Brian D. Ripley

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Brian David Ripley
Born (1952-04-29) 29 April 1952 (age 63)
Residence United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Institutions Imperial College (1976–83)
University of Strathclyde (1983–90)
St Peter's College, Oxford (1990–present)
Alma mater University of Cambridge (B.A. 1973, M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1976)
Thesis Stochastic Geometry and the Analysis of Spatial Patterns (1976)
Doctoral advisor David George Kendall
Notable awards Smith's Prize (1975)
Davidson Prize (1976)
Adams Prize (1987)
Guy Medal (Silver, 2013)

Brian David Ripley FRSE (born 29 April 1952) is a British statistician. From 1990, he was professor of applied statistics at the University of Oxford and is also a professorial fellow at St Peter's College. He retired August 2014 due to ill health.[1]

Ripley has made contributions to the fields of spatial statistics and pattern recognition. His work on artificial neural networks in the 1990s helped to bring aspects of machine learning and data mining to the attention of statistical audiences.[2] He emphasised the value of robust statistics in his books Modern Applied Statistics with S and Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks.

Ripley helped develop the S programming language and its implementations: S-PLUS and R. He co-authored two books based on S, Modern Applied Statistics with S and S Programming.

He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded both the Smith's Prize and the Rollo Davidson Prize. The university also awarded him the Adams Prize in 1987 for an essay entitled Statistical Inference for Spatial Processes, later published as a book.[3] He served on the faculty of Imperial College, London from 1976 until 1983, at which point he moved to the University of Strathclyde.[4]

Authored books[edit]

  • Ripley, B. D. (1981) Spatial Statistics. Wiley, 252pp.
  • Ripley, B. D. (1983) Stochastic Simulation. Wiley, ISBN 0-471-81884-4.
  • Ripley, B. D. (1988). Statistical Inference for Spatial Processes. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-35234-7. 
  • Ripley, B. D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Cambridge University Press. 403 pages. ISBN 0-521-46086-7.
  • Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2000) S Programming. Springer, 264pp. ISBN 978-0-387-98966-2.
  • Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S (Fourth Edition; previous editions published as Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS in 1994, 1997 & 1999). Springer, 462pp. ISBN 978-0-387-95457-8.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professor Ripley's Homepage at Oxford University. Accessed 2015-05-10.
  2. ^ For instance, his book Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks was reviewed in the Journal of the American Statistical Association: Lange, Nicholas (December 1997), "Reviewed Works: Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition by C. M. Bishop; Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks by B. D. Ripley", Journal of the American Statistical Association 92 (440): 1642–1645, JSTOR 2965437 .
  3. ^ Ripley, B. D. (1988). Statistical Inference for Spatial Processes. Cambridge University Press. pp. iv, vii. ISBN 0-521-35234-7. 
  4. ^ Profile of Professor Brian D Ripley (Last edited 1 October 1999 by Brian Ripley). Accessed 2010-12-28.

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