Delaware Chapter, ASA
Dinner Meeting: January 2006
Many processes, such as flipping a coin, follow a binomial process
where there is one of two outcomes. The researcher often knows that
both outcomes are possible, even if no events of one of the outcomes is
observed. This talk presents techniques for estimating the number of
trials, e.g., number of flips, based upon the observed outcomes only,
and focuses on the case where events of only one possibility are
observed. Dr. Stanley then discusses applications of this
Bio of Speaker:
A biostatistician for DuPont Crop Protection at the Stine-Haskell
Research Center in Newark, Dr. Stanley received his doctorate from
Cornell University, where he studied the application of probabilistic
modeling to integrated insect pest management. Over his career, he has
worked as a research entomologist, ecotoxicologist and statistician.
Currently, he is the Biostatistics Group Leader for new product
discovery and development.
We will hold an election
for chapter officers in 2006 after the presentation. The slate of
President: Eugene Davis
Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
Vice President: Bruce stanley
Treasurer: Larry Hothkiss
Secretary: Steven Bingham
Chapter Representative: Renee Bailey Iacona
We are delighted to announce that Professor Joel Best will be our guest
speaker at our February 16, 2006 meeting again at Oliver's Restuarant.
Professor Best is a noted sociologist and author of such staistically
important books as "Damned Lies and Statistics" (Untangling Numbers from
the Media, Politicians, and Activists) and "More Damned Lies and
Statistics" (How Numbers Confuse Public Issues).
Future meetings will continue to be at Oliver's restaurant at least
through May 2006. The following is list of the dates of future meetings
in 2006 (third Thursday of month from 6 - 10 pm):
||Thursday, January 19, 2006 |
||Social hour -- 6:00 pm|
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm
||Newark Holiday Inn|
|| Boneless Stuffed Chicken Breast
with Homemade Dressing, OR
Roast Sirloin of Beef, au Jus, OR
Broiled Filet of Flounder with Citrus Sauce
||$25 for members, $15 for students
($5 for talk only)
|Bruce Stanley by Tuesday,
January 17, 2006.|
If you desire a vegetarian meal, please so indicate in your RSVP.
Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date, to assure a meal is
reserved for you.
January 19, 2006
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