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Lawrence David Brown (16 December 1940 – 21 February 2018)[1][2] was Miers Busch Professor and Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at the California Institute of Technology and Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1964. He earned numerous honors, including election to the United States National Academy of Sciences, and has published widely. He was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1992-93. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.[3]

Lawrence D. Brown
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Lawrence D. Brown
Born (1940-12-16)December 16, 1940
Los Angeles
Died February 21, 2018(2018-02-21) (aged 77)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Cornell University
California Institute of Technology
Scientific career
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Jack Kiefer
Doctoral students Jim Berger
T. Tony Cai
Iain M. Johnstone

After having been assistant professor at University of California at Berkeley, associate professor at Cornell University, and professor at Cornell University and Rutgers University, he was invited to join the Department of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Berger, James O.; Cai, T. Tony; Johnstone, Iain M., eds. (2010). "Biography of Lawrence D. Brown". Borrowing Strength: Theory Powering Applications – A Festschrift for Lawrence D. Brown. Beachwood, Ohio, USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics. pp. ix–x.
  2. ^ Lawrence D. Brown
  3. ^ Newly elected members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2013, retrieved 2013-04-24.

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