Honoring Ross Leadbetter
On March 20, 2013, Professor Ross Leadbetter will receive a honorary doctorate from the university of Lisbon. Ross Leadbetter is and has been for a long time a central figure in the area of extreme value theory. Perhaps his early book with Harald Cramèr (stationary and related stochastic processes, 1967,
republished 2004) made him decide to focus research on extremes for stochastic processes both with respect to limit theorems and with respect to local maxima.
This resulted in an impressive and influential body of results culminating in the 1983 book with Georg Lindgren and Holger Rootzén.
Apart from his theoretical work Ross has been active as a consultant for the environmental protection agency (EPA) for many years. He was one of the initiators and directors (with Stamatis Cambanis and Gopi Kalianpur) of the highly successful Center for Stochastic Processes at Chapel Hill.
Many people and in particular young people have benefitted from his generous support. For his services to the community he has received the I.M.S. Carver medal in 2011.
The sponsor will be Feridun Turkman who will deliver the eulogy to Ross Leadbetter.