Lawrence Shepp

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Lawrence Alan Shepp (September 9, 1936 Brooklyn, NY – April 23, 2013, Tucson, AZ)[1] was an American mathematician, specializing in statistics and computational tomography.

Shepp obtained his PhD from Princeton University in 1961 with a dissertation titled 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,[2] 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.

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  1. ^ Cornell University Library
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-18.
  4. ^ 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.

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