Thursday, April 25, 2013

The T. D. Dwivedi Memorial Lecture

Yesterday, I was greatly honoured to present the 2nd. invited T. D. Dwivedi Memorial Lecture, in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Concordia University, in Montreal. The late Try Dwivedi was instrumental in the establishment of statistics at Concordia, and he also played a leading role in the development of the statistical profession in Canada generally

I'm linked to Dr. Dwivedi through the work that each of us did with V. K. (Viren) Srivastava. So, I have a "Dwivedi number" of 2.  You'll find more about this in an earlier post about Viren here.

The talk that I gave was titled, "Bas Adjustment for Nonlinear Maximum Likelihood Estimators", and you can download my slides from here if you're interested. The material for the lecture was based on a research program that I've been involved with in recent years, jointly with Helen Feng, Ryan Godwin, Jacob Schwartz, and others. A previous post on this blog discussed some of this research.

I'd like to thank the Dwivedi family, Yogen Chaubey (Department Chair), and the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University, for the kind invitation, their outstanding hospitality, and for a memorable visit to Montreal.

© 2013, David E. Giles

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