David Bellhouse

Professor Emeritus
Email: drbell@uwo.ca


Ph.D. University of Waterloo, 1975

Research Areas

  • History of probability, statistics and actuarial science
  • Survey sampling design and estimation
  • Analysis of complex survey data


  • Dean, C. B., Bellhouse, D. R., Brown, S., Froda, S. and Heckman, N. (2015). Vignette 7.1 A glimpse into women who lay the foundation for the development of statistics in Canada. Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective , 219-225.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. and Fillion, N. (2015). Le her and other problems in probability discussed by bernoulli, montmort and waldegrave . Statistical Science, 30(1): 26-39.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2015). An analysis of errors in mathematical tables . Historia Mathematica, 42(3): 280-295.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2015). Mathematicians and the early English life insurance industry. BSHM Bulletin, 30(2): 131-142.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2014). The deification of Newton in 1711. BSHM Bulletin, 29(2): 98-110.
  • Wang, Z. and Bellhouse, D. R. (2014). A diagnostic tool for regression analysis of complex survey data. Statistical Papers, 56(4): 1041-1053.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2012). Mary Thompson. Canada Journal of Statistics, 40(4): 623-628.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2011). A new look at Halley's life table. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 174: 823-832.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2011). A spatio-temporal model for people-caused forest fire occurence in the Romeo Malette Forest. Historia Mathematica, 2(1): 1-26.
  • Bellhouse, D. R., Renouf, E. M., Raut, R. and Bauer, M. A. (2009). De Moivre's knowledge community: An anlysis of the subsciption list to the Miscellanea Analytica. Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 63: 137-162.
  • Wang, Z. and Bellhouse, D. R. (2009). Semiparametric regression model for complex survey data. Survey Methodology, 35: 247-260.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2009). Karl Pearson's influence in the United States. International Statistical Review, 77: 51-63.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. and Davison, M. (2009). De Moivre's Poisson approximation to the binomial. International Statistical Review, 77: 449-451.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2008). Banishing fortuna: Montmort and De Moivre. Journal of the History of Ideas, 69: 559-581.
  • Wang, L. and Bellhouse, D. R. (2008). On the linearly truncated bivariate normal distribution. Journal of Statistical Research, 42(2): 21-39.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2007). The Problem of Waldegrave. Journal Electronique d’Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique, 3(2): 1-12.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. and Genest, C. (2007). Maty’s life of Abraham De Moivre, translated, annotated and augmented. Statistical Science, 22: 109-136.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2007). Lord Stanhope’s papers on the doctrine of chances. Historia Mathematica, 34: 173-186.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2007). Euler and lotteries. Leonhard Euler: Life, Work and Legacy. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 5: .
  • Bellhouse, D. R. and Genest, C. (2005). A statistical controversy in nineteenth century Montreal. Statistical Science, 20: 178-192.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2005). Decoding Cardano’s Liber de Ludo Aleae. Historia Mathematica, 32: 180-202.
  • Bellhouse, D. R. (2004). Publications 2004 and earlier. Various Publications, . Reprint.