The Statistics Seminar speaker for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, is Haim Bar, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Cornell University in 2012. He received his M.Sc. in statistics in 2010 (Cornell University) and an M.Sc. in computer science in 2002 (Yale University). He received his bachelor degree in mathematics (Cum Laude) in 1993, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
His professional interests include statistical modeling, shrinkage estimation, high throughput applications in biology (e.g., genomics, brain imaging), Bayesian statistics, variable selection, and machine learning.
From 1995 to 1997, he was with Motorola, Israel, as a computer programmer in the Wireless Access Systems Division. From 1997 until 2003 he worked for MicroPatent, LLC, where he held the position of Director of Software Development. In 2003 he moved to Ithaca, NY, and worked as a Principal Scientist at ATC-NY.