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Tom Johnson
Too bad we're not in Boston. 

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Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2020, 11:25 PM
Subject: Fwd: Seminar Announcement- Statistical Neuroscience Seminar
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In case you haven't already received this, please see below for the announcement for this week's Probability and Statistics seminar.

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Hi All,


The Department of Mathematics & Statistics are happy to present the Statistical Neuroscience Seminar with our guest speaker Keith Levin on January 23rd, 4pm in MCS B39. Please see below for the full seminar announcement.


Statistical Neuroscience Seminar


Keith Levin

Bootstrapping Networks with Latent Geometric Structure

January 23rd, 4pm MCS B39

Tea and Cookies at 3:30pm


A core problem in statistical network analysis is to develop network analogues of classical statistical techniques. The problem of bootstrapping network data stands out as especially challenging, owing to the dependency structure of network data and the fact that one typically observes only a single network, rather than a sample. In this talk, I will present a method for generating bootstrap samples for networks drawn from latent space models, a class of network models in which unobserved geometric structure drives network topology. We show consistency of the proposed bootstrap method under the random dot product graph, a latent space model that includes the popular stochastic blockmodel as a special case, though the method is applicable to any latent space model in which the latent geometry can be recovered suitably accurately. In the second half of the talk, I will outline a few ongoing projects applying this bootstrap method and several related network analysis techniques to neuroscientific data obtained from fMRI studies. Common to these projects is the presence of latent low-dimensional network structure that we wish to relate to patient-level covariates such as age or disease status.



Kimberly Capri

Staff Coordinator

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Boston University

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P: (617) 353-2560



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