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- January - May 2016.

I'm teaching a new course*APMA 1860 Graphs and Networks*.

- January - May 2016.

I'm teaching*APMA 0650 Essential Statistics*.

- September 28-30, 2015.

I'm attending the CRCNS PI meeting in Seattle, WA.

- August 17-21, 2015.

I'm a panelist at the Opening Workshop for SAMSI's Program on Challenges in Computation Neural Science in Durham, NC.

- May 27-29, 2015.

I'm attending the SAND7 Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA.

- PNAS paper published.

A Amarasingham, S Geman, M Harrison (2015)*Ambiguity and non-identifiability in the statistical analysis of neural codes.***Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**.

- January - May 2015.

I'm teaching*APMA 0650 Essential Statistics*.

- April 23, 2015.

Dahlia Nadkarni's PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dahlia! Dahlia is beginning her new career at Akamai Technologies in Boston, MA.

- We posted a new arXiv preprint.

J Miller, M Harrison (2015)*Mixture models with a prior on the number of components.*arXiv:1502.06241.

- Neural Computation paper published.

M Harrison, A Amarasingham, W Truccolo (2015)*Spatio-temporal conditional inference and hypothesis tests for neural ensemble spiking precision.***Neural Computation,**27: 104-150.

- September - December 2014.

I'm teaching*APMA 1710 Information Theory*.

- September - December 2014.

I’m teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 1600 Business Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Men's Medium Security Facility.

- October 16-18, 2014.

I'll be at the 2014 CRCNS PI meeting in Phoenix, AZ, presenting a poster titled*Robust inference for nonstationary spike trains*.

- August 6, 2014.

Miles Ott (with K Gile, J Hogan, M Harrison) is presenting a talk titled*Edge sampling probabilities in respondent-driven sampling*at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Boston, MA.

- JMLR paper published.

J Miller, M Harrison (2014)*Inconsistency of Pitman-Yor process mixtures for the number of components.***Journal of Machine Learning Research**, 15: 3333−3370.

- September 26, 2014.

I'm speaking at Gyuri Buzsaki's lab at NYU.

- May - August 2014.

A group of Brown University graduate students and I are teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 0500 Fundamentals of Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Men's Medium Security Facility.

- Journal of Neuroscience paper published.

W Truccolo, O Ahmed, M Harrison, E Eskandar, R Cosgrove, J Madsen, A Blum, NS Potter, L Hochberg, S Cash (2014)*Neuronal ensemble synchrony during human focal seizures.***Journal of Neuroscience**, 34: 9927-9944.

- May 28, 2014.

I'm speaking at the 2014 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

- I received Brown's
Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Physical Sciences.
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- Jeff Miller graduated and won Brown's prestigious
Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award. Congratulations, Jeff!

- January - May 2014.

I'm teaching*APMA 0650 Essential Statistics*.

- January - May 2014.

A group of Brown University graduate students and I are teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 1600 Business Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Women's Medium Security Facility.

- April 26, 2014.

Dan Klein is presenting a poster titled*Asymptotics of logistic regression with a bounded number of positive outcomes*at the 2014 New England Statistics Symposium in Boston, MA.

- April 26, 2014.

Jeff Miller is presenting a talk titled*Combinatorial stochastic processes for variable-dimension models*at the 2014 New England Statistics Symposium in Boston, MA.

- April 15, 2014.

Jeff Miller's PhD dissertation defense. Congratulations, Jeff! After a brief postdoc with me this summer, Jeff will begin a new postdoctoral position in the Department of Statistics at Duke University.

- April 11, 2014.

I'm speaking at the weekly seminar in the Department of Statistics at Florida State University.

- IEEE Tansactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering paper published.

M Homer, J Perge, M Black, M Harrison, S Cash, L Hochberg (2014)*Adaptive offset correction for intracortical brain computer interfaces.***IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering**, 22: 239-248.

- Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience entry accepted.

M Harrison (to appear)*Significance evaluation.*In,**Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience**. Editors: D Jaeger, R Jung. Springer.

- NIPS paper published.

J Miller, M Harrison (2013)*A simple example of Dirichlet process mixture inconsistency for the number of components.***Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)**, 26.

- September - December 2013.

I'm teaching*APMA 1710 Information Theory*.

- September - December 2013.

A group of Brown University graduate students and I are teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 0500 Fundamentals of Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Women's Medium Security Facility.

