Dr. Thomas Lumley

THOMAS LUMLEY, PHD, is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. He has published numerous journal articles in his areas of research interest, which include regression modeling, clinical trials, statistical computing, and survey research. Dr. Lumley created the survey package that currently accompanies the R software package.


B. Sc. in Pure Mathematics, Monash University

M. Sc. in Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Washington

Areas of Expertise:

Semiparametric models

Survey Sampling

Statistical Computing


Co-author, Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, Second Edition (Wiley-Interscience, 2004)

Author, Complex Surveys: A guide to Analysis Using R (Wiley, 2010)


2008 Gertrude Cox Award for contributions to Statistical Practice, from Washington (DC) Statistical Society and RTI International

Biometric Society (WNAR) Student Paper Competition 1997. Best Oral Presentation

Donovan J Thompson Award for Academic Excellence in Biostatistics (1996)

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Dr. Thomas Lumley

Survey Analysis in R

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