Jerome Cornfield, a former president of the American Statistical Association, was the director of the biostatistics center and a professor of statistics in the department of statistics at The George Washington University. He is also known as one of the world’s leading statisticians.
Judith Tanur has had an enriching career in statistics lasting five decades. As a statistician, editor, adviser, and mentor who has made many contributions to statistics and education, she also has inspired students through her work at Stony Brook University. She is a woman of many hats.
Stephen Fienberg is a professor, researcher, writer, and editor. He has taken different roles throughout his decades-long statistics career, but his focus remains on developing methodologies for statisticians to use in other fields of study.
This is an excerpt from the original article “A Conversation with Monroe Sirken,” published in Statistical Science in 2007. The interviews conducted by Barry Graubard, Paul Levy, and Gordon Willis took place in three sessions at the National Center for Health Statistics during the spring of 2006.
Margaret E. Martin is both an economist and statistician by professional and academic training. Read about her career and how she has become known for her leadership and contributions to the federal statistical system.
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“We’re hoping the guidelines and resources will help members and departments craft new statistics programs or revise existing ones to enhance the training of the next generation of students to be able to use data to make decisions. ”