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2015 Challis Lecturer Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner


Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics
University of Washington

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Jon Wellner received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1975. He served on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, from 1975 to 1983, and joined the faculty at the UW in September 1983. His research interests include uses of large sample theory in statistics, theory of empirical processes and probability in Banach spaces, and efficient estimation for semiparametric models.
Professor Wellner is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. His research has been supported by fellowships, research prizes, and grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek. He served as the 1992 IMS Medallion Lecturer and the 2015 IMS Le Cam Lecturer, and he received the 2011 Senior Noether Award for his outstanding contributions to nonparametric statistics. He has served as Co-Editor of the Annals of Statistics (2001 2003); Editor of Statistical Science (2011 2013); IMS Executive Editor of Statistics Surveys (2007 2009); and as an associate editor or member of the editorial boards for the Annals of Statistics, the International Statistical Review, Probability Theory and Related Fields, and Bernoulli.
General Lecture: December 10, 2015
Technical Lecture: December 11, 2015
Lectures will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. in
Emerson Alumni Hall Classroom (Room 209).
Refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.
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