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John Charles Gittins

(b. 1938)

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(1938–  ; b. Durham, England)

English statistician. Gittins studied mathematics at Cambridge U and obtained his PhD (on optimal resource allocation) from University College, Aberystwyth. After working for the Steel Company of Wales, he joined the faculty at Oxford U in 1974, becoming Professor of Statistics in 1996. He was awarded the Guy Medal in Silver of the RSS in 1984.

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