Christopher Charles Heyde


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(1939–2008; b. Sydney, Australia; d. Canberra, Australia)

Australian statistician, who specialised in applications of quasi-likelihood. He was educated at U Sydney (BSc, 1961) and ANU (PhD, 1965). After appointments in the USA and UK, Heyde returned to ANU in 1968. In 1975 he joined the CSIRO, moving to U Melbourne in 1983 and returning to ANU in 1986. Subsequently he divided his time between ANU and Columbia U, where he was Director of the Center for Applied Probability. He was President of the SSAI from 1979 to 1981, was awarded the Society's Pitman Medal in 1988, and the Hannan Medal of the AAS in 1994. He was President of the BSMSP for 1985–7.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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