Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1961 Mathematical Statistics

E-mail: barlow (at)

"Currently, one of our projects is to develop probability models based onengineering applications using an operational Bayesian approach"


  • Reliability Theory
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Bayesian Probability Modelling


  • "Conditional Independence and Probabilistic Influence Diagrams," (with C. Pereira), IMS Lecture Notes-Monograph series Vol. 16, in Topics in Statistical Dependence, 1992.
  • "De Finetti-Type Representations for Life Distributions," (with Max Mendel).Journal of the American Statistical Association, 1992.
  • Reliability and Decision Making, edited by C.A. Clarotti, R.E. Barlow & F. Spizzichino, Elsevier Science, 1993
  • "Schur-Concave Survival Functions and Survival Analysis," (with Fabio Spizzichino).Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 40. To appear in the 1993 issue.

Ph.D. Theses Supervised

  • "Computing Probabilities for Probabilistic Influence Diagrams," Chiuh-Cheng Chyu
  • "Modeling, Information Extraction and Decision Making," Telba Irony
  • "Bayesian Parametric Models for Lifetimes from a Subjectivistic Viewpoint," Yu Hayakawa, (Max B. Mendel co-thesis adviser)