2014 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series


Dr. Jianqing Fan

Dr. Jianqing Fan

 The 2014 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series was held on May 28-29, 2014. We are pleased to announce that this year’s speaker and award recipient is Dr. Jianqing Fan, Frederick L. Moore Professor in Finance and Chair Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering at Princeton University.

All lectures will be held in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Memorial Auditorium, 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Two lectures were presented on Wednesday, May 28 and one lecture on Thursday, May 29 as follows:

 Lecture 1: May 28 10:00-11:00 am  “Are assumptions in high-dimensional inference verifiable?”

Lecture 2: May 28   2:00-3:00 pm    “FDR control under dependence”  Joint work with Xu Han

Lecture 3: May 29 10:00-11:00 am “Robust Sparse Quadratic Discrimination” Joint work with Tracy Ke, Han Liu and Lucy Xia
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The biostatistics department’s annual lecture series honors the first chair of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Biostatistics Department, Dr. Bernard G. Greenberg, who later served with distinction as dean of the School of Public Health from 1972 to 1982.

For more information, contact Betsy Seagroves, 919-966-7254