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27th Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium

20 October 2021

The colloquium will be held on 20 October 2021 and will provide a forum for a distinguished statistician to share and disseminate their unique perspective and work in the theory and/or application of statistics.


The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut is honored to announce the 27th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium. The Pfizer colloquium series range 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. See the complete list.

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 will be Mary W. Gray, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, American University. Professor Gray will give a presentation entitled, "Statistics and Human Rights," under the auspices of the Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians in Honor of Dr. David S. Salsburg.

Following the lecture will be the Conversation with Distinguished Statisticians in Memory of Professor Harry O. Posten. This discussion with Professor Gray will be led by Nancy Flournoy, Professor Emerita from University of Missouri, and Nawar Shara, Director, Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics, and Associate Professor of Medicine from Georgetown University.

 

Date: 20 October 2021

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Registration

 

If you have questions, please contact Juliet Kapsis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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).