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Walter A. Rosenkrantz, who passed away September 19, 2017, was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He had spent over 30 years at UMass. His Bachelor’s degree was from University of Chicago in 1957, and his MS (1959) and PhD (1963)…

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Professor Ken-ichi Yoshihara died in Yokohama, Japan, on October 29, 2016. He was born on September 20, 1932 in Zushi, a small town near Yokohama. He graduated with a BA from Yokohama National University in 1954; and received a master’s degree (1956) and PhD (1965) from the Tokyo University of…

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  Joseph M. Hilbe, born in Los Angeles, California (December 30, 1944), passed away at his home on March 12, 2017. He was an American statistician and philosopher, the founding President of the International Astrostatistics Association (IAA), Emeritus Professor at the University of Hawaii, Solar System Ambassador with NASA’s Jet…

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Alastair Scott, one of the finest statisticians New Zealand has produced, died in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday, May 25. He served the University of Auckland with distinction from 1972 to 2005. His research was characterised by deep insight and he made pioneering contributions across a wide range of statistical…

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IMS member Joseph Hilbe passed away March 12, 2017, aged 72. Known for his work in astronomy and statistics, Hilbe was also an excellent athlete, and his first doctorate was in Philosophy. His interest in astronomy led to him initiating the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Astrostatistics Interest Group, eventually becoming…

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