- December 5-8, 2013.

Jeff Miller will be presenting a talk titled*A simple example of Dirichlet process mixture inconsistency for the number of components*at NIPS 2013 in Lake Tahoe, NV.

This paper was one of 40 out of 1420 submissions selected for a full oral presentation. Congratulations, Jeff!

- December 5, 2013.

I'm speaking at the Probability and Statistics Seminar in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University.

- November 11, 2013.

Wilson Truccolo is presenting a poster titled*Neuronal spiking synchrony in human focal seizures*at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

- November 9, 2013.

Mark Homer is presenting a poster titled*Decoding of target proximity improves estimation of attempted movement in people with tetraplegia*at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

- November 7, 2013.

Mark Homer is presenting a poster titled*Mixing Decoded Cursor Velocity and Position from an Offline Kalman Filter Improves Cursor Control in People with Tetraplegia*at the 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering in San Diego, CA.

- October 16-18, 2013.

I'm attending and speaking at the Workshop on Quantifying Structure in Large Neural Datasets at the Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind at Columbia University.

- My NSF statistics grant proposal titled
*Conditional Inference Algorithms for Graphs, Tables, and Point Processes*was funded.

- Our NSF/NIH CRCNS grant proposal titled
*CRCNS: Identification and plasticity of neuronal microcircuits*was funded as an NIH R01. This is a joint proposal with Han Amarasingham at CCNY and Gyuri Buzsaki at NYU.

- Annals of Statistics paper published.

J Miller, M Harrison (2013)*Exact sampling and counting for fixed-margin matrices.***Annals of Statistics**, 41: 1569-1592.

- July 2012 - June 2013.

I'm on sabbatical leave courtesy of Brown and DARPA. For the most part I'll stay in Providence.

- Mike Paradiso and I received a
Brown
Institute for Brain Science Pilot Research Award
for our proposal titled
*Neural Interactions in Macaque Primary Visual Cortex*.

- January - May 2013.

I'm teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 1600 Business Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Men's Medium Security Facility.

- May 1, 2013.

Jeff Miller is presenting a poster titled*Posterior consistency for the number of components in a finite mixture*at the 2013 New England Machine Learning Day in Cambridge, MA.

- May 1, 2013.

Dahlia Nadkarni is presenting a poster titled*The incidental parameter problem in network analysis for neural spiking data*at the 2013 New England Machine Learning Day in Cambridge, MA.

- Book chapter published.

M Harrison, A Amarasingham, R Kass (2013)*Statistical identification of synchronous spiking.*In,**Spike Timing: Mechanisms and Function**. Editors: P Di Lorenzo, J Victor. Taylor & Francis, 77-120. [Google Books.]

- April 27, 2013.

Dan Klein is presenting a poster titled*Conditional inference for edge covariate effects in sparse networks*at the 2013 New England Statistics Symposium in Storrs, CT.

- April 27, 2013.

Jeff Miller is presenting a poster titled*Nonparametric Bayesian inference for the number of components in a finite mixture*at the 2013 New England Statistics Symposium in Storrs, CT.

- April 27, 2013.

Dahlia Nadkarni is presenting a poster titled*Conditional inference for network analysis for neural spiking data: zero-lag synchrony*at the 2013 New England Statistics Symposium in Storrs, CT.

- February 6, 2013.

I'm speaking at the weekly student seminar in Columbia's Department of Statistics.

- Neural Computation paper published.

M Harrison (2013)*Accelerated spike resampling for accurate multiple testing controls.***Neural Computation**, 25: 418-449.

- September - December 2012.

I'm participating in ICERM's semester program on Computational Challenges in Probability in Providence, RI.

- September - December 2012.

I'm teaching the Community College of Rhode Island's course*MATH 1600 Business Mathematics*in the Rhode Island Department of Correction's Men's Maximum Security Facility.

- December 7, 2012.

Jeff Miller is presenting a poster (with a brief spotlight talk) titled*Posterior consistency for the number of components in a finite mixture*at the 2012 NIPS Workshop on Modern Nonparametric Machine Learning in Lake Tahoe, NV.

- December 3, 2012.

Dahlia Nadkarni is presenting a poster titled*The incidental parameter problem in network analysis for neural spiking data*at the 2012 Women in Machine Learning Workshop co-located at NIPS in Lake Tahoe, NV.

