We are delighted to announce details of our new annual lecture series – The David Blackwell Lecture. Professor David Blackwell (1919 – 2010) was a distinguished American statistician and mathematician who made significant contributions to game theory, probability theory, information theory, and Bayesian statistics. He is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem and became the first African-American elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
As a Department, we wanted to mark his ground-breaking work and are delighted to introduce an annual lecture named after him to be held in October each year.
Date: Thursday 21st October 2021, 3.30pm (BST)
Speaker: To be confirmed
Please register your place below to receive the joining instructions: