“The Design (versus analysis) of Observational Studies”

By | May 1, 2006

Donald B. Rubin, the John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, gave a special seminar entitled “The Design (versus analysis) of Observational Studies” on May 16th at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center. He has made enormous contributions to many areas in statistics and related fields, and was the seventh most cited mathematician in the world in 1991-2001. His main research interests include causal inference in experiments and observational studies, inference in sample surveys with nonresponse and in missing data problems, application of Bayesian and empirical Bayesian techniques, and developing and applying statistical models to data in a variety of scientific disciplines. (posted 5/2006) seventh most cited mathematician in the world in 1991-2001