On April 22, 2019, the Department of Statistics & Data Science will present its Stephen and Joyce Fienberg Memorial Lecture in tribute to the late couple for their distinctive contributions to the statistical community.
The lecture, delivered by Sir David Speigelhalter, will held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McConomy Auditorium in the Cohon University Center on campus. A reception will follow.
Stephen E. Fienberg was the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science Emeritus. The author or editor of over 20 books and 500 papers and related publications, his co-authored 1975 book, Discrete Multivariate Analysis: Theory and Practice, and his 1980 book, The Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data, are classics in the field.
Joyce Fienberg was a lovely and caring woman whose legendary kindnesses, including to graduate students from distant lands, made a profound and lasting impact in the lives of everyone with whom she crossed paths. On Oct. 27, 2018, while at Tree of Life Synagogue, she became one of 11 victims of a gunman during a rampage that was the single worst attack on American Jews in U.S. history.
To read more about the Fienbergs, Sir David Spiegelhalter, and for event details, visit here. For planning purposes, there is a registration form at the site for anyone who plans to attend the event.
This event is co-sponsored by the University Lecture Series (ULS).