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  • Julian Besag died on August 6th, after a long disease, at age 65. Statistics has lost one of its brightest mind. Have there been five fundamental ideas in spatial statistics and Bayesian inference, than Julian had produced three of them. His papers have shaped important chapters of modern statistics and influenced many scientists, including many of us at (sfi)². Meetings with Julian were profoundly inspiring and motivating. He was looking in the right direction of knowledge. Life has not been easy for Julian, but hwo he would smile about his life on a sailing boat! We have missed a fantastic scientist and dear friend. (af)


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December 2010


Date: Tuesday December 7
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Elzbieta Maria Bitner-Gregersen (Det Norske Veritas)
Title: Joint long term models of meteorological and oceanographic parameters
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday December 2
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 1151
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Michael Nothnagel (Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics, University of Kiel)
Title: Statistical Inference of Allelic Imbalance from Transcriptome Data
Abstract


  • The Department of Mathematics is currently looking for an assistant professor, who is supposed to be directly involved in many (sfi)2 projects in the comming years! Full call is here.


November 2010

Date: Tuesday November 23
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Magne Aldrin (Norwegian Computing Center and Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Bayesian estimation of the climate sensitivity based on a simple climate model
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday November 11
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2183
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Geir Aamodt (Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
Title: Geographic information systems in epidemiological research
Abstract


October 2010

Date: Tuesday October 26
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room Alpha-Omega
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Arvid Næss (Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU)
Title: The ACER method - a new approach to extreme value prediction
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday October 21
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Harald Weedon-Fekjær (Department of Etiological Research, Cancer Registry of Norway)
Title: Understanding recent breast cancer trends
Abstract


Wednesday October 20 has been declared as the first World Statistics Day by the Statistical Commission of the United Nations.


Date: Tuesday October 19
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Øyvind Hoveid (Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute)
Title: Information theory and finite population statistics from possibly skewed samples: Endogenous post-stratification and latent probability weights
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


September 2010

Date: Thursday September 30
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Matteo Bottai (Division of Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, US)
Title: An introduction to quantile regression and its recent extensions through real life examples
Abstract


Date: Tuesday September 28
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Peter Nyangweso (Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Parametric regression on the cumulative incidence function for interval censored competing risks data
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Tuesday September 21
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Pål Nicolai Henriksen (Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Optimal Portfolios through Bellman Numerics
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday September 16
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 1128
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Theis Lange (Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen)
Title: How to do mediation analysis of survival data
Abstract


August 2010

Date: Tuesday August 24
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Manuel García Magariños (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Title: Identification of distant family relationships in complex databases
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


  • Climate research needs better statistics and more statisticians. Just over 2 months since the University of East Anglia (UEA) announced an independent "reappraisal of the science" of its Climatic Research Unit's (CRU's) key publications, the result is in. The assessment panel today released a report concluding that CRU's research was honest and fair, even though the statistical methods and bookkeeping skills employed by the scientists there could have been improved. "We found absolutely no evidence of impropriety whatsoever," panel Chair Ron Oxburgh, a former geologist and Shell chair, said at a media briefing this morning. The Oxburgh inquiry follows the furor over the release of private e-mails by and to the department's climate scientists, which skeptics of humanmade global warming say show evidence of data tampering. While rejecting those claims and endorsing the overall science of CRU, the panel did find it "surprising that research in an area that depends so heavily on statistical methods has not been carried out in close collaboration with professional statisticians." The panel, which included statistician David Hand of the Imperial College London, concluded that outdated statistical methods had been used as a result, although panel members didn't think that more sophisticated methods would have altered the researchers' conclusions. See Science and The Guardian.
  • Peter Guttorp has written a comment on the role of statistics in climate research.
  • Magne Aldrin and Peter Guttorp have been nominated to become members of the next IPCC. Klima- og forurensningsdirektoratet (Klif) har nominert 80 forskere og eksperter fra norske institusjoner som kandidater til arbeidet med den femte hovedrapporten til FNs klimapanel (IPCC). Rapporten skal være ferdig i 2014. Unfortunately, magne and Peter were not elected at the end.


