Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Statistics Seminars in 2008

**Tuesday, December 16**-
**Yi Eva Hua**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Optimal Investment and Consumption Problems with Hidden Markov and Regime Switching Models” **Thursday, December 4**-
**Peter Loly**(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba): “Magical Squares and Some Statistical Issues” **Friday, November 28**-
**N. Balakrishnan**(Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University): “Over/Under-Dispersed Poisson Distributions and Processes” **Thursday, November 27**-
**Larry Weldon**(Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University): “Some Simple, Useful, But Seldom Taught Statistical Techniques” **Thursday, November 20**-
**Llwellyn Armstrong**(Ducks Unlimited Canada, Oak Hammock Marsh): “A Statistician Braving the Wilds” **Tuesday, November 18**-
**Taraneh Abarin**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Second-Order Least Squares Estimation in Regression Models, with Applications to Measurement Error Problems” **Thursday, November 13**-
**John Braun**(Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario): “Fitting a Stochastic Fire Spread Model to Data” **Wednesday, October 29**-
**Miao Mandy Zhang**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Optimal Semi-Foldover Plans for Two-Level Fractional Factorial Designs” **Friday, August 22**-
**Qi Er Angela Tan**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Waiting Time to Health Services” **Thursday, August 21**-
**Hui Chen**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Analysis of Variance Tests for Exponentiality of Two Distributions: Complete and Censored Samples” **Monday, August 11**-
**See Tong Chris Lim**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedastic Modeling in Finance: Inferences from Stock Prices” **Friday, August 8**-
**Bo Wang**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Optimal Foldover Plans for Two-Level Fractional Factorial Designs” **Monday, May 5**-
**Peter X. Song**(Department of Biostatistics University of Michigan): “Composite Likelihood Approach to Gene Network Construction” **Thursday, April 3**-
**Feiyue Wang**(Department of Environment & Geography & Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba): “Environmetrics: Some Challenges and Opportunities” **Thursday, March 27**-
**Klaus Pötzelberger**(University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna): “Estimating Boundary Crossing Probabilities for Diffusion Processes by Adaptive Control Variables” **Thursday, March 13**-
**James Fu**(Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba): “Large Sample Point Estimation & Higher Order Asymptotic Efficiency” **Friday, February 29**-
**M. G. Bickis**(University of Saskatchewan): “Predicting the Next Pandemic: An Exercise in Imprecise Hazards”

Graduations

Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Important Date

October 3: Fee Payment Deadline Fall Term

News

Upcoming Seminars

Statistics seminar:
**Bo Li**:
“Spatially Varying Autoregressive Models for Prediction of New HIV Diagnoses”
—
Thursday, September 20 at 2:45 p.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar:
**Mohammad Jafari Jozani**:
“Quantile Regression with Nominated Samples: An example in Osteoporosis Analysis”
—
Thursday, September 27 at 2:45 a.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar:
**Yuliya Martsynyuk** —
Thursday, October 4 at 2:45 a.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar:
**Darja Barr**:
“Evidence Driven Best Practices for Teaching the Mathematical Sciences”
—
Thursday, October 11 at 2:45 a.m.,
P230 Duff Roblin.

Where are they now?

Taraneh Abarin, Ph.D. (2009)

Yanqing Yi, Ph.D. (2008)