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COLLEGE STATION --

David R. Brillinger, professor of statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, will receive the 2002 Emanuel and Carol Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation given by the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University.

The award will be presented during a 4 p.m. meeting Monday (March 25) in Room 601 Rudder Tower.

Brillinger was cited for "outstanding distinction and eminence in research on the theory of statistical times series analysis and data analysis, in applications of statistical methods in diverse fields, and in providing international leadership and continuing impact through his vision and effectiveness as an applied statistician." His work in application areas includes important contributions to biology, economics, environmental studies, insurance, neurophysiology, physics and seismology.

During the session, Brillinger will give a general lecture on "Mutual Information: A Unifying Concept of Random Process Analysis." The talk will cover interpretations and properties of MI, inferential procedures based on MI and empirical examples from science and engineering. Emphasis will be on the case of random process data.

Brillinger is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association and the Royal Society of Canada. He has served as editor for Statistical Science and the International Statistical Review and is a past president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Statistical Society of Canada.

Brillinger, a native of Canada, received his B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University.

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