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Neyman, Jerzy

First Name: 
Jerzy
Last Name: 
Neyman
Place and Date of Birth: 
April 16, 1894 Bendery, Bessarabia, Imperial Russia
Place and Date of Death: 
August 5, 1981, Oakland, California

Education

Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Doctor of Philosophy, 1924
Degree 2 (School): 
University of Warsaw
Most Recent Employer: 
University of California, Berkeley
Field(s): 
Probability
Statistics
Honors: 
1966: Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society
1969: Medal of Science from President Johnson
Commentary: 

Barry James recounts an anecdote involving Neyman in his interview: http://dynkincollection.library.cornell.edu/biographies/1137

James, Barry

First Name: 
Barry
Last Name: 
James

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D., 1971
Degree 1 (School): 
University of California, Berkeley
Field(s): 
Probability
Non-parametric Statistics
Sequential analysis

Weiss, Benjamin

First Name: 
Benjamin
Last Name: 
Weiss
Place and Date of Birth: 
5/29/1941 (New York City)
Employer at time of interview: 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
M.A. 1962
Degree 1 (School): 
Yeshiva University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D 1965
Degree 2 (School): 
Princeton University
Most Recent Employer: 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Field(s): 
Probability
Ergodic theory
topological dynamics

Toom, Andrei

First Name: 
Andrei
Last Name: 
Toom
Place and Date of Birth: 
4/12/1942 (Tashkent)
Employer at time of interview: 
Rutgers University

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1973
Degree 1 (School): 
Moscow University
Most Recent Employer: 
UFPE, Brazil
Field(s): 
Probability
Honors: 
Moscow Mathematical Society Prize 1972

Teplyaev, Alexander

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Teplyaev
Place and Date of Birth: 
11/17/1967 (Leningrad, USSR)
Employer at time of interview: 
Cornell University

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
M.Sc. 1990
Degree 1 (School): 
Leningrad State University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1957
Degree 2 (School): 
Cornell University
Most Recent Employer: 
University of Connecticut
Field(s): 
analysis
Probability
differential equations on metric spaces, including fractals

Shiryaev, Albert

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name or Initial: 
Nikolaevich
Last Name: 
Shiryaev
Place and Date of Birth: 
10/12/1934 (Tschelkovo, Russia)
Employer at time of interview: 
Steklov Mathematical Institute

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
B.S. 1957
Degree 1 (School): 
Moscow State University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D 1961
Degree 2 (School): 
Steklov Institute
Degree 3 (Type and Year): 
Doctor 1966
Degree 3 (School): 
Steklov Mathematics Institute
Most Recent Employer: 
Steklov Mathematical Institute
Field(s): 
Probability
Mathematical statistics
Honors: 
Russian Academy of Sciences 1997

Shepp, Lawrence

First Name: 
Lawrence
Middle Name or Initial: 
A.
Last Name: 
Shepp
Place and Date of Birth: 
9/9/1936 (Brooklyn, NY)
Employer at time of interview: 
Bell telephone labs

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D 1961
Degree 1 (School): 
Princeton University
Most Recent Employer: 
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
Field(s): 
Probability
medical imaging
Honors: 
Member National Academy of Science

Rogers, Leonard

First Name: 
Leonard
Middle Name or Initial: 
Christopher Gordon
Last Name: 
Rogers
Place and Date of Birth: 
4/29/1954 (Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
Employer at time of interview: 
University of Cambridge

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
B.A. 1975
Degree 1 (School): 
Cambridge
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D 1980
Degree 2 (School): 
Cambridge
Most Recent Employer: 
University of Cambridge
Field(s): 
Probability
Stochastic processes
quantitative finance

Also goes by "Chris".

Malyutov, Mikhail

First Name: 
Mikhail
Middle Name or Initial: 
B.
Last Name: 
Malyutov
Place and Date of Birth: 
9/21/1941 (Mishkino, Kurgan District, USSR)

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1967
Degree 1 (School): 
Moscow State University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
D.Sc. 1983
Degree 2 (School): 
Moscow State University
Most Recent Employer: 
Northeastern University
Field(s): 
Statistics
Probability
experimental design
information theory

Kifer, Yuri

First Name: 
Yuri
Last Name: 
Kifer
Place and Date of Birth: 
1/13/1948 (Moscow)
Employer at time of interview: 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year): 
M.Sc. 1971
Degree 1 (School): 
Moscow University
Degree 2 (Type and Year): 
Ph.D. 1974
Degree 2 (School): 
Moscow University
Most Recent Employer: 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Field(s): 
Probability
dynamical systems
financial mathematics