Wald Memorial Lectures
The Wald Memorial Lectures honor Professor Abraham Wald. The Wald
Lecturer gives two, three or four one-hour talks on one subject. This
gives sufficient time to develop material in some detail and make it
accessible to nonspecialists.
The Blackwell Lecture should reflect one of Blackwell's many interests
in probability, statistics and/or the allied fields of game theory and
information theory and could serve to bring these fields closer to
statistics and vice versa. An endowment was set up to cover the cost
of travel and a plaque for the lecturer.
The Le Cam Lecturer should be an individual whose contributions have
been or promise to be fundamental to the development of mathematical
statistics or probability. An endowment was set up by friends of Le
Cam to cover the cost of travel and a plaque for the lecturer.
The Neyman Lecture ordinarily will emphasize the interactions between
statistical theory and scientific research.
The Rietz Lectures are named after the first President of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Professor Henry L. Rietz. The
Lectures are intended to be of broad interest and serve to clarify the
relationship of statistical methodology and analysis to other fields.
The Committee on Special Lectures invites eight individuals to deliver
Medallion Lectures annually. Medallion Lectures are distinct from
Invited Papers, which are chosen by the various Program Committees for
specific meetings. Each Medallion Lecturer will receive a Medallion in
a brief ceremony preceding the lecture. For more information, see