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William S. Cleveland

William S. Cleveland

Research Interests

  • Data Visualization
  • High Performance Computing for Deep Analysis of Data, Big and Small
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistics

Previous Ph.D. Students from Purdue University Department of Statistics

  • David Anderson
  • Aritra Chakravorty (Joint with Professor Chuanhai Liu)
  • Hui Chen (Joint with Professor Bowei Xi)
  • Philip Gautier
  • Saptarshi Guha
  • Ryan Hafen
  • Xiang (Sean) Han (Joint with Professor Bowei Xi)
  • Paul Kidwell (Joint with Professor Guy Lebanon)
  • Jianfu (Jeff) Li
  • Qi Liu
  • Zhenqiang (James) Lu
  • Barret Schloerke (Joint with Professor Ryan Hafen)
  • Lei Shu
  • Xiaosu Tong
  • Jeremy Troisi
  • Benjamin Tyner
  • Jin Xia (Joint with Professor Mark Daniel Ward)
  • Jianying Zhang

Ph.D. Students from Other Departments and Universities

  • Ashrith Barthur, Purdue University, The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security


  • A.B., Princeton, Mathematics, None
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Statistics, None


  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Graphics and Computing from the American Statistical Association; the first since 2010, 2016
  • Parzen Prize, 2016
  • Highly Cited Researcher by the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2002
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1999
  • Statistician of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1996
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1992
  • Youden Prize, Technometrics, 1987
  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, 1983
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 1983
  • Wilcoxon Prize, Technometrics, 1977
  • Wilcoxon Prize, Technometrics, 1975
For more information about William Cleveland, please visit:

Purdue Department of Statistics, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-6030, Fax: (765) 494-0558

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