In recognition of Professor Stephen E. Fienberg attaining Emeritus status, the Department of Statistics hosted a celebration in his honor on Oct. 14-15, 2016, at Carnegie Mellon University.
The events included a cocktail reception and dinner on Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for about 150 of Steve’s family members, friends, and colleagues.
The next day, Oct. 15, a broad Carnegie Mellon audience attended a conference in Hamburg Hall for a series of talks, including the inaugural Fienberg Lecture delivered by Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, and entitled “Bayes, Price, and Collegiality in Scientific Discourse.”
The other invited speakers were: Edward George, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University; and Aleksandra Slavkovic of Pennsylvania State University.
For more on Prof. Fienberg, who is the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science (Emeritus) in the Department of Statistics, the Machine Learning Department, and the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, see our page highlighting our outstanding faculty and alumni of the past half-century.