1960s History

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1960

Events:

Statistics courses were taught within the Department of Mathematics mainly by professors in the Statistical Laboratory until 1963 when the Department of Statistics was formed.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

Louis J. Cote (1960 - 1991)

Louis J. Cote

Louis J. Cote

Graduates:

  • Mr. Lowell W. Allen, BS, MS
  • Mr. Thomas C. Hensler, BS, MS
  • Mr. Ata Nuri Al-Husaini, MS
  • Mr. Philip W. Brooks, MS
  • Mr. Richard L. Burke, MS
  • Mr. Donald S. Gardner, MS
  • Mr. David Katz, MS
  • Mr. Walid A. Nuri, MS
  • Mr. Roger L. Bollenbacher, MS
  • Dr. Siya Ram Srivastava, PHD, Advisor: Helen Bozivich

1961

Graduates:

  • Mr. James J. Buciak, BS
  • Mr. Joseph F. Hipskind, BS
  • Mr. Russell N. Coverdale, BS, MS
  • Mr. David A. Edelman, BS, MS
  • T.Joseph Brown Jr. Ph.D., MS
  • Mr. Charles G. Moment, MS
  • Mrs. Myrtle Smith, MS
  • Dr. Henry F. Walter, MS
  • Ms. Carolyn S. Wheeler, MS
  • Dr. Ardel J. Boes, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Louis J. Cote
  • Dr. Floyd I. John, PHD, Advisor: Johan Kemperman
  • Dr. Kulendra N. Majumdar, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Henry Teicher and Dr. Johan Kemperman
  • Dr. Gordon R. Sherman, PHD, Advisor: Stanley Reiter

1962

Events:

The Mathematics Department was moved out of the School of Science, Education and Humanities and temporarily into the School of Engineering. The Division of Mathematical Sciences was created with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science as its units.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Shanti S. Gupta (1962 - 2002)
  • Marcel Neuts (1962 - 1976)
  • K. C. Sreedharan Pillai (1962 - 1985)
Shanti S. Gupta Marcel Neuts K.C. Sreedharan Pillai

Shanti S. Gupta, Marcel Neuts and K. C. Sreedharan Pillai

Graduates:

  • Donna J. Brogan Ph.D., MS
  • Mr. Thomas L. Burnett, MS
  • Ms. Ruth H. Fu, MS
  • Mr. Robert N. Pesut, MS
  • Mr. Stephan A. Schwartz, MS
  • Mr. Heber L. Short Jr., MS

1963

Events:

The Department of Statistics was formed as part of the Division of Mathematical Sciences. It did not function completely independently though, as it shared a budget with the Department of Mathematics.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Y. S. Chow (1963 - 1969)
  • Paul Holmes (1963 - 1967)
  • Stephen M. Samuels (1963 - 2003)
Stephen M. Samuels

Stephen M. Samuels

Graduates:

  • Mr. Lowell W. Allen, BS, MS
  • Mr. David A. Edelman, BS, MS
  • Mr. Gary L. Elfring, MS
  • Mrs. Laura A. Hughes, MS
  • Dr. Kenneth R. Kundert, MS
  • Mrs. Linda Chang Tsui, MS

1964

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

William J. Studden (1964 - 2005)

studden

William J. Studden

Graduates:

  • Mr. Russell N. Coverdale, BS, MS
  • Mr. John L. Guenther, MS
  • Mr. Harold W. Gugel, MS
  • Mr. Donald J. McMahon, MS
  • Mr. Gerald C. Scott, MS
  • Mr. Norman P. Bresky, MS
  • Dr. Gary M. Jouris, MS
  • Dr. William F. Stout, MS, PHD, Advisor: Y. S. Chow

1965

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Glen E. Baxter (1965 - 1983)
  • Aryeh Dvoretsky (1965 - 1966)
  • Heebok Park (1965 - 1967)
Glen E. Baxter

Glen E. Baxter

Graduates:

  • Mr. Robert J. Marshall, MS
  • Dr. Ramakant G. Khazanie, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Harlley E. McKean
  • Dr. John J. Deely, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. Frank E. Smith, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Melvin Henriksen

1966

Events:

  • Mrdulla Gnanadesikan was the first female to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics since the Department of Statistics was formed in 1963.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Prem S. Puri (1966 - 1989)
  • Herbert Robbins (1966 - 1966)
  • James Yackel (1966 - 1987)
Prem S. Puri James Yackel

Prem S. Puri and James Yackel

Graduates:

  • Mr. Thomas C. Hensler, BS, MS
  • Mr. Thomas J. Christian, MS
  • Mr. Martin A. Cohen, MS
  • Mr. Richard W. Graney, MS
  • Dr. Gary C. McDonald, MS
  • Mrs. R. Ann Michaels, MS
  • Dr. Ardel J. Boes, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Louis J. Cote
  • Dr. Tseng C. Chang, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Lawrence D. Stone, MS
  • Dr. Jozef L. Teugels, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts
  • Dr. Donald J. VanArman, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Mrudulla Gnanadesikan, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta

