University of Waterloo honorary degree
Robert J. Tibshirani, BMath, MSc, PhD
Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa
An honary doctorate, honoris causa, was presented to Robert J. Tibshirani at the 2018 spring convocation of the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo.
Robert Tibshirani is among the top statisticians today; his work has shaped the future directions of theoretical and applied statistics. Professor Tibshirani earned his bachelor degree in statistics and computer science from the University of Waterloo, a master’s degree in statistics from University of Toronto, and a PhD in 1984 from Stanford University. In 1985 he joined the Department of Statistics and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the University of Toronto, becoming a Full Professor in 1994. In 1998 he moved to Stanford University where he now holds appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Data Sciences and Statistics.