Sylvia Richardson is a new honorary doctorate at University of Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Sylvia Richardson (born 1953) is a world leading statistician, who makes ground breaking contributions to statistics with particular focus in bio-medicine. She is Professor in Biostatistics, Cambridge University, and visionary and inspiring Director of the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge. She holds a PhD from University of Nottingham and a Doctorat d’Etat des Sciences Mathematiques from Université de Paris Sud. She was Directeur de Recherches at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research and Professor at Imperial College. Her work in spatial statistics has improved small area studies of environment and health.
Together with her many students, she has advanced the theory of Bayesian statistics, leading to important results in epidemiology, systems biology and genomics. She received the Royal Statistical Society Guy Medal in Silver, and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for outstanding scientists. She is Elected Fellow of the UK Academy
of Medical Sciences, for her exceptional contributions to the medical sciences. Sylvia Richardson generously collaborates with the departments of Mathematics
and Biostatistics, University of Oslo. She has been a member of the scientific advisory board of the Oslo center Statistics for Innovation and is currently affiliated
with the center BigInsight.