Spline Smoothing and Nonparametric Regression
(students research seminar)
Fall 2006

The meetings of the Seminar will be held on alternating Thursdays, from 12:30 till 2pm, in room Jeffery 222.

Scheduled talks:

Sept. 21, 2006
Speaker: Boris Levit (Math&Stat)
Title: Introduction: Interpolating splines and smoothing splines.

Oct. 5, 2006
Speaker: Saeed Varziri (Chemical Engineering)
Title: Penalized Least-Squares Smoothing, Generalized Smoothing Splines and their application to state and parameter estimation in dynamic systems

Oct. 19, 2006
Speaker: Jaerin Cho (Math&Stat)
Title: An application of the method of generalized cross-validation to cardinal splines.

Nov. 2, 2006
Speaker: Karim Rahim (Math&Stat)
Title: Introduction to Thin Plate Splines.

Nov. 16, 2006
Speaker: Dongsheng Tu (NCIC Clinical Trials Group)
Title: Spline Smoothing and Nonparametric Regression in Survival Analysis.