Carl Morris (statistician)
Carl Neracher Morris is a professor in the Statistics Department of Harvard University and spent several years as a researcher for the RAND Corporation working on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment.
Carl Morris received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering at California Institute of Technology in 1960, attended Indiana University 1960-1962, and received his PhD in statistics from Stanford University under advisor Charles Stein in 1966.
Since 1990, Morris has been at Harvard Statistics Department and Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy. He served as the chair of the Harvard Statistics Department 1994-2000.
Morris has also been a professor at University of California at Santa Cruz, the RAND Graduate School, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin where he served as Director of the Center for Statistical Sciences.
Morris is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Royal Statistical Society, and an elected member of ISI. Morris was Theory and Methods editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (1983–1985) and Statistical Science (1989–1991).
Morris is best known for his work on natural exponential families with quadratic variance functions (NEF-QVF), a theory which classifies the most common statistical distributions. Morris is also well known for his work in sports statistics.
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- "Natural Exponential Families with Quadratic Variance Functions," Breakthroughs in Statistics, 1997, (3), 374-394. Reprinted from Annals of Statistics (1982).
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