Statistics 2013 - Oregon

Celebrating 300 years of probability and statistics. Oregon events.

Public Lecture and Reception: October 12, 2013

"Apps, Earthquakes, and Survival: some statistical stories from Google and beyond"


Speaker: Tim Hesterberg (Google Inc.)

Venue: Hoffman Hall at Portland State University

Parking: The closest parking lot to Hoffman Hall is parking structure 3. See Portland State University parking website for more details.

  • 1:30 pm Poster Session
  • 2:15 pm Foreword
  • 2:30 pm Main Event: public lecture by Tim Hesterberg
  • 3:30 pm Reception

About Statistics 2013 Oregon:

The year 2013 marks the 300th anniversary since the publication of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi, and the 250th anniversary of the publication of Bayes' Theorem. As cornerstones of modern probability and statistics, their anniversaries spawned the International Year of Statistics by learned societies around the world. The International Year of Statistics was recognized in a resolution approved by both houses of the United States Congress.

Statistics 2013 Oregon is a collaborative effort of nine Oregon faculty members specializing in probability and statistics from the Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Reed College, University of Oregon, and Willamette University to engage students and professionals in Oregon.


       About the speaker:

Dr. Hesterberg is distinguished by his productivity in both business and academic environments. Since earning his Ph.D. in Statistics at Stanford University in 1988, Dr. Hesterberg is Senior Ads Quality Statistician at Google and has written some 65 technical articles in statistical theory and application, and is coauthor of a recent textbook, Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R, published by John Wiley & Sons. He is also recognized for his outreach to engage the public in a shared understanding of data, and its impact on daily lives. Dr. Hesterberg is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is actively engaged with ASA educational committees.

Stat2013 Oregon Committee:

Peter Otto, Co-Chair, Willamette University, Department of Mathematics
Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Co-Chair, Oregon State University, Department of Mathematics
Yung-Pin Chen, Lewis and Clark College, Department of Mathematics
Claudio Fuentes, Oregon State University, Department of Statistics
Albyn Jones, Reed College, Department of Mathematics
Jong Sung Kim, Portland State University, Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics
Jodi Lapidus, Oregon Health Sciences University
David Levin, University of Oregon, Department of Mathematics
Charlotte Wickham, Oregon State University, Department of Statistics


Don Pierce, Oregon Health Sciences University
Mike Shaughnessy, Portland State University, Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics
Bob Smythe, Oregon State University, Department of Statistics
Ed Waymire, Oregon State University, Department of Mathematics

Sponsoring Organizations:


Questions? Please contact Peter Otto potto or Yevgeniy Kovchegov kovchegy @math.