Richard Samworth

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Richard John Samworth

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BornMay 1978 (age 43)
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
ThesisSome mathematical and theoretical aspects of the bootstrap (2004)
Doctoral advisorAlastair Young

Richard John Samworth FRS[1] (born May 1978) is the Professor of Statistical Science and the Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge,[2] and a Teaching Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. His main research interests are in nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics. Particular topics include shape-constrained density estimation and other nonparametric function estimation problems, nonparametric classification, clustering and regression, the bootstrap and high-dimensional variable selection problems.

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Selected works[edit]

  • Cannings, Timothy I.; Samworth, Richard J. (2017). "Random-projection ensemble classification". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology). 79 (4): 959–1035. doi:10.1111/rssb.12228.
  • Cule, Madeleine; Samworth, Richard; Stewart, Michael (2010). "Maximum likelihood estimation of a multi-dimensional log-concave density". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology). 72 (5): 545–607. arXiv:0804.3989. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9868.2010.00753.x. S2CID 1524045.
  • Fan, J., Samworth, R. and Wu, Y. (2009), Ultrahigh dimensional feature selection: beyond the linear model, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 10, 2013-2038.
  • Hall, Peter; Park, Byeong U.; Samworth, Richard J. (2008). "Choice of neighbor order in nearest-neighbor classification". The Annals of Statistics. 36 (5): 2135–2152. arXiv:0810.5276. doi:10.1214/07-AOS537.


External links[edit]

  • Richard Samworth's home page at the University of Cambridge.