The Statistics Seminar speaker for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 will be Kosuke Imai, a professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at Princeton University. He is also an executive committee member of the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS) at Princeton University. Imai was the founding director of the Program in Statistics and Machine Learning. He specializes in the development of statistical methods and their applications to social science research and is the author of Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction (Princeton University Press, 2017). Outside of Princeton, Imai is currently serving as the Vice President and President-elect of the Society for Political Methodology. He is also Professor of Visiting Status in the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics at The University of Tokyo.