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In conjunction with UP-STAT 2016, the Fr. Haus Memorial Lecture will be held on Friday, April 22 from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Science Hall 1013. Richard De Veaux, PhD, professor of statistics at Williams College, will present a lecture entitled “Modeling the Effect of Age in Human Performance.”

Abstract: The past 50 years have witnessed an incredible improvement in the sport
performances of “masters” athletes — those over 35 years old. Men and women as old
as 104 are pushing the envelope of what’s possible for their age group every year
in running and swimming events. Using hundreds of thousands of individual events from
the U.S. masters swimming organization and several running events, De Veaux will attempt to model
the average deterioration in performance that one can expect from age 35 to 100 in
various events and distances in running and swimming.

To read more on the lecture, click here.

Submitted by: Anthony Weston, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics