- Lucien Le Cam
Lucien Marie Le Cam (
November 18, 1924– April 25, 2000) was a mathematicianand statistician born in Croze, Creuse, France. He obtained a Ph.D. in 1952 at the University of California, Berkeley, was appointed Assistant Professor in 1953 and continued working there beyond his retirement in 1991 until his death.
Le Cam was the major figure during the period 1950 – 1990 in the development of abstract general asymptotic theory in mathematical statistics. He is best known for the general concepts of "local asymptotic normality" and "contiguity", and for introducing a notion of distance between statistical experiments, recounted in his 1986 magnum opus "Asymptotic Methods in Statistical Decision Theory".
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* [http://www.imstat.org/BULLETIN/sept2000/node18.html Obituary of Lucien Le Cam]
* [http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/rice/LeCam/index.html In Memory of Lucien Le Cam]
* [http://www.stat.yale.edu/~pollard/Paris2001/LeCam-vita.pdf Lucien Le Cam cv ]
* Grace L. Yang (1999) A Conversation with Lucien Le Cam, Statistical Science Volume 14, Number 2, 223-241 available through [http://projecteuclid.org/Dienst/UI/1.0/Journal?authority=euclid.ss&issue=1009212241 Project Euclid]
* [http://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/html/id.phtml?id=32891 Lucien Marie Le Cam on the Mathematics Genealogy Project] There are several photographs on the Oberwolfach Photo Collection including
* [http://owpdb.mfo.de/person_detail?id=5493 1973] There is one on the Portraits of Statisticians page
* [http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/people/le_cam.gifLucien Le Cam]
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