Department of Statistics Unitmark
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
April 30, 2019, 1:49PM

The lecture is a tribute to the late couple for their distinctive contributions to the statistical community.

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.

Sir David John Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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April 25, 2019, 10:14AM

Women in Data Science (WiDS) is an international conference primarily located at Stanford
University with 100+ satellite conferences across every continent except Antarctica. In 2018, over
100,000 people attended the conference in person and via the livestream and Facebook Live.
WiDS Pittsburgh @CMU was held for the first time last year and had nearly 150 local participants
including students, faculty, companies, non-profits, and campus organizations. The purpose of
WiDS is “to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support
women in the field”; the conference features exclusively female speakers from academia and

WiDS Pittsburgh @CMU for 2019 was expanded to a three-day event. April 4th featured a
Data Science in Finance Panel held at the CMU New York Location (live-streamed in Pittsburgh),
a networking welcome reception at The Yard in Shadyside (co-hosted by the Pittsburgh
useR Meetup and the Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup) was
held on April 5th, and April 6th was a full-day technical conference hosted in the...

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April 5, 2019, 2:38PM

Joel B. Greenhouse Ph.D., is professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University and adjunct professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association
for the Advancement of Science and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Greenhouse is a recipient of Carnegie Mellon University's Ryan Teaching Award and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' E. Dunlap Smith Award for distinguished teaching and educational service. He was associate dean for Academic
Affairs in CMU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1997-2002) and vice-chair of CMU's Faculty Senate (2015-2016).

Greenhouse has served on several National Academy of Sciences' committees, including the Committee on National Statistics, the Panel on Combining Information (Gaver et al., 1992, NAS Press) and the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the
Assessment of Family Violence Interventions. He co-chaired the Panel Study on the Review of the Compliance, Safety and Accountability Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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