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Sir David Cox (born 1924), British statistician. David Cox studied mathematics at Cambridge, UK, and continued his research in London and Oxford. He produced pioneering and important work in numerous areas of statistics and applied probability. He developed the proportional hazards model, which is widely used in the analysis of biological survival data. The Cox process was named after him, and is used in simulating biological processes and in financial mathematics. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973, and was knighted in 1985.
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