July 2010

Date: Friday July 9
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room Delta
Speaker: Matthias Hietland Heie, PhD student at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Title: Statistisk språkmodellering og dens bruk i systemer for spørsmålsbesvarelse
10.00: Lecture
Abstract


May 2010

Date: Friday May 21
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room Delta
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Anca Hanea (Department of Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands)
Title: Non-Parametric Bayesian Belief Nets & Vines
11.00-12.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Tuesday May 11
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room alfa-omega
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Carolyn Carroll (PhD in social sciences, research methods, University of South Carolina)
Title: Combining Data from different Sources: Challenges and Approaches in Medical Statistics and Decision Making
13.00-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Tuesday May 4
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Bo Lindqvist (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Title: Improper priors are not improper
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


April 2010

Date: Thursday April 29
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Håkon Gjessing (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
Title: Statistical efficiency, design and correction for multiple testing in genetic association studies
Abstract


Date: Tuesday April 27
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Christian Brinch (Statistics Norway and Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES))
Title: Maximum likelihood estimation in nonlinear fisheries models using survey and catch-at-age data
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Tuesday April 20
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Tobias Dahl (Elliptic Laboratories AS)
Title: Inverse ultrasonic mappings for human-computer interaction
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday April 15
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen (Institute of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo)
Title: How best to communicate the effectiveness of interventions for chronic diseases?
Abstract


  • Spennende stipendiatstilling i biostatistikk!

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March 2010

Date: Thursday March 25
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Justin Manjourides (Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, USA)
Title: Improving disease surveillance by incorporating residential history
Abstract


Date: Tuesday March 23
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Inge Helland (Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Envelope models and PLS
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday March 18
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Randi Selmer (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
Title: Risikofunksjoner for hjerte- og karsykdommer - Norsk diagram for estimering av kardiovaskulær risiko
Abstract


Date: Tuesday March 16
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Kristian Hovde Liland (Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
Title: PLS - a series of successful projections
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


  • We are running a reading group on the theme Bayesian Networks and Graphical models. Email Andrew Brown if you wish to join.
  • Nature highlights results in the paper by (among others) Heidi Lyng, Marit Holden, Ingrid Glad and Linn Cecilie Bergersen. Congratulations!
  • New website of Forskningsrådet which explains funding opportunities for the industry: Click here.
  • ClimateWise is the collaborative insurance initiative through which members aim to work together to respond to the myriad risks and opportunities of climate change. Our projects CCII, ClimateInsure and IFCC support the Media: document "Insurers call for 40% emission cuts by 2020 to control the risks arising from climate change", presented for UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December.


Date: Thursday March 4
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2180
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Morten Wang Fagerland (Ullevål Department of Research Administration, Oslo University Hospital)
Title: Outcome based subgroup analysis: a neglected concern
Abstract


February 2010

Date: Tuesday February 23
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room alfa-omega
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Dagfinn Føllesdal (Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo)
Title: Gödel og Husserl
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract


  • The Yggdrasil mobility programme promotes the internationalisation of Norwegian research by offering grants to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in connection with an up to 10 months research stays in Norway. The programme seeks to make Norway an attractive research destination for highly qualified international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in all subject areas, thus strengthening the Norwegian research communities involved. Grant applications will be accepted from the following countries: All European countries, including all Council of Europe member states, except for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden). Non-European countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa. See here how to apply. Contact us for help. Deadline 17.02.2010.


Date: Tuesday February 16
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Anders Skrondal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Can biological interaction be investigated in case-control studies?
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Tuesday February 9
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: David Hirst (Norwegian Computing Center)
Title: A Bayesian hierarchical modelling approach to estimating landings- and discards-at-age
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


February 1-2: International Workshop on Modern Statistics for Climate Research


January 2010

Date: Tuesday January 26
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room alfa-omega
Event: Statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Johan Segers, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Title: Inference on Copulas: When Ignorance is Bliss
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday January 21
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica. Room 2183.
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and (sfi)²
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Siem H. Heisterkamp, Sr. Principal Statistician, Research Data and Quantitative Sciences, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Netherlands.
Title: Directed Acyclic Graphs and the use of Linear Mixed models
Abstract


Date: Tuesday January 19
Place: Statistics for Innovation (sfi)² / Norwegian computing center (NR), room alfa-omega
Event: Statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Nico Keilman, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
Title: On future household structure
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday January 14
Place: Auditorium 2 Helga Engs hus, Blindern Campus, University of Oslo
Event: One-day workshop
Speakers: Norman Breslow (University of Washington, Seattle), Elja Arjas and Olli Saarela (University of Helsinki), Thomas Scheike (University of Copenhagen), Michal Kulich (Charles University, Prague) and Sven Ove Samuelsen (Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo)
Title: Recent developments for case-cohort and nested case-control studies
10.00-16.00: Lectures
A detailed program and information on registration is here.


Date: Tuesday January 12
Place: University of Oslo, Mathematics building (Niels Henrik Abels hus), 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Bent Natvig, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo
Title: Evaluation of Bayesian Hierarchical Models. From Bayesian p-values to Conflict Measures
14.15-15.00: Lecture
Abstract

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