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Prof. Sir David Cox (1924–2022)

By Daniel Farewell posted 01-20-2022 06:59

Many of you will have heard through other channels the very sad news of the death of Sir David Cox earlier this week. David was an Honorary Life Member of the International Biometric Society, and a longtime friend of our British and Irish Region.

Asked at a conference what he worked on, David replied, "Oh, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that". This charming understatement highlights two important aspects of David's life: his extraordinary humility, and the staggering breadth of his contributions to the field of statistics and its applications beyond.

We remember David with fondness and gratitude, and send our deepest sympathy to his family, and to his many friends.