Murad S. Taqqu

Department of Mathematics
Boston University
Boston, MA 02215

Personal Data

US Citizen, Married.

Foreign Languages

French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Arabic

Fields of Interest

Probability and Statistics
Time Series Analysis
Mathematical Finance
Telecommunication Networks

Professional Activities

Member, American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Member, Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Sciences and Probability
Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
Member, Bachelier Society


John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 1987-1988
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Elected Member, International Statistical Institute
1995 William J. Bennett Award from the IEEE Communications Society
1996 IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Award
2002 EURASIP Best Paper Award
2006 ACM/SIGCOMM Test of Time Award

Past Research Support

Continuous grant support since 1977.

Present Research Support

National Science Foundation (three year support).


Columbia University (1967-1972)

Department of Mathematical Statistics
Degrees: Ph.D. (1972), Master of Arts (1969)
Award: Columbia University Faculty Fellowship

University of Maryland (1966-1967)

Department of Physics (Graduate School)

Université de Lausanne-Ecole Polytechnique (1961-1966)

Degrees: B.A. in Mathematics, B.A. in Physics

Work Experience

1985-Professor with tenure, Department of Mathematics, Boston University
1987-1988Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University
1974-1986Professor with tenure (previously Assistant and Associate Professor), School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University. Member of the Fields of Statistics, Operations Research and Applied Mathematics
1985 (spring)Visiting Research Scientist, Courant Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, New York University
1981-1982Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford University
1973-1974Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Weizmann Institute, Israel
1972-1973Lecturer in Probability and Statistics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1969-1971 (part-time)National Bureau of Economic Research
1969 (summer)IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights
1963-1967Various part-time teaching assistantships in Mathematics and Physics