Our colloquia give you the opportunity to learn about research from around campus and across the nation. It's a great way to expand your understanding of statistics and gain exposure to new ways to apply the subject. All colloquia will be held at 2:50 p.m. in LeConte College, Room 210 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served afterward in LeConte 213.
For a list of colloquium speakers for the current year, please see our list of Statistics Department Colloquia.
Palmetto Lecture Series
The Palmetto Lecturer Series is an annual research series begun by former department chair Don Edwards. Each spring, a renowned invited researcher visits the statistics department for a week. During the week, the visitor gives two research presentations (one technical and one more popular/accessible). The list of past Palmetto Lecturers is a glittering one:
2010: Odd Aalen, Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo
2011: James Ramsay, Department of Psychology, McGill University
2012: Ed George, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
2013: Francisco J. Samaniego, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis
2014: Peter Müller, Department of Statistics, University of Texas, Austin
2015: Naisyin Wang, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
2016: Anastasios (Butch) Tsiatis, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
2017: Ray Carroll, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
2018: Joseph Ibrahim, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2019: Xihong Lin, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Statistics, Harvard University
2020: Michael R. Kosorok, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
In addition to the departmental colloquium series, the statistics department holds regular informal research seminars, often given by faculty and graduate students. Please contact Professor Karl Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to present a seminar.