Just a reminder about today MacDATA / CANSSI Special Lecture given by Dr. Nancy Reid. It will be held in HSC 1A1 at 3 pm.
Title: In Praise of Small Data: Statistical and Data Science
Abstract: Statistical science has a 200-year history of advances in theory and application. Data science is a relatively newly defined area of enquiry developing from the explosion in the ubiquitous collection of data . The interplay between these fields, and their interactions with science, are a topic of lively discussion among statisticians. This talk will overview some of the current research in statistical science that is motivated by new developments in data science.
Nancy Reid is University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Theory and Applications at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include statistical theory, likelihood inference, design of studies, and statistical science in public policy. She has held many professional leadership roles in statistical science, in Canada and abroad. Her main research contributions have been to the field of theoretical statistics. The goal is to use information from noisy data as efficiently and elegantly as possible, and to elucidate general principles for doing so, in order to provide structures for developing new statistical methods in new areas of application.