|Born||8 January 1952|
|Known for||McCullagh's parametrization of the Cauchy distributions|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Thesis||Analysis of Ordered Categorical Data. (1977)|
McCullagh is the coauthor with John Nelder of Generalized Linear Models (1983, Chapman and Hall – second edition 1989), a seminal text on the subject of generalized linear models (GLMs) with more than 23,000 citations. He also wrote "Tensor Methods in Statistics", published originally in 1987.
Awards and honours
McCullagh is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the COPSS Presidents' Award in 1990. He was the recipient of the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Bronze in 1983 and in Silver in 2005.
He was also the recipient of the inaugural Karl Pearson Prize of the International Statistical Institute, with John Nelder, "for their monograph Generalized Linear Models (1983)". He won a Notable Alumni Award in 2007 from his grammar school, St Columb's College.
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