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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

On Feb. 14-16, the University of Manitoba hosted Invent for the Planet 2020, an international idea and design competition open to all post-secondary students in Manitoba. In a span of 48 hours, seven teams of up to seven students each from Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and UM all competed to develop innovative solutions...

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Copy of Celebrating those who inspire – Faculty of Science Awards

Celebrating those who inspire. Recognizing excellence in teaching, research, service, and mentorship. The 2019 Faculty of Science Awards were distributed to the following exemplary faculty members. In many cases, the recipients were nominated by their peers, students and colleagues. The awards represent the best in contributions to scholarly work and commitment to the pursuit of...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 13

Join Farnaz Hajipour from the University of Manitoba for her talk on Thursday, February 13th about “Comparing Regularized Logistic Regression and Random Forest Approaches for Daytime Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”. ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent yet under diagnosed health problem. Assessment of OSA is currently based on sleep studies that are...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Mar. 9

Join Dr. Miroslaw Pawlak from the University of Manitoba for their talk on Thursday, March 19th about “Nonparametric Estimation of Local Intensity from Level Crossings”. ABSTRACT: In this talk we will discuss the nonparametric estimation problem of a local intensity recovery for non-stationary stochastic signals. The measurable information is given in terms of level crossings....

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Alumni Prove Science Degrees Open Many Doors

This years’ honourees boast a depth and breadth of technical and professional experience to be admired. From Winnipeg to the Arctic Circle, from California to Kenya and war-torn Iraq, their work has effected positive change around the globe. Whether developing cancer vaccines, investigating climate change, optimizing resource management or discovering solutions to mitigate environmental contaminants,...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 6

Join Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel from the University of Winnipeg for his talk on Thursday, February 6th about “Emulation Based Inference for Spatial Dynamics in Infectious Diseases”. ABSTRACT: Mechanistic models of infectious disease spread are key to inferring spatio-temporal infectious disease transmission dynamics. Ideally, covariate data and the infection status of individuals over time would be...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 27

Join Dr. Mahmoud Torabi from the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, February 27th about “A Unified Approach to Goodness-of-Fit Tests in Linear Mixed Models”. ABSTRACT: We develop a method originally proposed by R. A. Fisher into a general procedure, called tailoring, for deriving goodness-of-fit tests that are guaranteed to have a chi-square...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR- Feb. 20 *TIME CHANGED*

Join Dr. Aurelie Labbe from HEC Montréal for her talk on Thursday, February 20th about ” Spatiotemporal Regularized Factorization for Traffic Data Imputation”. ABSTRACT: The traffic system is a system of spatiotemporal distributions. Spatiotemporal traffic data, which can be regarded as multivariate time series, are often collected using a network of sensors. However, sensor technologies or...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR- Jan. 23

Join Dr. Liqun Wang form the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, January 23rd about “First Passage Time Distributions for Some Jump-Diffusion Processes and Flexible Boundaries”. ABSTRACT: The first passage time (FPT) plays an important role in many scientific fields, including biology and genetics, epidemiology, economics, finance and insurance, engineering, environmental science, physics,...