Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S. [electronic resource] / edited by Alan Agresti, Xiao-Li Meng.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVI, 564 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461436492Subject(s): Statistics | History | Public health | Mathematical statistics | Higher education | Social sciences | Statistics | Statistics, general | History of Science | Higher Education | Social Sciences, general | Public Health | Probability and Statistics in Computer ScienceAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519.5 LOC classification: QA276-280Online resources: Texto completo
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Statistics as an Academic Discipline -- Carnegie-Mellon -- Columbia University -- Cornell University -- Florida State University -- George Washington University -- Harvard University -- Harvard University -- Iowa State University -- Johns Hopkins University -- Kansas State University -- Michigan State University -- North Carolina State -- Oregon State University -- Penn State University -- Princeton University -- Purdue University -- Rutgers University -- Southern Methodist University -- Stanford University -- SUNY at Buffalo -- Texas A&M -- University of California -- University of Chicago -- University of Connecticut -- University of Florida -- University of Georgia -- University of Iowa -- University of Michigan -- University of Minnesota -- University of Missouri -- University of North Carolina -- University of North Carolina -- University of Pennsylvania -- University of Pittsburgh -- University of Washington -- University of Washington -- University of Wisconsin -- Virginia Tech University -- Yale University -- Referees.
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 interest to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.