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Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture on 'Deriving Transportable Knowledge with Multi-institutional Electronic Health Records Data' by Tianxi CAI,ScD
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2022-08-11 23:21:15
The growing availability of electronic health records (EHR) data opens up opportunities for biomedical research that improves patient care. Generalizable knowledge can be derived from multi-institutional EHR data. Transporting EHR-driven algorithms across healthcare systems, however, is highly chall...
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture on 'Autoregressive Networks' by Professor Qiwei YAO on July 27, 2022
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2022-07-23 00:42:44
We propose a first-order autoregressive model for dynamic network processes in which edges change over time while nodes remain unchanged. The model depicts the dynamic changes explicitly. It also facilitates simple and efficient statistical inference such as the maximum likelihood estimators which a...
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture on 'Empirical likelihood based inference for functional means with application to wearable device data'
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2022-06-15 17:59:52
by Professor Ian McKeague on June 20, 2022. This talk discusses a nonparametric inference framework for occupation time curves derived from wearable device data. Such curves provide the total time a subject maintains activity above a given level as a function of that level. Taking advantage of the m...
Saw Swee Hock Short Course (5 lectures) on 'LEARNING INTERVENTIONS THAT WORK' by Professor Donald Rubin from August 2 - 6, 2021
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2021-07-30 21:54:27
Recent years have seen a virtual explosion of discussion about causality and causal inference from a variety of perspectives. The focus of these five lectures will be on the practical implementation of our learning about which interventions that we can implement actually work, work in the sense of a...
Science Distinguished Lecture: Characterising Genetic Basis of Complex Traits by Prof. Hongyu ZHAO
Science Faculty
Uploaded on 2021-05-24 12:02:36
In this lecture, Professor Hongyu ZHAO will first introduce a statistical model that is commonly used to characterise the genetic contributions to complex traits and its robustness to model misspecifications. He will then describe its extensions to identify relevant tissues/cell types for a specific...
Hung Hing-Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Science & Technology: Public Lecture 'A Guided Walk through Mathematical Wonderland'
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2020-06-12 00:41:43
A famous ETH Professor of Mathematics, Hermann Weyl, once said, "My work always tried to unite the truth with the beautiful, but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful." It shows Weyl's profound faith in an ultimate harmony of Nature, in which the laws sho...
The 11th IASC-ARS Conference 2019
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2019-05-06 20:06:42
The Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC-ARS) is pleased to announce that the 11th IASC-ARS Conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, China, on 2-5 December 2019. The theme of the conference is "Statistical Computing for AI and Bi...
HKU Fintech Symposium 2019: Unlocking AI and Data Analytics
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2018-12-05 21:15:48
The HKU Fintech Symposium 2019 is a conference that will bring together academia and industry professionals to discuss the uses of advanced AI and data analytics technologies in finance, banking, insurance and financial services industries. The theme of this symposium is "Unlocking AI and Data Analy...
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture in Statistics by Professor L.J. WEI
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2018-10-22 17:07:32
'Moving beyond the comfort zone in practicing translational statistics for clinical studies' Over the years, the process of designing, monitoring, and analyzing clinical studies for evaluating new treatments has gradually fallen into a fixed pattern. Clinical trialists have sometimes been slow to ut...
Public Lecture on 'Flood Risk Modelling: Methodology and Challenges' by Professor Dr. HansjÃrg Albrecher on October 29, 2018
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2018-10-12 00:50:09
Public Lecture given by Professor Dr. Hansjörg Albrecher Title: Flood Risk Modelling: Methodology and Challenges Date: October 29, 2018 (Monday) Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Venue: KK102, 1/F, K.K. Leung Building, HKU Tea Reception at 5:30 pm
Workshop on Data Science and Deep Learning (DSDL2018) on April 7, 2018
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2018-03-15 12:44:29
Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Sci & Technology: 'Risk and Randomness' by Prof. Dr. Paul Embrechts on NOV 29, 2017
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-10-12 17:41:15
Based on personal experiences, I will first discuss the two items mentioned in the title: risk and randomness. These experiences relate to a catastrophic flooding in the Netherlands in 1953 and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A brief historical discourse will br...
Patrick Poon Lecture Series in Actuarial Science on 'Monte Carlo Simulation & Conditional Monte Carlo' by Professor Søren Asmussen on AUG 4
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-07-06 16:38:01
Monte Carlo simulation can be viewed as a vehicle for performing computer experiments with randomness in problems that are too complex or too difficult to allow for theoretical calculations. We give here a survey with particular emphasis on applications to finance and insurance, concluding with a mo...
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture in Statistics on 'Analysis of Massive Genome, Exposome and Phenome Data' by Professor Xihong LIN
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-06-14 19:14:27
Massive 'ome data, including genome, exposome, and phenome data, are becoming available at an increasing rate with no apparent end in sight. Examples include Whole Genome Sequencing data, multiple metal data, digital phenotyping data, and Electronic Medical Records. Whole genome sequencing data ...
50th Anniversary Public Lecture on 'The Poisson Paradigm' by Professor Sheldon Mark ROSS on May 25, 2017
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-04-28 18:38:03
The Poisson Paradigm is one of the most useful results of probability. It relates to situations where there are multiple trials, with each trial being either a success or a failure. The paradigm says that if each trial has a small probability of being a success and if the trials are either independe...
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture in Statistics on 'Statistical models for complex extreme events' by Professor Anthony Davison on May 18, 2017
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-04-20 18:45:26
Awareness of the importance of risk assessment for complex extreme events has greatly increased in recent times. Leading examples of such events are floods and heatwaves, attributed to global change, and crashes in financial markets, often attributed to mis-estimation or mis-understanding of the dep...
CANCELLED: 50th Anniversary Public Lecture on 'Application of Statistical Models in Commercial Banks' by Dr. Agus Sudjianto on March 30, 2017
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-02-13 20:27:44
Mathematical and statistical models are extensively used in Commercial Banks for various purposes either to run the business or to fulfill regulatory requirements. Among the most critical usage is to evaluate the Bankâs financial health and its ability to sustain severely adverse economic scen...
50th Anniversary Public Lecture on 'The Power of Statistics' by Professor Howell Tong on March 9, 2017
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Uploaded on 2017-02-13 20:02:24
In layman language and through real examples, this talk will highlight how Statistics, as a powerful tool in Data Science, can help us extract the maximum amount of information from observational data in our daily life. The examples will be drawn from breast cancer, the SARS epidemic in 2003 in Hong...
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