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     February 21, 1997 Vol. 29 No. 2     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 1997     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, February 24, 1997
Eric Zivot, Economics Deptartment, University of Washington
"Cointegration and Forward and Spot Exchange Rate Regressions."
Thompson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, March 3, 1997
Trevor Hastie, Deptartment of Statistics, Stanford University
"Polychotomous Classifiers and PACTS."
Thompson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, March 10, 1997
Simon Tavare, University of Southern California
"Stochastic models for the triplet repeat expansion in Huntington's disease."
Thomson 101 at 3:45 P.M.


Industrial Engineering Seminar:
Tuesday, February 25, 1997
Graham Wood, Professor of Mathematics, Central Queensland University, Australia
"Pursuing Quality Improvement: From Jumbled Proverbs to Wall Panels to Traffic Signals."
More 225 at 12:30 P.M.


PNWSG Meeting:

April 18th at the University of Victoria. Further information concerning the meeting will be made available through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics under Colloquia, Seminars and Events.


ASA Meeting:

The Puget Sound chapter of the American Statistical Association will have a Dinner & Talk on March 4. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner orders will be taken between 6:00 and 6:s0 p.m. Dinner will be served between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please e-mail asa@washington.edu of phone Stephen Jones at 865-3550 by Thursday, February 27.

Tuesday, March 4, 1997
Dr. Andrew Booker, Applied Statistics Group, Boeing Information and Support Services.
"Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments."
The Santa Fe Cafe, 5910 Phinney Ave. N.


Welcome:

Dr. E. Warwick Daw, has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA and joins the department after four years as a Statistical Geneticist at Washington University in St. Louis. He will be working partly in Medical Genetics, with Dr. Ellen Wijsman, and partly in Statistics on the NIH grant, Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Trials. Prof. Warwick is married with two small children.


Congratulations:

Sharon Guy and Brian Browning are engaged.

Andrew Shaffner and Michelle Cowan are engaged.


Out of Town:
Elizabeth Thompson
3/14 - 3/16, San Diego Supercomputer Meeting