Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture

(Re)Modeling Biometrics

Professor Charles E. McCulloch
University of California, San Francisco

Start Date and Time: Thu, 12 Apr 2001, 4:30 PM

End Date and Time: Thu, 12 Apr 2001, 5:30 PM

Venue: West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union

Refreshments: West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union


To maintain relevance any discipline must change with the times. I will argue that Biometry has not, but must move, in a direction that more integrally emphasizes the interplay of deterministic and stochastic modeling. As traditional calculations such as working out the distribution of a test statistic become more automated and computerized our contributions to scientific advances will necessarily be more model based. I describe four examples from my own experience: landscape analysis of a variable-source hydrology model, dispersal models for tree-swallows, biocontrol of chestnut leaf blight, and study of end-stage renal disease. 

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