Nancy Reid

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Nancy Reid, 2018

Nancy Margaret Reid (born September 17, 1952 ) is a Canadian mathematician who specializes in mathematical statistics .

Reid graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor's degree in 1974 (in statistics), received her master's degree from the University of British Columbia in 1976 , and received her PhD from Stanford University in 1979 with Rupert Miller ( Influence functions for censored data ). From 1980 she was Assistant Professor and from 1985 Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. She has been at the University of Toronto since 1986 , where she became Professor in 1988 and University Professor in 2003. From 1997 to 2002 she headed the Faculty of Statistics there. She has a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Theory and Applications.

In 1995 she received the first Krieger Nelson Prize . She also received the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada and the Florence Nightingale David Award (2009). In 2000 she gave the Wald Lectures at the annual meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. In 2001 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada , in 2016 an external member of the National Academy of Sciences , and in 2018 a member of the Royal Society . She has been a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2002 . In 2020 Reid Gibbs will be Lecturer at the American Mathematical Society .

In 1996/97 she was President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and from 2004 to 2005 of the Statistical Society of Canada. She was the editor of the Canadian Journal of Statistics.


  • with David Cox The theory and design of experiments , Chapman and Hall, CRC 2000
  • with Alessandra Brazzale, Anthony Davison Applied Asymptotics , Cambridge University Press 2007
  • with Cox Parameter Orthogonality and Approximate Conditional Inference , J. Royal Statistical Society B, Volume 49, 1987, p. 1

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  1. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project