A Celebration of Statistics at Chicago
In celebration of its 60th year as a Department, and the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University of Chicago, the Department of Statistics is organizing a workshop on the frontiers of statistical research.
Seven distinguished statisticians, each having close ties to the Department as former students or faculty, have been invited to present their latest research. The topics include genomic science, climate, causality, probability, networks, and modern approaches to inference. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Bahadur Lectures to be given by Professor Donald Geman.
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Rina Foygel Barber, Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago
- Peter Donnelly, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
- Mathias Drton, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
- Montse Fuentes, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
- Donald Geman, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University
- Eric Kolaczyk, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
- Jun Liu, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
- Donald Rubin, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
The meeting will begin about 1:00 PM, Friday, May 13 continue through Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, ending with lunch Saturday. The second Bahadur Lecture will be delivered by Donald Geman, on the afternoon of May 13 as part of the celebration.
Registration for the workshop is required, but at no cost. All registered participants are invited to lunch. Please register soon to ensure a seat; if your plans change later, please let us know.