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Program

Thursday, April 19

7:30 am
Bus Departs from the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown to Howard University
8:00-9:00 am
Registration, Blackburn University Center Auditorium (2nd Floor), Howard University
9:00-9:30 am Opening Remarks: James Donaldson (Howard University), Tepper Gill (Howard University), and Abdul-Aziz Yakubu (Howard University)
9:30-10:00 am Nancy Geller (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/American Statistical Association): David Blackwell: A Member of the Community of Scholars
10:00-10:30 am William Hawkins (University of the District of Columbia/National Association of Mathematicians): David Blackwell's Gift to the National Association of Mathematicians, Inspiration for Generations
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 am Giovanni Parmigiani (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute): Blackwell's Impact on Statistics: Bayesian
11:30-12:00 pm Lawrence D. Brown (University of Pennsylvania): Blackwell's contributions to Statistics: A Personal View
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00-2:30 pm Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Arizona State University): David Blackwell: Inspiration for the Blackwell-Tapia Conference Series
2:30-3:00 pm
Richard Tapia (Rice University): David Blackwell: King of the Precious Few
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30-4:00 pm
Isaac Meilijson (Tel Aviv University): Contributions of Blackwell to the Martingale Dilation Stochastic Order
4:00-6:30 pm
Poster Session, Blackburn University Center Hilltop Lounge
6:30 pm
Bus Departs from Howard University to the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown

Friday, April 20

7:30 am
Bus Departs from the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown to Howard University
8:00-9:00 am
Registration, School of Social Work Auditorium/Pioneer's Reading Room (Room 114), Howard University
9:00-9:30 am James Donaldson (Howard University): David Blackwell's Impact on Mathematics at Howard University
9:30-10:00 am Sergio Verdu (Princeton University): David Blackwell's Impact on Information Theory
10:00-10:30 am Conference Group Photo
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 am George Bonney (Howard University): Blackwell's Impact on a Young African Student of Statistical Genetics
11:30-12:00 pm William Massey (Princeton University): Blackwell's Impact on the Theory of Queues
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00-2:30 pm William Sudderth (University of Minnesota): Blackwell and Dynamic Programming
2:30-3:00 pm William Massey (Princeton University): Blackwell's Legacy to a Community for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 pm Panel: Peter Bickel (University of California, Berkeley), Sastry Pantula (National Science Foundation), Steven Shreve (Carnegie Mellon University), Richard Tapia (Rice University), and Scott Williams (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York); Moderator Talitha Washington (Howard University): Next Steps: Statistics and Probability Beyond Blackwell's Contributions
5:00-6:30 pm Conference Reception, Blackburn University Center Hilltop Lounge
6:30-8:30 pm Banquet, Blackburn University Center Ballroom;
    Opening Remarks: Abdulalim Shabazz (Grambling State University)
    Invocation: LaVerne Gill (
Westmoreland United Church of Christ)
    Dinner
    Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Talitha Washington (Howard University)
    Keynote Speaker:
Daphne Smith (CVS Caremark): Remembering a Mentor: David Blackwell at Berkeley
    Presentation of Poster Session Award: James Donaldson (Howard University)
    Closing Remarks: Abdul-Aziz Yakubu (Howard University)
9:30 pm Bus Departs from Howard University to the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown

Poster Session

There will be an MBI Conference Award for the best poster. This is a full travel award to attend a Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) workshop of the winner's choice in the 2012-13 academic year. The winner will be announced at the banquet.
 Howard University
 Army Research Office  National Science Foundation