- B.S. in Mathematics, College of the City of New York (1971)
- M.A. in Mathematical Statistics, Harvard University (1972)
- Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics, Harvard University (1974)

Ph.D. Dissertation:*Weak and Strong Averages in Probability and the Theory of Numbers*

- Assistant Professor of Statistics, Stanford University (1974-79)
- Research Staff Member, AT&T Bell Laboratories (1978-79)
- Associate Professor of Statistics, Stanford University (1979-80)
- Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University (1981-82)
- Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, M.I.T. (1985-86)
- Professor of Statistics, Stanford University (1981-87)
- George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University (1987-1997)
- David Duncan Professor, Department of Mathematics and ORIE, Cornell University (1996-1998)
- Mary Sunseri Professor, Department of Statistics and Professor of Mathematics

at Stanford University (1998-present) - Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 1999-2000
- Visiting Professor, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, 2006-2007

- Statistical Consultant to Scientific American on various aspects of paranormal

phenomena, 1972 - 1980 - Statistical Consultant to Jet Propulsion Laboratories: Quantifying Order of Magnitude

Estimates in Deep Space Net, Summer 1974 - Statistical Consultant to Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1974 - present
- Statistical Consultant to Stanford Linear Accelerator, Summer 1977 - present
- Statistical Consultant to Teledyne, Cryptography Division, 1993-1999

- Advances in Applied Mathematics
- SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics
- Journal of Theoretical Probability
- Statistics and Computation
- Mathematics and the Internet
- Bulletin of the American Math Society
- Annals of Probability

- Elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1981
- Winner of the Rollo Davidson Prize (given by Cambridge University), 1982
- MacArthur Fellowship, 1982-1987
- Wald Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1987
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1989
- Hedrick Lecturer, Mathematical Association of America, 1989
- Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1994
- Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1995
- President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1997-1998
- Gibbs Lecturer, American Mathematical Society, 1997
- Plenary Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, 1998
- Von Neumann Lecturer, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2000
- Honorary Degree, University of Chicago, 2003
- Honorary Degree, Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) 2003
- Honorary Degree, Uppsala University, 2005
- Member, American Philosophical Society, 2005
- Van Wijngaarden Award, Centrum voor Wiskund en Informatica Amsterdam, 2006
- Chaire d'excellence de l'ANR 2006, Université de Nice - Sophia Anapolis, CNRS
- Honorary Degree, Queen Mary University of London, 2007
- Honorary Degree, Athens (Greece) University of Economics and Business, 2009
- Conant Prize, American Mathematical Society, 2012
- Euler Prize, American Mathematical Society, 2012
- Honorary Degree, University of St. Andrews, 2013