Ole Barndorff-Nielsen#


Personal data
  • Born 18 March 1935, in Copenhagen
  • Married 1956 to Bente (maiden name: Jensen-Storch). Number of children: 4.

Education and positions
  • Mathematics-natural sciences studentexam, June 1954.
  • Mag. scient. in mathematics and mathematical statistics from Aarhus University, June 1960.
  • 1954-1958 part-time employment at Department of Biostatistics, the Danish State Serum Institute.
  • 1958-1959 teaching assistant and 1959-1960 scientific assistant in mathematical statistics at University of Copenhagen.
  • Since 1 July 1960 affiliated with Institute of Mathematics, now Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aarhus University. First as amanuensis and lektor (assistant professor); from 1 November 1965 as afdelingsleder and lektor (associate professor); and from 1 August 1973 as Professor at Department of Theoretical Statistics, now Department of Theoretical Statistics and Operations Research.
  • 1962-1963 and 1963-1964 stays at, respectively, University of Minnesota and Stanford University.
  • August 1974 - February 1975 Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and visitor at Statistical Laboratory, Cambridge University. April 1990 visiting Japan under Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Various professional data
  • Sc.D. from University of Copenhagen, July 1973.
  • Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
  • Member of Academia Europaea.
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society; Member of the International Statistical Institute; Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; and member of a number of other societies for statistics and mathematics.
  • R.1 11 September 1998
  • Former Chairman of European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society. Former member of Council of the Bernoulli Society, of Council of the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics, of Council of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and of the Council of the International Statistical Institute.
  • President-Elect, 1991-1993, President, 1993-1995, Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
  • Chairman of ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics) under EMS (European Mathematical Society), 1997-
  • Editor of International Statistical Review 1980-1987.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 1974-1985.
  • Associate Editor of Annals of Statistics 1992-1994.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Annales de Toulouse, Mathématiques 1992-.
  • Editor-in-Chief of Bernoulli 1994-.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of JEMS (Journal of the European Mathematical Society) 1998-.
  • Coorganizer of a number of international conferences on statistics and on the physics of blown sand.
  • Invited lecturer at universities in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, North America, and at international meetings; including Forum Lectures, 14. European Meeting of Statisticians, Wroclaw, 1981; Hotelling Lectures, University of North Carolina, 1982; Rietz Lecture, Joint Statistical Meetings -- ASA, Biometric Soc., IMS. San Francisco, 1993.
  • Dr. Honoris Causa, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. June 1993.
  • Dr. Honoris Causa, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. April 1999.
  • Scientific Director, MCAA (Mathematical Research Centre at Aarhus University). 1995-1997.
  • Scientific Director, MaPhySto (Centre for Mathematical Physics and Stochastics). Funded by The Danish National Research Foundation. 1998-.

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