Model Selection Days

A seminar series loosely centered around topics in algebra and model selection.

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September 16th 2009 Prague

  • A survey of some issues that arise in statistical model selection (Joe Whittaker, Lancaster University, UK)
  • Polytopes of Bayesian network structures (Raymond Hemmecke, TU Darmstadt & OvGU Magdeburg)
  • Maximizing the multi-information of stochastic processes (Nihat Ay, MPI Leipzig)
  • Limiting in closures of exponential families (František Matúš, ASCR)


April 6, 2009 Darmstadt

  • 11:00 Model Selection for Coevolution in Virology, Drug Resistance Developement, and Biophyiscs (Kay Hamacher, TU Darmstadt)
  • 12.15 Moment matrices and real root finding (Philipp Rostalski, ETH Zurich)
  • 14:30 Model Selection and Testing for Mixtures and Hidden Markov Models (Hajo Holzmann, University of Marburg)
  • 15:45 Selecting Dynamic Alternatives in Logical Signaling Networks (Utz-Uwe Haus, University of Magdeburg)


Februar 2, 2009 MPI-MiS Leipzig

  • 10:00 On the Optimization of binary functions using probabilistic relaxation (Luigi Malago, AIRLab, Politecnico di Milano)
  • 11:15 Markov Bases and Beyond (Johannes Rauh, MPI MiS, Leipzig)
  • 14:00 Structure validation in clustering by stability analysis (Joachim M. Buhmann, ETH Zurich)
  • 15:00 Mathematical models of cancer progression (Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zurich)


October 10, 2008 FU Berlin

  • 10:30 Matroids and Conditional Independence (Thomas Kahle, MPI MiS Leipzig)
  • 11:45 The implication problem for conditional indepence (Milan Studeny, UTIA-CAS Prague)
  • 14:15 Model selection by empirical risk penalization: outlook and some applications to machine learning (Gilles Blanchard, Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin)


July 23, 2008 TU Berlin

  • 11:00 Tropical Geometry in Applied Mathematics (Michael Joswig, TU Darmstadt)
  • 13:30 Markov Bases in Statistical Genetics (Caroline Uhler, UC Berkeley)
  • 14:30 Solving Constraint Optimization Problems via Importance Sampling in the Grand Canonical Ensemble (Karl-Heinz Zimmermann, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg)
  • 16:00 Toric Dynamical Systems (Anne Shiu, UC Berkeley)


July 11, 2008 TU Magdeburg

  • 10.30-11.30 Model discrimination using multiple steady state information (Carsten Conradi, MPI Magdeburg)
  • 11.45-12.15 Static versus Dynamic Logic and Integer Programming, Models for Signaling Networks (Kathrin Niermann, OvGU Magdeburg)
  • 12.15-12.45 Reconstructing biological models from experimental data (Markus Durzinsky, OvGU Magdeburg)
  • 14.15-15.15 Denoising and Dimension Reduction in Kernel Feature Space (Klaus-Robert Müller, TU Berlin)
  • 15.30-16.30 Open Problems in Algebraic Statistics (Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley)


June 10, 2008 MPI-MolGen Berlin

  • 10:30 From Arabidopsis roots to bilinear equations (Dustin Cartwright, UC Berkeley)
  • 11:45 Lattice point problems arising from model selection problems (Raymond Hemmecke, OvGU Magdeburg)
  • 14:00 Statistical Analysis of Digital Gene Expression (Hugues Richard, MPI MolGen Berlin)


May 8, 2008 MPI-MiS Leipzig

  • 10:30 Construction of Toric Gröbner Bases (Christian Haase, FU Berlin)
  • 11:45 Consistency of information criteria (Mathias Drton, University of Chicago)
  • 14:00 Geometry and Biology (Jürgen Jost, MPI Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig)
  • 15:00 Discussion on Markov Bases / Inequalities (Johannes Rauh, MPI MiS Leipzig)


April 25, 2008 FU Berlin

  • 10:00 Modellauswahl bei Transkriptionsfaktor-Bindungsstellen-Analyse (Benjamin Georgi, MPI MolGen)
  • 11:00 An introduction to coalescent theory: the next hunting ground for algebraic statistics? (David Bryant, Univ. of Auckland)
  • 13:00 Studeny's Analysis graphischer Modelle auf wenigen Variablen Thomas Kahle, MPI MiS, Leipzig)
  • 14:00 Algebraic Statistics for model selection: an outlook (Alexander Schliep, MPI MolGen Berlin)