The Creation and Early History of the Berkeley Statistics Department

  • E. L. Lehmann
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This paper sketches the development of the Berkeley statistics group from Neyman’s appointment as Professor of Mathematics in 1938 to its status as an independent Department of Statistics in 1955. It ends with a brief description of Neyman’s resignation as chair of the Department in 1956 and its transition to a new era under the chairmanship of David Blackwell.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Lehmann
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  1. 1.Educational Testing Service and University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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