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1 Professor Sheetal Silal Georgina Ferry interviews Sheetal Silal, Associate Professor (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town) and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Disease Modelling (Nuffield Department of Medicine), 28 February 2023. Sheetal Silal, Georgina Ferry 05 Jul 2023
2 Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events - Francesco Mori Francesco Mori 03 Mar 2023
3 Creative Commons 4. Numbers don't tell the whole story with Professor Hannah Fry Vicky Neale talks to Hannah Fry about the difficulties of using probabilities in medical statistics, and how their own experiences have shaped their perspectives on the tough choices facing those making decisions on cancer care. Vicky Neale, Hannah Fry 12 Dec 2022
4 Creative Commons 2. Communicating the evidence with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter Vicky Neale and David Spiegelhalter explore the role of statisticians in communicating risk to the public, and how patients can be empowered to engage with clinicians when weighing up the benefits and risks of treatment. Vicky Neale, David Spiegelhalter 12 Dec 2022
5 Creative Commons 1. The relevance of maths to cancer with Professor Philip Maini Vicky Neale talks to Philip Maini about how mathematical modelling can help researchers and doctors to improve the quality of life for people receiving cancer treatment. Vicky Neale, Philip Maini 12 Dec 2022
6 Creative Commons Statistics, ethical and unethical: Some historical vignettes David Steinsaltz gives a lecture on the ethical issues in statistics using historical examples. David Steinsaltz 05 Apr 2022
7 Creative Commons Ethics from the perspective of an applied statistician Professor Denise Lievesley discusses ethical issues and codes of conduct relevant to applied statisticians. Denise Lievesley 31 Mar 2022
8 Creative Commons A Day in the Life of a Statistics Consultant Maria Christodoulou and Mariagrazia Zottoli share what a standard day is like for a statistics consultant. Maria Christodoulou, Mariagrazia Zottoli 31 Mar 2022
9 Creative Commons Christl Donnelly and the Statistical End of Epidemics Professor Christl Donnelly (Oxford and Imperial) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how statistical and mathematical epidemiology measure the end of epidemics, including BSE, Ebola, influenza, and Covid-19. Christl Donnelly, Erica Charters 15 Mar 2022
10 Causality and Autoencoders in the Light of Drug Repurposing for COVID-19 Caroline Uhler (MIT), gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 2nd July 2021. Caroline Uhler 29 Jul 2021
11 Recent Applications of Stein's Method in Machine Learning Qiang Liu (University of Texas at Austin) gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 4th June 2021. Qiang Liu 29 Jul 2021
12 Do Simpler Models Exist and How Can We Find Them? Cynthia Rudin (Duke University) gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 14th May 2021. Cynthia Rudin 29 Jul 2021
13 Practical pre-asymptotic diagnostic of Monte Carlo estimates in Bayesian inference and machine learning Aki Vehtari (Aalto University) gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 7th May 2021 Aki Vehtari 29 Jul 2021
14 Complexity of local MCMC methods for high-dimensional model selection Quan Zhou, Texas A and M University, gives an OxCSML Seminar on Friday 25th June 2021. Quan Zhou 02 Jul 2021
15 Assessing Personalization in Digital Health Distinguished Speaker Seminar - Friday 18th June 2021, with Susan Murphy, Professor of Statistics and Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Susan Murphy 23 Jun 2021
16 Machine Learning in Drug Discovery Graduate Lecture - Thursday 3rd June 2021, with Dr Fergus Boyles. Department of Statistics, University of Oxford. Fergus Boyles 23 Jun 2021
17 Several structured thresholding bandit problems OxCSML Seminar - Friday 28th May 2021, presented by Alexandra Carpentier (University of Magdeburg). Alexandra Carpentier 23 Jun 2021
18 A primer on PAC-Bayesian learning *followed by* News from the PAC-Bayes frontline Benjamin Guedj, University College London, gives a OxCSML Seminar on 26th March 2021. Benjamin Guedj 28 May 2021
19 Approximate Bayesian computation with surrogate posteriors Julyan Arbel (Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes), gives an OxCSML Seminar on Friday 30th April 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Julyan Arbel 21 May 2021
20 Introduction to Bayesian inference for Differential Equation Models Using PINTS Ben Lambert, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, gives the Graduate Lecture on Thursday 6th May 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Ben Lambert 21 May 2021
21 On classification with small Bayes error and the max-margin classifier Professor Sara Van de Geer, ETH Zürich, gives the Distinguished Speaker Seminar on Thursday 29th April 2021 for the Department of Statistics. Sara Van de Geer 21 May 2021
22 Convergence of Online SGD under Infinite Noise Variance, and Non-convexity Murat Erdogdu gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 12th March, 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Murat Erdogdu 21 May 2021
23 Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Jon Keating: From one extreme to another: the statistics of extreme events Oxford University's Sedleian Professorship of Natural Philosophy is 400 years old in 2021. Jon Keating 28 Apr 2021
