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Persi Diaconis

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persi_Diaconis: “Diaconis left home at 14 to travel with sleight-of-hand legend Dai Vernon, and dropped out of high school, promising himself that he would return one day so that he could learn all of the math necessary to read William Feller’s famous two-volume treatise on probability theory, An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications. He returned to school (City College of New York for his undergraduate work graduating in 1971 and then a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Harvard University in 1974), learned to read Feller, and became a mathematical probabilist”.

Professor Diaconis has contributed much to probability, statistics and mathematics. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, 1982 – 1987, and election to the National Academy of Sciences, 1995. http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~cgates/PERSI

Schedule:
The Search for Randomness
Thursday, August 29, 2013
1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Mathematics and Statistics for Large Networks
Friday, August 30, 2013
C405 Wells Hall
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

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
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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
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Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time