The Random Sample, a podcast that discusses all things math and stats, was created by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers. The most recent episode features our own Professor Nan Laird, recent recipient of the 2021 International Prize in Statistics. Dr. Laird is joined by one of her former PhD students turned colleague, Professor Garrett Fitzmaurice, and the episode was hosted by Department alumna and former chair Louise Ryan.
Together they discuss highlights from Dr. Laird’s distinguished career including the groundbreaking research that led to her receiving what is considered the top award in the field of statistics.
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