Alan E Gelfand is James B. Duke Professor of Statistical Science and Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Duke University. He has made fundamental contributions to Bayesian statistics, spatial statistics, computation, hierarchical modeling, with applications to a wide range of disciplines including ecology, environment, law and other social and biomedical sciences. Alan has spent his entire career at the University of Connecticut and at Duke University, where he has advised or co-advised more than thirty PhD students and more than ten postdoctoral fellows.

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, to celebrate Alan's illustrious career, the Department of Statistical Science is delighted to host a conference on April 19-22, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Durham, North Carolina. We welcome all former students and friends of Alan to join us in this special event.

Funding for this event is partially provided by Duke University, by the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), by the Department of Statistical Science, by the University of Minnesota Department of Biostatistics, and by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.

The complete conference materials can be found [here]