BIOSTATISTICS SEMINAR SERIES
Michael Proschan, Ph.D.
Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH
Title: Probability Paradoxes That Actually Happened
Abstract: Probability books sometimes present "cooked" counterexamples to warn students of the lurking dangers of compromising rigor. Can such anomalies actually occur in practice? This talk is proof that they can! I present actual examples from my clinical trials experience in which I either fell into, or almost fell into, probability traps. These experiences were a major motivation for our book, “Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians” (Proschan and Shaw, 2016, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group).
Bio3 Seminar Series sponsored by
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics (DBBB)
Wednesday, November 7 at 10:00am to 11:00am
New Research Building, New Research Auditorium
3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington