Leo Breiman 1928--2005
Leo Breiman passed away on July 5, 2005.
Professor Breiman was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
His research in later years focussed on computationally intensive multivariate analysis, especially the use of
nonlinear methods for pattern recognition and prediction in high dimensional spaces. He was a co-author of
Classification and Regression Trees
and he developed decision trees as computationally efficient
alternatives to neural nets. This work has applications in speech and
optical character recognition. He was the author of the textbooks
Probability and Stochastic Processes
with a View Toward Applications,
Statistics with a View Toward Applications,
Some papers are available.
Three pdf files are available from the WALD lectures, presented at the 277th meeting
of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, held in Banff, Alberta, Canada (July 28 to
July 31, 2002).
Looking Inside the Black Box
Software for the Masses
Random Forests - updated March 3, 2004
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