Harvard Statistics
Department

50th Anniversary Celebration & Symposium

Program

Friday, October 26, 2007

Time

Session

Speaker(s)

8:30-9:00 AM Registration  
9:00-9:45 Opening remarks Dean Jeremy Bloxham, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust, Department Chair Xiao-Li Meng et alia
9:45-10:45 Perspectives on Statistical Inference I-The Past 50 Years Herman Chernoff and Howard Raiffa
11:00-12:30 PM Bayesian Computation and Hierarchical Modeling Andrew Gelman, Jun Liu, Carl Morris
12:30-1:30 Lunch/Poster Session of research by current students  
1:30-3:00 In memory of William Cochran Sir David Cox, S.R.S. Rao Poduri, Donald Rubin
3:15-4:45 In memory of Frederick Mosteller Stephen Fienberg, Janet Norwood, Judith Singer
6:00-7:00 Cocktail Reception  
7:00- Banquet Stephen Stigler

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Time

Session

Speaker(s)

9:00-10:30 AM Perspectives on Statistics and its Interfaces Persi Diaconis, David Donoho, Louise Ryan
10:45-12:15 PM Perspectives on Statistical Inference II-Building on the Past Arthur Dempster, Chuanhai Liu, Glenn Shafer
12:30-1:30 Lunch/Poster Session of research by current students  
1:30-3:00 Thirty years of the EM Algorithm and Beyond Nan Laird, Xiao-Li Meng, David van Dyk

Speakers above organized alphabetically.


Symposium located at Gutman Conference Center,
Graduate School of Education,
Harvard University, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA.

Celebratory events at Harvard Club of Boston-Downtown,
One Federal Street, 38th floor, Boston, MA.


Transportation provided between Gutman and the Club.