Profile of Professor Sir David Cox

Date of birth:15 July 1924
Married, 1 daughter, 3 sons.
Work Address:

Department of Statistics, University of Oxford,
1 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG, UK
Work Fax: 01865 272595

Handsworth Grammar School, Birmingham
St John's College, Cambridge (MA)
University of Leeds (PhD, 1949)

1944-46 Royal Aircraft Establishment
1946-50 Wool Industries Research Association
1950-55 Assistant Lecturer, University of Cambridge
1956-60 Reader in Statistics, Birkbeck College
1961-66 Professor of Statistics, Birkbeck College
1966-88 Professor of Statistics and
1970-74 Head of Mathematics Department, Imperial
College of Science and Technology
1988-94 Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford
1994 Fellow of Imperial College

1961 Guy Medal in Silver, Royal Statistical Society
1973 Guy Medal in Gold, Royal Statistical Society
1984 Weldon Memorial Prize, University of Oxford
1990 Kettering Prize and Gold Medal for Cancer Research
1992 Max Planck Forschungspreise

1974 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1982 Honorary DSc, University of Reading
1982 Honorary DSc, University of Bradford
1983-88 SERC Senior Research Fellow
1985 Knighted
1986 Honorary DSc, University of Helsinki
1987 Honorary DSc, Heriot-Watt University
1988 Honorary DSc, Limburgs University
1990 Honorary Fellow, Institute of Actuaries
1990 Honorary Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge
1990 Honorary DSc, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
1991 Honorary D.Maths, Waterloo University, Ontario
1992 Honorary DSc, University of Neuchatel
1993 Honorary Doctorate in Statistics and Demography, University of Padua
1993 Honorary DSc, University of Minnesota
1994 Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College
1994 Honorary D.Sc., University of Dundee Abertay
1994 Honorary D.Sc., University of Toronto
1995 Honorary D.Sc., Technical University of Crete

1955-56 Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina

1973 Fellow of the Royal Society
1979-81 President, Bernoulli Society
1980-82 President, Royal Statistical Society
1983 Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters
1988 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA
1990 Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society
1993-1995 President-elect, International Statistical Institute
1995-1997 President, I.S.I.
1994-1996 Member of Council, Royal Society
1996 Foreign member, Indian National Academy of Science
1997 Honorary Fellow of British Academy
1997 Foreign Associate, Indian Academy of Science

1966-91 Editor of Biometrika

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