Fellow National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics Statistics. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Background
Thorp, Edward Oakley was born on August 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oakley Glenn and Josephine (Gebert) Thorp.
Education
Career

C.L.E. Moore instructor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959—1961. Assistant professor New Mexico State University, 1961—1963, associate professor mathematics, 1963—1965, University California, Irvine, 1965—1967, professor mathematics, 1967—1977, professor finance, 1977—1982, regents lecturer, 1992—1993. General partner Edward O. Thorp & Associates, LP, Newport Beach, since 1989.
Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Chairman Oakley Sutton Management Corporation, Newport Beach, California, 19721991. Managing general partner Princeton/Newport Partners, Newport Beach, 19691991, OSM Partners, MIDAS Advisors, Newport Beach, 19861989.
General partner Ridgeline Partners, Newport Beach, 19942002. Portfolio manager, consultant Glenwood Investment Corporation, Chicago, 19921994. Principal, consultant Grosvenor Capital Management, Chicago, 19921993.
President Noesis Corporation, 19942002, UCI Foundation Board, since 2004.
Works
 The Mathematics of Games And Gambling: Second Edition. The Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library
 The first edition of this book was reprinted eight times! This book introduces and develops some of the important and beautiful elementary mathematics needed for rational analysis of various gambling and game activities.
 [ Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of TwentyOne By Thorp, Edward ( Author ) Paperback 1966 ]
 Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of TwentyOne [ Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of TwentyOne by Thorp, Edward ( Author ) Paperback Apr 1966 ] Paperback Apr 12 1966
 Radically Elementary Probability Theory. (AM117)
 Using only the very elementary framework of finite probability spaces, this book treats a number of topics in the modern theory of stochastic processes.
 The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)
 You can't lose with this MAA Book Prize winner if you want to see how mathematics can be used to analyze games of chance and skill.