Shepp obtained his PhD from Princeton University in 1961 with a dissertation entitled Recurrent Sums of Random Variables. His advisor was William Feller. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1962. He joined Rutgers University in 1997. He joined University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
His work in tomography has had biomedical imaging applications, and he has also worked as professor of radiology at Columbia University (1973–1996), as a mathematician in the radiology service of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Awards and honors
- 2014: IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
- 2012: Became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
- 1992: Elected member of the Institute of Medicine
- 1989: Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1979: IEEE Distinguished Scientist Award in 1979
- 1979: Lester R. Ford Award (with Joseph Kruskal)
- Fishburn–Shepp inequality
- Shepp–Logan phantom
- Shepp–Olkin conjecture
- Coupon collector's problem
- Discrete tomography
- Dubins path
- Gaussian process
- Hook length formula
- Parallel parking problem
- Sieve estimator
- Ridge function
- Cornell University Library
- Martin A. Lindquist, 2016: From CT to fMRI: Larry Shepp's impact on medical imaging. Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, 3: 1.1-1.19.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-18.
- Kruskal, Joseph; Shepp, Lawrence A. (1978). "Computerized tomography: the new medical x-ray technology". Amer. Math. Monthly. 85 (6): 420–439. doi:10.2307/2320062. JSTOR 2320062.