The Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association is pleased to announce that David Wallace has been chosen the 2007-2008 Statistician of the Year. The Chapter’s Statistician of the Year is selected by a vote of past honorees, all of whom are internationally renowned members of the statistical community. Selection as a Chicago Chapter Statistician of The Year is a very significant honor.
David L. Wallace is Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. With Frederick Mosteller he co-authored the groundbreaking book Inference and Disputed Authorship: The Federalist in which Bayesian Techniques were used to determine that James Madison wrote the twelve unsigned Federalist Papers. The 1964 publication of the text made the cover of Time magazine and has recently been republished by CSLI.
His recent activity has focused on the study of principled methods of formal statistical inference, especially Bayesian, fiducial and likelihood-based methods, in relation to informal methods of exploratory data analysis. In particular he has sought out problems that display dissonance between the methods. Examples include inference about uncertain constructs like ratios, directions and maxima, and misbehavior of the modified likelihood ratio test for comparing two means.
Please help us welcome David into the select community of Statistician of The Year winners at our chapter dinner on Thursday May 15, 2008 at the East Bank Club. Registration will begin at 6:00 pm; dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The cost of the dinner is $55
Register online at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=tmvbp