David Blackwell

Statistician, Academic

1919 – 2010

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Who was David Blackwell?

David Harold Blackwell was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. Born in Centralia, Illinois, he was the first African American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the first black tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley.

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Born
Apr 24, 1919
Centralia
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Employment
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • Centralia
Died
Jul 8, 2010
Berkeley

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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