|Richard John Samworth|
|Born||May 1978 (age 36–37)|
|Residence||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
|Thesis||Some mathematical and theoretical aspects of the bootstrap (2004)|
|Doctoral advisor||Alastair Young|
Richard John Samworth (born May 1978) is a Professor of Statistics in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a Teaching Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He is also the Honorary Secretary of the Research Section Committee of the Royal Statistical Society, Associate Editor of Annals of Statistics, Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series B, and has been Associate Editor of Biometrika and Statistica Sinica.
He was educated at the St John's College, Cambridge. Currently, his main research interests are in nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics. Particular topics include shape-constrained density and other nonparametric function estimation problems, nonparametric classification, clustering and regression, the bootstrap and high-dimensional variable selection problems.
Honours and Awards
- The Philip Leverhulme Prize 2014, Leverhulme Trust 
- Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2014 election)
- The Guy Medal in Bronze 2012, Royal Statistical Society
- The Research Prize 2008, Royal Statistical Society
- Cule, M. L., Samworth, R. J. and Stewart, M. I. (2010), Maximum likelihood estimation of a multidimensional log-concave density, J. Roy. Statist. Soc., Ser. B. (with discussion), to appear.
- Fan, J., Samworth, R. and Wu, Y. (2009), Ultrahigh dimensional feature selection: beyond the linear model, J. Machine Learning Research, 10, 2013—2038.
- Hall, P., Park, B. U. and Samworth, R. J. (2008), Choice of neighbour order in nearest-neighbour classification, Ann. Statist., 36, 2135–2152
- Richard Samworth's home page at the University of Cambridge.