CBPP presents 'A Statistician Looks at Big Data,' July 1

by Michelle Saport  |   

Tuesday, July 1, 4-5 p.m. Rasmuson Hall, Room 101

Join guest speaker Peter Westfall, Ph.D., of Texas Tech University for a discussion of big data. This talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UAA College of Business and Public Policy.

Abstract: Probabilistic thinking has been diminishing in the current era of big data and the data scientist. Using examples from business intelligence, Westfall will explain why careful probabilistic reasoning for decision-making is more important than ever because of big data.

About the speaker: Peter Westfall is Horn Professor of Statistics at the Texas Tech University, and former editor of The American Statistician. Westfall is an elected fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 100 papers in statistical theory and methods, and has many years of research and consulting experience in a variety of disciplines. He is also a principal developer of SAS system.

Creative Commons License "CBPP presents 'A Statistician Looks at Big Data,' July 1" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
June Archive