Contemporary frontiers in statistics

Contemporary frontiers in statistics

03 Aug 2011

One of the world's most prolific and highly-cited authors in probability and statistics is coming to Bendigo to present the annual GS Watson public lecture.

keyboard-and-hand-stdProfessor Peter Hall has authored more than 550 publications. His work has had a major impact on both theoretical and applied statistics and has led to numerous prestigious international awards and honours. 

The availability of powerful computing equipment has had a dramatic impact on statistical methods and thinking. Since the late 1970s relatively powerful, interactive computers have become commonplace, enabling experimentation with new statistical technologies.

Professor Hall’s presentation entitled Contemporary Frontiers in Statistics will illustrate examples from genetics, analysis of weather records, employment and salary data, forecasting business cycles, and astronomy, and will discuss the current and future directions of frontier problems in statistics.

In 1999, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University’s Bendigo campus established an annual lecture in memory of Professor Geoffrey S Watson, an internationally renowned statistician who was born and educated in Bendigo.  The lecture is an occasion for an invited speaker to address an audience on a suitable mathematical topic of broad interest. 

The GS Watson Annual Lecture commences at 4.30pm on Tuesday 9 August in the Circular Lecture Theatre at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus.  All welcome.
 

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What?                  G S Watson Annual Lecture 2011

When?                 Tuesday 9 August 2011 4.30pm – 5.30pm              

Where?               Circular Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University Bendigo

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