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David B. Madigan

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences; Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Statistics
School of the Arts
Statistics Department
208 Low Library, MC 4314
  • Executive Vice President, Arts and Sciences
  • Executive Committee Member, Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering
  • Professor of Statistics
  • Member, University Forum on Global Columbia

Madigan was appointed Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in September 2013. He joined Columbia’s faculty in 2007 as a professor of statistics, and became the department's chair the following year.

Born in Athlone, Ireland, Madigan received his bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences and a Ph.D. in statistics from Trinity College, Dublin. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Columbia Madigan was dean of physical and mathematical sciences at Rutgers University.

At Columbia, Madigan serves on the executive committee of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, which was created last year in partnership with New York City. He also chairs the Provost’s Faculty Committee on Online Learning and the Shared Research Computing Policy Advisory Committee and has helped lead Columbia’s effort to offer online versions of the M.A. in statistics and the M.S. in actuarial science.

Research & Other Works
Indian pharmaceutical patent prosecution: The changing role of Section 3(d)
Polymorphs and Prodrugs and Salts (Oh My!): An Empirical Analysis of “Secondary” Pharmaceutical Patents
We All Want It, but We Don't Know What It Is: Toward a Standard of Affordability for Health Insurance Premiums

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