24 Distribution-dependent generalization bounds for noisy, iterative learning algorithms Karolina Dziugaite (Element AI), gives the OxCSML Seminar on 26th February 2021. Karolina Dziugaite 17 Mar 2021
25 Finding Today’s Slaves: Lessons Learned From Over A Decade of Measurement in Modern Slavery Professor Davina Durgana, award-winning international human rights statistician and professor with almost 15 years of experience developing leading global models to assess risk to modern slavery, gives a talk on their work on modern slavery. Davina Durgana 01 Mar 2021
26 Veridical Data Science for biomedical discovery: detecting epistatic interactions with epiTree Bin Yu, Chancellor's Professor, Departments of Statistics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley, gives a seminar for the Department of Statistics. Bin Yu 26 Feb 2021
27 (Not) Aggregating Data: The Corcoran Memorial Lecture Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Queensland University of Technology in the Science and Engineering Faculty, gives the The Corcoran Memorial Lecture, held on 21st January 2021. Kerrie Mengersen 05 Feb 2021
28 Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Panel Session The Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Lecture was followed by a Panel Session with Professor Deborah Ashby, Professor David Cox and Professor David Spiegelhalter. The Panel was chaired by Professor Jennifer Rogers about the role of statistics in society Deborah Ashby, David Cox, David Spiegelhalter 05 Feb 2021
29 Florence Nightingale and the politicians’ pigeon holes: using data for the good of society Professor Deborah Ashby, President of the RSS, gives the 2020 Florence Nightingale lecture. Deborah Ashby, David Cox, David Spiegelhalter 07 Jan 2021
30 Probabilistic Inference and Learning with Stein’s Method Part of the Probability for Machine Learning seminar series. Presented by Prof Lester Mackey (Microsoft Research New England and Stanford University). Lester Mackey 04 Dec 2020
31 Introduction to Deep Learning and Graph Neural Networks in Biomedicine Dr. Ekaterina Volkova-Volkmar, Senior Data Scientist, pRED Informatics - Data Science, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche, Basel, Switzerland, gives a talk on deep learning and graph neural networks in biomedicine. Ekaterina Volkova-Volkmar 03 Dec 2020
32 Mathematics Public Lecture: How Learning Ten Equations Can Improve Your Life - David Sumpter Mathematics has a lot going for it, but David Sumpter argues that it can not only provide you with endless YouTube recommendations, and even make you rich, but it can make you a better person. David Sumpter 02 Nov 2020
33 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: How to Make the World Add Up - Tim Harford You have to sympathise with statistics. Misunderstood and misused when all they want to do is accumulate. What they need is a little human understanding. Tim Harford's Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture does just that. Tim Harford 02 Nov 2020
34 Creative Commons Black History Month: Exploring the Data Visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois Jason Forrest, Director of Interactive Data Visualization, COVID Response Centre, McKinsey and Co, New York, gives the Department of Statistics Black History Month lecture, with a talk on the work of African-American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Jason Forrest 23 Oct 2020
35 How To Set Up Continuous Integration to Make Your Code More Robust, More Maintainable, and Easier to Publish Dr Fergus Cooper, Research Software Engineer, Oxford RSE Group, gives a talk for the department of Statistics on 5th June 2020. Fergus Cooper 10 Jun 2020
36 Developing better code with automated testing Graham Lee, Research Software Engineer, Oxford RSE Group, gives talk for the department of Statistics on 22nd May 2020. Graham Lee 10 Jun 2020
37 Cluster-Randomised Test Negative Designs: Inference and Application to Vector Trials to Eliminate Dengue Nick Jewell, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, gives a talk for the departmental of Statistics on 28th May 2020. Nick Jewell 10 Jun 2020
38 MCMC for Hierachical Bayesian Models Using Non-reversible Langevin Methods Radford M. Neal (University of Toronto), gives a talk for the department of Statistics. Radford M Neal 10 Jun 2020
39 Better doctors, better patients, better decisions: Risk literacy in health Can every doctor understand health statistics? Gerd Gigerenzer will describe the efforts towards this goal, a few successes, but also the steadfast forces that undermine doctors’ ability to understand and act on evidence. Gerd Gigerenzer 18 Mar 2020
40 Research Behind... The Great Vape Debate A podcast about a song about vaping based on the latest evidence from research from Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce at the University of Oxford Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 09 Jan 2018
41 Life as a trial statistician – the good, the bad and the ugly Professor Jonathan Cook is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit. Jonathan Cook 06 Dec 2017
42 A little known law of numbers Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare lecture series, Jeffrey Aronson 20 Oct 2017
