2023 Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 11:00am

FSU Announces Adrian Raftery as 2023 Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecturer!

The Department of Statistics at Florida State University is pleased to announce that Adrian Raftery, the Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology and an adjunct professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, is the 2023 Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecturer.

Raftery will present “Downscaled Probabilistic Climate Change Projections, with Application to Hot Days,” on October 25, 2023 at 11:00am on the campus of Florida State University. The live talk will also be accessible via Zoom. For more information and to register for the virtual talk, visit stat.fsu.edu/HollanderLecture.

About Dr. Raftery

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Adrian E. Raftery obtained a B.A. in Mathematics (1976) and an M.Sc. in Statistics and Operations Research (1977) at Trinity College Dublin. He obtained a doctorate in mathematical statistics in 1980 from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. He was a lecturer in statistics at Trinity College Dublin from 1980 to 1986, and then joined the faculty in statistics and sociology at the University of Washington. He was the founding Director of the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences (1999-2009). His research focuses on Bayesian model selection and Bayesian model averaging, model-based clustering, inference for deterministic simulation models, and the development of new statistical methods for demography, sociology, and the environmental and health sciences.

Raftery has published over 200 articles, edited three volumes of the annual Sociological Methodology compilation, co-edited Statistics in the 21st Century (2002), and co-authored the text Model-based Clustering and Classication for Data Science, with Applications in R (2019). He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of the Sociological Research Association, and Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and elected member of the International Statistical Institute.


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Adrian Raftery, Professor of Statistics and Sociology at University of Washington