[Popgenlunch] Reminder: Special PopGenLunch seminar at noon today: Yun Song

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Tue Sep 16 00:37:34 PDT 2014


> (Please feel free to circulate this to other

> mailing lists and persons)


> A special PopGenLunch seminar on the 16th, at noon:


> Back by popular demand --


> Dr. Yun Song


> of the Departments of Electrical Engineering and

> Computer Science (EECS), Stat istics, and

> Integrative Biology at the University of

> California, Berkeley

> (http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~yss/)


> will speak at 12:00 noon in S-110 Foege

> Building, the usual PopGenLunch meeting

> place.



> Title: Demographic inference and the geometry of

> the sample frequency spectrum: A tale of two bananas


> Abstract: The sample frequency spectrum (SFS)

> is a highly efficient dimensional reduction of

> large-scale population genomic variation data

> into just a few numbers. The expected frequency

> spectrum of a sample randomly drawn from a

> population depends on the underlying demographic

> history of the population, and many inference

> methods critically rely on this relationship.

> In this talk, I will present some positive and

> negative theoretical results on demographic

> inference using the SFS.



> Dr. Song will be around on Tuesday until mid-

> afternoon, and people wanting to see him can

> contact me. (I'm not sure what the two bananas

> are, perhaps the Gros Michel and the Cavendish?

> There's certainly a tale there!))


> Joe

> ----

> Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu

> Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,

> University of Washington, Box 355065, Seattle, WA 98195-5065 USA

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