The Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series honors the first chair of the UNC Biostatistics Department, Dr. Bernard G. Greenberg, who later served with distinction as dean of the School of Public Health from 1972 to 1982.
2017 – Dr. Robert E. Kass, Carnegie Mellon
Dr. Robert E. Kass, winner of the 2017 Greenberg Distinguished Lecturer Award, presented talks on May 15 and 16 as part of the 2017 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series. Kass is a Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his doctorate in statistics from the University of Chicago and has been been on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon since 1981.
2016 – Dr. James O. Berger, Duke University
James O. Berger, PhD, winner of the 2016 Greenberg Distinguished Lecturer Award, presented three talks on May 12 and 13 as part of the 2016 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series. Berger’s lectures included “The Use of Rejection Odds and Rejection Ratios in Testing Hypotheses,” [PDF] “The Progress on the Foundations of Bayesian-Frequentist Unification” [PDF] and “Bayesian Multiplicity Control” [PDF].
2015 – Dr. Susan A. Murphy, University of Michigan
Dr. Susan A. Murphy, winner of the 2015 Greenberg Distinguished Lecturer Award, presented talks on May 11 and 12 as part of the 2015 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Murphy is a H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of statistics and professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She received her doctorate in statistics from UNC-Chapel Hill and was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her work in designing the Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial, or SMART.
2014 – Dr. Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
2013 – Dr. Trevor Hastie, Stanford University
Dr. Trevor Hastie, winner of the 2013 Greenberg Distinguished Lecturer Award, presented talks on May 8 and 9 as part of the 2013 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series. Hastie is a professor of statistics and professor of health, research and policy at Stanford University. Hastie’s lectures included “Sparse Linear Models” [PDF] “Matrix Completion and Large Scale SVD Computation” [PDF] and “Graphical Model Selection” [PDF].
2012 – Dr. Robert John Tibshirani, Stanford University
2011 – Dr. Roderick Little, University of Michigan
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