Eight Field Leaders Highlight Cornell Day of Statistics 2016

The Cornell Day of Statistics 2016 was held on Friday, September 9 in the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Eights leaders in the field of statistics were among the conference speakers, including longtime Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) professor Bruce Turnbull, who received this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.

The day also included a lunch and poster session featuring scholars from Cornell and Princeton. For a full gallery of photos from the Day of Statistics, visit here.

Below, you'll find a list of conference speakers and, if available, presentation slides from their conference talks.

Bruce Turnbull (Ph.D. ’71) – “Sequential Statistics and Clinical Trials: From Biblical Times to Modern Day Adaptive Designs”

• Luc Devroye, McGill University – "Cellular Tree Classifiers"

Chris Jennison, University of Bath – "A Search and Jump Algorithm for Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling"

• Iain Johnstone, Stanford – "Eigenvalues and Variance Components"

• Han Liu, Princeton – "Combinatorial Inference"

• Jun Liu, Harvard – "Detecting Relationships Via Slicing and Inverse Modeling"

• Alessandro Rinaldo, Carnegie Mellon University – "A Modern Look at Sample Splitting"

• Nancy Zhang, University of Pennsylvania – "Statistical Models for Single Cell RNA Sequencing"