Hand, David J. 1950-

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HAND, David J. 1950-


Born June 30, 1950; son of Peter (a sculptor) and Margaret (a homemaker; maiden name, Abbott) Hand; married Catherine Allen (marriage ended); married Shelley Channon, 1993; children: Rachel, Emily Hand Kenway. Education: Oxford University, B.A., M.A., 1972; University of Southampton, M.Sc., 1973, Ph.D., 1976.


Office—Department of Statistics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, 180 Queen's Gate, London DW7 2BZ, England. E-mail—[email protected].


Institute of Psychiatry, London, England, lecturer in statistics, 1978-88; Open University, Milton Keynes, England, professor of statistics, 1988-99;University of London, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, professor of statistics, 1999—, and department chair.


International Statistical Association, Royal Statistical Society, Institute of Actuaries (fellow), American Statistical Association.


Thomas L. Saaty Prize, 2001; Guy Medal in Silver, Royal Statistical Society, 2002.


Discrimination and Classification, Wiley (New York, NY), 1981.

(With B. S. Everitt) Finite Mixture Distributions, Chapman & Hall, 1981.

Kernel Discriminant Analysis, Wiley (New York, NY), 1982.

Artificial Intelligence and Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1985.

(With C. C. Taylor) Multivariate Analysis of Variance and Repeated Measures: A Practical Guide for Behavioural Scientists, Chapman & Hall, 1987.

(With M. J. Crowder) Analysis of Repeated Measures, Chapman & Hall, 1990.

(With F. Daly, M. C. Jones, and others) Elements of Statistics, Addison-Wesley, 1995.

(With J. C. Gower) Biplots, Chapman & Hall, 1996.

(With M. J. Crowder) Practical Longitudinal Data Analysis, Chapman & Hall, 1996.

Construction and Assessment of Classification Rules, Wiley (New York, NY), 1997.

(With Heikki Mannila and Padhraic Smyth) Principles of Data Mining, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.


(With B. S. Everitt) The Statistical Consultant in Action, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1987.

Artificial Intelligence Frontiers in Statistics, Chapman & Hall, 1993.

AI and Computer Power: The Impact on Statistics, Chapman & Hall, 1994.

(With F. Daly, A. D. Lunn, and others) A Handbook of Small Data Sets, Chapman & Hall, 1994.

(With S. Jacka) Statistics in Finance, Edward Arnold, 1998.

(With M. Berthold; and coauthor of preface) Intelligent Data Analysis: An Introduction, Springer-Verlag, 1999.

(With J. N. Kok and M. R. Berthold) Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis, Springer-Verlag, 1999.

(With F. Hoffmann, N. Adams, and others) Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis, Springer, 2001.

(With N. M. Adams and R. J. Bolton) Pattern Detection and Discovery, Springer, 2002.

Contributor of more than 200 articles to scientific journals.


Measurement, Scaling, Statistics, for Edward Arnold.



Planet IT, September 28, 2000, review of Principles of Data Mining.

Technometrics, August, 1999, Mark R. Wade, review of Construction and Assessment of Classification Rules, p. 267; November, 2000, Eric R. Ziegel, review of Intelligent Data Analysis: An Introduction, p. 442.