Mathematician:Irving John Good
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British mathematician of Polish ancestry who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing.
Subsequently focused on the design of computers and Bayesian statistics.
English, of Polish origin
- Born: 9 December 1916 in London, UK
- Died: 5 April 2009 in Radford, Virginia, US
Theorems and Definitions
- 1953: The population frequencies of species and the estimation of population parameters (Biometrika Vol. 40: pp. 237 – 264) www.jstor.org/stable/2333344
- 1961: The Multivariate Saddlepoint Method and Chi-Squared for the Multinomial Distribution (Ann. Math. Stat. Vol. 32: pp. 535 – 548)
- 1966: A Note on Richard's Paradox (Mind Vol. 75, no. 299: p. 431)
- 1974: A Reciprocal Series of Fibonacci Numbers (Fibonacci Quart. Vol. 12, no. 4: p. 346)
Also known as
Born Isadore Jacob Gudak to Polish Jewish parents.
Changed his name to Irving John Good and signed his publications I.J. Good.
Generally known as I.J. or Jack.