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Symposium: Herman Chernoff’s Centennial Celebration – May 5

Friday, May 5, 2023
9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Hilles (SOCH) at Harvard, 59 Shepard Street, Room 104, Cambridge, MA 02138

Symposium: Herman Chernoff’s Centennial Celebration

Celebrate Emeritus Faculty Herman Chernoff’s 100th birthday and to discover how professor Chernoff’s teaching and research legacy carries on into the present. Professor Chernoff was a part of a cohort of new senior faculty hired in the Harvard Department of Statistics in the 1980s. His contributions to the field include work on large sample theory, experimental design, sequential analysis, methods of presenting statistical data in visual form, and statistical decision making.

In addition to his research, professor Chernoff is known for his enthusiasm for mentoring a generation of outstanding statisticians. His interest in providing professional opportunities for young researchers led him to suggest the annual New England Statistics Symposium, established in 1987, for example.

The symposium will feature panel discussions on how professor Chernoff inspired researchers personally and professionally, technical presentations on research related to his work, and a breakfast and lunch. There will be plenty of opportunity to mingle with other statisticians from Harvard and other universities, as well as with members of the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association and from the New England Statistical Society.

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