Van Dantzig Seminar

nationwide series of lectures in statistics


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Next Van Dantzig Seminar: February 14, 2020

Speakers: Domenico Marinucci, Thomas Nagler


Programme: (click names or scroll down for titles and abstracts)

14:30 - 15:30 Domenico Marinucci (Rome)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Thomas Nagler (Leiden)
17:00 - Reception
Location: Delft University, room Chip, EWI-building (the highest on campus), Mekelweg 4.

Titles and abstracts

  • Domenico Marinucci

    Critical Points, Multiple Testing and Point Source Detection for Cosmological Data

    Over the last two decades, Cosmology has experienced a sort of revolution, where a flood of data of unprecedented accuracy has become available by means of a number of different ground-based and satellite experiments. The analysis of these maps raises a number of extremely interesting statistical questions, mostly related to the geometry of spherical random fields. In this talk, we shall be concerned in particular with issues related to detection of point sources (Galaxies) in Cosmic Microwave Background radiation (CMB) Data; we shall discuss the connections with spherical wavelets, distribution of critical points for spherical random fields, and multiple testing procedures.

  • Thomas Nagler

    Copula regression

    In regression problems, we are interested in some aspects of the distribution of a response variable conditional on a set of predictors, e.g., conditional means, probabilities, or quantiles. Copulas characterize the dependence of a random vector. In particular, we can use them to model the dependence between a response and predictors. In this talk, I give a brief introduction to copula models, discuss how they can be used in a regression context, and present a some general asymptotic results for inference in such models.


Van Dantzig Seminar

The Van Dantzig seminar is a nationwide series of lectures in statistics, which features renowned international and local speakers, from the full width of the statistical sciences. The name honours David van Dantzig (1900-1959), who was the first modern statistician in the Netherlands, and professor in the "Theory of Collective Phenomena" (i.e. statistics) in Amsterdam. The seminar will convene 4 to 6 times a year at varying locations, and is supported financially by among others the STAR cluster and the Section Mathematical Statistics of the VVS-OR.

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