New Frontiers in Reliability and Risk Analysis: A Tribute to Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, 2023


The symposium, “New Frontiers in Reliability and Risk Analysis: A Tribute to Nozer D. Singpurwalla” will take place at The George Washington University on October 13-14, 2023. This two-day meeting will commemorate the life and work of Nozer Singpurwalla by bringing together experts from the fields he helped to shape. The symposium will feature four plenary sessions highlighting prominent speakers who each knew Nozer personally and reflect his diverse research interests. The plenary speakers are Jim Berger of Duke University, Sallie Keller of the U.S. Census Bureau, Way Kuo of City University of Hong Kong, and Jayaram Sethuraman of Florida State University. Past (2017) American Statistical Association President Barry Nussbaum – who is also one of Singpurwalla’s former doctoral students – will give the keynote address during the symposium banquet.

The meeting will likewise bring together young future researchers and national and international scholars with diverse disciplinary backgrounds to present and discuss current and emerging trends in a variety of disciplines, including reliability, risk analysis, Bayesian methods, time series analysis, decision theory, and foundations of statistics. Along with theoretical foundations impacting statistics, computer science, and mathematics, researchers can likewise present applications regarding these topics in business, engineering, environmental studies, finance, and the health sciences. 

Limited travel support will be available for students participating in the poster session.

We look forward to welcoming you to this symposium to celebrate Nozer's important contributions to all of the disciplines in which he worked. To learn more about and/or register for the symposium, please visit the website or send an email to with any questions or concerns.

Title: Research Symposium Honors the Life of Nozer Singpurwalla
Location: George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052, USA
Dates: October 13 - 14, 2023

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Plenary Speakers:

Jim Berger, Duke University
Sallie Keller, U.S. Census Bureau
Way Kuo, City University of Hong Kong
Jayaram Sethuraman, Florida State University

Banquet Speaker:

Barry Nussbaum

Organizing Committee:

Kimberly Sellers, Georgetown University
Refik Soyer, George Washington University
Thomas Mazzuchi, George Washington University
Subrata Kundu, George Washington University
Alyson Wilson, North Carolina State University
Alan Wan, City University of Hong Kong
Simon Wilson, Trinity College
Joshua Landon, George Washington University
Xiaoke Zhang, George Washington University

Research Areas for Potential Speakers:

Bayesian methods
Time series
Foundations of statistics
Software reliability
Decision theory

Event Type


The George Washington University


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


George Washington University
Washington, DC
United States