Posted on Sunday, September 6, 2020
The department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut is honored
to announce the 25th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium. The Pfizer
colloquium series ran from 1978 until 2012 and was renewed in 2018. The
colloquium series featured C. R. Rao, Bradley Efron, D.R. Cox, Grace Wahba and
many more. For a complete list, see https://stat.uconn.edu/pfizer-colloquium/.
The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a forum for a distinguished
statistician to share and disseminate their unique perspective and work in the
theory and/or application of statistics. Starting from 2018, the series has
been co-sponsored by Pfizer, the American Statistical Association, and the
Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut.
This year’s speaker at the 25th Pfizer Distinguished Statistician Series
will be Professor Emerita Nan Laird from Harvard T.H.
Chan School of Public Health. This year colloquium will be virtual and will
take place on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 from
3:00-5:00pmEST. The interview will be conducted by Christoph
Lange (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Joseph
Hogan (Brown University).
The lecture and the interview are open to the public but pre-registration
will be needed for a link to the webcast. The event registration website
If you have questions, please contact, Juliet Kapsis at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We thank Pfizer and the ASA for their generous financial support. We also
thank the members of the selection committee – Dan Meyer
and Demissie Alemayehu from Pfizer, Ron Wasserstein and Nancy Flournoy from the
ASA, and Dipak Dey (Chair), Joseph Glaz and Ming-Hui Chen from UConn. Professor
Chen also represents the New England Statistical Society (NESS).