Erich Lehmann

He was one of the frequently cited statisticians in this slog because of his influence in statistics. It is extremely difficult to avoid his textbooks and his establishment of theoretical statistics when one begins to comprehend and to appreciate the modern theoretical statistics. To me, Testing Statistical Hypotheses and Theory of Point Estimation are two pillars of graduate statistical education. In addition, Elements of Large Sample Theory and Nonparametrics: Statistical Methods Based on Ranks are also eye openers.

It has not been long since I read Reminiscences of a Statistician: The Company I Kept. I quoted this book and an arXiv paper here :see the posts. I became very grateful to him because of his contributions to the statistical science. I feel so sad to see his obituary, particularly when I’m soon going to have time for reading his books more carefully.

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