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Korbinian Strimmer and Thomas House
University of Manchester
Academic Year 2017-18

Begin: 23 January 2017
End: June 2018
Time: 2pm-3pm
Place: Horace Lamb Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Alan Turing Building


In this journal club we aim to discuss in an informal way methodological aspects in statistics, machine learning, and data science by reading current relevant papers. We meet in the Alan Turing building (School of Mathematics). All interested statisticians and computational scientists in Manchester welcome!


We start the sessions on 23 Januar 2018 and then meet regulary about twice a month. For precise dates and links to all the papers discussed see below!

Announcements concerning this journal club are also sent via the MATH-STATSML-CLUB mailing list. Please join this list if you would like to receive regular updates by email.


Session Date Topic
11 Thursday 28 June 2018
10 Thursday 14 June 2018 today in the Small meeting room (level 2)
9 Thursday 31 May 2018
8 Thursday 10 May 2018
7 Thursday 26 April 2018
6 Tursday 12 April 2018 today in the Small meeting room (level 2)
5 Monday 19 March 2018
4 Monday 5 March 2018 Stephens. 2017. False discovery rates: a new deal. Biostatistics 18:275-294
3 Monday 19 February 2018 Rainforth and Wood. 2017. Canonical correlation forests. arXiv:1507.05444;
Fernández-Delgado et al. 2014. Do we need hundreds of classifiers to solve real world classification problems? JMLR 15:3133-3181
2 Monday 5 February 2018 Wang et al 2016. Bayesian optimization in a billion dimensions via random embeddings. JAIR 55: 361-387
1 Tuesday 23 January 2018 Vidal et al. 2017. Mathematics of deep learning. arXiv:1712.04741;
Marcus. 2018. Deep learning: a critical appraisal. arXiv:1801.00631
2015-2017 Papers discussed in an earlier journal club run at Imperial College London.