**Michigan State Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Applications**

# Speakers

## Plenary Speakers

- Richard Davis (Columbia University)

Presentation Title:*Extreme Value Analysis Without the Largest Values: What Can Be Done?* - Phil Duxbury (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Three Vignettes at the Interface of Statistics, Algorithms and Statistical Physics: Random Fields in Ising Systems; Image Reconstruction and Beam Emittance* - Philip Ernst (Rice University)

Presentation Title:*Optimal Real-time Detection of a Drifting Brownian Coordinate and Statistical Inference for Paths of Stochastic Processes* - Jianqing Fan (Princeton University)

Presentation Title:*Farming in Data Rich Environment* - Joseph Gardiner (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Competing Risks Analyses: Overview of Regression Models* - Tailen Hsing (University of Michigan)

Presentation Title:*Model and Inference of Local Stationarity* - Richard Johnson (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Presentation Title:*Some Comments on the Izawa Bivariate Gamma Distribution* - S.N. Lahiri (North Carolina State University)

Presentation Title:*On Limit Horizons in High Dimensional Inference* - Regina Liu (Rutgers University)

Presentation Title:*Prediction with Confidence – a General Framework for Predictive Inference* - Ursula Mueller (Texas A&M University)

Presentation Title:*Residual-based Inference for Semiparametric Models* - Lianfen Qian (Florida Atlantic University)

Presentation Title:*Estimating Parameters of a Frailty Semi-competing Model with Measurement Errors in Covariates* - Annie Qu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Presentation Title:*Multilayer Tensor Factorization with Applications to Recommender Systems* - Anton Schick (SUNY Binghamton)

Presentation Title:*Estimation of the Error Distribution Function in a Varying Coefficient Regression Model* - Donatas Surgailis (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Presentation Title:*Testing for Long Memory in Random-coefficient AR(1) Panel*

## Invited Speakers

- Richard Baillie (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*The Heterogeneous Autoregressive Model; the Role of Long Memory in Realized Volatility* - Somnath Datta (University of Florida)

Presentation Title:*Adjustments of Multi-Sample U-Statistics to Right Censored Data and Confounding Covariates* - Liudas Giraitis (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Presentation Title:*Inference on Time Series with Changing Mean and Variance (joint with V Dalla and PM Robinson)* - KIM Kun Ho (Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea)

Presentation Title:*Forward Premium Anomaly: A New Insight through Time-varying Parameter Approach* - Jana Jureckova (Charles University, Prague, Czechia)

Presentation Title:*Testing the Tail Index in AR Model and Average AR Quantile* - LI Yi (University of Michigan)

Presentation Title:*Multiclass Linear Discriminant Analysis with Ultrahigh-Dimensional Features* - Alexander Sakhanenko (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics and Novosibirsk State University, Russia)

Presentation Title:*On Accuracy of Approximation in Koul's Theorem for Weighted Empirical* - Peter Schmidt (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*A New Family of Copulas, with Application to Estimation of a Production Frontier System* - Anuj Srivastava (Florida State University)

Presentation Title:*Shapes Analysis of Functional Data*

## Invited Special Sessions

### Big Data Computation and Theory

**Organizer: Taps Maiti (Michigan State University)**- Speakers:
- Selin Aviyente (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Discriminative Dictionary Learning for Tensor Data* - Mark Iwen (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Sublinear-Time Algorithms for Approximating Functions of Many Variables* - Michael Perlmutter (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Gabor Scattering Moments for Sparse Signals and Poisson Processes* - WANG Rongrong (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*A Simple Nonlinear Dimension Reduction Technique for High Dimension Data Visualization*

- Selin Aviyente (Michigan State University)

### Healthcare Analytics

**Organizer: Judy Arnetz (Michigan State University)**- Speakers:
- Bengt Arnetz (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Forecasting Patient No-show and Long-term Health Trajectory Using Bayesian Analysis* - Judy Arnetz (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Workplace Bullying among Nurses and Patient Outcomes – An Exploratory Bayesian Analysis, Part I* - Samiran Ghosh (Wayne State University)

Presentation Title:*Non-Inferiority Design in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Should We be Bayesian for a While?* - Léo Neufcourt (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Workplace Bullying among Nurses and Patient Outcomes – An Exploratory Bayesian Analysis, Part III* - Sukhesh Sudan (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Workplace Bullying among Nurses and Patient Outcomes – An Exploratory Bayesian Analysis, Part II*

- Bengt Arnetz (Michigan State University)

### Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes

**Organizer: Oana Mocioalca (Kent State University)**- Speakers:
- Omar de la Cruz Cabrera (Kent State University)

Presentation Title:*Penalized Estimating Equations for a Stochastic Model for Compositional Data* - Soukaina Douissi (University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco)

Presentation Title:*Parameter Estimation for General Gaussian Processes with Discrete Observations* - Fatimah Alshahrani (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Investigating Mean-Reverting Processes with Gumbel Noise* - Lyudmila Sakhanenko (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Integral Curve Estimation for High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging* - Frederi Viens (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Parameter Estimation in Long-memory and Other Gaussian Processes*

