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Iain Johnstone

We are pleased to have Prof. Iain Johnstone, Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor in Quantitative Science, Department of Statistics at Stanford University as the Hannan Scholar for 2017-18.

Iain Johnstone got his PhD in statistics from Cornell University in 1981. He currently holds joint appointments at Stanford University in the Statistics Department and in the School of Medicine  in Health, Research and Policy. His work in mathematical statistics, particularly wavelet shrinkage and random matrix theory, has had a big impact on the field of statistics.

He is a recipient of the COPSS Award, which is the highest honor for a statistician under 40.He was a Guggenheim Fellow and Sloan Fellow. He was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He received the Guy Medal in Bronze 1995 and again in Silver 2010 from the Royal Statistical Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Johnstone will be in the department from April 23-27.

Schedule
Estimating sparse eigenstructure for high dimensional data
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
C405 Wells Hall
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Low rank structure in highly multivariate models
Thursday, April 26, 2018
C405 Wells Hall
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Dynamic Talk - Topics TBD
Friday, April 27, 2018
C405 Wells Hall
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Click here to view photos from Iain Johnstone's Talks at MSU

news

July 22, 2021 MSU statistician attains uncommon Institute of Mathematical Statistics "Annals quadfecta" status

MSU statistician attains uncommon Institute of Mathematical Statistics "Annals quadfecta" status

June 24, 2021 STT presents William L. Harkness Award to PhD student

PhD student Nilanjan Chakraborty was recently presented with the William L. Harkness Award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student.

May 20, 2021 STT Undergraduate Student Andrew McDonald Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Mr. Andrew McDonald, an Honors College junior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Engineering; and Statistics, and Advanced Mathematics in the College of Natural Science, has been named a recipient of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

May 10, 2021 Yijun Zuo elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Professor Yijun Zuo has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellows of the IMS are selected based on “demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability,” and the fellowship process is highly competitive.

upcoming events

Colloquium - Jingshu Wang

Institution: University of Chicago
Title: [TBA]
Date: October 5, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Aaditya Ramdas

Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Title: [TBA]
Date: October 12, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Lucas Mentch

Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Title: Random Forests: Why They Work and Why That's a Problem
Date: October 19, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Sam Pimentel

Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Title: [TBA]
Date: November 2, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time