Ted Hill | |
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Born |
Theodore Preston Hill December 28, 1943 (age 78) Flatbush, New York, U.S. |

Nationality | American |

Alma mater |
B.S., United States Military Academy, 1966 |

Known for | Probability Theory: Benford's Law, Fair division, Optimal Stopping |

**Theodore Preston Hill** (born December 28, 1943) is an American mathematician known for his research on mathematical probability theory, in particular for his work on Benford's law,^{[1]} and for his work in the theories of optimal stopping (secretary problems) and fair division.

Born in Flatbush, New York, he studied at the United States Military Academy at West Point (Distinguished Graduate of the Class of 1966), and Stanford University (M.S. in Operations Research). After surviving the U.S. Army Ranger School and serving as an Army Captain in the Combat Engineers of the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, he returned to study mathematics at the University of Göttingen (Fulbright Scholar), the University of California at Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D. under advisor Lester Dubins), and as NATO/NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University.

He spent most of his career as a professor in the School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with temporary appointments at Washington University, Tel Aviv University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Göttingen (Fulbright Professor), the University of Costa Rica, the Free University of Amsterdam, the Mexican Centre for Mathematical Research (CIMAT), and as Gauss Professor in the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, and Research Scholar in Residence at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

## Selected publications[edit | edit source]

- Theodore P. Hill (2017).
*Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond*. American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America. ISBN 978-1-4704-3584-4. http://bookstore.ams.org/mbk-103. - Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill (2015).
*An Introduction to Benford's Law*. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-16306-2. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10526.html. - Theodore P. Hill (1995). "A Statistical Derivation of the Significant-Digit Law" (PDF). pp. 354–363. Digital object identifier:10.1214/ss/1177009869. MR1421567. http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS/Repository/1.0/Disseminate?handle=euclid.ss/1177009869&view=body&content-type=pdf_1.
- Theodore P. Hill (July–August 1998). "The First Digit Phenomenon". pp. 358+. Bibcode 1998AmSci..86..358H. Digital object identifier:10.1511/1998.4.358. http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/1998/4/the-first-digit-phenomenon.

- Theodore P. Hill (July–August 2000). "Mathematical Devices for Getting a Fair Share". pp. 325+. Digital object identifier:10.1511/2000.4.325. http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2000/4/mathematical-devices-for-getting-a-fair-share.

- Theodore P. Hill (March–April 2009). "Knowing When to Stop". pp. 126+. Digital object identifier:10.1511/2009.77.126. http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2009/2/knowing-when-to-stop/1.

## References[edit | edit source]

- ↑ Brase, Charles Henry; Brase, Corrinne Pellillo (2014-01-01).
*Understandable Statistics*. Cengage Learning. pp. 436–. ISBN 9781305142909. https://books.google.com/books?id=a8OiAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA436. Retrieved 25 February 2014.

## External links[edit | edit source]

- Ted Hill's webpage
- Theodore Preston Hill at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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