Organized by Statistics graduate students, this series features discussions of recent statistics and machine learning papers. In Spring 2017, reading groups are held weekly on Thursdays, from 5 to 6 p.m in Malott Hall Room 205. To propose a reading group paper or receive announcements about upcoming reading groups, contact the organizer, Yichen Zhou at yz793[at]cornell[dot]edu. To receive announcements about upcoming events in this series, subscribe to our mailing list. Send an email message to statgradresearch-Lemail@example.com, with "join" in the Subject line. Leave the body of the message blank.