The Statistical Learning Group meets weekly at UC Merced in order to discuss current techcniques and applications in the field of statistical learning. Group meetings are led by Professor Roummel Marcia and includes graduate and undergraduate students from the Applied Mathematics Unit.


Currently the group meets on Monday from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the SAR located on the third floor of COB.

Scheduled Readings

Spring 2017

Current readings are from "The Elements of Statistical Learning" by Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani and Jerome Friendman

  • 5/04/2017-Section 3.4
    • 3.4.2 The Lasso
    • 3.4.3 Discussion: Subset Selection, Ridge Regression and the Lasso
  • 4/27/2017-Section 3.4
    • 3.4.1 Ridge Regression
  • 3/16/2017-Section 3.3-3.4
    • Madushani Rajapaksha
  • 3/06/17-Section 3.2 -3.3
    • Fabian Santiago
    • Omar DeGuchy
    • Madushani Rajapaksha
  • 2/27/17 - Section 3.2
    • Fabian Santiago
    • Omar DeGuchy
  • 2/23/17 - Sections 3.1 -3.2
    • Omar DeGuchy
    • Fabian Santiago
  • 2/13/17 - Sections 2.5 - 2.6
    • Sebastian Rodriguez (2.5)
    • Shagun Rawat and Fabian Santiago (2.6)