The 28th Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium

In-Person Event on the UConn Storrs Campus

October 19, 2022

2:30 – 4:30 PM ET – Lecture and Interview, Konover Auditorium

5:30 – 7:30 PM ET – Banquet, The Alumni Center

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut is honored to announce the 28th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium. The Pfizer colloquium series range from 1978 until 2012 and was renewed in 2018. The colloquium series featured C. R. Rao, Bradley Efron, D.R. Cox, Grace Wahba and many more. For a complete list, see

The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a forum for a distinguished statistician to share and disseminate their unique perspective and work in the theory and/or application of statistics. Starting from 2018, the series has been co-sponsored by Pfizer, the American Statistical Association, and the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut.

This year’s speaker will be Malay Ghosh, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. Professor Ghosh will give a presentation entitled, “Some Glimpses of Small Area Estimation,” under the auspices of the Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians in Honor of Dr. David S. Salsburg.

Following the lecture will be the Conversation with Distinguished Statisticians in Memory of Professor Harry O.  Posten. This discussion with Professor Ghosh will be led by Guari Sankar Datta, Professor of the Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia, and Partha Lahiri, Director, Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM), and Professor, JPSM and Department of Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

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We thank Pfizer and the ASA for their generous financial support. We also thank the members of the selection committee – Dan Meyer and Demissie Alemayehu from Pfizer, Ron Wasserstein and Nancy Flournoy from the ASA, and Dipak Dey (Chair), Joseph Glaz and Ming-Hui Chen from UConn. Professor Chen also represents the New England Statistical Society (NESS).