Some Biographical Information about Bert Fristedt
[This page was last updated on May 23, 2012.]

Grade school in Glen Lake, Minnesota; graduated from
Hopkins High School, Hopkins, Minnesota in 1955

B.S., Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Campus, 1959

PhD in mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
MA, 1963
 From 1963present: in Twin Cities on mathematics faculty
at University of Minnesota, except for three yearsone each at:
(i) Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota;
(ii) University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; (iii) Liverpool University,
Liverpool, England.

Coauthor of three books:
 `A Modern Approach to Probability Theory',
with Lawrence Gray, a probability textbook for
graduate students in mathematics, statistics, economics, and
engineering; [Solutions, answers, or hints for the exercises with
asterisks can be obtained from the downloadable files:
pdf file of solutions and
postscript file of solutions . Errata as of Nov 20, 2000
can be obtained from the downloadable files:
pdf file of errata and
postscript file of errata .]
 `Bandit Problems, Sequential Allocation of Experiments',
with Donald A. Berry, a research monograph
with a catchy adjective in the title, an adjective
which is often used to
identify certain types of problems in sequential decision theory,
a subfield of statistics.
 `Filtering and Prediction:, A Primer',
with Naresh Jain and Nicolai Krylov, a higherlevel undergraduate textbook
on the area of probability theory identified in the title of the book.

Author of several research papers in probability theory

Teacher of a wide variety of mathematics courses at the University of
Minnesotawide variety in the sense of:
 many different topics;
 many different levels;
 many different types of students for which courses are intended.

At various times in the past, teacher in special summer problemsolving programs
both for inservice high school
and middle school teachers and for high school and middle school
students

Holder of the title: MorseAlumni Distinguished Teaching Professor

Member of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel whose final report was submitted
to the US Secretary of Education in March 2008, along with the reports of the 5 Task Groups
and 3 Subcommittees. I was a member of the Assessment Task Group and
the Instructional Materials Subcommittee.
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