Almost anyone in the mathematical sciences (including statistics and comuter science) is likely to be amused (or even informed) by the Mathematics Genealogy Project . Check it out; you might be surprised what you find.

Here I learned that I am a direct scholarly descendant of David Hilbert. I got my Ph.D. from Stanford in 1975 working with Kai Lai Chung, and ...

- Chung got his Ph.D. in 1947 working with Salomon Bochner at Princeton,
- Bochner got his Ph.D. in 1921 working with Erhard Schmidt in Berlin,
- Schmidt got his Ph.D in 1905 working with David Hilbert in Göttingen.

Ever wished you could find a picture of some probabilists whose paper you just saw? This pressing national need is generously addressed by Gennady Samorodnitsky's Probability Portrait Gallary.