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     November 8, 1999 Vol. 40 No. 2     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 1999     


Welcome:

Pip Courbois, our VIGRE postdoc, is finishing his work at Oregon State and will arrive in December.


General Examination:
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
General Examination:
Peter Francis Craigmile
"Trend Estimation Using Wavelets."
Advisors: Peter Guttorp, Don Percival
Padelford C-301 at 12.30 P.M.


ASA Diner and Presentation:
Monday, November 15, 1999
Professor Scott Emmerson, University of Washington
"Group Sequential Methods for Clinical Trials Using S+SeqTrial."
Hale's Ales Brewery at 6.00 P.M.

Please RSVP to Sonia Souza at SouzaS@msn.com or 425-485-1900 x2570 by Friday, November 12.


Out of Town:
Gayle Gray
11/4 -11/12, vacation
Cliff Lunneborg
9/1 - 11/30, MacQuarrie Univ., Sydney & Univ. of Sydney
12/1 - 2/15/00, Univ. of Western Australia & Murdoch Univ., Perth
Elizabeth Thompson
11/29 - 11/30, NCSU program project review
12/11 - 12/13, CMS in Montreal
Werner Stuetzle
9/99 - 9/00, on sabbatical.
Jon Wellner
10/7 - 11/9.
11/13 - 12/6, University of Amsterdam.

Statistics Seminars:
Monday, November 8, 1999
Beatrix Jones and Michael Perlman, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Some Non-Standard Statistical Problems."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, November 17, 1999
(Joint with the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences)
Steve Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"Estimating the Size of Populations."
Physics/Astronomy A-118 at 3:30 P.M.

Thursday, November 18, 1999
(Public talk)
Steve Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
"To Sample or Not to Sample? Why is that the question for Census 2000?."
Hub Auditorium at 7:30 P.M.

Monday, November 22, 1999
Hans Skaug, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
"Allele sharing methods for estimating population size."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, November 29, 1999
Adrian Raftery and Chris Fraley, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Model-Based Clustering, Image Denoising, Feature Detection in Spatial Point Processes, and Datamining."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.