Invited talks(Past) 

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 2428, 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  Finitesample goodnessoffit tests for stochastic block models and extensions to latentvariable loglinear 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  Goodnessoffit tests for 3 SBM variants, Turing workshop on Statistics of Network Analysis, 2930 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 2122, 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 1215, 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 12, 2017.  
Oberwolfach  Exact tests for mixtures of loglinear models: stochastic block models for random graphs, Algebraic statistics workshop, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics), April 1622, 2017.  
2016: 

Cambridge  Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences hosted a Program on Theoretical Foundations for Statistical Network Analysis, JulyDecember 2016, in which I was a longterm 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.  
IMSAPRM  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 2730, 2016. 

RIMSKyoto  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: 

miniTAGS  A miniTAGS 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 34, 2015. 

GB 50th  Bouquet algebra of toric ideals Current Trends on Gröbner Bases, Mathematical Society of Japan, Seasonal Institute, Osaka, Japan, July 110, 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, 811 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 1120, 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 loglinear network models: Dynamic Markov bases using hypergraph, Workshop on Algebraic Statistics, Prague Stochastics 2014, August 2529, 2014.  
COMPSTAT  Goodness of fit for loglinear network models: Dynamic Markov bases using hypergraphs, The 21st International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT2014), Geneva, Switzerland, August 1922, 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 2124 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 711, 2014.  
SIAMDM  Hypergraph problems arising from networks in algebraic statistics, Modeling networks minisymposium at the 2014 SIAM Discrete conference, June 1619, Minneapolis MN.  
WIMS  Goodnessoffit for loglinear 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 2124, 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 14 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 47 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 2024, 2731, 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 

SIAGAG, 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 twotree mixtures under groupbased 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 

AMSND, 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 twotree mixture models,
The Second CRESTSBM International Conference
"Harmony of Gröbner bases and the modern industrial society"
Osaka, Japan 

UBUPC, May '10 
Toric ideals in algebraic statistics,
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Barcelona, Spain 

AMSUK, 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 StanleyReisner ideals,
Symbolic Computation Seminar, NC State University Raleigh NC 

UIC, Nov '09 
Markov degrees of hierarchical models arising from Betti numbers of StanleyReisner 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
StanleyReisner 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
groupbased 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.  
SIAMSEAS, Mar '08 
Special Session on Toric Varities,
The SIAMSEAS (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 groupbasd 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 SturmPicone comparison theorem. (abstract) Graduate student seminar, Univeristy of Kentucky. 
In the news
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.