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     February 9, 1999 Vol. 37 No. 2     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 1999     

Statistics Seminars:
Friday, February 12, 1999
(Joint with the Department of Biostatistics)
Jon Wakefield
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health,
Imperial College School of Medicine
"The Bayesian Approach To Population Pharmacokinetic Modeling."
Health Sciences T-639 at 3:30 P.M.

Thursday, February 18, 1999
(Joint with the Department of Biostatistics)
Dean Billheimer
Applied Statistics, Boeing Phantom Works.
"Statistical Methods for Shape Analysis."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.


The Second International Conference on High-Dimensional Probability will be held at the University of Washington from August 1 to 7, 1999. The organizing committee consists of Evarist Giné, David Mason, Michel Talagrand, and Jon Wellner. Those wishing to attend should see the information about the meeting on the web at:


There may be funds available to subsidize the participation of students.

General Examination:
Thursday, February 11, 1999
Beatrix Jones
"Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Parametric Migration Models."
Advisor: Elizabeth A. Thompson
Gould 435 at 1.30 P.M.

Final Examinations:
Friday, February 19, 1999
Antonio Eduardo Gomes
"Lifetime and Disease Onset Distributions from Incomplete Observations."
Advisor: Jon Wellner
Loew 102 at 1.30 P.M.

Thursday, February 25, 1999
Cibele Queiroz da Silva
"Capture-recapture estimation of bowhead whale population size using photo-identification data."
Advisors: Judy Zeh, David Madigan
Electrical Engineering Building 222 at 2.30 P.M.

Out of Town:
Cliff Lunneborg
2/15 - 5/15, Univ. of Melbourne & La Trobe Univ.
6/1 - 8/30, Univ. of Queensland & Queensland Univ. of Tech., Brisbane
9/1 - 11/30, MacQuarrie Univ., Sydney & Univ. of Sydney
12/1 - 2/15/00, Univ. of Western Australia & Murdoch Univ., Perth
Judy Zeh
1/12 - 2/9, Mexico
Jon Wellner
3/6 - 28, Free Univ., Amsterdam


The University of Washington will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents day.