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     March 3, 1999 Vol. 37 No. 3     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 1999     

Statistics Seminars:
Thursday, March 4, 1999
Matthew Cooper, Center for Imaging Science, The Johns Hopkins University
"Information Measures for Object Recognition Accommodating Signature Variation."
Communications Building 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Friday, March 5, 1999
Mark Berman, CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences, Sydney, NSW, Australia
"Algorithms and Software for the Automated Identification of Minerals using Field Spectra or Hyperspectral Imagery."
Padelford C-301 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, March 8, 1999
John Castelloe, SAS Institute, Inc.
"Issues in Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Composite EM Analysis, Applied to Spatial Poisson Cluster Process."
Communications Building 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Out of Town:
Judy McPhee
3/22-3/26, Arizona
Cliff Luneborg
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
Elizabeth Thompson
3/13-3/19, SEMSTAT, Eindhoven, Netherlands
3/23, RSS Meeting, England
3/25-3/27, HSSS Meeting, FInland
Jon Wellner
3/6-3/28, Free Univ., Amsterdam

Final Examination:
Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Nilanjan Chatterjee
"Semiparametric Inference Based on Estimating Equations in Regressions Models for Two Phase Outcome Dependent Sampling."
Advisors: Norman E. Breslow, Jon A. Wellner
Thompson 125 at 3.30 P.M.

General Examination:
Thursday, March 11, 1999
Gregory Kirk Ridgeway
"Methods for Boosting and Massive Dataset Bayesian Inference."
Advisors: David Madigan, Thomas S. Richardson
Thompson 325 at 3:30 P.M.

Congratulations, Goodbye & Best Wishes:

Eduardo Gomes and Cibele Queiroz da Silva have passed their exams and will be going to Brazil on March 10th. They will resume their faculty positions at UFMG-ICEx-Dep Estatistica.

Puget Sound Chapter - Dinner and Talk:
March 10, 1999
Cam McIntosh, Information Specialist, Census Bureau, Seattle Regional Office
"Census 2000 Update."
6.00 P.M. at SIAM on Lake Union, 1880 Fairview Ave. E.

RSVP: to Bruce Peterson (425)868-9268 or email: