David R Brillinger

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David R Brillinger

Professor Emeritus
Office / Location
417 Evans Hall
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 til 3:30.
Research Expertise and 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.


  •    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

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