Jim Berger (statistician)

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James O. Berger (born April 6, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota)[1] is an American statistician. He received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University in 1974. He was a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University until 1997, at which time he moved to the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences (now the Department of Statistical Science) at Duke University, where he is currently the Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistics. He has also been Director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute since 2002.[1][2][3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Berger has received numerous awards for his work: Guggenheim Fellowship, the COPSS Presidents' Award and the R. A. Fisher Lectureship. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.[4] In 2004, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Purdue University.[5]


  • Berger, James O. (1985). Statistical Decision Theory and Bayesian Analysis. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-96098-8. 
  • Wolpert, Robert L.; Berger, James O. (1988). The Likelihood Principle. Institute of Mathematical Statistics. ISBN 0-940600-13-7. 


  1. ^ a b Wolpert, Robert L. (2004). "A Conversation with James O. Berger". Statistical Science 19 (1): 205. doi:10.1214/088342304000000053. 
  2. ^ "ISI Highly Cited: James O. Berger". ISI Web of Knowledge. 2003. 
  3. ^ "Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute". 
  4. ^ "Statistician James O. Berger Elected to National Academy of Sciences". PR Newswire. 2003. 
  5. ^ "James O. Berger: Doctor of Science". Purdue University. 2004. 

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