Symposium in Memory of Charles Stein [1920 - 2016]
- Louis Chen (National University of Singapore)
- Wei-Liem Loh (National University of Singapore)
- Andrew Barbour (Universität Zürich)
- Peter J. Bickel (University of California, Berkeley)
- Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
- Edward I. George (The University of Pennsylvania)
- Gesine Reinert (University of Oxford)
- Adrian Röllin (National University of Singapore)
- Qi-Man Shao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Southern University of Science and Technology)
- David O. Siegmund (Stanford University)
- James V. Zidek (The University of British Columbia)
Charles M. Stein (22 March 1920–24 November 2016) was one of the most original statisticians and probabilists of the 20th century. His ideas and his work have profoundly influenced the development of both statistics and probability. In this symposium in memory of Charles Stein, we will pay tribute to a man whose work has profound and wide-ranging influence on both statistics and probability and whose ideas never cease to inspire all of us.
The symposium will comprise two parts, one on statistics and the other on probability. It will consist of talks on research topics that have evolved from or are related to Stein’s work. It will also consist of talks about Stein, the person, some of his fundamental discoveries, and the influence of his ideas.