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## Event Calendar

### Quick Look: Upcoming Events

- Tue Feb 25, 2020 : ACMS Lynch Lecture Series: Douglas Nychka, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines
- Thu Feb 27, 2020 : ACMS Applied Math Seminar : Samantha Sherman, University of Notre Dame
- Fri Feb 28, 2020 : ACMS Colloquium: William Layton, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
- Mon Mar 2, 2020 : ACMS Lynch Lecture Series: Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
- Tue Mar 3, 2020 : ACMS Colloquium: Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
- Thu Mar 5, 2020 : Ph.D Defense: Yinan Li
- Mon Mar 30, 2020 : ACMS Colloquim: Mikyoung Jun, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University

## Tue Feb 25, 2020

## ACMS Lynch Lecture Series: Douglas Nychka, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

105 Jordan Hall

Douglas Nychka, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines, will give a Lynch Lecture Series titled,"The Earth's Climate, a Computer Model, and a Data Scientist" at 4:15 PM in 105 Jordan Hall.

### Posted In: ACMS Colloquia

## Thu Feb 27, 2020

## ACMS Applied Math Seminar : Samantha Sherman, University of Notre Dame

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

154 Hurley

**Samantha Sherman**

University of Notre Dame

**3:30 PM**

**154 Hurley Hall**

**Tensor Decomposition and Data Analysis**

After a brief intro to tensors and CP decompositions, I will talk about the problem of decomposing higher-order moment tensors, i.e., the sum of symmetric outerproducts of data vectors. Such a decomposition can be used to estimate the means in a Gaussian mixture model and for other applications in machine learning. The dth-order empirical moment tensor of a set of p observations of n variables is a symmetric d-way tensor. Our goal is to compute a low-rank tensor approximation. The challenge is that computing a low-rank approximation becomes prohibitively expensive quickly as the size of the problem grows because forming the initial moment tensor costs O(pn^d). Our contribution is avoiding formation of the moment tensor and computing the low-rank approximation implicitly. This reduces the number of operations and allows for efficient computation of higher-order moments. I will show examples using symmetric tensor decompositions to estimate symmetric tensor rank and recover means of Gaussian mixture models.…

### Posted In: Applied Math Seminar

## Fri Feb 28, 2020

## ACMS Colloquium: William Layton, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

127 Hayes-Healy Center

William Layton, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, will give a colloquium titled,"The Challenge of Accurate Prediction of Fluid Motion" at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes - Healy Center.

### Posted In: ACMS Colloquia

## Mon Mar 2, 2020

## ACMS Lynch Lecture Series: Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

105 Jordan Hall

Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, will give a Lynch Lecture Series titled,"Interrogating the Gut Microbiome: Estimation of Growth Dynamics and Prediction of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters" at 4:15 PM in 105 Jordan Hall.…

### Posted In: ACMS Colloquia

## Tue Mar 3, 2020

## ACMS Colloquium: Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

127 Hayes-Healy Center

Hongzhe Li, Department of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, will give a colloquium titled,"Hypothesis Testing for Phylogenetic Composition: A Minimum-cost Flow Perspective" at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes - Healy Center.

### Posted In: ACMS Colloquia

## Thu Mar 5, 2020

## Ph.D Defense: Yinan Li

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

101A Crowley Commons Room

Doctoral candidate, Yinan Li, will defend his dissertation, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the 101A Crowley Commons Room.

The beginning portion is open to the public.

*Title: Noise Injection and Noise Augmentation for Large Model Regularization and Differential Privacy in Statistical Learning*

Adviser: Fang Liu

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### Posted In: PhD Defense

## Mon Mar 30, 2020

## ACMS Colloquim: Mikyoung Jun, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University

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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

127 Hayes - Healy Center

Mikyoung Jun, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University, will give a colloquium titled, "TBA " at 4:15 PM in 127 Hayes - Healy Center.