Mini-workshop on Algebraic Statistics.

April 25, 2022 in the afternoon.

Statistics Department, Harvard University, Science Center 316.

We will hear talks on recent topics in algebraic statistics, with a focus on using group structure and algebraic structure for integrals in statistics. We will have plenty of time for discussions. Please join us: all are welcome.

Registration link.

Organizers: Anna Seigal and Xiao-Li Meng.

Contact: aseigal at math dot harvard dot edu.


13.30-14.00 Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard University): Rao-Blackwellizing Monte Carlo integrations via group invariance: A general framework for optimal trade-off between statistical and computational efficiencies.

14.15-14.45 Simon Telen (MPI Leipzig): Bayesian Integrals on Toric Varieties.

15.00-15.30 Neriman Tokcan (Broad Institute): Algebraic Tools for Tensor Analysis.

15.45-16.15 Louis Cammarata (Harvard University): Network Global Testing: Phase Transitions and Power Enhancement.

16.15-17.00 Snacks and discussions.