Recent Presentations

Fermat's Last Theorem revisited via the Stein phenomenon

Distance correlation: A new tool for detecting association and measuring correlation between data sets
A presentation given at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Statistical properties of the risktransfer formula in the Affordable Care Act
A presentation given at Kutztown University and at Baylor University.

The affinely invariant distance correlation
A presentation given at the Swiss Statistics Seminar, held at the University of Bern.

Counting and locating multiple solutions of estimating equations
A presentation given at the 2013 Southern Regional Council on Statistics Summer Research Conference,
held at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN

On the role of the hypergeometric functions of matrix argument
in the age of electronic communications
A presentation given at the International Conference on Special Functions in the 21st Century: Theory and
Applications,
a conference held in honor of Frank Olver, held in Washington, DC on April 68, 2011

A series of lectures
at the Instituto Panamericano De
Estudios Avanzados En Probabilidad y Estadística,
held at CIMAT, MayJune, 2010

Logconvexity properties of Schur functions and generalized hypergeometric functions of matrix argument
A presentation given at Combinatory Analysis 2008: Partitions, qseries, and Applications, a conference held
in honor of George Andrews.

Deconvolution density estimation on
spaces of positive definite symmetric matrices
A poster presentation at the Hettmansperger Conference in May, 2008.

Constant proportion debt obligations, Zeno's paradox, and the
spectacular financial crisis of 2008
A presentation at the Eubank Conference, Rice University, in March, 2008. I also gave versions of this talk at:
The Joint Statistical Meetings, in August, 2009;
Wesleyan University, in May, 2009; and the
University of Minnesota Statistics Seminar Series, in October, 2009.

Models for RealWorld Investors, and the Abyss Between
Value Investing and Financial Engineering
An abbreviated version of the Lukacs Lectures at Bowling Green State University. I also gave versions of this talk at:
SAMSI in December, 2006;
Georgia Tech in February, 2007; and the
PSU
Statistics Colloquium in February, 2008.

Statistical inference with monotone incomplete
multivariate normal data

Algebraic methods toward higherorder
probability inequalities
A talk given at NCSU and SAMSI in October, 2006.

A series of lectures given in the
SAMSI
20062007 Working Group on HighDimensional Inference and Random
Matrices

The Lukacs Lectures
at Bowling Green State University's June, 2006 Summer School in Financial
Mathematics

Random Walks, Gambler's Ruin, and the Quest for Jack or Jill
A talk given at COSMOS 2004 and 2006

A series of lectures at the
2006 Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers & Physicists

A series of lectures at the
2005 Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers & Physicists

The St. Petersburg paradox and the crash of hightech stocks in 2000
A talk given at Bowdoin College in 2004.

Genetic algorithms
A talk that I've given for a few years (and therefore it's not so "recent").
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