Talks and Presentations
Recorded Talks
Presentations

Breslow Lecture, 2020
Seattle, November 12, 2020
References to accompany 2020 Breslow Lecture

IMS Presidential Address, 2017
IMS Annual Meeting and JSM
July 31, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland

Bis^*Concave Distributions
International Workshop ``Non and Semiparametric Statistics''
in honour
of Arnold Janssen on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
July 2122, 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany

Inference for the mode: is it possible?
IMS China Conference on Statistics and Probability.
June 30, 2017, Nanning, China

A Law of the Iterated Logatithm for Grenander's Estimator.
University of Washington Probability Seminar,
October 24, 2016, UW, Seattle, Washington

Nonparametric estimation of sconcave and logconcave densities:
an alternative to maximum likelihood.
Talk given at
cemmap seminar, University College London
October 27, 2015, London, England

Nonparametric estimation of sconcave and logconcave densities:
an alternative to maximum likelihood.
Talk given at Cambridge University,
Statistics Laboratory
October 22, 2015, Cambridge, England

Nonparametric estimation of sconcave and logconcave densities:
an alternative to maximum likelihood.
Talk given at York University
Department of Mathematics
October 15, 2015, York, England

Signal detection and goodnessoffit: the BerkJones statistics revisited
Talk given at the meeting on Big data, big methods,
September 29, 2015,
Cambridge, England

IMS Le Cam Lecture, August 10, 2015
Joint Statistical Meetings
August 8  13, 2015
Seattle, Washington

Talk given at
European Meeting of Statisticians
July 610, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Talk given at
European Meeting of Statisticians
July 610, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Talk given at
5th IMSChina International Conference in Statistics and Probability
July 14, 2015,
Kunming, China

Talk given at
School of Statistics and Management Science,
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China
June 23, 2015

Conference in Honour of Evarist Giné:
Probability theory and statistics in high and infinite dimensions
June 2325, 2014;
Center for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Giné talk

Short Course: Empirical Process Theory for Statistics
Institut de Statistique, Biostatistique, et Sciences Actuarielles
LouvainlaNeuve
May 29  30, 2012:
Day 1;
Day 2

Seminar, Statistiches Kolliquium,
Universitaet Duesseldorf
April 16, 2012:
Testing for sparse normal means: an update

Statistics and Probability Seminar, Institute de Mathematiques de Toulouse
February 28, 2012, part1:
Logconcave distributions: definitions, properties, and consequences
February 28, 2012, part2:
Chernoff's distribution is logconcave. And more
March 1, 2012:
Strong logconcavity of Chernoff's density: connections and open problems
March 5, 2012:
Nonparametric estimation of logconcave densities
March 8, 2012:
A local maximal inequality under uniform entropy

Point of View Statistics Seminar, University of Paris 7
Logconcave distributions: definitions, properties, and consequences
January 23, 2012

Biometry Seminar, University of Heidelberg
Two phase designs with data missing by design: semiparametric models with inverse probability weighted estimators
December 5, 2011; German Cancer Research Center, INF 280, Heidelberg

IMSChina International Conference on Statistics and Probability
Xi'An, China
July 811, 2011
A local maximal inequality under uniform entropy

Woodroofe Lecture,
Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
April 1, 2011
Chernoff's distribution is logconcave.
But why? (And why does it matter?)

Center for Econometrics, Northwestern University
Conference on
Shape Restrictions in Non and Semiparametric Estimation of Econometric Models
November 56, 2010
Nonparametric estimation of logconcave densities

UW Statistics Department Research Day talk
September 27, 2010
Bootstrap Limit Theory

Department of Statistics, Columbia University
September 20, 2010
Nonparametric estimation of logconcave densities

Statistical Seminar
August 30  September 3, 2010
Frejus, France
Lecture 1;
Lecture 2;
Lecture 3;
Lecture 4;
Lecture 5

Joint Statistical Meetings
August 15, 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia
Theory for multivariate shape constraints: partial results, open problems, and conjectures;
postscript form

ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium
June 2124, 2010
Indianapolis, Indiana
Estimation for twophase designs: semiparametric models and Ztheorems;
postscript form

UC Berkeley Statistics Department talk
November 4, 2009
Nonparametric estimation of logconcave densities,
postscript form

UW Statistics Department Research Day talk
September 28, 2009
Estimation and Testing with Shape Constraints: Ten Open Problems
postscript form

IMS Annual Meeting / Joint Statistical Meetings
August 26, 2009
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Back to the Future: Do Recent Developments Tell Us Anything About the Future of Statistics?

IMS  China conference
Weihai, China, July 36, 2009.
Z  theorems with estimated nuisance parameters;
postscript form

First IMS AsiaPacific Rim Conference
Korea, June 29  July 2, 2009.
On and off semiparametric models;
postscript form

Advances in Stochastic Inequalities and their Applications
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS),
Banff, Alberta
June 7  12, 2009.
See also Luc Devroye's archive of talks at the meeting.
Nemirovski's inequality revisited: some comparisons;
postscript form

Faculty talks, Graduate Student Orientation, Department of Statistics,
University of Washington, 22 September 2008.
Nemirovski's inequality revisited;
postscript form

Nonsmooth Inference, Analysis and Dependence
June 9  13, 2008
Stochastic Centre,
Goteborg, Sweden
Some theory for estimation with shape constraints;
postscript version

High Dimensional Probability
May 2630, 2008
Centre International de Recontres Mathematiques (CIRM), Luminy, France
Nemirovski's inequality revisited; postscript version

