Susan P. Holmes

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Susan Holmes
Susan Holmes at Basel Computational Biology Conference 2019.jpg
Holmes in 2019
Alma materUniversité Montpellier II
Scientific career
InstitutionsINRA, Montpellier
Harvard University
Cornell University
Stanford University
ThesisComputer-Intensive Methods for the Evaluation of Results after an Exploratory Analysis (1985)
Doctoral advisorYves Escoufier

Susan P. Holmes is a statistician and professor at Stanford University. She is noted for her work in applying nonparametric multivariate statistics, bootstrapping methods, and data visualization to biology.[1][2] She received her PhD in 1985 from Université Montpellier II. She served as a tenured research scientist at INRA for ten years.[3] She then taught at MIT and Harvard and was an associate professor of biometry at Cornell before moving to Stanford in 1998.[1] She is married to fellow Stanford professor Persi Diaconis.[4]

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Susan Holmes". Stanford Medicine Profiles. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ Kubota, Taylor (7 November 2016). "Q&A with Stanford statistics Professor Susan Holmes: Statistics in the era of big data". Stanford News. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ Hayes, David F.; Shubin, Tatiana; Alexanderson, Gerald L.; Ross, Peter, eds. (2004). Mathematical adventures for students and amateurs. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. p. 282. ISBN 0-88385-548-8.
  4. ^ O'Conner, J. J.; Robertson, E. F. "Diaconis biography". MacTutor. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  5. ^ Honored Fellows, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, archived from the original on 2014-03-02, retrieved 2017-11-24