Faculty Lecture Series Continues with Bernard Klingenberg, Professor of Statistics

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 2, 2018—Bernhard Klingenberg, associate chair and professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will present the fifth lecture in the Williams College Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, March 8. The talk will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. It is free and open to the public

In his lecture, titled “How to (Not) Lie With Statistics,” Klingenberg will present several examples of data that, when looked at in just one way, would result in incorrect conclusions.

Klingenberg holds a M.S. in Mathematics and Operations Research from Technical University Graz, Austria and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Florida. He occasionally returns to Austria to teach at his alma mater or the University of Salzburg. Klingenberg has published numerous articles on analyzing categorical data in various statistical journals and regular consults with faculty in psychology or biology as well as with medical professionals. He is a co-author of the textbook Statistics: The Art and Science o Learning from Data, and he maintains the website ArtofStat.com.

The final talk of the Faculty Lecture Series be on March 15 with Sarah Allen, associate professor of comparative literature, who will present “Telling Tales in Medieval China.”

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