- Omar de la Cruz Cabrera (Kent State University)

### Statistical Problems and Applications in Medical Science

**Organizer: Taps Maiti (Michigan State University)**- Speakers:
- Mark Reimers (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Statistical Issues Arising in Emerging Modalities of Dynamic Brain Imaging* - Ralf Schmälzle (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Statistical Applications in Neuroscience:A View from Neurocognitive Communication at MSU* - David Zhu (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Statistical Challenges for Clinical Trials with Neuroimaging* - Andrew Bender (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Critical Perspectives in Statistical Analysis of Neuroimaging Data*

- Mark Reimers (Michigan State University)

### Statistics Applications in Nuclear Physics

**Organizers: Witek Nazarewicz and Frederi Viens (Michigan State University)**- Speakers:
- Dick Furnstahl (Ohio State University)

Presentation Title:*Bayesian Statistics for Effective Field Theories* - HAO Yue (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Preliminary Application of Bayesian Inference in Accelerator Commissioning* - Léo Neufcourt (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Bayesian Approach to Model-based Extrapolations of Nuclear Observables* - Scott Pratt (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Big Data Meets Big Models*

- Dick Furnstahl (Ohio State University)

## Contributed Talks

- Oluwakemi Ajayi (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Presentation Title:*Introduction To Survival Analysis: Design and Analysis* - Guorong Dai (Texas A&M University)

Presentation Title:*Efficient Estimators for Expectations in Conditional Mean Models with Responses Missing at Random* - Ahmad Flaih (University of Al-Qadisiyah)

Presentation Title:*Bayesian Regression with Errors from ESDIW Distribution* - Yuan Gan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Presentation Title:*Multiple-regime Self-excited Vector Threshold Autoregressive Models with Multivariate Threshold Variables* - Pei Geng (Illinois State University)

Presentation Title:*Regression Model Checking with Berkson Measurement Errors in Covariates* - Tomoyuki Ichiba (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Presentation Title:*Detecting Mean-Field in Diffusions on a Large Network* - Umar Islambekov (University of Texas at Dallas)

Presentation Title:*Unsupervised Space-Time Clustering using Persistent Homology* - Anna Little (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Path-Based Spectral Clustering: Guarantees, Robustness to Outliers, and Fast Algorithms* - Wenjian Liu (City University of New York)

Presentation Title:*DNA Reconstruction of K80 Evolution Mode* - Zhixin Lun (Oakland University)

Presentation Title:*Regression Imputation for Skewed Multivariate Data using Copula Transformation* - Severien Nkurunziza (The University of Windsor)

Presentation Title:*Robust inference in generalized Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes with multiple change-points* - Farzad Sabzikar (Iowa State University)

Presentation Title:*Asymptotic theory for near integrated processes driven by tempered linear processes* - Leila Setayeshgar (Providence College)

Presentation Title:*Large Deviations for a Class of Stochastic Semilinear Partial Differential Equations* - Gan Yuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Presentation Title:*Multiple-regime Self-excited Vector Threshold Autoregressive Models with Multivariate Threshold Variables* - Hongjuan Zhou (Arizona State University)

Presentation Title:*Parameter Estimation for Fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Processes of General Hurst Parameter* - Quan Zhou (Rice University)

Presentation Title:*When Is It Best to Follow the Leader?*

## Contributed Posters

- Cuneyt Akcora (University of Texas-Dallas)

Presentation Title:*Understanding Cryptocurrency Price Formation from Time Series of Local Blockchain Graph Features* - Asish Banik (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Bayesian Classification of Alzheimer's Disease Stages from Longitudinal Volumetric Mri Data* - Md Al Masum Bhuiyan (University of Texas at El Paso)

Presentation Title:*Volatility Forecasting of Financial Time Series By Using Stochastic Differential Equations* - David Han (University of Texas)

Presentation Title:*Bayesian Design Optimization of a Non-specific Sensor System for Calibration of Analyte Responses* - Jongyun Jung (Minnesota State/University Mankato)

Presentation Title:*Survival Analysis in Lung Cancer Study* - Peide Li (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Tensor Base fMRI Data Classification* - Jinghang Lin (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Marcinkiewicz’s Strong Law of Large Numbers for Nonlinear Expectations* - Selma Meradji (Badji Mokhtar University-Annaba)

Presentation Title:*Stochastic Differential Equations for Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a G-Wishart Process with Drift* - Sudesh Pundir (Northwestern University)

Presentation Title:*Reducing the Batch and Platform Effects in Trancriptome Data Analysis* - Ali Zare (Michigan State University)

Presentation Title:*Tensor Based Feature Extraction Methods for MRI Data Classification* - Caiya Zhang (Zhejiang University City College)

Presentation Title:*Asymptotic Properties of the QMLE in a Log-linear RealGARCH Model with Gaussian Errors*