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

Event Type

Academic Events

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff

Departments

Georgetown University Medical Center, Biomedical Graduate Education, Biostatistics Graduate Program

Website

https://biostatistics.georgetown.edu/...

Presenter

Michael Proschan, Ph.D.

Event Contact Name

Veronica Chiu

Event Contact Email

dbbb@georgetown.edu

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