Seminar titled “50 Years of Tom Ferguson’s 1973 Dirichlet Process Paper” & 25th Anniversary Celebration
On Thursday, November 9, the Department of Statistics and Data Science and the Department of Biostatistics hosted this seminar celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tom Ferguson’s seminal research paper, “A Bayesian Analysis of Some Nonparametric Problems“. Professors Igor Prünster, Peter Müller and Wesley Johnson spoke at the event. More details of their talks are available at this link which shows the flyer that advertises the seminar. The seminar was streamed live through a Zoom webinar that was sponsored by Bayesian Nonparametrics Section of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). A recording of it is below.
A cocktail reception followed the seminar. This was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of our department. Our faculty, students, staff and alumni mixed. Many people reconnected with friends and colleagues from past years.