Stephen Fienberg, Canadian statistician, Died at 74


Stephen Elliott Fienberg was born on November 27, 1942, in Toronto, Canada and died on December 14, 2016.

He was Professor Emeritus.

He was formerly the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, in the Department of Statistics, the Machine Learning Department, Heinz College, and Cylab at Carnegie Mellon University.

He earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Toronto in 1964, an M.A. in Statistics in 1965, and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1968 at Harvard University.

Fienberg has been on the Carnegie Mellon University faculty since 1980, served as Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and became a U.S. citizen in 1998.

Fienberg has authored more than 400 publications, including six books, has advised more than 30 Ph.D. students, and can claim more than 105 descendants in his mathematical genealogy.

Stephen Elliott Fienberg passed away at 74 years old.