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Andrew L. Rukhin

Andrew Rukhin was born in Russia, and graduated from the Leningrad State University in 1967. In 1970 he defended his Ph. D. thesis “Probabilistic and Statistical Problems on Groups” and worked at the Steklov Mathematical Institute until his emigration to the USA in 1976. During his academic career he was a Professor at Purdue University (1977–1987), at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1987– 1989), and at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (1989–2008). Now he is a full time employee at SED working on statistical issues of metrology, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Rukhin has published over 200 papers, presented over 150 invited lectures at various universities, and presented about 80 invited papers at statistical conferences.

Dr. Rukhin works in the following areas at NIST:

  • Statistical Testing of Randomness
  • Interlaboratory Studies
  • Chemometrics
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Biometric Identification

Technical Areas of Research and Consulting:

  • Statistical Decision Theory
  • Information Theory
  • Statistical Estimation
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Change-Point Problems
  • Bahadur Efficiency
  • Classification and Discrimination
  • Adaptive and Recursive Procedures

Professional Activities and Societies:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
  • Associate Editor of Mathematical Methods of Statistics (Executive Editor 1991-1995)
  • Associate Editor of Applications Mathematicae.


  • Senior Distinguished Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in 1990
  • Youden Prize for Interlaboratory Studies from the American Statistical Association in 1998 and in 2008
  • Outstanding Authorship Award, ITL, 2012 and 2013

Latest Publications

  • A. L. Rukhin, Restricted Likelihood Representation and Decision Theoretic Aspects of Meta-Analysis, Bernoulli 2014
  • A. L. Rukhin, Confidence Regions and Intervals for Meta-Analysis Model Parameters, Technometrics 2015
  • A. L. Rukhin, Confidence Regions and Intervals for Meta-Analysis Model Parameters, Technometrics 2015


Mathematical Statistician
Statistical Engineering Division


  • Ph.D.
  • MS
  • BS

Phone: 301-975-2951
Email: andrew.rukhin@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-3144