Abstracts & Biographies
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in S373
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Biology and Chemical Biology Honours Students, TRU
Title: Honours Update Presentations
Come and hear Honours students in the Biology and Chemical Biology Honours programs give brief (8 minute) presentations on the research they have accomplished so far on their projects. Topics will include plant biology, bird ecology, human physiology, algal biochemistry, and antibacterial compounds.
Dr. Mike Evans, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto
Title: The Measurement of Statistical Evidence as the Basis for Statistical Reasoning
There are various approaches to the problem of how one is supposed to conduct a statistical analysis.
Different analyses can lead to contradictory conclusions in some problems so this is
not a satisfactory state of affairs. It seems that all approaches make reference to the evidence in the data
concerning questions of interest as a justification for the methodology employed.
It is fair to say, however, that none of the most commonly used methodologies is absolutely
explicit about how statistical evidence is to be characterized and measured. We will discuss the general
problem of statistical reasoning and the development of a theory for this that is based on being precise
about statistical evidence. This will be shown to lead to the resolution of a number of problems.
Dr. Rifat Saeed, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, TRU
Title: Application of Machine Learning in Science - Data Driven Astronomy
Dr. Robin Kleiv, Dept. of Physics, TRU
Title: Exotic Hadrons and QCD Sum Rules