Statistical Science

A Conversation with Jim Pitman

David Aldous

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Abstract

Jim Pitman was born in June 1949, received a Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Sheffield with advisor Terry Speed, and since 1979 has been in the U.C. Berkeley Statistics department. He is known for research on many topics within probability, in particular for a long-running collaboration with Marc Yor on distributional properties of Brownian motion, and for his influential lecture notes Combinatorial Stochastic Processes. The following conversation took place at his home in December 2017 and February 2018.

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Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 33, Number 3 (2018), 458-467.

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First available in Project Euclid: 13 August 2018

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1534147233

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doi:10.1214/18-STS656

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3843386

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
06991130

Keywords
Mathematical probability Markov chain Brownian motion combinatorial stochastic processes

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Aldous, David. A Conversation with Jim Pitman. Statist. Sci. 33 (2018), no. 3, 458--467. doi:10.1214/18-STS656. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1534147233


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