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