On some examples of statistical applications

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:15am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Javier Rojo (Oregon State University)
About the Speaker: Javier Rojo received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley under the direction of Erich L. Lehmann. He is currently the Korvis Professor of Statistics at Oregon State University. Prior to that, he was the Seneca C. and Mary B. Weeks endowed Chair of Statistics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the
University of Nevada at Reno. Prior to that he was Professor of Statistics at Rice University 2001-2013, and before that he was assistant, associate, and then full professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas, El Paso 1984-2001, where he was also the founding director of the BioStatistical Laboratory.
Additionally, Javier is the Director of the successful REU program (RUSIS@OSU). More than two hundred and thirty three students have participated in the program. A substantial percentage of these students have pursued graduate degrees in the mathematical and statistical sciences. Over thirty-eight RUSIS alumni have received Ph.D. degrees in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences from some of the top universities and a similar number of RUSIS alumni are currently pursuing the doctoral degree. The American Mathematical Society recognized RUSIS in 2014 with the award “Programs that make a difference” in
recognition of the impact of the program in mentoring of students and encouraging them to pursue graduate studies. About 61% of the participants are members of underrepresented and nontraditional groups in the mathematical and statistical sciences.
Today's Lecture: This introductory talk will present a selected set of applications that illustrate the breadth and impact that
Statistical Science continues to have in Science, Engineering, Economics and Biomedical Sciences.