Russell Lyons

Department of Mathematics IU Bloomington

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Areas of Expertise

Math (especially probability), statistics.

Expert Bio

Russell Lyons is Rudy Professor of Mathematics and adjunct professor of statistics whose primary research field is probability theory. He has won several fellowships and awards for his work. One of his passions is teaching critical thinking in statistics.

In high school and college math competitions, Lyons placed in the top five nationwide. He was on the U.S. team the second year it competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1983. After a postdoc in Paris and a job at Stanford University, he moved to Indiana University in 1990.

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Updated on: July 3, 2018