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, and Probability.

Selected Papers

Some papers are available.

WALD Lectures

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).

Machine Learning
Looking Inside the Black Box
Software for the Masses

Software Projects

Random Forests - updated March 3, 2004
Survival Forests

Further Information

Leo Breiman -- Wikipedia the free encyclopdia
Photos of Leo, his friends, family, and art