1967

Events:

The Mathematical Sciences building was opened on the Purdue campus. The Department of Statistics occupied the 5th floor.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Dan Gans (1967 - 1971)
  • Norm Johnson (1967 - 1970)
  • Eugene Klimko (1967 - 1974)
  • David S. Moore (1967 - 2004) Currently Emeritus Professor of Statistics
  • Herman Rubin (1967 - present) Currently Professor of Statistics, Professor of Mathematics

Norm Johnson Eugene Klimko David S. Moore Herman Rubin

Norm Johnson, Eugene Klimko, David S. Moore and Herman Rubin

Graduates:

  • Mr. Peter G. Bryant, MS
  • Mrs. Yeuk-Laan Chien, MS
  • Mrs. Honorata Siasat Horne, MS
  • Mrs. Shailaja U. Nagarkatte, MS
  • Mrs. Patricia A. Nahas, MS
  • Dr. S. Panchapakesan, MS
  • Mr. Magdy G. Riskalla, MS
  • Mr. Edmund J. Roman, MS
  • Ms. Luisa L. Sia, MS
  • Mr. Arthur V. Spilkia, MS
  • Prof. Suroso, MS
  • Mr. Donald L. Wright, MS
  • Mrs. Elizabeth A. Tilley, MS
  • Dr. Shun-Zer Chen, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts
  • Dr. H. Chiang Li, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Suresh R. Paranjape, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Herman Rubin
  • Dr. Jerome N. Senturia, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Prem S. Puri
  • Dr. William F. Stout, MS, PHD, Advisor: Y. S. Chow
  • Dr. Jozef L. Teugels, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts
  • Dr. R. James Tomkins, MS, PHD, Advisor: Y. S. Chow
  • Dr. Dennis L. Young, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Kanta G. Jayachandran, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Mahabanoo N. Tata, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts

1968

Events:

The Department of Statistics became an independent entity within the School of Science. Shanti S. Gupta was named Head of the Department. This task was accomplished largely through the efforts of Professor Gupta with the support of Felix Haas, Dean of the School of Science.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • James N. Arvesen (1968 - 1974)
  • David Root (1968 - 1974)
  • Myra Samuels (1968 - 1992)

James N. Arvesen David Root Myra Samuels

James N. Arvesen, David Root and Myra Samuels

Graduates:

  • Mrs. Julia J Chou, BS, MS
  • Mrs. Danielle Bernstein, MS
  • Dr. Charles C. Carson, MS
  • Mr. John M. Gerwels, MS
  • Mrs. Theresa C. Hu, MS
  • Mr. James G. Sprung, MS
  • Mr. Noshir C. Wadia, MS
  • Mr. Yih L. Wu, MS
  • Mr. Moiz A. Zainuddin, MS
  • Dr. Adhir K. Basu, MS, PHD, Advisor: Y. S. Chow
  • Dr. Richard E. James, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Irving W. Burr
  • Dr. Vedula N. Murty, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Sidney I. Resnick, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts
  • Dr. Donald J. VanArman, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Bruce M. Brown, PHD, Advisor: Y. S. Chow
  • Dr. Arjun K. Gupta, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Aridaman K. Jain, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Virgil L. Anderson
  • Dr. Sabri R. Al-Ani, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Austin M. Barron, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta

1969

Graduates:

  • Mr. Maurice D. Smith, BS
  • Mr. Dale H. Blech, MS
  • Dr. Bruce L. Bowerman, MS
  • Mr. E. Scott Byrum, MS
  • Mr. Richard N. Danzeisen, MS
  • Mr. Samuel L. George, MS
  • Mr. Sujud R. Karjasuparta, MS
  • Mr. Tunggal Mardiono, MS
  • Dr. B. N. Nagarsenker, MS
  • Mrs. Susan Litt Nordhauser, MS
  • Dr. Peter Purdue, MS
  • Miss Barbara A. Renick, MS
  • Mr. Jack R. Shuster, MS
  • Mr. Mark VanderWeit, MS
  • Mr. Charles R. Seitz Jr., MS
  • Dr. Tseng C. Chang, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Arun K. Chattopadhyay, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. H. Chiang Li, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Vedula N. Murty, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Sreekantan S. Nair, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Marcel F. Neuts
  • Dr. Suresh R. Paranjape, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Herman Rubin
  • Dr. Marcus C. Spruill III, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. David S. Moore
  • Dr. Sudjana, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Krishna S Pillai
  • Dr. Jerone N. Deverman, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
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