IMS Activities celebrating Charles Stein
and his Method:
2010 Symposium in Probability & Statistics
2009 Progress in Stein's Method
2008 Workshop on Stein's Method
2003 Stein's Method and Applications:
A Program in Honor of Charles Stein
 


Symposium Presentations
Statistics Gallery
Charles Stein: Many Happy Returns!
Some Problems in Multivariate Analysis 1956
Erdos v. Stein




Symposium in Probability and Statistics
in Honor of Charles Stein
on his 90th Birthday

March 22, 2010
Main Quad, Building 370, Room 370
Stanford University

This symposium was jointly organized by
Department of Statistics, Stanford University
and Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
National University of Singapore

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Peter J. Bickel
University of California, Berkeley
Louis Chen
National University of Singapore
Morris L. Eaton
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Wei-Liem Loh
National University of Singapore
Carl Morris
Harvard University
Wing Hung Wong
Stanford University

 

THE SPEAKERS

Andrew Barbour
University of Zurich
Peter J. Bickel
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence D. Brown
University of Pennsylvania
Persi Diaconis
Stanford University
Morris L. Eaton
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Bradley Efron
Stanford University
Carl Morris
Harvard University
David Siegmund
Stanford University

THE PRESENTATIONS
moderated by Wei-Liem Loh

1:30 -- 1:45pmWing Wong and Louis Chen
Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:45 -- 2:10pmLarry Brown
"Stein's Research Involving Fixed Sample Optimality, Apart from Multivariate Normal Minimax Shrinkage
[aka: Everything Else That Charles Wrote]"
2:15 -- 2:40pmMorris Eaton
"On Some Contributions of Charles Stein to Applications of Invariance in Statistics"
2:45 -- 3:05pmCarl Morris
"Charles Stein and Shrinkage Estimation"
3:10 -- 3:30pmBrad Efron
"Stein's Unbiased Risk Estimate"
3:30 -- 4:00pm ------ Coffee Break ------
4:00 -- 4:25pmPeter Bickel
"Charles Stein: Semiparametric Models and Nonparametric Methods"
4:30 -- 4:55pmDavid Siegmund
"Charles Stein and Fixed Precision Sequential Estimation"
5:00 -- 5:20pmAndrew Barbour
"Stein's (Magic) Method"
5:25 -- 5:45pmPersi Diaconis
"Few But Ripe: 35 Years of Following Charles Stein"

"It's good that different people think differently."
--- Charles Stein to Morris DeGroot,
October 1984