12 Facts About Bradley Efron


Bradley Efron is a past editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and he is the founding editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics.


Bradley Efron is especially known for proposing the bootstrap resampling technique, which has had a major impact in the field of statistics and virtually every area of statistical application.


Bradley Efron was born in St Paul, Minnesota in May 1938, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants Esther and Miles Bradley Efron.


Bradley Efron attended the California Institute of Technology, graduating in Mathematics in 1960.


Bradley Efron is currently a Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics at Stanford.


Bradley Efron has made many important contributions to many areas of statistics.


Bradley Efron's work has spanned both theoretical and applied topics, including empirical Bayes analysis, applications of differential geometry to statistical inference, the analysis of survival data, and inference for microarray gene expression data.


Bradley Efron is the author of a classic monograph, The Jackknife, the Bootstrap and Other Resampling Plans and has co-authored the text An Introduction to the Bootstrap.


Bradley Efron created a set of intransitive dice called Efron's dice.


Bradley Efron has been given many honors, including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association, the Lester R Ford Award, the Wilks Medal, the Parzen Prize, and the Rao Prize, Fisher, Rietz, and Wald lecturer.


Bradley Efron was presented with the award on May 29,2007.


Bradley Efron received the International Prize in Statistics at the 2019 World Statistics Congress.