The department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut is honored to announce the 26th 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 https://stat.uconn.edu/pfizer-colloquium/. 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. 

THE 26th PFIZER/ASA/UCONN DISTINGUISHED STATISTICIAN COLLOQUIUM is scheduled on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:00-5:00pm through webinar.

This year’s speaker will be Professor Peter Bickel, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley. The title of his presentation will be “Four excursions in genomics”.
The colloquium will be followed by a discussion with Liza Levina from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Purnamrita Sarkar from University of Texas, Austin.

For more information, contact dipak.dey@uconn.edu.

– An Introduction to the UConn Statistics Cluster (November 2, 2020)

Seminar II: Only for all Graduate Students in the Statistics Department  

Time and Place: November 2, 4:40 pm — 5:30 pm

Speaker: Daniel Parther, Administrator for the Statistics Computer Cluster

Title: An Introduction to the UConn Statistics Cluster


The statistics computer cluster is available to the faculty and graduate students of the statistics department and is maintained by the physics lab of Dr. Richard Jones. This talk will provide an overview of the cluster structure and explain the process of obtaining an account. An in-depth example of utilizing the cluster will also be presented, including instructions on job submission, file storage space, monitoring jobs, and file transfers.

Specific topics to be discussed:

-The structure of the cluster (make and quantity of CPUs, storage size, RAM size, possibility of using other cluster racks, etc)

-How to get a stats account for the cluster

-How to access the cluster once you have an account (this includes how to setup PuTTY for Windows users)

-Basic introduction to Linux

-An explanation of the various directories for use and which ones should be used for what purpose

-A detailed example of how to submit a job, going through all the steps and explaining the various parts

-How to monitor the jobs once they’ve been submitted

-How to transfer the result files once the job is complete

-How to submit questions regarding the cluster


You can watch the seminar “An Introduction to the UConn Statistics Cluster” in this link. This link will work for anyone in University of Connecticut.