Statistics, the Impact of Big Data

        - 60th Anniversary of the Department of Statistics (1959-2019)


Department of Statistics, Florida State University

April 12 – April 13, 2019

Invitation Letter from Xufeng Niu, Chair of the Department:

Dear Alumni,

As you know, our department was established in September 1959 under the direction of Ralph Bradley. In 2019, the Department of Statistics at Florida State University will be 60 years old. On Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13, 2019, the Department of Statistics at Florida State University will hold a conference entitled “Statistics, the Impact of Big Data” to celebrate this anniversary at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center. We would like the celebration to include as many talks by our alumni and former faculty as possible. We, therefore, invite you to attend the conference and, if you desire, to give a talk (technical or non-technical) during the conference. We would be delighted if you could attend regardless of whether you wish to give a talk.

For planning purposes, we would appreciate it if you would let Wei Wu, chair of the conference committee, at know whether you will attend and if you are attending, whether you would like to present a talk. Spouses/partners of alumni's are also welcome to attend the celebration. We sincerely apologize, but our present budget of does not allow us to offer travel support to the conference.

The following members will serve in the Advisory Committee of the Celebration: Myles Hollander, Pi-Erh Lin, Duane Meeter, Jayaram Sethuraman, Douglas Zahn, and Bob Clickner. You will receive more information about local hotels and other arrangements from Wei Wu.

We would be delighted if you would come to the festivities and help us celebrate the past and move into the future. We look forward to your response and to seeing you at the conference.

Best regards,

Xufeng Niu
Professor and Chair

Department Group Photo, August 2018


Conference committee

Advisory committee

  • Myles Hollander (faculty in the department during 1965-2007)
  • Pi-Erh Lin (faculty in the department during 1968-2003)
  • Duane Meeter (faculty in the department during 1965-2002)
  • Jayaram Sethuraman (faculty in the department during 1968-2004)
  • Douglas Zahn (faculty in the department during 1970-2005)
  • Bob Clickner (student/faculty in the department during 1966-1972/2011-Present)

Department support


This conference is supported by: