The 26th Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium is scheduled on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:00-5:00pm via webinar. This year’s distinguished speaker will be Professor Peter Bickel, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley. The title of his presentation will be Four Excursions in Genomics.

The colloquium will be followed by a discussion with Liza Levina from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Purnamrita Sarkar from University of Texas, Austin.

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The Pfizer Colloquium series ran from 1978 until 2012, and was renewed in 2018. The colloquium series has featured many of the field’s big names [see below]. For a complete list, which includes links to their talks, see

The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a forum for a distinguished statistician to share and disseminate their unique perspective and work in the theory and/or application of statistics. Starting from 2018, the series has been co-sponsored by Pfizer, the American Statistical Association, and the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut.

Previous Guests of Honor, dating from 2020 back to 1978:

Nan Laird, Grace Wahba, Pranab K. Sen, Stephen E. Fienberg, Barbara A. Bailar, Emanuel Parzen, C.C. Heyde, David R. Brillinger, Bradley Efron, Janet Norwood, Robert V. Hogg, Ingram Olkin, Theodore W. Anderson, David R. Cox, Erich Lehmann, Herbert Robbins, Herman Chernoff, Frederick Mosteller, Morris H. Hansen, Churchill Eisenhart, Gottfried Noether, C.R. Rao (twice), Harold Cramér, and Jerzy Neyman.