Prof Bernard Silverman knighted

Prof Bernard Silverman knighted

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Former St Peter's Master, Prof Bernard Silverman FRS, has been knighted in the New Year Honours List 2018 for public service and services to Science.

Prof Sir Bernard, who was Master between 2003 and 2009, is a statistician whose research has ranged widely across theoretical and practical aspects of statistics. He is recognised as a pioneer of computational statistics, researching the ways that computing power has changed our ability to collect, analyse, understand and utilise data.

From 2010 to 2017, he worked full time as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences, an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Oxford University, and is the recipient of the premier award of the American statistical societies and two Guy Medals of the Royal Statistical Society, of which is also a former President. 

His main research activity is now in modern slavery.

For more on Prof Sir Bernard's work and his knighthood click here.