STA 290 Seminar: Krishnakumar Balasubramanian

STA 290 Seminar Series

DATE:             Wednesday January 31st, 1:10pm

LOCATION:   MSB 1147, Colloquium Room

SPEAKER:     Krishnakumar Balasubramanian, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Statlab (ORFE), Princeton University

TITLE:            “Parametric and Nonparametric Models for Higher-order Interactions”

ABSTRACT:  In this talk, I will discuss about parametric and nonparametric models for higher-order interactions with a focus on the statistical and computational aspects. In fields like social, political and biological sciences, there is a clear need for analyzing higher-order interactions as opposed to pairwise interactions, which has been the main forus of statistical network analysis recently. Generalized Block Models and Hypergraphons are powerful tools for modeling higher-order interactions. The talk will introduce the models, present theoretical results highlighting the challenges and differences that arise when analyzing higher-order interactions compared to pairwise interactions, and discuss applications and numerical results.

BIO: Dr. Balasubramanian is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Statlab (ORFE) at Princeton University (