Gosset Lecture

The Irish Statistical Association Gosset lecture is a bi-annual public lecture given by eminent Statisticians on topics of broad interest. The lecture is named in honour of William Sealy Gosset (1876-1937), a pioneer of modern Statistics who worked in the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. Gosset published under the name “Student” and is most famous for inventing the t-test.


Year Speaker Title

Trevor Hastie

(Stanford University)


Statistical learning with big data




David Hand

 (Imperial College London)


 The dangers of not seeing what isn’t there: selection bias in statistical modelling 



Adrian E Raftery
(University of Washington)


 Population projections for all countries