Colin Blyth (Ph.D. 1950) is Professor Emeritus at University of Illinois and Queen's University, Canada. He writes "Still working in statistics. Strayed recently through flowery meadows to write Struwwelpeter Tales of Hoffman (Kingston, Ont.: Iolair 1996), a book of translations and sequels for the German children's classic Struwwelpeter of 1845." Professor Blyth kindly sent us a copy for the commons room which we enjoy very much!
Martin Fox (Ph.D. 1959) is Professor of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University. He will be retiring in August 1998, and finished teaching in Spring 1997. He is spending the remaining year as a consultant working with MSU staff in organizing their alumni records.
John (Jack) L. Denny, Jr. (Ph.D. 1963) is an Emeritus Professor of Radiology and Mathematics at the University of Arizona. He spends half his time in Radiology and the other half in mathematics, working on theory and applications of financial derivatives.
Fritz Scholz (Ph.D. 1971) wrote us a lengthy note. He's an Affiliate Professor in the UW statistics department and taught there regularly until about two years ago. "...Most recently, have been working on problems involving statistical tolerancing in not so traditional settings (how to design airplanes for assembly without conflicts), reliability, Weibull analysis, software reliability, statistical quality control tools, extreme value theory, bootstrapping, nonparametric statistics, maximum likelihood, and ancillarity." Fritz is willing to share information and reports on request. You can contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send your requests to us and we will forward them.
Maya Yu Shen, was born on January 16, 1998 to Professor Bin Yu and her husband Kening Shen. Maya weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
Professor James Pitman and Visiting Scholar Ani Adhikari are proud parents of Ian James Pitman, born on September 2, 1997. Both of Ian's parents are statisticians, as were both grandfathers! (Jim's father has estimators and so on named after him, and Ani's father was director of the Indian Statistical Institute). So how's that for a genetic experiment - what's the chance of Ian growing up to be something other than a statistician?
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