[Ml-stat-talks] S.S. Wilks Memorial Lecture: Bradley Efron, Today at 5:30pm, Friend Ctr 101

Philippe Rigollet rigollet at Princeton.EDU
Wed Apr 17 09:49:45 EDT 2013

Hi folks,

do not miss today's public lecture by Brad Efron.


***  S.S. Wilks Memorial Lecture  ***

DATE:   Today, April 17, 2013

TIME:   5:30pm

LOCATION:   Friend Center, room 101

SPEAKER:   Bradley Efron, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

TITLE:   A 250-Year Argument (Belief, Behavior, and the Bootstrap)

ABSTRACT:  The year 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of Bayes rule. The rule has been influential over the entire period, and controversial over most of it. It's reliance on prior beliefs has been challenged by frequentist methods, which focus instead on the behavior of specific estimates and tests. The bootstrap helps connect the two philosophies, particularly when Bayes inference is based on "uninformative" priors. Some examples will be used to illustrate the connection, without much in the way of theory.

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