Celebratio Mathematica

David H. Blackwell

Curriculum Vitae


Centralia Pub­lic Schools1925–35
Uni­versity of Illinois1935–41
AB, 1938
AM, 1939
Ph.D., 1941, Math­em­at­ics

Positions held

1941–42Ros­en­wald Fel­low
In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Study
Sum­mer, 1942As­sist­ant Stat­ist­i­cian
South­ern Uni­versity, Bat­on Rouge, LA
Clark Col­lege, At­lanta, Geor­gia
1944–46As­sist­ant Pro­fess­or
Howard Uni­versity, Wash­ing­ton, DC
1946–47As­so­ci­ate Pro­fess­or
Howard Uni­versity, Wash­ing­ton, DC
1947–54Pro­fess­or and Head, Math­em­at­ics De­part­ment
Howard Uni­versity, Wash­ing­ton, DC
Sum­mers, 1948–50Math­em­atician
Rand Cor­por­a­tion
1950–51Vis­it­ing Pro­fess­or
Stan­ford Uni­versity
1954–55Vis­it­ing Pro­fess­or
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley
1955–73Pro­fess­or of Stat­ist­ics
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley
1957–61Chair­man, De­part­ment of Stat­ist­ics
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley
1970–71Fac­ulty Re­search Lec­turer
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley
1973–75Dir­ect­or, Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia Study Cen­ter
United King­dom and Ire­land (Edu­ca­tion Abroad Pro­gram)
1973–2010Pro­fess­or of Math­em­at­ics and Stat­ist­ics
Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley

Honorary degrees

1966D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Uni­versity of Illinois
1969D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Michigan State Uni­versity
1971D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)South­ern Illinois Uni­versity
1980D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Carne­gie-Mel­lon Uni­versity
1987D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Na­tion­al Uni­versity of Leso­tho
1988D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Am­h­erst Col­lege
1988D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Har­vard Uni­versity
1990D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Howard Uni­versity
1990D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Yale Uni­versity
1990D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Uni­versity of War­wick
1991D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Syra­cuse Uni­versity
1992D.Sc. (Hon­or­ary)Uni­versity of South­ern Cali­for­nia

Professional service. Honors

1955Pres­id­ent, In­sti­tute of Math­em­at­ic­al Stat­ist­ics
1965Elec­ted to Na­tion­al Academy of Sci­ences
1968Elec­ted to Amer­ic­an Academy of Arts & Sci­ences
1968–71Vice-Pres­id­ent, Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety
1972–73Chair­man, Fac­ulty Re­search Lec­ture Com­mit­tee
1973Pres­id­ent, In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation for Stat­ist­ics in the Phys­ic­al Sci­ences
1974W. W. Rouse Ball Lec­turer, Uni­versity of Cam­bridge, UK
1975–78Pres­id­ent, Bernoulli So­ci­ety for Math­em­at­ic­al Stat­ist­ics and Prob­ab­il­ity
1975–77Vice-Pres­id­ent, In­ter­na­tion­al Stat­ist­ic­al In­sti­tute
1976Elec­ted Hon­or­ary Fel­low, Roy­al Stat­ist­ic­al So­ci­ety
1977Wald Lec­turer, In­sti­tute of Math­em­at­ic­al Stat­ist­ics
1978Vice-Pres­id­ent, Amer­ic­an Stat­ist­ic­al As­so­ci­ation
1979TIMS/ORSA John Von Neu­mann The­ory Prize
1986R.A. Fish­er Award, Com­mit­tee of Pres­id­ents of Stat­ist­ic­al So­ci­et­ies
1988The Berke­ley Cita­tion

Membership in professional societies

Na­tion­al Academy of Sci­ences

Amer­ic­an As­so­ci­ation for Ad­vance­ment of Sci­ence

Amer­ic­an Academy of Arts and Sci­ences

In­sti­tute of Math­em­at­ic­al Stat­ist­ics

Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety

Roy­al Stat­ist­ic­al So­ci­ety

Amer­ic­an Philo­soph­ic­al So­ci­ety