- October 25, 2012.

Mark Homer is presenting a talk titled*A method for determining neural signal contributions to Kalman filter based decoding in intracortical brain computer interfaces*at the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES) in Atlanta, GA.

- October 16, 2012.

Mark Homer is presenting a poster titled*Characterizing neural signal nonstationarities during operation of an intracortical brain computer interface by people with tetraplegia*at the 2012 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SFN) in New Orleans, LA.

- September 17-21, 2012.

I'm co-chairing (with Erik Sudderth) the Bayesian Nonparametrics Workshop as part of ICERM's semester program on Computational Challenges in Probability in Providence, RI. We have 28 invited speakers, several tutorials the week before, and about 100 registered participants.

- September 17, 2012.

Jeff Miller is presenting a talk titled*Dirichlet process mixtures are inconsistent for the number of components in a finite mixture*at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research Mathematics (ICERM) Bayesian Nonparametrics Workshop in Providence, RI.

- July 30, 2012.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Conditional inference for learning the network structure of cortical microcircuits*at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) in San Diego, CA.

- July 8-14, 2012.

I'm attending the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, Turkey.

- July 9, 2012.

I'm organizing an invited session on Statistical Methods for Neuroscience at the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, Turkey.

- July 9, 2012.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Learning the network structure of cortical microcircuits using conditional inference*at the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, Turkey.

- June 1, 2012.

Mark Homer is presenting a poster titled*Detecting neural signal nonstationarities in intracortical brain computer interfaces using a model selection method*at the 6th International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data (SAND6) in Pittsburgh, PA.

- January - May 2012.

I'm teaching the Brown University graduate course APMA 2610*Recent Applications in Probability and Statistics*for the 2012 Spring semester.

- Congratulations!

Jeff Miller was awarded the graduate student Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by Brown University. Check out his YouTube lectures.

- April 21, 2012.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Incidental parameter problems arising from the analysis of nonstationary neural point processes*at the 2012 New England Statistics Symposium in Boston, MA.

- Journal of Neurophysiology paper published.

A Amarasingham, M Harrison, N Hatsopoulos, S Geman (2012)*Conditional modeling and the jitter method of spike re-sampling.***Journal of Neurophysiology**, 107: 517-531.

- Biometrika paper published.

M Harrison (2012)*Conservative hypothesis tests and confidence intervals using importance sampling.***Biometrika**, 99: 57-69.

- January 20, 2012.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Learning the network structure of cortical microcircuits*at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University.

- September - December 2011.

I'm teaching the Brown University undergraduate course APMA 1690*Computational Probability and Statistics*for the 2011 Fall semester.

- October 24-28, 2011.

I'm attending the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Workshop on Large Graphs: Modeling, Algorithms and Applications in Minneapolis, MN.

- October 27, 2011.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Learning the network structure of cortical microcircuits*at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Workshop on Large Graphs: Modeling, Algorithms and Applications in Minneapolis, MN.

- September 28-29, 2011.

I'm attending DARPA's Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation and Execution (MSEE) Kickoff meeting in Newport, RI.

- DARPA grant awarded.

*Hierarchical Representations for the Evaluation of Sensed Data.*Brown Professor Stuart Geman is the lead investigator.

- July 28, 2011.

Brown Professor Sohini Ramachandran is presenting a talk about some of our joint work titled*Detecting gene flow with low-dimensional summaries of genotype data*at the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2011 Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Japan.

- January - May 2011.

I'm teaching the Brown University graduate course APMA 2610*Recent Applications in Probability and Statistics*for the 2011 Spring semester.

- Congratulations!

Jeff Miller was awarded an IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center Student Research Award for the manuscripts behind his 2011 NESS presentation on April 16, 2011.

- April 16, 2011.

Jeff Miller is presenting a talk titled*A practical algorithm for exact inference on tables*at the 2011 New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) in Storrs, CT.

- April 16, 2011.

I'm presenting a talk titled*Importance sampling for accelerated multiple testing and confidence intervals*at the 2011 New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) in Storrs, CT.

September 28-30, 2015.

I'm attending the CRCNS PI meeting in Seattle, WA.

August 17-21, 2015.

I'm a panelist at the
Opening Workshop for SAMSI's Program on Challenges in Computation Neural Science in Durham, NC.