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        Ross Leadbetter


          B.Sc. (1953), M.Sc. (1954), University of New Zealand; B.A. (1958), M.A. (1962), University of Cambridge; Ph.D. (1963), UNC-Chapel Hill.


          New Zealand Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Wellington (1955-1956); Naval Research Laboratory, Auckland (1958-1960); Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina (1961-1966); UNC-Chapel Hill (1966-).

        Honors and Awards

          Honorary Doctorate, Lund University; Fellow, ASA; Fellow, IMS; Member, IMS Council; Member, ISI.

        Research Interests

          Probability and statistics, stochastic processes, extremal theory, statistical communication theory; engineering, oceanographic, and environmental applications.

        Representative Publications


          "Stationary and Related Stochastic Processes" (with Harald Cramer), Wiley, N.Y, 1967.

          "Extremes and Related Properties of Random Sequences and Processes" (with G. Lindgren and H. Rootzen), Springer-Verlag, N.Y., 1983.


          Limit theorems for strongly mixing stationary random measures (with T. Hsing), Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 36 (1990), 231-243.

          On a basis for 'Peaks over Threshold' modeling, Statistics and Probability Letters, 12 (1991), 357-362.

          On central limit theory for families of strongly mixing additive random functions (with H. Rootzen), in "Festschrift in Honour of G. Kallianpur" (S. Cambanis, et al.,eds), Springer-Verlag, N.Y (1993), 211-223.

          Extremes and exceedance measures for continuous parameter stationary processes, in "Extreme Value Theory and Applications" (J. Galambos et al., eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers (1994), 371-388.

          On high level exceedance modeling and tail inference, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (1995),45, 247-260.

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