David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor David Sprott was the first Chair (1967-1975) of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo and first Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics (1967-1972). The David Sprott Distinguished Lecture Series was created in recognition of his tremendous leadership at a formative time of our department, as well as his highly influential research in statistical science.

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2021 Distinguished Lectures

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Christian Genest

Christian Genest is Professor of Statistics, Canada Research Chair in Stochastic Dependence Modeling, and a fellow of the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy at McGill University. A graduate of the University of British Columbia (1983), he held previous posts at Carnegie-Mellon University (1983-84), the University of Waterloo (1984-87), and Université Laval (1987-2010). His main research interests are in multivariate analysis, non-parametric inference, and extreme-value theory. He has published in a broad range of journals and collaborates often with researchers in finance, insurance, and environmental science. He was a pioneer of the copula approach to dependence modeling and his work in the area is widely cited. He was the 2011 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada Gold Medal and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2015. He received a Humboldt Research Prize in 2019 and the 2020 John L. Synge Award. Genest has also served in numerous professional and editorial capacities, notably as President of the Statistical Society of Canada (2007-08) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multivariate Analysis (2015-19).

Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Spatial Extremes 

Thursday November 4, 2021

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