Office | 334 Machray Hall |
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204-474-6272 |
On June 1, 2010, Dr. James C. Fu was awarded the Professor Emeritus designation by the University of Manitoba. Dr. Fu joined the Department of Statistics in 1974 and has made significant contributions to the disciplines of statistics and probability over his career. Dr. Fu has over seventy papers in scientific journals. He is best known for the development, with Markos Koutras, of the Finite Markov Chain Imbedding technique for determining probability distributions of runs and patterns. This technique has wide applicability. For example, it has been used in bioinformatics, for analyzing DNA sequences, and in reliability theory, for determining probabilities of system failures. Another of Dr. Fu's contributions is the use of the large deviation approach for studying asymptotic distributions and rates of convergence of consistent estimators. Dr. Fu has supervised a number of graduate students. His work is highly cited; one of his papers received a Citation Classic Award from the Institute for Scientific Information. Dr. Fu has served as editor or associate editor for a number of international journals and as President of the International Chinese Statistical Association. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. On his retirement, an international symposium, Fu-Fest 2009, was held at the University of Manitoba in his honour.
December 9: Classes end in most faculties and schools
December 11 – December 23: Final examination period for most faculties and schools. Students must remain available until all examination obligations have been fulfilled.
J. Sunil Rao,
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami:
“The E-MS Algorithm: Model Selection with Incomplete Data”
Friday, November 27 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall
Russell Steele,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University:
“The Curious Case of the Instrumental Variable Estimator for the Complier Average Causal Effect”
Thursday, December 3 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall
Éric Marchand,
Département de Mathématiques, Université de Sherbrooke:
“Predictive Density Estimation: recent results”
Tuesday, December 8 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall
Clayton Block, M.Sc. (1986)
Mostofa Sarkar, M.Sc. (2012)