Arthur P. Dempster
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Statistics
- Methodology and logic of applied statistics.
- Computational aspects of Bayesian and belief function inference.
- Modelling and analysis of dynamic processes.
- Statistical analysis of medical, social and physical phenomena.
- 1956: Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics - Princeton University
- 1953: M.A. in Mathematics - University of Toronto
- 1952: B.A. in Mathematics and Physics - University of Toronto
- 1958 - present: Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
- 1969 - 1975, 1977 - 1979, 1982 - 1985: Chairman, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
- 1957 - 1958: Member of Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories
- 1956 - 1957: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
- Elements of Continuous Multivariate Analysis. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA. 1969.
- A generalization of Bayesian inference. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (B) 30, 205-247 (with discussion). 1968.
- A class of random convex polytopes. Annals of Mathematical Statistics 43, 260-272. 1972.
- Maximum likelihood estimation for incomplete data via the EM algorithm (with discussion). (with N. Laird and D. B. Rubin). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (B) 39, 1-38. 1977.
- Logicist statistics I. Models and modeling. Statistical Science, 13:248-276. 1998. JSTOR.
- The Dempster-Shafer calculus for statisticians. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (submitted 2006/7 expected).
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