This volume is a collection of papers in celebration of the 80th birthday of Yuan-Shih Chow, whose influential work in probability and mathematical statistics has contributed greatly to mathematics education and the development of statistics research and application in Taiwan and mainland China.The twenty-two papers cover a wide range of problems reflecting both the broad scope of areas where Professor Chow has made major contributions and recent advances in probability theory and statistics.
Maximizing Expected Value with Two Stage Stopping Rules (D Assaf et al.); A Study of Inverses of Thinned Renewal Processes (W-J Huang & C-D Huang); On Dirichlet Multinomial Distributions (R W Keener & W B Wu); The Optimal Stopping Problem for Sn/n and Its Ramifications (T L Lai & Y-C Yao); Bold Play and the Optimal Policy for Vardi's Casino (L Shepp); The Upper Limit of a Normalized Random Walk (C-H Zhang); Analysis of a Sequence of Dependent 2 x 2 Tables (S G Kou & Z Ying); A New Test of Symmetry about an Unknown Median (W Miao et al.); The Logistic Distribution and a Rank Test for Non-Transitivity (B M Brown et al.); and other papers.