
Causal Interpretation and Identification
of Conditional Independence Structures
Seminar 5 Schedule: Algebraic Methods in Statistics
October 25 to 29, 1999
Monday, October 25
MAINLY RANDOM MATRICES
9:00  9:45
Wong, C.S.
Discrete and algebraic methods in statistics
10:0010:45
Csiszar, I. and Matus*, F.
Information projections revised
2:00  3:00
Letac, G. and Massam*, H.
All the moments and inverse moments of the Wishart distribution

Tuesday, October 26
GROUPS IN DISTRIBUTION THEORY
9:00  9:45
Graczyk, P.
Classical theorems of probability and statistics on Gelfand pair
 applications of algebraic probability theory
10:0010:45
Gneiting, T.
Matheron's Hankel group  An algebraic gem in geostatistics
1:15  2:00
Kim, P.T.
On the characteristic function of the matrix von MisesFisher
distribution with application to SO(N)  deconvolution
2:15  3:00
Letac, G.
Some K invariant distributions on a symmetric cone

Wednesday, October 27
TOPICS IN STATISTICS
9:00  9:45
Chang*, T. and Rivest LP.
The Covariance structure of Mestimates for location and regression
problems in differentiable statistical group models
10:0010:45
Perlman*, M.D. and Wu, L.
On the limitation of the NeymanPearson likelihood ratio, and
maximum likelihood criteria for testing and estimation
1:15  2:00
Srivastava, M.S. and von Rosen*, D.
The growth curve model with unknown singular covariance matrix
2:15  3:00
Butler, R.
Algebraic and graphical methods for the transform computation
and saddlepoint inversion in complex stochastic systems

Thursday, October 28
GRAPHS AND CONES
9:00  9:45
Madsen, J.
GSIADG Models: hypothesis testing and related problems
10:0010:45
Andersson, S.A.
On the general Wishart distribution on homogeneous cones
1:15  2:00
Lajmi, S.
A characterization of Riesz exponential families
2:15  3:00
Neher, E.
Transformations groups of the AnderssonPerlman cone

Friday, October 29
MAINLY BAYES
9:00  9:45
Consonni*, G., GutierrezPena, E., and Veronese, P.
Conditional reducible exponential families, enriched conjugate
families and reference priors
10:0010:45
Consonni, G., GutierrezPena*, E., and Veronese,
P Continuation
1:15  2:00
Giudici, P.
Issues in reversible jump MCMC Bayesian model determination for
graphical models
2:15  3:15
Hassairi, A.
Generalized variance and exponential families


