The doctoral students in the Department of Statistics are pleased to announce the 2011 Minghui Yu Memorial Conference on Sunday, April 17th in the Faculty House on the Columbia University main campus. This event is in honor of Minghui Yu, a student in our department who passed away in a tragic accident three years ago.
The conference will feature talks by students in statistics, ranging from those just beginning a research program to those who are about to defend dissertations. In addition to being an occasion to remember our friend and colleague, this event will be an opportunity to learn about exciting new research areas emerging from our department.
This year we are pleased to have a keynote presentation by Professor Jianqing Fan from the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. Contact Stephanie Zhang [ssz2105 -at- columbia.edu] for questions about this event.
Thank you to the Department of Statistics and the Graduate Student Advisory Council for their generous support.