Statistical science as organized in formal academic departments is relatively new. With a few exceptions, most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have been created within the past 60 years. This book consists of a set of memoirs, one for each department in the U.S. created by the mid-1960s. The memoirs describe key aspects of the department's history -- its founding, its growth, key people in its development, success stories (such as major research accomplishments) and the occasional failure story, PhD graduates who have had a significant impact, its impact on statistical education, and a summary of where the department stands today and its vision for the future. Read here all about how departments such as at Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford started and how they got to where they are today. The book should also be of interests to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 564
Weight: 8657 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.
From the book reviews:
"Alan Agresti and Xiao-Li Meng have gathered the stories of 39 statistics and biostatistics departments in the United States ... . Anyone who is interested in the history and sociology of our discipline, or in the history of science more generally, should find much of interest in this book." (Nicole Lazar, Technometrics, Vol. 55 (4), November, 2013)
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