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Read the Arctic University of Norway's press release about the 2018 summer school in Tromso, where I taught a short course.
Here are some photos from the organizers group, 1, 2.


2018:
Norway 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.
CIMPA 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.
IMS2018 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.
Turing Goodness-of-fit tests for 3 SBM variants, Turing workshop on Statistics of Network Analysis, 29-30 May 2018, the Alan Turing Institute, London.
AMS 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.
CISC Randomized algorithms for computing with polynomials, IIT Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation matchmaking seminar. April 4th, 2018.


2017:
CanaDAM Mathematical Biology Minisymposium at the Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM) Toronto, Canada, June 12-15, 2017.
AMS 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.
Oberwolfach 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:
Cambridge Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences hosted a Program on Theoretical Foundations for Statistical Network Analysis, July-December 2016, in which I was a long-term participant.
COSTNET The role of algebraic statistics in estimation and modeling of random graphs and networks. Invited talk at the first COSTNET conference [COST Conference on Statistical Network Science], Ribno, Slovenia, September 2016.
IMS-APRM The role of algebraic statistics in estimation and modeling of random graphs and networks. Invited talk at the Invited paper session on Recent advances on algebraic methods in statistics,
The 4th Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 27-30, 2016.
RIMS-Kyoto Fitting 3 variants of the p1 random graph model (varying reciprocity). Plenary talk at the "Applications of Algebraic Methods to Statistics" conference at the Research Institute of Mathematical Science (RIMS) of Kyoto University, 20 - 24 June, 2016.
IIT alumni Network data: (Ir)relevant insights, Bay Area IIT Alumni gathering, San Francisco, April 2016.
DePaul CDM colloquium Random graphs and networks: estimation and modeling challenges, School of Computing Research Colloquium, DePaul University, Chicago, 19 February 2016.


2015:
mini-TAGS A mini-TAGS talk at Texas Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2015 Fall Workshops, Texas A&M, October 2015.
AMS session Bouquet algebra of toric ideals, Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Algebra
AMS 2015 Central Fall Sectional Meeting, Loyola University Chicago, October 3-4, 2015.
GB 50th Bouquet algebra of toric ideals Current Trends on Gröbner Bases, Mathematical Society of Japan, Seasonal Institute, Osaka, Japan, July 1-10, 2015.
Torino(seminar) Random graphs and networks: estimation and modeling challenges (slides), Seminari di Statistica, Probabilita' e Ottimizzazione 2015 Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 11 June 2015
as2015 What are shell structures of random networks telling us?, Algebraic Statistics in Genoa Genova, Italy, 8-11 June, 2015
cassc15 Random sampling in computational algebra: Helly numbers and violator spaces, Plenary talk at the Chicago area SIAM student conference, April 11, 2015.
JMM Algebra on hypergraphs, AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics (a Mathematics Research Communities Session) at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 2015.


2014:
FoCM'14 Randomized algorithms, Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference, Workshop on Computational Algebraic Geometry (workshop homepage), Montevideo, Uruguay, December 11-20, 2014.
UKy Bouquet algebra of toric ideals: hypergraphs, Seminar talk at the University of Kentucky, Algebra Seminar, November 2014.
UIC Fitting network models, Seminar talk at the University of Illinois Chicago, Statistics Seminar, November 2014.
AMS What are shell structures of random networks telling us?, Special Session on algebraic statistics at the Western Section Meeting, San Francisco, October 2014.
Prague Goodness of fit for log-linear network models: Dynamic Markov bases using hypergraph, Workshop on Algebraic Statistics, Prague Stochastics 2014, August 25-29, 2014.
COMPSTAT Goodness of fit for log-linear network models: Dynamic Markov bases using hypergraphs, The 21st International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT2014), Geneva, Switzerland, August 19-22, 2014. Session on Symbolic/Algebraic Methods in Computational Statistics.
GRAPHS Developing and testing ERGMs using algebraic statistics, DARPA GRAPHS Review Meeting, Washington D.C., July 21-24 2014.
IMS 2014 Goodness of fit for network models: dynamic Markov bases, Invited Session on Algebraic Statistics, Institute for Mathematical Statistics annual meeting, Sydney Australia, July 7-11, 2014.
SIAM-DM Hypergraph problems arising from networks in algebraic statistics, Modeling networks minisymposium at the 2014 SIAM Discrete conference, June 16-19, Minneapolis MN.
WIMS Goodness-of-fit for log-linear network models: Dynamic Markov bases using hypergraphs, Plenary talk at the 2nd annual Midwest Women in Mathematics Symposium, Notre Dame University, April 5, 2014.
UC Davis Markov bases through hypergraphs, Algebra and Discrete Math seminar, University of California at Davis, February 24, 2014.
CASTA2014 Markov bases through hypergraphs , Computational Algebraic Statistics, Theories and Applications (CASTA 2014) Workshop, January 21-24, 2014, Kyoto, Japan.


