Bruce W. Turnbull
School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
Bruce W. Turnbull
School of Operations Research
and Industrial Engineering
Cornell University

227 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9131 - phone
(607) 255-9129 - fax

B.A. 1967 (Cambridge, England)
Ph.D. 1971 (Cornell)

Office Hours: Fall 2009 (subject to change):

  • MWF 10:30a --11:30a
  • except Sept 16,18, 21, 23;
    and Oct 2,5, 14, 23, 30
  • or by appointment

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After receiving his doctoral degree, Turnbull was a visiting faculty member at Stanford University with joint appointments in the Department of Statistics and the School of Medicine. In 1972 he was appointed lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1976, where he is currently Professor of Statistics in the Departments of Statistical Science and of Operations Research. In 1979 he was awarded the Snedecor Memorial Award by the American Statistical Association in recognition of his research. He has authored over 100 publications and the co-author of a recent book on statistical procedures for monitoring clinical trials. He has been a consultant to many organizations, including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Turnbull has served on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and on the Expert Review Panel for the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. He is on the Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for several major national and international clinical trials in the areas of cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease and of AIDS sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and by the Veterans Administration.. He has served on the editorial board of a number of statistical journals. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Royal Statistical Society. He is also a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Biometric Society, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics