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Peter McCullagh

Peter McCullagh

Professor Peter McCullagh FRS

Fellow


Elected: 1994

Biography

Peter McCullagh has made wide-ranging contributions to statistical theory and methods. His book, Tensor Methods in Statistics (1987), is a pioneering exploitation of tensor methods applied to distributional problems arising in statistics. It contains substantial new results, in particular on the distribution of likelihood-based statistics widely used in applications. His book with John A. Nelder, Generalized Linear Models, (first edition 1983; second edition 1989) has had a major direct impact on statistical methods used in many fields of application; the second edition contains much new material developed since the first edition. Other work includes the elucidation of quasi-likelihood, a device for relaxing assumptions about errors made in many commonly used methods of statistical analysis, and the development of powerful methods for the analysis of ordinal data.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Statistics and Operational Research
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