Queensland branch AGM

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Time:       Refreshments from 16:30, AGM at 16:45 and talk at around 17:00 (duration of seminar 1h).

Non-members welcome (as always).

Location: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, B Block Room 507.

The meeting will begin with the 2016 SSAQLD Annual General Meeting followed by a presentation by Dr Alan Huang, University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics.

Members and guests are welcome to join the speaker afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Speaker: Dr. Alan Huang, UQ

Title:       Vector regression without specifying marginal distributions or association structures

Abstract: We discuss a flexible yet parsimonious framework for vector regression based on nonparametric multivariate exponential families. The key feature is that the underlying exponential family can be left completely unspecified in the model and can be estimated nonparametrically from data along with the usual regression coefficients.

Its usefulness in practice is demonstrated on various data analysis examples, and in particular for GDP and Fertility rates from UN data and a Sorbinil eye trial dataset

Biography: Dr Huang is originally from Sydney, where he also did his undergraduate degree at the Uni of Sydney. He worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra before getting a PhD from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Queensland.

When: 05/04/2016
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: QUT Gardens Point,
B Block,
Gardens Point,
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