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Faculty Positions:

  • UNC-CH Department of Statistics (1982-2003)
  • Cornell University, Mary Upson Professor of Engineering (2001-2002)
  • UNC-CH Department of Statistics and Operations Research (2003-)
  • UNC-CH Department of Computer Science Adjunct Professor (2003-)
  • UNC-CH Lineberger Cancer Center, Member (2004-)
  • UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics (2007-)

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow: Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Fellow: American Statistical Association
  • Elected Member: International Statistical Institute
  • #15 on ISI List of Most Highly Cited Mathematicians (1991-2001)
  • Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor, UNC-CH
  • S. N. Roy Memorial Lecturer, University of Calcutta
  • Ralph Bradley Lecturer, University of Georgia
  • Saw Swee Hock Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2015)


Steve & Robert Avery Marron:      2012-11-12-Robert-Gandy

(courtesy of Inge Koch)

An Interesting Restaurant on Kangaroo Island, Australia:  100_6102

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

The Menu from the Marron Cafe:  100_6116

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

A diner eating Marrons (with Alun Pope):  100_6117

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

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Acknowledgement of Financial Support:  Much of the research in the above pages was supported by the following NSF Grants, together with many grants from a wide range of collaborators:

  • DMS-8902973
  • DMS-9203135
  • DMS-9504414
  • DMS-9971649
  • DMS-0308331
  • DMS-0606577
  • DMS-0854908
  • IIS-1633074



  1. Terry
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Dear Professor Marron, I am using your matlab software ( I am not quite familiar with Matlab). My purpose is to use your program to smooth y based on the regression on x with the bandwidth choosen by the . In your matlab version 5 OR 7, which mat file should I use? I have tried the the gpfam in version 5, it then gives out the msmooth and xgrid. I am just wondering that how could I have a series of my Y variables? Thanks!

  2. James Marron
    Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for the slow reply. I only recently realized this comment operation is even available. About your questions: the function gpfam is quite old, and no longer recommended. For simple scatterplot smoothing, the function nprSM is now recommended.

  3. Gang Li
    Posted June 22, 2018 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Dr. Marrow,

    On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Special Lecture Committee of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), I would like to invite you to deliver the inaugural Peter Hall Lecture at the 11th ICSA International Conference to be held on December 20-20, 2019 in Hangzhou, China. The details are in the attached letter.

    I will much appreciate it if you can kindly inform me your decision on whether you will accept the invitation by July 6, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone at (908) 566-2730 or email at


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