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Brenda MacGibbon (1944-2022)

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Brenda MacGibbon in Montreal on October 7.

Brenda MacGibbon was a member of the CRM and its Statistics Laboratory. She studied mathematics at McGill University, obtaining her PhD in 1970. She was the first woman to chair the Statistical Sciences Grant Selection Committee of the NSERC and was a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Brenda MacGibbon was known for her work on minimax estimation under constrained parameters spaces, and held positions at the Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems at Concordia University and later at the Département de mathématiques of Université du Québec à Montréal.

Obituary in the Montreal Gazette.

 

Published On: 11 October 2022
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