GSO Spring Speaker: Professor Bradley Efron

March,  2006

The Purdue Statistics Graduate Student Organization (GSO) was pleased to have Professor Bradley Efron as this year's Spring Speaker. He spoke on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 4:30pm in MATH 175. The title of his talk was "Correlation and Large-Scale Simultaneous Significance Testing."

Professor Efron is the Chairman of the Department of Statistics and the Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. For his research work in computer applications in statistics, Professor Efron has been awarded the Lester R. Ford Award (1979), the MacArthur Fellowship (1983), and the Wilks Memorial Medal (1990). He has served as President of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is particularly known for his work with techniques known as the bootstrap and the jackknife. Currently, he is interested in applications that include biostatistics and astrophysics.