Donald B. Rubin

Murray Shusterman Senior Research Fellow

  • Statistical Science
Office: 1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 335

Dr. Donald B. Rubin is the Murray Shusterman Senior Research Fellow.

He joins the Fox School from Harvard University, where he was the John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics. He had served on Harvard’s faculty as full professor of Statistics since 1983, chairing its Department of Statistics for 13 of those years.

As of 2017, Rubin had authored or co-authored more than 400 publications, included 10 books. He holds four joint patents and is considered one of the most highly-cited authors in the world, having earned nearly 250,000 citations according to Google Scholar, with nine singly authored ones with more than a 1,000 citations each. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from six universities in three continents, and honorary professorships from five universities in five continents.

Rubin’s research interests include the causal inference in experiments and observational studies; inference in sample surveys with nonresponse and in missing data problems; application of Bayesian and empirical Bayesian techniques; and developing and applying statistical models to data in a variety of scientific disciplines.

He is an elected fellow, member, or honorary member of: US National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the Woodrow Wilson Society; the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the American Statistical Association; the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; the International Statistical Institute; the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and more.

Rubin earned a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University, where he also attained a Master of Arts in Computer Science. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Princeton University in 1965.