SFU and CANSSI Public Lecture: The Puzzle of Luck

To kick-off the celebration of the opening of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) national headquarters, Simon Fraser University invites you to a public lecture, presented by expert statistician, Jeffrey Rosenthal.

Do you believe in luck? Are the uncertainties in your life truly random or is it governed by concepts of fate, destiny, superstition, astrology or divine intervention? Rosenthal dives into the concepts of luck as a statistician and share his surprising findings about the puzzle of luck. 

 About Jeffrey Rosenthal

Jeffrey Rosenthal is an award-winning professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto and his PhD from Harvard University. His book, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, was published in sixteen editions and ten languages, and was a bestseller in Canada. This led to numerous media and public appearances, and to his work exposing the Ontario lottery retailer scandal. It was later followed by a second book, Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything. Rosenthal has also dabbled as a computer game programmer, musical performer, and improvisational comedy performer, and is fluent in French. His web site is www.probability.ca, and you can find him on Twitter @ProbabilityProf. Despite being born on Friday the thirteenth, Rosenthal has been a very fortunate person.

About SFU and CANSSI’s Collaboration

SFU’s new collaboration with CANSSI—Canada’s national statistical science institute—will create a statistical and data science powerhouse for Canada. We are in the middle of a data revolution with statistics affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. Together, SFU and CANSSI are leading the statistics community into the 21st century.

Date : 2018-12-0621 views
Department : SFU Public Square, KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative
Category : SFU Events
Keyword : Public Square, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, luck, KEY, CANSSI, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Statistics