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2007 Prem S. Puri Memorial Lecture


Cun-Hui Zhang, Professor, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University is the invited speaker for the Prem S. Puri Memorial Lecture which will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 4:30pm in MATH 175. The title of his talk will be "Penalized Linear Unbiased Selection Via Non-Convex Minimization." A reception will precede the seminar at 4:00pm in the Mathematical Sciences Library Lounge.

Dr. Zhang received his doctorate in 1984 from Columbia University. He is among the most preeminent of theoretical statisticians, having published more than 30 papers in the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Biometrika, and the Annals of Probability. Remarkably for a theoretical statistician, he has also published four papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Zhang's research interests include empirical Bayes methods, survival analysis, statistical inference and probability theory. He is an Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellow, associate editor of several professional statistical journals, and has been called the "hidden jewel of Rutgers" for his excellent taste and extraordinary depth.

The Prem S. Puri Memorial Lecture is named in memory of Professor Prem S. Puri.

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