Date/Time: 20 Oct 2022, 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Location: Virtual and in-person. Austin American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, Texas

Speaker: Al Reich

Biography: Al Reich’s area of specialty is probability & mathematical statistics. Al worked in industry for his entire career (40+ years) in the area of scientific computing, including Space Shuttle onboard & ground navigation analyses, machine reasoning for automated planning, resolution enhancement technologies, such as optical proximity correction, for semiconductor manufacturing, and machine learning for cyber-security. Al retired in 2017 and spends his time painting, computing, and e-biking. (More at

Topic: Extreme Value Analysis

Abstract: Extreme Value Analysis (EVA) is a statistical methodology for making inferences about rare events, typically ones that can result in severe consequences, such as extreme weather, financial risks, material/equipment failures, epidemics, solar cycles, insurance losses, and much more. This talk will provide an introduction to EVA, including the theoretical basis for it, a demonstration of EVA computations using Python and R, and specific examples of its use in practice.


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