Raftery Delivers Fields Institute’s Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences
Posted: 2/4/2022 (CSDE in the News)
On February 3, 2022, the University of Toronto’s Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences recognized Adrian Raftery’s scientific contributions with an invitation to deliver the Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences. Keyfitz was a Canadian demographer and pioneer in the field of mathematical demography. It was Keyfitz’s 1972 article ‘On Future of Population’ in the Journal of the American Statistical Association that first proposed probabilistic forecasting approaches in estimating future populations. Thus, it was a fitting that 50 years later Raftery be invited to give this endowed lecture on the subject of Bayesian approaches to very long term population forecasts. To see more details about the lecture you can visit the Fields Institute’s announcement about the lecture and watch the lecture on YouTube. Congratulations Adrian! We at the UW feel very lucky to count you in our midsts!