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Biographical entry Seneta, Eugene (1941 - )

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Born
12 March 1941
Stary Sambor, Ukraine
Occupation
Statistician

Summary

Eugene Seneta has been Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney since 1979. He is interested in applications and history of probability and non-negative matrices. The variance gamma model in financial mathematics, proposed by Dilip Madan and Seneta in 1990 and sometimes called the Madan-Seneta process, is in use on Wall Street. He also provided a theoretical basis for and oversaw the production of an algorithm for scaling Higher School Certificate marks in the early 1980s. This scheme was later used to determine the New South Wales Tertiary Entrance Rank.

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1964
Education - BSc, Hons, University of Adelaide
1965
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1965
Career position - Senior Tutor in Statistics, Australian National University
1966 - 1970
Career position - Lecturer in Statistics, Australian National University
1968
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1969 - 1970
Award - Nuffield Travelling Fellow in United Kingdom
1970 - 1973
Career position - Lecturer in Statistics, Australian National University
1972 - 1973
Career position - Research Associate, Department of Statistics, Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.
1974 - 1979
Career position - Reader in Statistics, Australian National University
1979 - 2004
Career position - Professor, Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of Sydney
1985
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1998
Award - Pitman Medal, Statistical Society of Australia
1999 - 2001
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in mathematical statistics
2004 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
2006
Award - Moyal Medal, Department of Mathematics, Macquarie University
2007
Award - Hannan Medal, Australian Academy of Science

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  • Gani, J. and Seneta, E., 'Obituary: Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, FAA, FASSA', Journal of Applied Probability, 45 (2008), 587-92. Details
  • Gani, J. M. and Seneta, E., 'Christopher Charles Heyde, AM, DSc, FAA, FAASA', Journal of Applied Probability, 41A (Special issue) (2004), vii-x. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Silhouettes of early Australian statistics', Australian Journal of Statistics, 30 (B) (1988), 2-22. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Henry Oliver Lancaster (1 February 1913 - 2 December 2001)', Newsletter, International Statistical Institute, 26 (1) (2002), 7. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Obituary: Joseph Mark Gani AM, DSc, FAA, FASSA', Journal of Applied Probability, 54 (2017), 1-11. Details
  • Seneta, E. and Eagleson, G.K., 'Henry Oliver Lancaster 1913-200', Historical Records of Australian Science, 15 (2) (2004). http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR04005.htm. Details
  • Seneta, E. and Gani, J. M., 'Christopher Charles Heyde 1939- 2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, 20 (1) (2009), 67-90 . Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'Henry Oliver Lancaster AO, FAA, DSc, MD, PhD, MB BS, BA', Medical Journal of Australia, 176 (9) (2002), 439. https://doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04488.x. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor Henry Oliver Lancaster, AO FAA 1 February 1913 - 2 December 2001', Australian and New Zealand journal of statistics, 44 (4) (2002), 385-400. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'Joseph Mark Gani, 1924 - 2016', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, series A, 179 (4) (2016), 1120-2. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'Joseph Mark Gani 1924 - 2016', Historical Records of Australian Science, 30 (1) (2019), 31-41. https://doi/org/10.1071/HR18014. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene and Maller, Ross, 'In memoriam: Christopher Charles Heyde, 20 April 1939 - 6 March 2008', SSAI newsletter, 123 (2008), 11-2. Details

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