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Biographical entry Ewens, Warren John (1937 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
23 January 1937
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Warren John Ewens is Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA and has used mathematical and statistical methods for research into evolutionary population genetics throughout his career. In 1996 he was awarded the E.J. Pitman Medal by the Statistical Society of Australia in recognition of this work. Prior his Pennsylvania appointment, Ewens was Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University for twenty years and before that, Foundation Chair and Professor of Mathematics at La Trobe University from 1967 to 1972. From 1972 to 1977 he was once again at the University of Pennsylvania. Warren Ewens is an author of many scientific publications and a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Society of London.

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1958
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematical Statistics completed at the University of Melbourne
1960
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1961 - 1966
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the Australian National University in Canberra
1963
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Australian national University
1967 - 1970
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics at La Trobe University
1967 - 1972
Career position - Foundation Chair and Professor of Mathematics at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Victoria
1971
Career position - Visiting Professor at the universities of Texas and Wisconsin, USA
1972 - 1977
Career position - Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1978 - 1996
Career position - Chair and Professor of Mathematics at Monash University in Victoria
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982 - 1984
Career position - President of the Statistical Society of Australia, Victorian branch
1984 - 1989
Career position - Chair of the Australian Twin Registry
1988 - 1993
Career position - Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Monash University
1993 - 1996
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University (several eight month stints)
1996
Award - E.J. Pitman Prize and Medal received from the Statistical Society of Australia Inc.
c. 1997 -
Career position - Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania
1999
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)

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Journal Articles

  • 'Pitman Medal Awarded to W. J. Ewens', Australian Journal of Staistics, vol. 39, no. 1, 1997, pp. 1-4. Details

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