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CRC Press author, Bradley Efron, awarded the International Prize in Statistics

CRC Press author, Bradley Efron, has been awarded the International Prize in Statistics. Bradley Efron is a professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University. He was awarded this prize in recognition of the “bootstrap”, a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact across many scientific fields. Read more about this prestigious award on

The International Prize in Statistics is awarded every two years to an individual or team “for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology and human welfare”. The International Prize in Statistics is one of the two highest honors in the field of Statistics.

Bradley Efron published An Introduction to the Bootstrap, with Robert J. Tibshirani in 1994. This title presents an introduction to the use of the bootstrap for statistical inference. The book provides some necessary background, describes the bootstrap method in detail, and gives guidance on how to implement it with practical examples to illustrate applications. It arms statisticians, scientists, and engineers with computational techniques they can use to analyze and understand complex datasets. Almost 25 years after it was published, the book remains a key reference on the subject, and is one of the most important statistics books ever written.

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ISBN: 9780412042317(Hardback) | 456 Pages | £110.00 $150.00 | May 1994

About Bradley Efron:
Efron is Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences, professor of statistics and professor of biostatistics with the department of biomedical data science in the school of medicine. He serves as co-director of the mathematical and computational sciences program. He has held visiting faculty appointments at Harvard, UC Berkeley and Imperial College, London. He is a recipient of a 2005 National Medal of Science for his contributions to theoretical and applied statistics, especially the bootstrap sampling technique, he was awarded the Guy Medal in Gold by the Royal Statistical Society in 2014. He served in 2004 as president of the American Statistical Association.