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Al-Kindi Distinguished Statistics Lectures| Object Oriented Data Analysis

Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: October 19, 2017

By Distinguished Professor James Stephen Marron (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)
The rapid change in computational capabilities has made Big Data a major modern statistical challenge. Less well understood is the rise of Complex Data as a perhaps greater challenge. Object Oriented Data Analysis (OODA) is a framework for addressing this, in particular providing a general approach to the definition, representation, visualization and analysis of Complex Data. This talk introduces basic ideas on OODA, with a detailed look at the special case of Functional Data Analysis, motivated by real data examples. The notion of Object Oriented Data Analysis generally guides data analysis, through providing a useful terminology for interdisciplinary discussion of the many choices needed in many modern complex data analyses.
Biography: J. S. Marron is the Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received the B. S. degree from the University of California at Davis, and the Ph. D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Marron has held the positions of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is also Professor of Biostatistics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was a founding Associate Director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). He has also served as the Saw Swee Hock Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, the Mary Upson Distinguished Professor of Operations Research at Cornell University, and held 13 other visiting positions in four countries. Marron is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. Marron has served as Associate Editor for the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Computational Statistics, TEST and the Electronic Journal of Statistics. Marron has presented the Theory and Methods Invited Paper for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, been the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Medallion Lecturer, and presented the S. N. Roy Memorial Lecture at the University of Calcutta. He has delivered the Bradley Lecture at the University of Georgia, and the Information Science and Technology Center Distinguished Lecture at Colorado State University.

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For more info contact: Professor Marc G. Genton : email: Marc.Genton@KAUST.EDU.SA
Date: Thursday 19th Oct 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 1 Room 2322
Refreshments: Light Lunch will be served at 11:45