2013:
GRAPHS Algebraic Statistics for Network Models, DARPA GRAPHS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 2013.
ND Network/graph algorithms in algebraic statistics, Joint discrete math - iCeNSa seminar, Notre Dame University, October 17, 2013.
SI(AG)^2 Algebraic Statistics and Macaulay2: Running Markov Chains on Network Fibers, Minisymposium: "Software for Algebraic Geometry: Macaulay2", at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry 2013, August 1-4 in Fort Collins, Colorado
CMS
Jun'13
Toric algebra of hypergraphs , Scientific Session on Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics at the Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting, June 4-7 2013. Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Neuchatel
May'13
Algebraic statistics for network models Colloquium, 7 May 2013, Institut de Mathématiques, Universite de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Networks
School
Two lectures on Algebraic Statistics applied to network science, during the Summer School in Network Science, May 20-24, 27-31, 2013 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
PEAKs
Mar '13
Workshop on `Perspectives and Emerging topics in Algebra and Kombinatorics', March 2013. Haus Bergkranz, Riezlern (Kleinwalsertal), Austria
SIAM CS&E
Feb'13
Testing model fit with algebraic statistics, Minisymposium on “Analysis and Modeling of Static and Dynamic Networks” at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering. February 2013. Boston, MA.


2012:
MSRI,
Dec '12
Toric geometry of hypergraphs, Workshop: Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Applications, MSRI, Berkeley, CA. (slides)
Loyola,
Oct '12
Geometry of Statistical Models, Undergraduate Colloquium in the Mathematical Sciences, Loyola University Chicago
GRAPHS,
Jul '12
Algebraic Statistics for Network Models, DARPA GRAPHS Kickoff meeting, Chicago, IL
Kentucky,
Apr '12
A principal speaker at the first annual University of Kentucky Mathematics Alumni Day, Lexington, KY
PennState,
Apr '12
Phylogenetics and algebraic geometry, Seminar on Math in Bio and Geo Sciences, Penn State, PA


2011:
PennState,
Jan '12
Toric ideals from hypergraphs: algebra for network models, Applied Algebra Seminar, Penn State, PA
NotreDame,
Dec '11
Algebraic statistics for network models, Department colloquium, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Notre Dame, IN
AMS,
Oct '11
Constructing Markov bases for hypergraphs, Computational and Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry Session at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Salt Lake City
ModernMath,
Oct '11
Commutative Algebra and Applications: An Invitation to Algebraic Statistics , Representing MSRI at
the NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop (at SACNAS), San Jose, CA
SIAG-AG,
Oct '11
Toric ideals of hypergraph models (abstract), Minisymposium on Categorical Data: Contingency Tables and Network Structures, Meeting on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Raleigh, NC
UChicago,
Aug '11
Algebraic statistics for random graph models, Statistics colloquium summer series, University of Chicago
ToricGeom,
Jun '11
Existence of maximum likelihood estimators for three toric models, Toric Geometry and Applications conference, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
COSA,
Mar '11
Existence of MLE for a directed random graph model, Combinatorial Optimization, Statistics, and Applications workshop (COSA), TU Munich
NIU,
Feb '11
Applications of algebraic geometry: special fiber rings and Graver bases in algebraic statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
GA State,
Feb '11
Identifiability of two-tree mixtures under group-based models, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium,
Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
Penn State,
Jan '11
Markov bases for p1 random graph models , Statistics Department Colloquium,
The Pennsylvania State University, State College PA


2010:
CMS,
Dec '10
Edge subrings of hypergraphs , Special session on commutative algebra and combinatorics,
CMS winter meeting, Vancouver, Canada
IIT,
Nov '10
An invitation to algebraic statistics, Applied Math Colloquium,
Illinois Institute of Technlogy, Chicago, IL
AMS-ND,
Nov '10
A computational challenge in algebraic statistics, AMS special session on numerical algebraic geometry,
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
Queen's,
Sep '10
Random graph models: an example in applied algebraic geometry, Algebraic Geometry seminar
Kingston, ON, Canada
SIAM,
July '10
Combinatorial commutative algebra in action: Markov moves from classical algebraic constructions, Algebraic Statistics Minisymposium, SIAM annual meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
Osaka,
June '10
Identifiability of two-tree mixture models, The Second CREST-SBM International Conference "Harmony of Gröbner bases and the modern industrial society"
Osaka, Japan
UB-UPC,
May '10
Toric ideals in algebraic statistics, Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Barcelona, Spain
AMS-UK,
Mar '10
Universal Gröbner and Graver bases: combinatorics of multihomogeneous toric ideals, Special Session on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
Lexington, KY
NW,
Feb '10
Algebraic Statistics of random graph models, Graduate Student Seminar
Northwestern University, Evanston IL


