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Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Faculty Affiliate

Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto

Jeffrey Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics, specialising in Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms. He received his bachelor degree from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University. He was awarded the 2006 CRM-SSC Prize, the 2007 COPSS Presidents’ Award, the 2013 SSC Gold Medal, and teaching awards at both Harvard and Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Royal Society of Canada. His book for the general public, Struck by Lightning, was published in sixteen editions and ten languages, and was a bestseller in Canada.

Research Interests

  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Machine Learning


  • COPSS Presidents Award
  • RSC Fellow
  • CRM-SSC Prize,
  • SSC Gold Medal
  • IMS Fellow