Eminent theoretical statistician Peter G. Hall passes away


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 20 January 2016
  • Copyright: Photograph courtesy of the University of Melbourne

Wiley and Statistics Views join statisticians around the world in mourning the passing of Peter G. Hall from leukemia on Saturday, January 9, 2016, and wish to pass on our sincere condolences to his family.

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Peter Hall was one of the most influential and prolific theoretical statisticians in the history of the field. He made seminal contributions concerning the bootstrap, functional data analysis, martingale theory, measurement error models, nonparametric function estimation and smoothing parameter selection and published approximately 600 journal articles. His contributions were recognized with several fellowships, honorary doctorates and awards including the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Award in 1989. He served as editor of Statistica Sinica and The Annals of Statistics.

Peter’s books included Introduction to the Theory of Coverage Processes (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics, 1988), and he also contributed a number of articles to the Royal Statistical Society journals, Biometrics, Econometrica and International Statistical Review.

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