Adapting the Metropolis Algorithm
Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto, specializing in Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto at age 20, and his PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University at age 24. He was awarded the 2006 CRM-SSC Prize, the 2007 COPSS Presidents' Award, the 2013 SSC Gold Medal, and fellowship of the Institute of athematical Statistics and of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published well over one hundred research papers, and five books (including the Canadian bestseller Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities). His web site is www.probability.ca, and on Twitter he is @ProbabilityProf.