(CRM-, Joint-) ColloquiumFridays 3:30pm, Room B005,
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Coffee: Common Room, before the colloquium at 3pm.
(Carleton-uOttawa shuttle information) (Colloquiums - Fall 2010)
Short Bio:
Peter W. Glynn received his B.Sc (Hon) from Carleton University in 1978 and his
Ph.D in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1982. He then joined the
faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he held a joint
appointment between the Industrial Engineering Department and Mathematics
Research Center, and courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Mathematics.
In 1987, he returned to Stanford, where he joined the Department of Operations
Research. He is now the Thomas Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department
of Management Science and Engineering, and also holds a courtesy appointment in
the Department of Electrical Engineering. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Deputy
Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and was Director
of Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering from 2006
until 2010. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and a Fellow of the Institute of
Mathematical Statistics, has been co-winner of Best Publication Awards from the
INFORMS Simulation Society in 1993 and 2008, was a co-winner of the Best
(Biannual) Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society in
2009, and was the co-winner of the John von Neumann Theory Prize from INFORMS in
2010. His research interests lie in computational probability, queuing theory,
statistical inference for stochastic processes, and stochastic modeling.
Biographical Data:
Donald Dawson received his B.Sc.(Hon.) in Mathematics and Physics from McGill University in 1958 and his doctorate from MIT in 1963. He taught at both McGill University and Carleton University. He first came to Carleton in 1970 and was appointed Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor in 1999. He served as Director of the Fields Institute from 1996-2000 and as the President of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability for 2003-2005. He served as Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Statistics (1980-87), Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (1988-1993) and on the editorial Boards of the Annals of Probability and Electronic Journal of Probability.
Professor Dawson gave the 1991 Gold Medal Lecture of the Statistical Society of Canada, the 1994 Jeffery-Williams Lecture of the Canadian Mathematical Society, an invited lecture at the 1994 International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich, a plenary lecture at the 1996 World Congress of the Bernoulli Society in Vienna, and the Fields Institute Distinguished Lecture Series in the Statistical Sciences in 2003.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Institute of Mathematical Statistics and International Statistical Institute and received a Max Planck Award of the for International Cooperation from the Humboldt Foundation in 1996 and the CRM-Fields prize in 2004. He received an honourary degree Dr. Sci. from McGill University in 2005. He was elected to the Royal Society (London) in 2010.
His research interests include probability and stochastic processes and their applications to complex systems, statistical physics, genetics and evolutionary biology. He has published over 100 scientific papers and 7 monographs and has supervised 27 Ph.D. students and 30 postdoctoral fellows.