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Biographical entry Heyde, Christopher Charles (1939 - 2008)

AM FAA

Born
20 April 1939
New South Wales, Australia
Died
6 March 2008
Occupation
Mathematician and Statistician

Summary

Christopher Heyde became Professor of Statistics at the Australian National University in 1987. He was formerly Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics 1975-1983. Heyde was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 1977 and was Vice-President from 1988 to 1989. He also held executive positions with the Statistical Society of An and the Australian Mathematical Society. Heyde made outstanding contributions to probability theory and its applications, his theoretical work focusing on the laws of large numbers, branching processes, martingale theory and estimation theory. Other interests included the history of statistics and probability; with colleague Eugene Seneta he published several books in this field. Heyde also contributed significantly to his field through his editorial roles with a number of international journals.

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1961
Education - BSc (hons), University of Sydney
1962
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1964 - 1965
Career position - Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
1965
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1965 - 1967
Career position - Lecturer, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1967 - 1968
Career position - Special Lecturer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1968 - 1975
Career position - Reader in Statistics, School of General Studies, Australian National University
1972 - 1973
Career position - Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.
1972 - 1974
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society
1972 - 1982
Career position - Editor, Advances in applied probability
1972 - 2008
Career position - Member, International Statistical Institute
1973
Education - DSc, Australian National University
1973 - 1978
Career position - Editor, Australian journal of statistics
1973 - 1983
Career position - Member of Council, Canberra Branch, Statistical Society of Australia
1973 - 1986
Career position - Member of Council, Statistical Society of Australia
1973 - 2008
Award - Institute of Mathematical Statistics
1974 - 1981
Career position - Associate Editor, Annals of probability
1975 - 1983
Career position - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1976 - 1990
Career position - Associate Editor, Mathematics of operations research
1977 - 1983
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1977 - 2008
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1978 - 1982
Career position - Member, Sectional Committee 1 for mathematics, Australian Academy of Science
1979 - 1980
Career position - President, Statistical Society of Australia
1979 - 1987
Career position - Member of Council, Bernoulli Society, International Statistical Institute
1980 - 1983
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Mathematical Society
1980 - 1987
Career position - Associate Editor, International statistical review
1981
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Mathematical Society
1981 - 1983
Career position - Acting Chief, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1981 - 1992
Career position - Member, Australian Mathematics Competition Board
1981 - 2008
Award - Honorary Life Member, Statistical Society of Australia
1982 - 1985
Career position - Member of Council, International Mathematical Institute
1983 - 1986
Career position - Professor and Chairman, Department of Statistics, University of Melbourne
1983 - 1989
Career position - Editor, Stochastic processes and their applications
1984 - 2008
Career position - Trustee, Applied Probability Trust
1985 - 1986
Career position - Founding Director, Key Centre for Statistical Science joint between La Trobe, Monash, Melbourne and RMIT
1985 - 1986
Career position - President, Statistical Society of Australia
1985 - 1986
Career position - President, Victorian Branch, Statistical Society of Australia
1985 - 1987
Career position - Vice-President, International Statistical Institute
1985 - 1987
Career position - President, Bernoulli Society, International Statistical Institute
1986 - 1988
Career position - Head, Department of Statistics, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
1986 - 1992
Career position - Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Australian National University
1986 - 1993
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1987 - 1989
Career position - President, Canberra Branch, Statistical Society of Australia
1988
Award - Pitman Medal, Statistical Society of Australia
1988
Career position - Director, National Mathematical Sciences Congress
1988 - 1989
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Academy of Science
1989 - 1992
Career position - Foundation Dean, School of Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University
1989 - 1993
Career position - Treasurer, Australian Academy of Science
1990 - 1992
Career position - Chairman, Executive Committee, Australian Foundation for Science
1990 - 2007
Career position - Editor, Journal of applied probability
1991 - 1994
Career position - Member of Council International Mathematical Institute
1992 - 1999
Career position - Director, Australian Foundation for Science
1992 - 2005
Career position - Professor of Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University
1993 - 1995
Career position - Vice-President, International Statistical Institute
1993 - 2007
Career position - Director, Centre for Applied Probability, Columbia University, New York , U.S.A.
1994
Award - Hannan Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1995
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1998
Award - DSc honoris causa, University of Sydney
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in statistics
2003
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to mathematics, particularly through research into statistics and probability, and to the advancement of learning in these disciplines
2003 - 2008
Award - Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
2008
Career position - Professor Emeritus of Statistics, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Christopher Charles Heyde - Records, MS 225; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Journal Articles

  • 'Publications of Christopher Charles Heyde', Journal of applied probability, 41A (Special issue) (2004), xi-xviii. Details
  • Gani, J. and Seneta, E., 'Obituary: Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, FAA, FASSA', Journal of Applied Probability, 45 (2008), 587-92. Details
  • Gani, J. M. and Seneta, E., 'Christopher Charles Heyde, AM, DSc, FAA, FAASA', Journal of Applied Probability, 41A (Special issue) (2004), vii-x. Details
  • Glasserman, Paul and Kou, Steven, 'A Conversation with Chris Heyde', Statistical Science, 21 (2) (2006), 286-298. Details
  • Heyde, C., 'A conversation with Joe Gani', Statistical Science, 10 (1995), 214-30. Details
  • Heyde, C. C., 'Official statistics in the late colonial period leading on to the work of the first Commonwealth Statistician, G. H. Knibbs', Australian Journal of Statistics, 30 (B) (1988), 23-43. Details
  • Heyde, C. C., 'Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran 14 July 1917 - 19 September 1988', Biographical memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 37 (1991), 366-79. Details
  • Nash, L., 'Chris Heyde: an appreciation', Journal of applied probability, 45 (2008), 593-4. Details
  • Seneta, E. and Gani, J. M., 'Christopher Charles Heyde 1939- 2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, 20 (1) (2009), 67-90 . Details
  • Seneta, Eugene and Maller, Ross, 'In memoriam: Christopher Charles Heyde, 20 April 1939 - 6 March 2008', SSAI newsletter, 123 (2008), 11-2. Details

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See also

  • Herd, Margaret ed., Who's Who in Australia 2002 (Melbourne: Crown Content, 2001), 2020 pp. Details

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