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May 2013 Another Conversation with Persi Diaconis
David Aldous
Statist. Sci. 28(2): 269-281 (May 2013). DOI: 10.1214/12-STS404


Persi Diaconis was born in New York on January 31, 1945. Upon receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1974 he was appointed Assistant Professor at Stanford. Following periods as Professor at Harvard (1987–1997) and Cornell (1996–1998), he has been Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford since 1998. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a past President of the IMS and has received honorary doctorates from Chicago and four other universities.

The following conversation took place at his office and at Aldous’s home in early 2012.


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David Aldous. "Another Conversation with Persi Diaconis." Statist. Sci. 28 (2) 269 - 281, May 2013.


Published: May 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 21 May 2013

zbMATH: 1331.60004
MathSciNet: MR3112410
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/12-STS404

Keywords: Bayesian statistics , card shuffling , exchangeability , foundations of statistics , magic , Markov chain Monte Carlo , Mixing times

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.28 • No. 2 • May 2013
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