2018 Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series

The Department of Statistics at UConn and the local “Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series” committee are happy to announce the renewal of the wonderful tradition of the Pfizer Colloquium – Distinguished Statisticians Series, which ran from 1978 until 2012 and included the likes of C. R. Rao, Bradley Efron, D.R. Cox, and many more.

The new series will be called the Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series. It will be co-sponsored by Pfizer, the American Statistical Association, and the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut.

This year’s speaker at the Distinguished Statistician Colloquium Series will be Prof. Grace Wahba from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Wahba is renowned for her work in statistical theory and the development of efficient numerical and statistical methods for large data sets, and has developed methods with applications in biostatistics, weather prediction, machine learning, climate science, and more. She will be interviewed by Hao Helen Zhang from the University of Arizona and Yoonkyung Lee from The Ohio State University.

The event, which is generously sponsored by Pfizer, the American Statistical Association, and the Department of Statistics at UConn, will take place on September 26, 2018 at UConn’s Alumni Center. It will begin with a reception at 3:30pm, followed by a colloquium and an interview, and will conclude with a banquet dinner which will be served at 6:30pm.

The event is open to the public. However, space and accommodations may be limited. For additional information about the Pfizer/ASA/UConn Colloquium and its history, please go to https://events.stat.uconn.edu/pfizer/.