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Distinguished Theme Seminar Series 2022

Each year we plan to introduce a timely and important research topic to our faculty and students. It will begin with a tutorial-style lecture to provide some background knowledge, followed by lectures from leading researchers who have made tremendous contributions to the recent advances of the topic. The five-week series is structured to provide ample time to digest the pertinent information. I hope this series will be informative and encourage you to research the topic in the future. At minimum, it will be enjoyable!

This year the topic of our distinguished theme seminar series is Recent Advances in Statistical Inference. Statistical inference is the core of our discipline. With the rise of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, the importance of statistical inference is getting more and more recognition. Meanwhile, statistical inference is also facing new problems and challenges. From our diverse set of speakers, we will learn about recent progress made in statistical inference to address several such problems and challenges.

Many thanks to Professors Michael Jordan, Emmanuel Candes, Xiaoli Meng, and Rina Barber for agreeing to share their insights and wisdom with us. Please check the program website for more information and details about our distinguished speakers. The talks will be publicly available via YouTube livestream.

Thanks to the organization committee members Jordan Awan, Anindya Bhadra, Xiao Wang, Min Zhang, and Michael Zhu (chair) for making such a wonderful program possible.

I am thrilled about this program -- please make your best effort to participate!

Dennis K. J. Lin

Distinguished Professor and Head of Statistics

Purdue Department of Statistics, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-6030, Fax: (765) 494-0558

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