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The Science of Bradley Efron

Selected Papers

Morris, Carl N., Tibshirani, Robert (Eds.)

2008, XXV, 499 p.

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From the reviews:

"This Volume is a fine collection of 21 selected papers by Efron. One of the book’s most interesting and important features is the formal introduction of each paper by a distinguished professional in the field.… The editors did a wonderful job in selecting them.… This volume contains a wealth of knowledge and important information for all of us!… In a nutshell the book is a must buy. I very much enjoyed reading this special edition, and I am sure you will too! It will be hard to find this much influential work in one place. This book is worth more than $149 U.S.!" (S. Ejaz Ahmed, Technometics, February 2009, Vol. 51, NO. 1)

“The volume at hand, the first in Springer’s new ‘Selected Works’ series, attempts to give a panoramic view of the work of an untiring statistics researcher, a living legend among our ranks. It is edited by Carl Morris of Harvard University and Robert Tibshirani of Stanford University, both long-time coauthors of Efron and among his closest collaborators. The editors chose 21 prominent works to include in this volume; in his Foreword, Efron calls these his ‘best work so far’ (!). …However, what makes this volume a treat is the array of 21 distinguished researchers that have enlisted themselves to introduce—and put in perspective—each of these works. The list reads like a Who’s Who in statistics, and includes: T. Cover, H. Chernoff, R. Kass, P. Vos, J. Rolph, P. McCullagh, J. Kalbfleisch, J. Berger, T. DiCiccio, D. Hinkley, J. Shao, C.F.J. Wu, P. Hall, T. Hastie, L. Wasserman, P. Bickel, R. Beran, N. Reid, J. Felsenstein, S. Stigler, R. Irezarry, D. Madigan, and M. Newton. The insights that these experts bring to these works are profound; … Additional features of the volume include three to four pages of comments of former students of Efron’s, 10 pages of photographs spanning 40 years, a full list of Efron’s publications (up to 2008), and a reprint of Efron’s AMSTAT News President’s Corner article: ‘But what do statisticians do?’. Because of Efron’s recent 70th birthday, many people would call this volume a ‘Festschrift’; I would say it is simply a treat for us all.” (Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2010, Vol. 105, No. 490)

“All interested in statistical research. … How did the statistician Efron arise? What other research did Efron conduct? … What does he think about statistics? If you are interested in partial answers to any of the above questions, this is a book for you. … Every paper is preceded by a commentary by an expert on the subject … and this doubles the value of the collection. … a treasure trove of statistical gems, and deserves a place on the shelf of every research statistician.” (Terry Speed, International Statistical Review, Vol. 78 (3), 2010)

 

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