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Peter J Bickel

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Name  Peter Bickel
Role  Statistician

Fields  Statistics
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Institutions  University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Doctoral students  Jianqing Fan C.F. Jeff Wu
Other notable students  Mark van der Laan Donald Andrews
Notable awards  COPSS Presidents' Award (1981), MacArthur Fellow
Education  University of California, Berkeley (1961–1963)
Books  Mathematical Statistics: Basic Ideas and Selected Topics, École d'été de probabilités de Saint-Flour IX-1979
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Similar People  Erich Leo Lehmann, Jianqing Fan, Mark J van der Laan, David Donoho, Richard D Gill

Doctoral advisor  Erich Leo Lehmann

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Peter John Bickel (born 1940) is an American statistician, Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, who is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences. He is past President of the Bernoulli Society and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.


He studied physics at the California Institute of Technology. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D., in 1963, where he studied with Erich Leo Lehmann.

As a scientist and an educator, he has supervised and mentored many students and young researchers, many of whom later become leading figures in the fields of statistics and economics. These include C.F. Jeff Wu, Jianqing Fan, Mark van der Laan, Donald Andrews, etc.

He married Nancy Kramer in 1964; they have two children.


  • 1970 Guggenheim Fellow
  • 1973 Fellow of the American Statistical Association
  • 1981 the recipient of COPSS Presidents' Award
  • 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • 1986 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1986 Honorary Doctorate degree from Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • 1995 Foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006 Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau
  • 2013 R. A. Fisher Lectureship
  • 2014 Honorary Doctorate degree from ETH Zurich
  • References

    Peter J. Bickel Wikipedia