Seminars and Events

ASA DataFest

6th Annual SMU ASA DataFest: April 12-14, 2024

The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. Teams of undergraduate students from any Texas university with any level of statistical training are welcome to participate. Click the link above for details and registration information.

The Bill Schucany Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Save the Date: April 19, 2024

Professor William R. Schucany served on the Statistical Science faculty for 40 years before retiring in 2011. He was internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of nonparametric statistical inference. In acknowledgement of his research productivity, Professor Schucany has received many national and international prestigious awards, including the American Statistical Association's highest honor, the Founder's Award. Professor Schucany was widely recognized as "Mr. Statistics at SMU" and was the heart and soul of the department for many years. One of Bill's passions is attending a good seminar presentation. To honor him, the department has initiated a lecture series in his name, which will bring some of the world's elite statisticians to SMU to speak and interact with faculty and students.

Spring 2024 Seminars

Seminars are at 11am, room TBD. See titles and abstracts for each talk.

Date Name  Affiliation 
January 26 Jackson Lautier Bentley University
February 2 Seong Kim Honyang University
February 9 Charles South SMU
February 16 Larry D'Agostino Stellantis Financial and R User Group
February 23 Alessandro Rinaldo UT Austin
March 1 Difeng Cai SMU
March 22 Michael Gallaugher Baylor University
April 5 Yu-Lun Liu UT Southwestern
April 19 David Banks Duke University
April 26 Pedro Maia UT Arlington