28. September 2020 - 19:30

Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences: Jeff Wu, Online, Monday, 28. September 2020

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science features talks by some of the world's most prominent scholars in data science.

About this Event

The Fields Institute annually hosts the prestigious Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science (DLSS). The DLSS has been held annually since 2000, and consists of one general lecture and one more specialized lecture by an internationally prominent data scientist.

This series is co-sponsored with the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) and co-organized with CANSSI Ontario, CANSSI's regional centre in Ontario.

About Jeff Wu

C. F. Jeff Wu is the Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He was formerly the H. C. Carver Professor of Statistics and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, 1993-2003 and the GM/NSERC Chair in Quality and Productivity at the University of Waterloo in 1988-1993. In his 1997 inaugural lecture for the Carver Chair, he coined the term data science and advocated that statistics be renamed data science and statistician to data scientist. Before Waterloo, he taught in the Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin from 1977-1988. He got his BS in Mathematics from National Taiwan University in 1971 and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley (1973-1976).

His work is widely cited in professional journals as well as in magazines, including a feature article about his work in Canadian Business and a special issue of Newsweek on quality. He has served as editor or associate editor for several major statistical journals like Annals of Statistics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Technometrics, and Statistica Sinica. Professor Wu has published more than 175 research articles in peer review journals. He has supervised 49 Ph.D.'s, out of which more than 25 are teaching in major research departments or institutions in statistics, engineering, or business in US/Canada/Asia/Europe. Among them, there are 21 Fellows of ASA, IMS, ASQ, IAQ and IIE, three editors of Technometrics, and one editor of JQT. He co-authored the book "Experiments: Planning, Analysis, and Optimization" with Mike Hamada (Wiley, 2nd Ed, 2009, 716 pages) and the book "A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs" (Springer, 2006) with R. Mukerjee.


Monday, September 28, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 PM EDT

Updated info:  http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/20-21/Jeff-Wu

Monday, 28. September 2020, Online, Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences: Jeff Wu

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