Celebrating the Foundations and Impact of Statistics: A Symposium Honoring the 95th Birthday of Herman Chernoff


Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00am to 6:30pm


Hilles Hall, 59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138

This symposium will feature speakers who are former students, former collaborators, or researchers influenced by Professor Chernoff's work.

Registration Open now through April 17th! Please click here.

 Schedule of Events
  9:30 - 10:15     Registration
10:15 - 10:30     Opening Remarks and Introductions
                           Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard)
10:30 - 12:00     Technical Session 1 with 3 speakers
                          Bill DuMouchel (Oracle Health Sciences)
                          Shaw-Hwa Lo (Columbia)
                          Jay Kadane (CMU)
12:00 - 1:00       Lunch
  1:00 - 2:30       Technical Sesion 2 with 3 speakers
                          Stuart Geman (Brown)
                          Jake Abernethy (Georgia Tech)
                          Nancy Reid (Toronto)
 2:30 - 3:00        Coffee Break
 3:00 - 4:00        Technical Session 3 with 2 speakers
                          David Siegmund (Stanford)
                          Lucas Janson (Harvard)
4:00 - 5:30         Panel Discussion, Open Floor, Wrap Up
                          Moderator: Miriam Chernoff (HSPH)
                          Panelist: Carl Morris (Harvard)
                          Panelist: Joseph Gastwirth (GWU)
                          Panelist: Roy Welsch (MIT)
                          Panelist: Mark Vangel (MGH)
5:30 - 6:30         Open Reception
6:30 - 8:00         Dinner (Closed Event)

Please find a list of available lots in Cambridge here. Please note an early bird special, which is available at the Charles Square Garage.
Additionally, parking permits may be purchased from Harvard here, for the 10 Everett Street Garage. You will need our department name and code (Statistics Department, 3052). These must be purchased ahead of time, between 4/12/18 and 4/26/18. 

Please direct questions about this event to Natalie McKennerney, at natalie_mckennerney@harvard.edu