John Chambers (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA)
John Chambers has been a member of technical staff in research at Bell
Laboratories since 1966. In 1997, he became the first statistician to be
named a Bell Labs Fellow, cited for ``pioneering contributions to the field
of statistical computing''. His research has touched on nearly all aspects
of computing with data but he is best known for the design (and continuing
re-design) of the S language, which forms the heart of the S-Plus statistical
Brian Ripley (University of Oxford, UK)
Brian Ripley is Professor of Applied Statistics at the University of
Oxford since 1990. His current research interests are in pattern recognition
and related areas, although he has worked extensively in spatial statistics
and simulation, and continues to maintain an interest in those subjects.
New statistical methods need good software if they are going to be adopted
rapidly, so he maintains an interest in statistical computing, particularly
in the packages S-Plus (on which he has written with Bill Venables a widely
adopted textbook) and R (where he is member of the core development team).
Festsaal der Technischen Universität Wien
Karlsplatz 13, 1.Stock
Montag, 22.3.1999, 14:00
All interested are warmly welcome!
This workshop is supported by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) under grant SFB#10 "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science".