The Graduate Group in Biostatistics at UC Berkeley and the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) joint with the ASA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (SFASA), are proud to host an exciting event in celebration of the life and work of Chin Long Chiang, one of the world's leading biostatisticians, and a UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus. The celebration will be held in the University Club at the California Memorial Stadium (located at 2227 Piedmont Ave, 
Berkeley, CA 94720) from 10:00am–6:00pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Dr Chiang was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on November 12, 1914. He received his doctorate in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1953. He served on the U.C. Berkeley faculty for 36 years. For his “distinguished achievement” when he retired in 1987, the University honored him with “The Berkeley Citation” award, one of the highest honors that the Berkeley campus bestows. He continued to teach and lecture after his retirement.

In the 1950s, Professor Chiang was a pioneer in recognizing biostatistics as a separate discipline from statistics. He began to apply statistical methods to the world of health care and the study of diseases. One of his chief contributions was to develop a statistical method that could be applied to life tables, which measure life expectancy and mortality rates.

Professor Chiang’s innovative use of statistics helped transform the health care field. He worked with the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other national and international agencies. He was a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Royal Statistical Society of London.

In addition to his many scientific articles, he authored four published books, two of which are about stochastic processes. Three of his books have been translated into Chinese and one into Japanese.


The memorial workshop features distinguished speakers, including:


Registration fee is $60 per person and advanced registration is now open through November 14th, 2014.

Advanced registration can be done online with payment option by credit card or by mail-in check.
If paying by check, registration will be pending on the receiving of the check.

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Onsite registration is possible if space is available.


We also call for donations to support this event. Contributions can be received on-line and via credit card: Please enter the note in the comment section to indicate that the fund is in support of the Biostatistics Program Fund/Chiang Memorial Workshop. If you prefer to send a check, please make the check payable to “UC Regents” and in the memo section to be sure to add “Biostatistics Program Fund” and mail checks to: Sharon Norris, Biostatistics Program, University of California. 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7358

Any surplus of the donations will go to Chiang’s scholarship.


Sharon Norris
Biostatistics Program
University of California
101 Haviland Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7358

Ying Lu, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Research & Policy
Stanford University
2014 ICSA President

Nicholas Jewell, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics
Head, Division of Biostatistics
107 Haviland Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7358

Event Time

November 15th, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Event Address

University Club
California Memorial Stadium
2227 Piedmont Ave, 
Berkeley, CA 94720