Statistical Theory and Methods for Complex, HighDimensional Data
April 30, 2008,
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
Testing for sparse normal means: is there a signal?
postscript version

Workshop on Sparsity in High Dimensional Statistics and Learning Theory
March 2224, 2008
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Testing for sparse normal mixtures: new test statistics
based on phidivergences

Statistical Theory and Methods for Complex, HighDimensional Data
Workshop on Contemporary Frontiers in High  Dimensional Statistical Data Analysis
January 711,
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
Persistence: Alternative proofs of some results of Greenshtein and Ritov

Young European Statisticians Workshop (YESI) on
Shape Restricted Inference
October 8  10, 2007
Eurandom, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Lecture 1,
Lecture 2,
Lecture 3

Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar (in honor of Ron Pyke)
University of Washington, Seattle, October 22, 2006
Goodness of fit via phidivergences: a new family of test statistics, (a .pdf file)

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science,
University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand, September 1, 2006
Estimation and Testing with IntervalCensored Data.

Joint Statistical Meetings,
Seattle, August 9, 2006
Session on Semiparametric inference in practice
Organized by
Florentina Bunea, Florida State University
Semiparametric models with data missing by design and inverse probability weighted
empirical processes: partial results and open problems (a .pdf file)

Conference on Statistical
Methods in Epidemiology and Observational Studies
In Honor of Norman E. Breslow
University of Washington, August 4, 2006.
The Breslow estimator, the BreslowCrowley theory, and their impacts
(a .pdf file)

Asymptotics: particles, processes, and inverse problems
on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Piet Groeneboom
held at the Lorentz Center, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
July 1014, 2006
A Kiefer  Wolfowitz theorem for convex densities
(a .pdf file)

WNAR  IMS Meeting, June 2720, Flagstaff, Arizona
Semiparametric regression models for panel count data: comparing two estimators,
(a .pdf file)

Workshop on the Frontiers of Statistics, Princeton University, May 1820, 2006
Goodness of fit via phidivergences: a new family of test statistics, (a .pdf file)

University of Washington,
Department of Statistics
October 24, 2005
Consistency and rates of convergence for maximum likelihood estimators
via empirical process theory
(a .pdf file).

University of Idaho,
Department of Mathematics
September 15, 2005
Maximum likelihood: counterexamples, examples, and open problems
(a .pdf file).

Seminaire de Statistique,
Laboratoire de Statistique et Probabilites, UMR C5583
Toulouse, France, May 30, 2005
Estimation and Testing with IntervalCensored Data.

ETH Seminar for
Statistics
Zurich, Switzerland, May 27, 2005
Estimation and Testing with IntervalCensored Data.

Joint BeNeLuxFra Mathematics Conference
Gent, Belgium, May 20  22, 2005.
Maximum likelihood: counterexamples, examples, and open problems

Special Topics Course on
Empirical Processes: Theory and Applications
Delft University of Technology, Delft
April 5  May 24, 2005

Stochastics Colloquium, Institute for
Mathematical Stochastics.
GeorgAugustUniversitaet Goettingen, 9 March 2005.
Goodness of fit via pointwise likelihood ratios: some results of
Berk and Jones revisited.

University of Utrecht Stochastics Seminar, 8 December, 2004.
Estimation under shape constraints: monotone, convex,
and beyond

Parisian Statistical Seminar, 22 November, 2004,
Institute Henri Poincare, Paris, France.
Estimation under shape constraints: monotone, convex,
and beyond

Spatial Stochastics Seminar, 9 November, 2004,
CWI, Amsterdam.
Estimation under shape constraints: monotone, convex,
and beyond

Summer School on Statistics and Probability, Bocconi University, Milan
Torgnon, Valle d'Aosta, June 30  July 19, 2003
Empirical Processes: Theory and Applications

Oberwolfach Meeting March 10  16, 2002: Random Algebraic Structures
Asymptotic Distribution Theory for Shell Sort

Champéry, 3ème cycle, March 36, 2002
Empirical Processes in Statistics:
Methods, Examples, Further Problems
Lecture Notes (pdf form);
Slides (postscript form).

Statistics Seminar: Oregon State University, February 18, 2002.
Estimation and testing with interval censored data
Slides(postscript form);
Graphics version (postscript form).

Statistics Seminar: Seattle, May 14, 2001.
In Memory of Lucien Le Cam (1924  2000).
Seven theorems every statistician should know
Slides(postscript form)

Probability Seminar: Seattle, February 26, 2001.
Some functionals of Brownian motion connected with estimation of
monotone and convex functions.
Slides(postscript form);

Talk for Workshop on Inverse Problems: Eindhoven, January , 2001.
Asymptotic power for a class of nonstandard likelihood ratio statistics.

Talk for Second Seattle Symposium on Biostatistics, Seattle, November 20, 2000.
A semiparametric regression model for panel count data: some progress.
Slides(postscript form);
Plots(postscript form);
Paper.pdf;
Paper.ps.

Research Day Seminar at University of Washington: Seattle, September 25, 2000.
Maximum Likelihood Estimators and LR Statistics for some Nonregular
Problems
Slides(postscript form)

Seminar at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 12, 2000:
Likelihood Ratio Tests for Monotone Functions: a new limit distribution.
Slides(postscript form)

5th World Congress of the Bernoulli Society for Probability and
Mathematical Statistics
and 63rd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
May 1520, 2000,
Guanajuato, Mexico.
Preservation theorems for GlivenkoCantelli classes and consistency of
the nonparametric MLE for generalized interval censoring
Slides(postscript form)
for Jon's talk at Guanajuato;
Slides(pdf form)
for Jon's talk at Guanajuato;
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