**December 1, 2008 ** "Variance estimation for nondifferentiable survey estimators" Jianqiang (Jay) Wang, PhD, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**November 20, 2008 ** "**Spatial Analysis of Soil Infiltration Data **

** at the Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) in Northern Colorado**" Ahmed Mohamed, M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**November 11, 2008 ** "Zero-inflated Poisson and negative binomial models for count data with extra zeros" Wei Fan, M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**November 10, 2008 ** "Continuum Models of Large Networks" Edwin Chong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University.

**November 6, 2008 ** "Estimating the Position of a Mobile using Least Squares and Smoothing Techniques" Stuart Kilzer, M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**November 6, 2008 ** "eBay as the " Terminator": Feedback Ratings and Culture" Sybil Mendonca, M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**November 3, 2008 ** "Analysis of Censored Survival Times with Missing Covariates

Using the EM Algorithm" Josh Horstman, M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**October 27, 2008 ** "Bias in trials comparing paired continuous tests can cause researchers
to choose the wrong screening modality" Deborah Glueck, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

**October 20, 2008 ** "Elements of Statistical Learning for Complex Data Objects" Haonan Wang, Ph.D. Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**October 17, 2008 ** "Application of Generalized Fiducial Inference" Lidong E, PhD Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**October 16, 2008 ** "Regression Splines: Applications and Fiducial Theory" Derek Sonderegger, Preliminary PhD, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**October13, 2008 ** "A Flexible Approach to Bayesian Multiple Curve Fitting" Carsten Botts, Ph.D. Williams College/Colorado State University.

**October 6, 2008 ** "Optimal Prices and Production Rate in a Closed Loop Supply

Chain with Re-manufacturing under Heavy Traffic" Arka Ghosh, Ph.D. Department of Statistics, Iowa State University.

**September 29, 2008 ** "Calibrating Environmental Engineering Models and Uncertainty Analysis" David Ruppert, Ph.D., Andrew Schultz, Jr. Prof. of Industrial Engineering, Cornell University.

**September 22, 2008 ** "Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Precipitation using Gaussian Markov Random
Fields" Johan Lindstrom Ph.D., Lund University, Sweden.

**September 15, 2008 ** "Spatial Statistical Estimation and Classification ---

Theory and Applications from Centimeter to Continental Scale" Ute Herzfeld, Ph.D., INSTAAR/CU Boulder.

**September 8, 2008 ** "A New Model for Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Genetic Variation, with
Emphasis on Population Substructure " Geof H. Givens, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

J**uly 24, 2008 ** "Estimation of Structural Breaks in Nonstationary Time Series" Stacey Hancock, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**June 19 , 2008 ** " Data Mining Techniques for Temporal Point Processes Applied to Insurance Claims Data" Todd Iverson , Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**June 18 , 2008 ** "Analysis of Yeast Log Data from Odell Brewing Company" Amy Kagey , M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**June 10 , 2008 ** " Predicting Seasonal Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) Curves and Associated Uncertainty Using a Two-Stage Regression Model Fitting Procedure" Ram Gurung , M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**June 4 , 2008 ** "Spatial Processes with Stochastic Heteroscadesticity" Wenying Huang , Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**June 3, 2008 ** ** "**Spatial Models with Applications in Computer Experiment**" **Ke Wang , Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**May 30, 2008 ** **"Penalized Estimation for Sample Surveys in the Presence of Auxiliary Variables****" **Mark Delorey , Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**May 16, 2008 ** **"**Bayesian analysis of abundance for binomial sighting data with unknown marked index**" **Brett McClintock , Master's Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**May 7, 2008 ** **"**Constructing Confidence Regions for Level Curves**" **Joshua French , Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**April 30, 2008 ** **"**Statistical Methods for Assessing Agreement Between Clinical Measurement and Manufacturing Measurement **" **Jing Jiang , Master's Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**April 28, 2008 ** **"Spatial Statistics in Disease Ecology: Patterns and Processes in Landscape Epidemiology" **Dr. Lance Waller, Emory University.

**April 21, 2008 ** **"**** Anxiety Over Statistics (or Vice Versa?)****" **Dr. Robert Starbuck, Wyeth Pharmacueticals.

**April 14, 2008 ** **"Shrinkage Techniques in Microarray Data Analysis"** Dr. Tiejun Tong, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado-Boulder.

**April 11, 2008 ** **"Trend Evaluation of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's Colorado Breeding Bird Data, 1998-2007" **Amy Davis, Master's Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**April 9, 2008 ** **"From Functional Data Analysis to Differential
Equation Models, With Applications" **Dr. James Ramsay, University of British Columbia.

**April 10, 2008 ** "Modeling Change: Incorporating Dynamic Components into Data Analysis" Dr. James Ramsay, University of British Columbia. PRIMES Lecture.

**April 7, 2008 ** **"**** Efficiency Gains Using Group Sequential Methods for Clinical Trials ****" **Michelle Sonnenberg , Master's Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**April 7, 2008 ** **"**Detection Function Analysis for a Bowhead Whale Population**" **Laura Beri, Master's Candidate, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**April 4, 2008 ** ** "****A Comparison of Bayesian Models for Spatially Correlated Binary Lattice Data****" **Douglas Gorman, Master's Candidate, Deparment of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**March 31, 2008** "Slightly inaccurate observations in continuous time" Francois Coquet, Ph.D., ENSAI, France.

**March 24, 2008** "Statistical Modeling in Forest Entomology: Space, Time, and Multiple Species" Jun Zhu, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

**March 10, 2008** **"Data depth based procedures that outperform classical t (or T2 in high D) procedures" ** Yijun Zuo, Ph.D. Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University.

**February 11, 2008 ** **"Change-Point Cox Model with Current Status Data"** Song, Rui , Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

**February 8 , 2008** **"A Multivariate Semiparametric Baysian Spatial Modeling Framework for Hurricane Surface Wind Fields"** Brian Reich, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University.

**February 6, 2008** **"A Difference Based Method in Nonparametric Function Estimation "** Lie Wang, Ph.D.Candidate, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

**February 4 , 2008** **"Bootstrap in some Non-Standard Problems "** Bodhisattva Sen, Ph.D.Candidate, University of Michigan.

**February 1 , 2008** **"Convergence rates and asymptotic standard errors for MCMC algorithms for Bayesian probit regression"** Vivekananda Roy, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida.

**January 31 , 2008** **"Continuum Direction Vectors for the Analysis of High Dimensional
Low Sample Size Data" ** Myung Hee Lee, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

**January 30, 2008** **"Some Long Time Stability and Control Problems for Stochastic Networks in Heavy Traffic"** Chihoon Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

**January 29 , 2008** **"****Using Measurement error model to access the effect of metal pollution to Species in Arkansas River****"** Yao Huang, M.S. Candidate,Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

**January 28 , 2008** **" Improving efficiency of inferences in randomized clinical trials
using auxiliary covariates"** Min Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina State University.

**January 25, 2008** **"**Scaling limits for processor sharing models.**"** Bert Zwart, Ph.D. BA, Ph.D. H. Miilton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology

**January 24, 2008** **" Alternating service systems "** Maria Vlasiou, Ph.D. H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology

**January 22, 2008** **"The effect of memory on moving average processes: Functional large deviations, long strange segments and ruin probabilities"** Souvik Ghosh, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University.

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