Bradley Efron

Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences
Professor of Statistics
Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Professor Emeritus
Joint Appointment or Affiliation:
Biomedical Data Science
Bradley Efron

I like working on applied and theoretical problems at the same time and one thing nice about statistics is that you can be useful in a wide variety of areas. So my current applications include biostatistics and also astrophysical applications. The surprising thing is that the methods used are similar in both areas. I recently gave a talk at Penn State called "Astrophysics and Biostatistics: The Odd Couple" that made this point.


Graduation Year
Dissertation Title
Problems in Probability of a Geometric Nature
Advisor Name
Committee Names
Miller, Solomon

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