BASS: Berkeley Algebraic Statistics Seminar
Semester: Fall, 2011
Organizers: Andrew Critch and
Shaowei Lin
Time: Wednesdays, 23pm
Location: 939 Evans
For the first half of the semester, the seminar will focus on two main sources:
Other recommended reading:
Date 
Speaker 
Title, linked to announcement 
Aug 17 
Shaowei Lin,
UC Berkeley 
Sparse Coding and Why it Works, and organizational meeting 
Aug 31
[slides]

Andrew Critch,
UC Berkeley 
What Causality Is (stats for mathematicians)

Sep 7 
Damien Mondragon,
UC Berkeley 
Implicitization and tropical geometry (math for statisticians) 
Sep 14 
Jose Rodriguez,
UC Berkeley 
Markov bases for toric models 
Sep 21 
Ngoc Tran
UC Berkeley 
Combinatorial types of tropical eigenvectors with applications to
ranking 
Sep 28 
Andrew Critch,
UC Berkeley 
How to find a hidden Markov process 
Oct 5 
[no seminar] 
SIAM conference on applied algebraic geometry this week 
Oct 12 
Qingchun Ren,
UC Berkeley 
The neighbornet algorithm and point configurations in P^{1} 
Oct 19 
Shaowei Lin,
UC Berkeley 
Bayesian Statistics and Singular Learning Theory 
Oct 26 [summary] 
Rudolf Kalman,
Swiss Federal IT 
A new direction of research in mathematical systems theory: Algebraic analysis, identication, and synthesis of passive electric
networks 
Nov 2 
Piotr Zwiernik,
IPAM 
Why do we care about inequalities in (algebraic) statistics? 
Nov 9 
Luke Oeding,
UC Berkeley 
Tensors and Implicitization 
Nov 16 
Kelli Talaska,
UC Berkeley 
Trek Systems and Gaussian Graphical Models 
Nov 23 
[no seminar] 
Thanksgiving 
Nov 30 
Bernd Sturmfels,
UC Berkeley 
Geometry of the Restricted Boltzmann Machine 
Dec 7 
Guido Montufar,
Max Planck, Leipzig 
Submodels of Deep Belief Networks 