Synergies between Nonparametrics, Sequential Analysis and Modern Data Science

In memory of Professor Michael Woodroofe and his contributions to Statistics, the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan (UM) will host a conference at the UM campus (Ann
Arbor) from September 29 to 30, 2023. The conference will feature non-parallel sessions by distinguished speakers. The topics include:

  • sequential analysis to reinforcement learning,
  • shape constraints and beyond,
  • limit theorems for dependent data,
  • modern data science,
  • nonparametrics and selection biases,
  • astrostatistics in the 21st century.


Please see schedule and abstracts (invited talks and posters). All talks are at 340 West Hall, 1085 South University (directions and parkings).

Confirmed Speakers

Conference Dinner

There will be a conference dinner (registration required) on September 29, Friday.


For the conference (free) here, and for the conference dinner ($25) here.

Note: for poster presentation and/or funding request, see options in the first link above.


  • The Caucus for Women in Statistics
  • Department of Statistics, Columbia University
  • Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • National Science Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Welltower

Local Accommondation

Ann Arbor is very busy during the Fall in September/October and you may have to book your accommodation off-campus. Two hotels we suggest are Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor and Doubletree by Hilton. 

In fond memory of Michael Woodroofe

Michael Woodroofe, 1940-2022

Organizing committee

Mouli Banerjee, Tailen Hsing, Bob Keener, Dong-Yun Kim, Mary Meyer, Bodhi Sen (Chair), Jiayang Sun, Yizao Wang, Russ Woodroofe

If you have any questions please contact Judy McDonald ( and/or Bodhi Sen (