Lawrence D. Brown

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Lawrence D. Brown
Lawrence D. Brown, Linda Zhao.jpg
Lawrence D. Brown (left) with Linda Zhao
Born (1940-12-16) 16 December 1940 (age 76)
Los Angeles
Nationality United States
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Alma mater Cornell University
California Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Jack Kiefer
Doctoral students Jim Berger
T. Tony Cai
Iain M. Johnstone
Avishai Mandelbaum

Lawrence David Brown (born 16 December 1940)[1] is Miers Busch Professor and Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at the California Institute of Technology and Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1964. He has earned numerous honors, including election to the United States National Academy of Sciences, and has published widely. He was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1992-93. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.[2]

After having been assistant professor at University of California at Berkeley, associate professor at Cornell University, and professor at Cornell University and Rutgers University, he was invited to join the Department of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Berger, James O.; Cai, T. Tony; Johnstone, Iain M., eds. (2010). "Biography of Lawrence D. Brown". Borrowing Strength: Theory Powering Applications – A Festschrift for Lawrence D. Brown. Beachwood, Ohio, USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics. pp. ix–x. 
  2. ^ Newly elected members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2013, retrieved 2013-04-24.

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