Famoye to Visit Mathematics Department, Speak on Regression Models for Count Data

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:41:18 PM

Dr. Felix Famoye of Central Michigan University will visit the IUP Mathematics Department on Thursday and Friday, November 17–18, 2011.

On Thursday, Dr. Famoye will speak on “Regression Models for Count Data” at 5:00 p.m. in Stright Hall, room 327.

On Friday, he will meet with interested students, where he will discuss and take questions on aspects of his career. This meeting will take place in Stright Hall, room 329, from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m.

Abstract of Dr. Famoye's Talk

Linear regression models have been found useful when the experimental observations follow the normal distribution. Quite often, experimental observations are count, and it is natural to assume that these observations follow a count discrete distribution instead of a continuous distribution. This talk will provide a survey of research work on modeling count data.