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2013 Challis Lecturer James O. Berger

James O. Berger
The Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistical Science
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0251
Phone: (919) 684-4531
James O. Berger is the Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics at Duke University. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1974. Before moving to Duke in 1997, he was in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. From 2002–2010 he was the director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). He has served as the president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) (1995–1996), chair of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science of the American Statistical Association (ASA) (1995), president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2004), and co-editor of the Annals of Statistics (1998–2000).
Professor Berger is a fellow of the ASA and the IMS. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Sloan Fellowships; the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Presidents' Award (1985); and the Sigma Xi Research Award (1993) at Purdue University for contribution of the year to science. He was the COPSS Fisher Lecturer in 2001 and the IMS Wald Lecturer in 2007. He was elected as a foreign member of the Spanish Real Academia de Ciencias in 2002, elected to the USA National Academy of Sciences in 2003, awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2004, and was named an Honorary Professor at East China Normal University in 2011.
General Lecture: November 14, 2013
Technical Lecture: November 15, 2013
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall Classroom (Room 209)
Refreshments served at 3:30PM.