# Mathematician:Walter Laws Smith

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## Mathematician

British-born American mathematician known for his contributions to applied probability theory.

## Nationality

American of English origin

## History

- Born: November 12, 1926 in London, England

## Publications

- 1953:
*The superimposition of several strictly periodic sequences of events*(*Biometrika*: 1 – 11) (with D.R. Cox) www.jstor.org/stable/2333090 - 1953:
*A direct proof of a fundamental theorem of renewal theory*(*Skandinavisk Aktuartidsskrift***Vol. 36(?)**) - 1954:
*On the superposition of renewal processes*(*Biometrika***Vol. 41**: 91 – 99) (with D.R. Cox) www.jstor.org/stable/2333008 - 1957:
*A note on truncation and sufficient statistics*(*Ann. Math. Stat.***Vol. 28**: 247 – 252) - 1957:
*On the distribution of Tribolium confusum in a container*(*Biometrika***Vol. 44**: 328 – 335) (with D.R. Cox) www.jstor.org/stable/2332865 - 1958:
*Renewal theory and its ramifications*(*J.R. Stat. Soc.***Ser. B****Vol. 20**: 243 – 302) www.jstor.org/stable/2983891 - 1961:
*Queues*(with D.R. Cox) - 1964:
*On the elementary renewal theorem for non-identically distributed variables*(*Pacific J. Math.***Vol. 14**: 673 – 699) - 1965:
*Congestion Theory* - 1968:
*Necessary conditions for almost sure extinction of a branching process with random environment*(*Ann. Math. Stat.***Vol. 39(?)**: 2136 – 2140) - 1971:
*Branching processes in Markovian environments*(*Duke Math. J.***Vol. 38**: 749 – 763) (with William E. Wilkinson) - 1978:
*Harold Hotelling 1895–1973*(*Annals of Statistics***Vol. 6(6)**: 1173 – 1183) - 1986:
*On transient regenerative processes*(*Journal of Applied Probability***Vol. 23**: 52 – 70) (with E. Murphree)

## Also known as

Usually known as **Wally Smith**.