The Graduate Student Invited Seminar Series Committee is pleased to announce Tze Leung Lai (profile) as our invited speaker for this semester. Tze Lai is currently the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Statistics, by courtesy, of Biomedical Data Science and of the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford University. He is also Co-director of the Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD) at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
It is no exaggeration to say that Professor Lai is widely recognized as a prolific leader in the field of sequential statistical analysis and statistics overall. He has published over 300 papers, many of which are in clinical trial design and analysis, population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multiple endpoints, biomarkers, adaptive methods, sequential analysis, and time series. He is also the winner of the 1983 COPSS award and a Guggenheim Fellow (1983). We could not be more honored to have him as our speaker for this semester's seminar series!
By the speaker's request, the seminar will be held online on Monday 8/30 via Zoom, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm central time. The seminar talk will be followed by discussion with graduate students.
The title of the talk is from my chapter in the forthcoming book: The Splendor and Miseries of Martingales: Their History from the Casino to Mathematics edited by Glenn Shafer and Laurent Mazlick, Springer 2021. I will focus on the year 1975-76 when I visited the Mathematics Department of UIUC from Columbia and share my wonderful experience during that academic year which also marked Professor Joseph Leo Doob’s retirement and a large international conference in his honor.
Topic: Department Seminar - Tze Lai - Stanford University
Time: September 2, 2021 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81579704788?pwd=ZHRwUU9rOHRHVklQOFB1cnRrMnQ5QT09
Meeting ID: 815 7970 4788