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     March 26, 2001 Vol. 45 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Spring 2001     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, March 26 2001
(Joint with Department of Computer Science and Engineering).
Brendan Frey, Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
"Part 1: Overview of Adaptive Algorithms Lab at the University of Toronto."
"Part 2: ALGONQUIN: Fast Variational Methods for Robust Speech Recognition or Variational Methods Explained using Cartoons."
EE1 105 at 3:30 P.M.


Thursday, March 29 2001
(Joint with Department of Biostatistics).
Oliver Will, Center for Computational and Experimental Genomics, University of Southern California.
"Molecular and Fossil Estimates of Primate Divergence: A Reconciliation."
HSB T-639 at 3:30 P.M.


Monday, April 2 2001
Adrian Raftery, Department of Statistics.
"Bayesian Multidimensional Scaling and Choice of Dimension."
LOW 201 at 3:30 P.M.


Welcome:

Vladimir Koltchinskii is from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico), and has interests in empirical processes, inverse problems, and "machine learning". He will be visiting during spring Quarter. In June he will attend the "Statistical Semester: 2001, a Statistics Odyssey" in Paris, France. He is teaching Statistic 506A during Spring quarter. He will be the speaker at our departmental seminar on Monday, April 16th in LOW 201 at 3:30 p.m.

New student: Mathias Drton from Augsburg, Germany has arrived and he will be a TA for Stat 220 in Spring quarter.

Thomas Gerds from Freiburg, Germany, will be visiting Jon Wellner during the month of April.


Congratulations

Heike Bickeböller (Statistics Ph.D., 1993) has been appointed to a full C3 Professorship at the University of Göttingen, Germany, as head of a new Department of Genetic Epidemiology there.

Professor Craig Hogan of the Physics and Astronomy Departments at the University of Washington has been appointed the next Divisional Dean of the Sciences at the University of Washington.