Pfizer Colloquium

This Pfizer Colloquium began in 1978 at University of Connecticut-Storrs under the leadership of the Late Professor Harry O. Posten (University of Connecticut-Storrs) and Dr. David S. Salsburg (Pfizer Global Research and Development-Groton, Connecticut). In view of the historical importance of this project, this joint initiative has been continually supported by funding from Pfizer Global Research and Development-Groton, Connecticut, the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, and the American Statistical Association (ASA). After Professor Posten’s death in March 2002 and Dr. Salsburg’s retirement from Pfizer, Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay of the University of Connecticut-Storrs and Dr. Naitee Ting (then with Pfizer) served as program leaders for the respective organizations. After Dr. Ting moved to Boehringer-Ingelheim, Dr. William T. Duggan of Pfizer took over the role of Dr. Ting in August 2009.

Along with this featured guest of honor, two other distinguished statisticians are also normally invited. The featured guest of honor delivers a special lecture under the auspices of “Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians in Honor of Dr. David S. Salsburg”. Then, a “conversation” with the featured guest of honor and the other two distinguished statisticians is arranged under the auspices of “Conversations with Distinguished Statisticians in Memory of Professor Harry O. Posten”. These are campus-wide live events, normally held on a Thursday evening, and they are open to all, free of any charge.


Pfizer Colloquium Speaker Affiliation Year Other Links
23  Pranab K. Sen  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2012
22  Stephen E. Fienberg  Carnegie Mellon University 2009 Link
21  Barbara A. Bailar  Statistical Consultant 2007 Link
20  Emanuel Parzen  Texas A & M University 2006 Link
19  C.C. Heyde  Columbia University 2005
18  David R. Brillinger  University of California, Berkeley 2004 Link
17  Bradley Efron  Stanford University 2001 Link
16  Janet Norwood  The Urban Institute 2000
15  Robert V. Hogg  University of Iowa 1998 Link
14  Ingram Olkin  Stanford University 1997 Link
13  Theodore W. Anderson  Stanford University 1995 Link
12  David R. Cox  University of Oxford 1994 Link
11  Erich Lehmann  University of California, Berkeley 1992 Link
10  Herbert Robbins  Rutgers University 1990 Link
9  Herman Chernoff  Harvard University 1989 Link
8  Frederick Mosteller  Harvard University 1987
7  Morris H. Hansen  Westat, Inc. 1985 Link
6  Churchill Eisenhart  National Bureau of Standards 1984
5  Gottfried Noether  University of Connecticut 1983
4  C.R. Rao  University of Pittsburgh and Indian Statistical Institute 1981 Link
3  Harold Cramér  Stockholm University 1980
2  Jerzy Neyman  University of California, Berkeley 1979
1  C.R. Rao  Indian Statistical Institute 1978