Faculty Wanted to have their Statistical Problems Solved
Robert Gibbons, Professor of Biostatistics in the Departments of Medicine and Health Studies, will be teaching a course entitled "Statistical Applications" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:50 during the spring quarter. The course is co-listed under the Departments of Health Studies and Statistics (HSTD 33500/STAT 35800) and meets in BSLC 313 beginning on April 1, 2014. The course is now in its 3rd year at the U of C and benefited greatly from the presentation of interesting statistical problems by University faculty. Some of the students continue to work with faculty who presented to the class in previous years. The class is very much in the spirit of one of Professor Gibbons' teachers, Paul Meier. As a part of the course he offers the students a practical statistical consulting experience. To that end, he would like to invite University faculty to present an applied problem in search of a statistical solution. He would invite the faculty member to present their problem for say 10-15 minutes at the end of class and then discuss it as a class in terms of developing a statistical solution for another 15 minutes or so, with the discussion often going well beyond the end of class. Students will have a class project as a final exam and they may select one of the faculty problems to work on, which would be of added value to the faculty member. Interested faculty members are also invited to sit in on the class as several did in previous years. Please contact him by phone 773-834-8692 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert D. Gibbons Ph.D.