Prof N. Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) will be visiting
Durham University from 9 to 16 April 2010.
Prof Balakrishnan has been actively involved in research in many areas of
Statistics, and has made significant contributions to, among other topics,
Models and Analysis of Medical and Lifetime Data, Life-Testing and Reliability,
Order Statistics, Robust Inference, (Multivariate) Distribution Theory,
Characterization Theory, Inferential Methods, Industrial Statistics,
Nonparametric Inference, Outliers, Multivariate Analysis,
Bayesian and Empirical Bayesian Inference, Combinatorial Applications to
Probability and Statistics, Record Values and Processes, Theory of Runs
and Scans, Waiting Time Problems, Ranked Set Sampling, and Statistics in
He is currently Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics -
Theory and Methods and for Communications in Statistics - Simulation and
Computation, and Executive Editor for Journal of Statistical Planning and
Inference. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Revised Edition of Wiley's Encyclopedia
of Statistical Sciences. For more details see:
On Wednesday 14 April, he will give a 2-hour lecture, as part of a
lecture day organised in Durham - see below for further details.
In addition, he will give the following two research seminars:
Monday 12 April, Edinburgh University:
`Over- and under-dispersed Poisson distributions and processes'
for details contact Natalia Bochkina ([log in to unmask])
Thursday 15 April, Newcastle University:
'On some stochastic orderings and related characterizations for some
discrete and continuous distributions'
for details contact Jordan Stoyanov ([log in to unmask])
Wednesday 14 April, Durham University:
LECTURE DAY, with the following speakers and topics:
1. Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan (McMaster Univ)
`Permanents, order statistics, outliers and robustness'
2. Chris Jones (Open Univ)
`The Cauchy-Schlomilch transformation, its extensions, and a useful analogue'
3. Jordan Stoyanov (Newcastle Univ)
'Non-linear transformations of random data: moment determinacy of their
4. Jochen Einbeck (Durham Univ)
`Data compression and regression based on local principal curves and manifolds'
5. Tahani Maturi (Durham Univ)
`Nonparametric predictive inference for comparison of lifetime data'
Further details about the lecture day are available on:
Everybody is most welcome to attend this lecture day - if you wish to do
so please read the details on the webpage and contact us with the information