David F. Andrews


  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Statistical Advisor to Thomson Data Analysis

David Andrews is a distinguished and experienced statistician.  His academic career spans teaching appointments at Imperial College London, medical Princeton University, University of Chicago, and University of Toronto, where he rose to be Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Director of Statistical Consulting, both in Statistics and in Biostatistics.  In this latter activity, he was responsible for the statistical design and analysis of numerous university research projects.  He is an author of three books and 68 refereed journal articles.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Andrews has served others with invariably successful advice on the design and analysis of studies, including ones for Medical Review Committee (Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons), Ontario College of Optometrists, USAir Pilots Association, a class action suit involving credit cards issued by a major bank, a suit involving a malfunctioning telecommunications satellite, and many other legal and related proceedings.  Since 1974, he has set the standard for timely and accurate election night projections.

In recognition of his research and expertise, Professor Andrews was elected President of the Statistical Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and Member of the International Statistical Institute. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada and appointed for fourteen years to the Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods at Statistics Canada. He is currently the statistical advisor for Thomson Data Analysis, where he has been involved in most of the projects described elsewhere in this site.  For more details, please click here.