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Dennis Lindley – in memoriam

19 December 2013

We are sad to learn of the death of our former colleague, Dennis Lindley.

Dennis was Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Statistics at UCL from 1967 to 1977.  It was during this period that his most influential work – and it was truly influential, he began a revival of Bayesian statistics which continues to have a major impact on the subject – was carried out.  

He was a revolutionary in the best traditions of UCL, questioning the accepted view of statistical inference and arguing passionately and convincingly in favour of the Bayesian approach.

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