Marcin Jurek and Matthias Katzfuss at 2018 Aggie Reunion, Vancouver
Aggieland Saturday 2019
Ersen Arseven and Jianhua Huang at Endowed Chair in Astronomical Statistics Reception
Meet the Inaugural Ersen Arseven '74 Scholars
The Dr. Ersen Arseven '74 Scholarship was established in September 2018 by Dr. Ersen Arseven '74 to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in statistics from the College of Science and, if eligible, participating in the Science Leadership Scholars Program.
Texas A&M statistics Ph.D. graduate and 2007 Academy of Distinguished Former Students inductee Ersen Arseven '74 recently got the pleasure of meeting the inaugural group of scholars during a March 20 reception hosted by the Department of Statistics. Pictured here with Arseven (second from right), Acting Head of Statistics Jianhua Huang (left) and Dean of Science Valen Johnson (second from left) are students Cameron Motherwell '20, Claudio Romero '22 and Minjee Kim '21, who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in statistics as members of the Science Leadership Scholars Program.
I Am Texas A&M Science - Irina Gaynanova
Even for the most seasoned academic, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here's one in our I Am Texas A&M Science series from Texas A&M statistician Irina Gaynanova, who, despite not exactly loving her academic field as an undergraduate, grew to appreciate working with data enough to make a career out of developing statistical methodology for high dimensional data problems.
National Science Foundation Awards $1.5 Million TRIPODS Institute to Texas A&M to Bolster Data-Driven DiscoveryRead More →
A cross-disciplinary team of Texas A&M researchers led by statistician Bani Mallick has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million Transdisciplinary Research In Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a new institute, the Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).
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University of California, Berkeley statistician, data scientist and National Academy of Sciences member Bin Yu will visit the Texas A&M campus Sept. 5 as the guest speaker for the biennial Emanuel Parzen Prize Lecture Series, sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics.
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11:30 AM / 12:30 PM Blocker Building (BLOC), Room 113 979-845-3141
Department of Psychology
Exploring the Neural Basis of Impulsive Choice in Rodent Models
Impulsivity is defined as acting without "foresight". Several neuropsychiatric disorders are characterized by excessive impulsivity, including Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs). In this talk I will explore the neurocomputational basis of impulsivity. Data will be presented from computational models in addition to neural recordings and optogenetics data acquired in rodent models. Neural and model data will be assessed by construction of latent variable models via piecewise linear recurrent neural networks. The convergence of these data suggest that impaired computation in prefrontal cortex is critical for excessive impulsivity. The long term goal of these studies are to develop interventions that might blunt excessive impulsivity and thus inspire novel treatment options for those living with an AUD.
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:30 a.m. BLOC 113