Nonlinear algebra and Nonlinear Statistics for Networks, a short course I will be teaching at the CIMPA School "Mathematical Methods in Data Analysis" July 18--July 31, 2022 (week 2).



Title TBD. Workshop on applications of machine learning, organized by Alexander Kasprzyk, Yang-Hui He, Tom Oliver, 25-26 August 2021.


What is a Markov basis? a talk in the series "My Favorite Theorem" organized by the SIAM student chapter at IIT. March 2021, Zoom.

Randomness in Commutative Algebra: Part I -- Random Monomial Ideals

SIAM Seminar on Applied Geometry and Algebra,
nuary 12, 2021


*What a year!!

Algebraic Statistics for Networks - The Fienberg advantage and linear ERGMs

Seminar talk in Statistical Data Science, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, June 12, 2020


* I was on maternity leave for the majority of 2019.


An IMS-sponsored invited session on “Emerging Methods for Network Testing and Related Problems”, organized by Eric Kolaczyk. Joint Statistical Meetings, Denver Colorado, July 27 - August 1, 2019.


Goodness of fit of (mixtures of) log-linear models, minisymposium on "Algebraic Statistics" at the 2019 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry in Bern, Switzerland (July 9-13, 2019).



I taught a short course on The role of algebraic statistics in estimation and modeling of random graphs and networks in the Summer school on algebraic statistics, taking place September 24-28, 2018, The Arctic University of Norway in Tromso. The lectures were on the board but here are some slides with references.


I taught a short course on The role of algebraic statistics in estimation and modeling of random graphs and networks in the 2018 CIMPA Research School - Latinamerica: "Commutative Algebra with Applications to Statistics and Coding Theory", taking place June 25 - July 6, 2018, Zacatecas, MEXICO.


Finite-sample goodness-of-fit tests for stochastic block models and extensions to latent-variable log-linear models . Invited session on "Algebraic Methods in Statistics" for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the IMS, Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2 – 6, 2018.


Goodness-of-fit tests for 3 SBM variants, Turing workshop on Statistics of Network Analysis, 29-30 May 2018, the Alan Turing Institute, London.


An invitation to algebraic statistics: a brief overview. AMS special session on algebraic statistics at the spring Eastern Section meeting, April 21-22, 2018, Boston.


Randomized algorithms for computing with polynomials, IIT Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation matchmaking seminar. April 4th, 2018.


*I was on maternity leave during half of 2017, which resulted in cancellation of 3 invited talks (at FoCM - Foundations of Computational Mathematics, MCA - Mathematical Congress of the Americas, and AMS - American Mathematical Society sectional meeting).


Mathematical Biology Minisymposium at the Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM) Toronto, Canada, June 12-15, 2017.


Discrete methods for statistical network analysis, Special session on Probabilistic Methods in Combinatorics at the Spring 2017 AMS Central Sectional Meeting at the Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. April 1-2, 2017.


Exact tests for mixtures of log-linear models: stochastic block models for random graphs, Algebraic statistics workshop, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics), April 16-22, 2017.

2016 and earlier

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