Seminar: Sir David Cox, Noted British Statistician, presents “Relation Between Theory and Practice in Statistics”

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health is proud to host
Sir David Cox, Noted British Statistician
As he presents
“Relation Between Theory and Practice in Statistics”

Sir. David Cox


Thursday, August 4, 2011
11:30 - 12:30
Ryals Public Health Building - 1665 University Boulevard - Room 407

Dr. Cox’s outstanding contributions to the theory and applications of statistics have had a perva-sive influence. The introduction of what today is called “Cox regression” in survival analysis was the impetus for a research area with many books and thousands of papers; it has transformed the way in which survival studies in medicine and technology are performed and evaluated. In 1985, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. In 1990, Cox was the first non-medical researcher to win the prestigious US Kettering Prize and Gold Medal for Cancer Research. In 1973 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and in 1986 became a Foreign Associate of the US Nation-al Academy of Sciences. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and re-ceived that group’s Copley Medal, believed to be the oldest medal for scientific research dating to the early 18th century.

In 1988, Dr. Cox went to Oxford as Warden of Nuffield College, where he is now active as Honor-ary Fellow. He has supervised, collaborated with, and encouraged many younger researchers now prominent in statistics. He has served as President of the Bernoulli Society, of the Royal Statistical Society, and of the International Statistical Institute. He also was the editor of the journal Bio-metrika for 25 years.*