43 Dr Lisa Schwartz and Dr Steven Woloshin Professor Carl Heneghan in conversation with Steven Woloshin, MD, MS, and Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, MS, Professors of Medicine, of Community and Family Medicine, and Co-Directors of Medicine and the Media Programs at The Dartmouth Institute. Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin, Carl Heneghan 03 May 2017
44 Creative Commons Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, speaks to Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, about the importance of medical statistics. David Spiegelhalter, Carl Heneghan 28 Mar 2017
45 Statistics: Why the Truth Matters - Tim Harford Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less", argues that politicians, businesses and even charities have been poisoning the value of statistics and data. Tim Harford 14 Feb 2017
46 Quantum Geometry, Exclusion Statistics, and the Geometry of "Flux Attachment" in 2D Landau levels Duncan Haldane talks about Quantum Geometry, Exclusion Statistics, and the Geometry of "Flux Attachment" in 2D Landau levels. Duncan Haldane 11 Oct 2016
47 Exchange statistics - Basic concepts In this talk Jon Magne Leinaas from University of Oslo reviews some of the basic ideas and questions related to the exchange symmetry of identical particles. Jon Magne Leinaas 11 Oct 2016
48 New Statistics and Prediction In the first part of their discussion, Joe Silk and John Peacock compare approaches to statistics and how these bear on predictions in cosmology, including Weinberg’s prediction of the cosmological constant. John Peacock, Joe Silk 13 Jul 2016
49 New Approaches to Probability In the second part of their discussion, Luke Barnes and David Sloan go over the difference between frequentist and bayesian statistics, and how this difference applies to astrophysics and cosmology. Luke Barnes, David Sloan 13 Jul 2016
50 Creative Commons The history of the future The founders lecture 2016, by eminent historian and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Brian Harrison, FBA. Brian Harrison 14 Jun 2016
51 Bioinformatics at the heart of biology and genomics medicine The Ninth annual Florence Nightingale Lecture, given by Professor Dame Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge. Held on Thursday 21st April 2016. Dame Janet Thornton 27 Apr 2016
52 Creative Commons Evidence-Based Decision Making for Collection Management A talk delivered by Paul Cavanagh and James Kay at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Paul Cavanagh, James Kay 15 Sep 2015
53 Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences Chris Zorn discusses teaching quantitative methods focussing on (a) integrating contemporary data science approaches into undergraduate instruction, and (b) using "big data" examples to generate and maintain students' interest. Chris Zorn 04 Jun 2015
54 The 17th Ockham Lecture - 'Physics in the World of Ideas: Complexity as Energy' Given by Professor Yuri Manin, Professor Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA; Principal Researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Yuri Manin 03 Jun 2015
55 Creative Commons Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Andy Field 09 Sep 2013
56 Creative Commons Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Manfred te Grotenhuis 27 Aug 2013
57 Creative Commons Communicating Risk and Uncertainty Opening Address Opening Address by Professor Speigelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, Cambridge University. David Speigelhalter 20 Dec 2012
58 Creative Commons Paul Kellstedt on teaching quantitative methods to political science students Paul Kellstedt discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate political science students and other social scientists. Paul Kellstedt 03 Dec 2012
59 Creative Commons 02. Numbering the people: the Census, Vital Registration and Population Registers Professor David Coleman gives the second lecture on Demographics, where he looks at different ways in which governments and demographers have collected population data. David Coleman 26 Oct 2012
60 Creative Commons 01. Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century Professor David Coleman gives the first lecture in his Demographic Trends and Problems of the Modern World series. David Coleman 26 Oct 2012
61 Creative Commons Numbers are Weapons - A Self Defence Guide Tim Harword, Financial Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar Series. Tim Harford 06 Mar 2012
62 Creative Commons What are the latest trends in migration into and out of the UK? - COMPAS Breakfast Briefing Sarah Croft (Office for National Statistics) gives a talk for the COMPAS Breakfast Briefing series on December 10th, 2010. Sarah Croft 11 Mar 2011
63 When the Audience Clicks: Buying Attention in the Digital Age Discussion of media buying and the attention-creation industry - showing how the fixation on audiences' click-like behaviour is a disruptive institutional force, and how buyers' new approaches to attention are creating new forms of social discrimination. Joseph Turow 08 Mar 2010
64 Genetics of Common Human Diseases Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases. Peter Donnelly 29 Apr 2009
65 Genetics of Common Human Diseases Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases. Peter Donnelly 29 Apr 2009