PHYSTAT 05

Talks Agenda

Monday PM

Sciama Lecture Theatre
2.00     Bissantz     Regularized inversion methods and error bounds for general statistical inverse problems with application to density estimation of young massive cluster luminosities in the Antennae galaxies
2.25     Barlow     Asymmetric Errors
2.50     Demortier    Bayesian Reference Analysis for Particle Physics
3.15     Le Diberder     Bayesian analysis at work: troublesome examples
3.40     Tea Break  
4.10     Rolke     Limits and Confidence Intervals in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters
4.35     Zech     Maximum Likelihood Parameter Inference from Lowe Statistics Data and Monte Carlo Simulation
5.00     Catastini     Bias-Free Estimation in Multicomponent Maximum Likelihood Fits with Component-Dependent Templates
5.25     Barlow     A note on Delta ln L = -1/2 errors


Fisher Room
2.00     Hill     Examining the balance between optimising an analysis for best limit setting and best discovery potential
2.25     Digel     Application of a multidimensional wavelet denoising algorithum for the detention and characterization of astrophysical sources of Gamma rays.
2.50     Jin     Higher Criticism Statistic: Optimality and Applications in Cosmology and Astronomy
3.15     Ianni     Likelihood analysis and goodness-of-fit for low count-rate experiments
3.40     Tea Break  
4.10     Trotta     Cosmological applications of Bayesian model selection techniques
4.35     Yabsley     Goodness-of-fit for sparce distributions in high energy physics.
5.00     Leach     Expected principal component analysis of cosmic microwave background anisotropies
5.25     Nicholls     Fitting boundary value problems


Wednesday PM

Sciama Lecture Theatre
2.00     Bruckman     Least Squares Approach to the Alignment of the Generic High Precision Tracking System
2.25     Blobel A new fast track-fit algorithm based on broken lines
2.50     Block     Sifting data in the real world
3.15     Le Diberder     sPLot; a statistical tool to unfold data distribitions (Talk given on behalf of M. Pivk)
3.40     Tea Break  
4.10     Pia     An update on the Goodness-of-Fit Statistical Toolkit
4.35     Kreshuk     Statistics in ROOT
5.00     Verkerke     The RooFit toolkit for data modeling
5.25     Paterno     Easy Data Analysis using R


Fisher Room
2.00     Bargassa     Application of machine learning tools to particle Physics
2.25     Bhat     Bayesian Neural Networks
2.50     Sarda     Signal Enhancement Using Multivariate Classification Techniques and Physical Constraints
3.15     Gray     How to do Bayes-Optimal Classification with Massive Datasets: Large-Scale Quasar Discovery
3.40     Tea Break    
4.10     Narksy     Optimization of Signal Significance by Bagging Decision Trees
4.35     Roe     The Boosting Technique for Particle Physics
5.05    Zivko     On consistent and calibrated inference about the parameters of sampling distributions


Room 501
2.00     Punzi   pdf    Ordering Algorithms and Confidence Intervals in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters
2.25     Tegenfeldt/Conrad   Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals with Bayesian Treatment of Systematic Uncertainties
2.50     Heinrich     The Bayesian Approach to Setting Limits: What to Avoid
3.15     Demortier     Generalized Frequentist Methods for Particle Physics
3.40     Tea Break  
4.10     Raja     A General Theory of Goodness of Fit in Likelihood Fits
4.35     Gagunashvili     Unfolding with system identification
5.00     Bityukov     Statistically dual distributions in statistical inference.
5.25     Bonvicini     Most common likelihood principle

Posters will be on display from the beginning of the Conference, but will have their presenters in attendance during this period on Wednesday late afternoon.

5.30 - 6.30 Poster Session on level 5

Alavi   Random walks, a link between statistical, condensed matter, mathematical and particle Physics.
Bityukov   Program for evaluation of the significance confidence intervals and limits by direct probabilities calculations.
Bityukov   The Bayesian effects in measurement of the astmmetry of Poisson flows. PDF version.
Buckley   CEDAR: Combined e-Science Data Analysis Resource
Chaturvedi   Restoration of Supersymmetry against arbitrary small quantum corrections using feedforward neural network
Gagunashvili   x2 test for comparison of weighted and unweighted histograms
Linnemann   Statistical Software
Muenich/Hill   Confidence interval construction applied to an unfolding problem
Narsky   StatPatternRecongnition: A C++ Package for Statistical Analysis of High Energy Physics Data
Raja   Calculation of errors in fitted quantities in likelihood fits