News from M3 4007

Friday, November 17, 2017

July 20, 2017:
Our paper on the network analysis of basketball games just came out in Ann Appl Stat. Check it out here!

May 23, 2017:
Welcome to Professor Golnaz Shahtahmassebi from Nottingham Trent University, England, who will be visiting us for two months. She is interested in Bayesian computational methods for analyzing multi-spectral images.

January 6, 2017:
Congratulations to PhD student Lu Xin for successfully defending his PhD dissertation today. We may now call him Dr. Xin.

October 4, 2016:
Welcome to Professor Chunxia Zhang from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, who will be visiting us for a year. She has done quite a bit of work on variable selection ensembles.

September 8, 2016:
Today, an op-ed piece written by me appeared in Ottawa Citizen.

Dec 11, 2015:
Today, I tendered my resignation from the position of Associate Chair - Graduate Studies in the department, due to various disagreements.

Oct 26, 2015:
Read my new review article here about ensemble learning in the upcoming issue of WIRES Comput Stat.

Oct 07, 2015:
Our paper in ICTIR 2015 helps the information retrieval community better understand why they do certain things differently from the machine learning community.

Jul 30, 2015:
Congratulations to PhD student Laleh Soltan-Ghoraie, who just defended her PhD dissertation successfully.

May 04, 2015:
Congratulations to MMath student Xingliang Huang, who just defended his MMath thesis successfully.

Apr 28, 2015:
Congratulations to MMath student Ya-Ting Chang, who just defended her MMath thesis successfully. She will now head to the University of Edinburgh for her PhD.

Apr 20, 2015:
Congratulations to PhD student Laleh Soltan-Ghoraie, who just had her third paper accepted by Bioinformatics [and the 23rd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)]. She is now ready for her oral defence.

Jul 25, 2014:
On Aug 8, 2014, I will be holding an informal group meeting, where each student that I supervise (or co-supervise) will give a three-minute presentation with one static slide on what he/she is working on.

Mar 19, 2014:
Check out my chapter on 'making personalized recommendations' in the new volume, Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook, edited by J. F. Lawless.

Jan 08, 2014:
Here is a book chapter we wrote about machine learning in healthcare informatics.

Oct 22, 2013:
Finally completed our paper on threshold-free evaluation metrics of classifiers and biomarkers. Check it out.

May 31, 2013:
Congratulations to student Lu Xin, whose poster on 'continuous-time stochastic blockmodels for transactional networks' won first place at the 3rd International Workshop on the Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis.

Apr 18, 2013:
A general tutorial in Montreal.

Feb 26, 2013:
Former MMath student Xiaohui (Shirly) Wang featured in a MITACS success story.

Jan 04, 2013:
Paper with former student Jennifer Nguyen on 'content-boosted matrix factorization techniques for recommender systems' accepted by Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Oct 11, 2012:
Paper with student Lu Xin on 'variable selection ensembles' on the list of 'most read articles' in JCGS.

Jul 01, 2012:
Now serving as President, Business and Industrial Statistics Section, Statistical Society of Canada.

May 16, 2012:
Check out Jeffrey Simpson's Globe and Mail column today, and our recent work which gives a mathematical proof of the same point. See also a related paper in a recent issue of Science.

Sept 01, 2011:
On sabbatical from Sept 01, 2011 to Aug 31, 2012.

Aug 17, 2011:
Short paper with former URA Peter Forbes on 'content-boosted matrix factorization' accepted by ACM RecSys 2011.

Aug 07, 2011:
Congratulations to my student Lu Xin, who's getting married this month!

Aug 01, 2011:
Paper with former MMath student Lu Xin on 'variable-selection ensembles' to appear in Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics — see earlier version here.

Jul 18, 2011:
My research wins a 2011 Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award from NSERC.

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