Working Groups

 Data Security Seminar

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - Aleksander Essex (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Computing threshold functions under encryption
(Can you put in a link to a CBC news article about Aleks' work:

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 - Chris Hall (Mathematics), An Overview of Blockchains
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 - Marc Moreno Maza (Computer Science), TBA


Spatio-Temporal Statistics Reading Group

 Spring 2018 Schedule


Zhou Lan: Bayesian Nonparametric Spatial Modeling With Dirichlet Process Mixing

Gelfand, Alan E., Athanasios Kottas, and Steven N. MacEachern. "Bayesian nonparametric spatial modeling with Dirichlet process mixing." Journal of the American Statistical Association 100.471 (2005): 1021-1035.


Yawen Guan: A Multiresolution Gaussian Process Model

Nychka, Douglas, et al. "A multiresolution Gaussian process model for the analysis of large spatial datasets." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 24.2 (2015): 579-599.


Arnab Hazra: Nonparametric Bayesian models for a spatial covariance

Reich, Brian J., and Montserrat Fuentes. "Nonparametric Bayesian models for a spatial covariance." Statistical methodology 9.1 (2012): 265-274.


Indranil Sahoo: Characterizing spatial processes on Spheres

Hitczenko, Marcin, and Michael L. Stein. "Some theory for anisotropic processes on the sphere." Statistical Methodology 9.1 (2012): 211-227.


Whitney Huang: Spatial Point Process

Gelfand, Alan E., et al., eds. Handbook of spatial statistics. CRC press, 2010.

 Fall 2017 Schedule


Whitney Huang: Introduction to Spatial Statistics

Charpters 2-4 Handbook of Spatial Statistics


Maggie Johnson: Hierarchical Modeling with Spatial Data

Charpters 7 Handbook of Spatial Statistics


Yuan Tian: Introduction to Extreme Value Analysis

Charpters 3-4 An introduction to statistical modeling of extreme values


Zhou Lan: Low-Rank Representations for Spatial Processes

Charpters 8 Handbook of Spatial Statistics


Alexandra Larsen: Continuous Parameter Spatio-Temporal Processes

Charpters 23 Handbook of Spatial Statistics


Cryptography Research Group

Please visit the Westen Cryptography Research Group website for more information: