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     June 19, 1996 Vol. 27 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Summer 1996     


Statistics Seminar:
Friday, June 21, 1996
Valerie T. Stefanov, The University of Western Australia
"Explicit Limit Results for Markov Chains and Other Markov Processes."
C-301 Padelford Hall at 11:00 A.M.

Welcome:

Myrna Jewett has joined the department as a Scientific Programmer on the Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Traits, NIH grant.

Dr. Valery Stefanov of the Department of Mathematics, University of Western Australia will be visiting us until June 23rd.

Dr. William J. Fitzgerald, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, England will be here soon to teach the Stat/Biostat 578A class, "Spatial Statistics and Signal Processing".

Professor David Brooks, Seattle Pacific University, is teaching Stat 394A and 395A this summer quarter.

Erik Parner of the University of Aarhus, Denmark will be visiting the Department of Statistics for a year to do research with Jon Wellner.

Professor Fionn D. Murtagh, University of Ulster, Ireland will be here from July 1 to July 22nd.

Dr. Gilles Celeux of INRIA, France will be visiting from June 26th to July 22nd.

Marian Hristache of CREST, Paris will be visiting until July.


Goodbye and Best Wishes:

Michele Masuda will be returning to her position at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Juneau, Alaska.

Heidi Anderson left to go on a vacation and then back to Aalborg University.


Congratulations:

Judy Zeh was elected Vice-Chairperson of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee at the meeting of the Committee held 6/5-17 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conferences will be held on the University of Washington during a contiguous four to five-week period in June and July 1997. The Selection Committee notified Michael Perlman and David Madigan that their proposed topic, "Graphical Markov Models, Influence Diagrams, and Bayesian Belief Networks" has been accepted for the 1997 series of conferences.


Out of Town:
Brandon Whitcher
6/19-7/4, Europe
Cheryl Bissett
6/21-7/5, Vacation
Simon Byers
5/29-7/8, Vacation
Paul Sampson
6/24-26, WNAR, Pullman
David Madigan
6/24-26, WNAR, Pullman
Simon Heath
6/24-26, WNAR, Pullman
Eduardo Gomes
8/13-9/24
Cibele da Silva
8/13-9/24
Greg Ridgeway
6/17-9/15
Chris Volinsky
6/5-9/21
Beatrix Jones
6/29-9/21
Ingo Ruczinski
8/21-9/19