Public Talks

John Chambers (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA)

"Directions for Statistical Systems"

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 package.

Brian Ripley (University of Oxford, UK)

"Visualization and Pattern Recognition in Complex Datasets"

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".
Last modified: 2002-01-25 16:11:52+0100 by Wolfgang Weisz