Friday, May 22, 2009

Department of Statistics
Penn State University
University Park, PA

The Department of Statistics will host a one-day conference on statistics and probability on Friday, May 22, 2009. The centerpoint of the conference is the award of the 2009 Rao Prize to Professor Peter J. Bickel of the University of California at Berkeley. The Rao Prize was established by C. R. and Bhargavi Rao to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international leadership in directing statistics research, and pioneering contributions by a recognized leader in the field of statistics.


The one-day conference will be held on the University Park campus of Penn State in 100 Life Sciences; see the Penn State campus map for more details.



Local attendees may register for the conference by signing up with Jennifer Parkes in the department's main office. All others who wish to attend may register for the conference on the morning of May 22, 2009.


For further information, please contact a member of the organizing committe:

A Satellite Meeting at the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics

Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 2:30-5:00 p.m., on the 5th floor of Wartik Lab

Organizer: Francesca Chiaromonte