2009:
NCSU,
Nov '09
Markov degrees of hierarchical models determined by Betti numbers of Stanley-Reisner ideals, Symbolic Computation Seminar, NC State University
Raleigh NC
UIC,
Nov '09
Markov degrees of hierarchical models arising from Betti numbers of Stanley-Reisner ideals , Graduate Computational Algebraic Geometry Seminar
UIC, Chicago IL
UIC,
Sep '09
The Likelihood Equations, Graduate Computational Algebraic Geometry Seminar
UIC, Chicago IL
PRIMA,
Jul '09
Markov degrees of hierarchical models and betti numbers of Stanley-Reisner ideals, 1st Prima Congress, Sydney, Australia
UKy,
May '09
Graver bases of rational normal scrolls, Algebra and Geometry Seminar
University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
SAMSI,
Apr '09
Phylogenetic invariants of group-based models and related problems. Workshop on Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park NC
AMS,
Mar '09
Algebraic Statistics of p1 random graph models. Special Session on Algebraic Methods in Statistics and Probability
UIUC, Urbana IL
Bluegrass,
Mar '09
Toric ideals in algebraic statistic. 2nd Bluegrass Algebra Conference, Lexington, KY.
(Abstract can be found here.)
UIC,
Feb '09
An invitation to algebraic statistics. Statistics Seminar
UIC, Chicago IL
MSRI,
Jan '09
Graver Bases of Varieties of Minimal Degree. Video available here. Connections for Women: Algebraic Geometry and Related Fields (workshop)
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
SAMSI,
Jan '09
Algebraic Statistics of p1 random graph models. Workshop on Algebraic Statistical Models
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park NC


2008 and prior:
MSRI,
Dec '08
Algebraic Statistics of p1 random graph models. (abstract). There will be a video available soon. Workshop on Algebraic Statistics
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
UIC,
Aug '08
Algebraic properties of cut ideals associated with ring graphs, Algebraic Geometry Seminar
UIC, Chicago IL
AMS,
Apr '08
Algebraic properties of cut ideals of certain graphs. AMS Central Section meeting, special session on combinatorial and geometric aspects of commutative algebra, Bloomington, IN. See conference webpage for the abstract.
SIAM-SEAS,
Mar '08
Special Session on Toric Varities, The SIAM-SEAS (Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics -- SouthEastern Atlantic Section) 2008 Meeting.
University of Central Florida, Orlando.
CMU,
Jan '08
Phylogenetic invariants: an example in algebraic statistics. ( See "Seminar series" on the Departmental calendar here for the abstract.) Statistics Department seminar,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
JMM,
Jan '08
Universal Grobner bases of varieties of minimal degree.
Invited talk at the Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra at the JMM.
San Diego, CA.
UK,
Dec '07
Phylogenetic invariants. (Slides)
Statistics Student seminar, University of Kentucky.
AMS,
Oct '07
Algebraic properties of cut ideals. (Slides). AMS Eastern Section meeting, special session on toric varieties, Rutgers NJ.
See conference webpage for the abstract.
UK,
Sep '07
Some toric ideals in theory and applications. (Toric ideals, demystified!) (abstract). Graduate student seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky.
UK,
Sep '07
Algebraic properties of cut ideals. (abstract) Algebra and geometry seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky.
AB07,
Jul '07
Toric Ideals of phylogenetic invariants for the general group-basd model on claw trees. See Conference webpage for links.
Conference held at Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Austria.
EKU,
Mar '07
Presentation on Introduction to phylogenetics
Symposium held at Eastern Kentucky Univeristy.
IMA,
Mar '07
Poster on toric ideals of phylogenetic invariants
Workshop held at the IMA, Minneapolis.
UK,
Febr '07
Tropicalize your life: a new tool at the crossroads of algebra and polyhedral geometry. (abstract)
Graduate student seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky.
UK,
Apr '06
Phylogenetics: an invitation. (abstract)
Graduate student seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky.
UK,
Mar '04
Oscillation of solutions of dynamic equations on time scales: the Sturm-Picone comparison theorem. (abstract)
Graduate student seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky.
NOTE: Abstracts for talks given at UIC can be found on the seminar arxives; search by speaker.