Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

Wednesday Lunch: Anders Løland

Speaker: Anders Løland, Assistant Research Director, Norwegian Computing Center.

Title: Election forecasts: why they are difficult and maybe useful

Abstract: After Nate Silver's initial success in the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, many forecasters failed completely in 2016. Why did this happen? We at 169.no are trying to forecast this year's Norwegian parliamentary election, and will describe and discuss in somewhat broad terms how and possibly why our model works. 

The lunch starts at 12:00, and the talk will start around 12:20.

NB: Wednesday BigInsight Lunches are open to staff and students from any of the BigInsight partners, including UiO, but not to others.

Location: Ullevål Stadion, Sognsveien 77B

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Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

THURSDAY Biostatistical Seminar: The Tien Mai

Speaker: The Tien Mai, Postdoc, Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo

Title: Bayesian Low-rank Matrix Completion

Abstract: Matrix completion has gained a significant interest over the past 10 years (starting by the Netflix challenge 2006). It aims at reconstructing an unknown matrix from a small subset of its (noisy) entries.  In this talk, we review some state-of-the-art approaches for matrix completion, especially on Bayesian methods. Statistical warranty for Bayesian methods is discussed together with some toy numerical experiments. We further discuss the Bi-Linear matrix completion with some open windows.

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Wednesday Lunch: Epigram / Gjensidige

Speaker: Esten Leonardsen, Epigram

Title: Solving real life problems using AI: Price estimation of car damages

Abstract: Assessment of car damages has traditionally been a manual process. We will talk about how Gjensidige and Epigram is using image recognition to automate parts of the process, some of the problems we have faced and the techniques we have used to solve them.

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Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

Wednesday Lunch: Election forecasts: why they are difficult and maybe useful

Speaker: Anders Løland, Assistant Research Director, Norwegian Computing Center.

Abstract: After Nate Silver's initial success in the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, many forecasters failed completely in 2016. Why did this happen? We at 169.no are trying to forecast this year's Norwegian parliamentary election, and will describe and discuss in somewhat broad terms how and possibly why our model works. 

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Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

The Hon. Doc. Sylvia Richardson Workshop 2017 on Statistics for the Life Sciences

In the occasion of Professor Sylvia Richardson, University of Cambridge, receiving a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oslo, we arrange a workshop in her honour. Please join us in the celebration of Sylvia and the statistics community at the University of Oslo, with presentations of some of the on going statistical research in the life sciences at our university:

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