David R Brillinger

Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School
Primary Research Area: 
Applied & Theoretical Statistics
Applied Statistics, Bioinformatics/Biostatistics, Statistics in Physical Sciences, Theory of Statistics
brill [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
Office / Location: 
417 Evans Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 til 3:30.


   BA, Pure Mathematics (Toronto), 1959

   ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries), 1960

   MA, PhD, Mathematics (Princeton), 1960 and 1961



   D. Math. (Waterloo)

   D.Sc. (Western)

   D. Sc.(McMaster)

   Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

   Foreign Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

   Foreign Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Arts

   Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professional Employment

1962-1964 Lecturer at Princeton and Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Murray Hill

1964-1970 Lecturer, then Reader, at London School of Economics

1970-present Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley

Recent CV


Research Interests: 

Random process theory and data analysis, risk analysis, spatial-temporal trajectory modeling, sports statistics, applications to ecology, forestry, marine biology, neuroscience, seismology and engineering.

My recent research focuses on statistical methods for random processes, random process data analysis and applications in engineering and science generally. Particular topics include: modelling the motion of animals and other entities and risk analysis for earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and similar phenomena. I also work some on sports statistics, am President of The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) and am Deputy Editor of the journal Environmetrics.