Charles Stone is Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the four authors of CART (Classification and Regression Trees). In his early research he specialized in asymptotic theory, particularly for nonparametric models such as decision trees.
Jerry Friedman has contributed a remarkable array of topics and methodologies to data mining and machine learning during the last 25 years. In 1977, as leader of the numerical methods group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), he coauthored several algorithms for speeding up nearest-neighbor classifiers.
Richard Olshen: Professor of Health Research and Policy (Biostatistics) and (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering and of Statistics, Stanford University
Chief, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford (1998 - present)
Director, Biostatistics Unit, UCSD Cancer Center (1978 - 1989)
Leo Breiman (January 27, 1928 – July 5, 2005): Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley