Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS)

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry. The conference consists of keynote lectures given by faculty members, talks by PhD students about their thesis work, and presentations of industrial research by alliance members. 

The inaugural BSTARS conference will be March 11, 2013, 9am-4pm , at the
UC Berkeley Faculty Club.

Headlining our program will be Professor Peter Bartlett and Professor Terry Speed

Professor Peter Bartlett Professor Terry Speed
Peter Bartlett is a professor in the Computer Science Division and Department of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, and professor in Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. He was awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year in Australia in 2001, and was chosen as an IMS Medallion Lecturer in 2008, and an IMS Fellow and Australian Laureate Fellow in 2011. His current research interests include machine learning, statistical learning theory, and adaptive control. Terry Speed received a BSc at the University of Melbourne (1965) majoring in mathematics and statistics, and PhD in mathematics and a Dip Ed at Monash University (1969). He has held appointments at universities in Australia, the U.K. and the USA, and also at the CSIRO. He is currently head of the Bioinformatics Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. His research interests are broad, but with a current focus on cancer genomics.

Presentations By Our Industry Partners

Dr. Imola Fodor, Director Genentech Genentech
Aiyou Chen, Statistician Google Google
Giulia C. Kennedy, Chief Sci. Officer Veracyte Veracyte