Experience adds up for math faculty

Duo organizes its third international conference on statistical distributions and applications

| Author: Gary H. Piatek

Carl Lee and Felix Famoye, mathematics faculty members in the College of Science and Engineering, are organizing their third International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications.

This year’s conference will be held Oct. 10-12 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is supported by the National Security Agency.

Their first conference was in 2013 at Central Michigan University and also was supported by the NSA. The second conference, in 2016, was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It was supported by the Canadian Statistical Science Institute and had participants from more than 25 countries. The conferences are held every three years.

So far this year, more than 200 researchers from around the world are scheduled to present their research and exchange ideas.

All researchers presenting this year are invited to submit their papers to be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications.

This summer, a Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences is scheduled spin to off as a separate department from the Department of Mathematics, Lee said.

Each statistics and analytics faculty member is serving as an organizing committee member of this year’s event, with Famoye and Lee as co-chairs. Other committee members are Mohamed Amezziane, Chin-I Cheng, Kahadawala Cooray, John Daniels, Madhuka Samanthi, Jungsywan Sepanski and Daniel Wang.

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