Conferment Ceremony of the Professor Sir D. J. Spiegelhalter to an Honorary Doctorate

We are thrilled to announce the Conferment Ceremony of the Professor of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Sir David John Spiegelhalter, to an Honorary Doctorate of the Department of Statistics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. The ceremony will take place on May 17th, at the ''Leonidas Zervas'' Amphitheater of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. The Honoree will also deliver a Speech, entitled "Why the study of statistics and data science is so vital for the future".

Sir David John Spiegelhalter is Emeritus Professor of Statistics in the Center for Mathematical Sciences (University of Cambridge), Fellow of Churchill College (University of Cambridge) and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication (University of Cambridge).

He has been very busy over the Covid-19 crisis. He has presented the BBC4 documentaries “Tails you Win: the Science of Chance”, as well as the award-winning “Climate Change by Numbers”.

His bestselling books are: “The Art of Statistics”, published in March 2019 and “Covid by Numbers”, published in September 2021.

He was knighted (Sir) in 2014, for services to medical statistics. He was President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-2018 and became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority in 2020.

He has made significant theoretical contributions in the fields of Bayesian Statistics and Biostatistics, among others, and he is the developer of the WinBUGS and OpenBUGS software, which boosted the practical implementation of Bayesian analysis. He is a gifted speaker and, over the last years, he has done an amazing job in explaining the notions of statistics and uncertainty in the English media.

Title: «Why the study of statistics and data science is so vital for the future»

National Hellenic Research Foundation

Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 - 19:00