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Richard “Rich” J. Fox, a longtime member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Marketing Department faculty at the University of Georgia, died December 2, 2020, at this home in Athens, Georgia. He was 78.  Born in New York, Rich earned his undergraduate degree from the University of…

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Peter Whittle, who died on 10 August 2021 at 94 years of age, will be remembered as a pioneer across the fields of probability, statistics and optimization. He wrote a number of important papers, but it is in his books that one can best appreciate the broad sweep of his…

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Lai Kow Chan, an IMS Fellow with expertise in statistical quality control and a visionary academic leader, died in Hong Kong on December 23, 2020, aged 80. Lai was born in Hong Kong on November 5, 1940. His first university degree was from Hong Kong Baptist College in 1962, after…

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Arthur Cohen, a brilliant applied and mathematical statistician and a wonderful colleague and leader, passed away on July 26, 2021. Arthur spent his professional career at Rutgers, from 1963 until he traded his title of Distinguished Professor for Emeritus in 2017. A world-renowned leader in decision theory, he was known…

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Charles (Chuck) Joel Stone, emeritus Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, died on April 16, 2019, at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife Barbara and two sons (and their families). Chuck received many honors during his career, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1980.…

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