota will be presenting the Keynote Address “Variable Screening and the Kolmogorov Filter”.
Professor Hui Zou will also give a seminar in the Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, room 207 Dickens Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The title of his presentation is “Rank-based Estimation of Gaussian Copula Graphical Models”.
Professor Hui Zou obtained his Ph.D in Statistics from Stanford University in 2005. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Statistics at University of Minnesota. His research areas are statistical learning and data mining, high-dimensional inference and statistical computing. He has published several highly cited works, including the elastic-net, the adaptive lasso, sparse PCA, degrees-of-freedom of the lasso, local linear approximation and composite quantile regression. His recent research topics include high-dimensional variable screening, covariance matrix estimation and graphical model selection.
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Hope to see you in Manhattan