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Bradley Efron

Bradley Efron

MCS Advisors
Max H. Stein Professor and Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science

Brad is Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Statistics, and Professor of Biostatistics with the Department of Biomedical Data Science in the School of Medicine; he serves as Co-director of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Program. He has held visiting faculty appointments at Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Imperial College, London. A recipient of a 2005 National Medal of Science for his contributions to theoretical and applied statistics, especially the bootstrap sampling technique, in 2014 he was awarded the Guy Medal in Gold by the Royal Statistical Society. Together with David Cox of the University of Oxford, Efron was honored as a Laureate in the 2016 edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, “for revolutionizing statistics and making it into an indispensable tool for other sciences.”