1980s History

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1980

Graduates:

  • Ms. Christine R. Ballard, BS
  • Mrs. Kathleen L. Bankey, BS
  • Mr. Mark R. Bough, BS
  • Mr. Nicholas J. Ferris, BS
  • Mr. Steven C. Gelwicks, BS
  • Mrs. Margaret L. Masnica, BS
  • Mr. Patrick M. Raycroft, BS
  • Mr. Gregory John Richardson, BS
  • Mrs. Mary L. Tyler, BS
  • Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Webb, BS
  • Mrs. Maria Rocus Coleman, BS, MS
  • Ms. Rebecca J. Elliott, BS, MS
  • Mrs. Cheryl L. Harris, BS, MS
  • Ms. Nancy C. Hassett, BS, MS
  • Mr. Raymond M. Kahre, BS, MS
  • Mr. Mark E. Swenson, BS, MS
  • Mr. Ahmed D. Abid, MS
  • Mr. Thomas W. Broene, MS
  • Mrs. Vasiliki G. Gianopoulos, MS
  • Mark Horvatich, MS
  • Dr. Daniel F. Janssens, MS
  • Dr. Thomas B. Lynch, MS
  • Mr. Lemuel Alexander Moye, MS
  • Mr. Spiros Partchadakis, MS
  • Mr. John D. Pesek Jr., MS
  • Mrs. Elizabeth A. Prusinski, MS
  • Mr. Ming-Chang Wang, MS
  • Mrs. Theresa M. Washburn, MS
  • Mrs. Margaret M. Wusik, MS
  • Mrs. Maria M. Jamini, MS
  • Dr. Dipak K. Dey, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Hwa Ming Yang, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. Thomas Kuczek, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Prem S. Puri
  • Dr. Lloyd Mark Berliner, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger

1981

Events:

The third Purdue International Symposium on Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics was held.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Ker-Chau Li (1981 - 1984)
  • Arif Zaman (1981 - 1982)

Ker-Chau Li Arif Zaman

Ker-Chau Li and Arif Zaman

Graduates:

  • Ms. Cynthia A. Clark, BS
  • Mrs. Pamela Bird Clinch, BS
  • Maria I. Downton, BS
  • Mr. Paul Furman, BS
  • Mr. Charles S. Johnson, BS
  • Ms. Mary F. Leighton, BS
  • Mr. Floyd D. Parr II, BS
  • Mr. David A. Peppler, BS
  • Mrs. Janice L. Radel, BS
  • Pamela A. Tippmann, BS
  • Mrs. Nancy E. Winings, BS
  • Mr. Michael L. Carniello, BS, MS
  • Mr. Jeffrey Kent Colvill, BS, MS
  • Mr. Terrance Arthur Dailey, MS
  • Mr. John Gofran, MS
  • Lisa San Greisen, MS
  • Mr. James E. Herndon II, MS
  • Mr. Leonard C. Laurence, MS
  • Dr. Kim Lai-King Ong, MS
  • Mr. Paolo Ranaldi, MS
  • Mr. Reuben D. Wallace, MS
  • Mr. Daniel M. Wardrop, MS
  • Mr. Marc W. Whitney, MS
  • Dr. Jeffrey D. Tew, MS
  • Dr. Kenneth B. Constantine, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Liwen Alice Sun, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Leon J. Gleser
  • Dr. Dexter C Whittinghill III, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. William I. Notz
  • Dr. Jeesen Chen, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Herman Rubin

1982

New/Promoted Staff:

Teena Erwin (1982 - 2009)

Teena Erwin

Teena Erwin

Graduates:

  • Mrs. Teresa A. Barnett, BS
  • Mr. John Robert Casey, BS
  • Ms. Cynthia A. Cohee, BS
  • Mrs. Beth A. Gieseler, BS
  • Dr. Jeffrey L. Gregg, BS
  • Mr. John L. Hochstetler, BS
  • Mr. Thomas J. Maggart, BS
  • Miss Leong Y. Pang, BS
  • Mr. Brian N. Rees, BS
  • Mrs. Margaret Lueken Rohrbach, BS
  • Mr. Timothy P. Wahlen, BS
  • Mr. Mark R. Dillon, BS
  • Ms. Nirmala R. Jacob, BS
  • Mr. Brian William Ridgely, BS
  • Mr. David R. Brown Jr., BS, MS
  • Mrs. Maria Rocus Coleman, BS, MS
  • Ms. Rebecca J. Elliott, BS, MS
  • Mrs. Cheryl L. Harris, BS, MS
  • Dr. Wenyaw Chan, MS
  • Mrs. Hsiu-Laing S. Chiang, MS
  • Mr. Joseph H. Croos, MS
  • Cynthia Desouza, MS
  • Mr. Gaylen W. Drape, MS
  • Mrs. Eileen M. Luke, MS
  • Ms. Cheng-Tin Luo, MS
  • Ms. Judith E. Schaper, MS
  • Mr. Gary J. St. Onge, MS
  • Dr. Tzu-Cheg Kao, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. George P. McCabe
  • Dr. Rama T. Lingham, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Prem K. Goel
  • Dr. Eric S. Tollar, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Prem S. Puri

1983

Events:

  • First in-house computer, a VAX 11/780 was bought.
  • First L. J. Cote M.S. Excellence in Statistics Award is awarded to Roger A. Klassen. The award was in honor of Professor Louis J. Cote who taught at Purdue University since 1960.
  • Professor Glen E. Baxter passes away on March 30, 1983.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Douglas E. Critchlow (1983 - 1987)
  • Anirban DasGupta (1983 - present), currently Professor of Statistics
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Anirban DasGupta

Graduates:

  • Mr. Bruce J. Alvarado, BS
  • Mr. Robert K. Beideman Jr., BS
  • Mr. David T. Case Jr., BS
  • Ms. Gayle E. Dieck, BS
  • Ms. Lizabeth K. Garegnani, BS
  • Mr. Mark Edward Graden, BS
  • Mrs. Kathy A. Ledzius, BS
  • Mr. William A. Macomber III, BS
  • Dr. Edward John McGavin, BS
  • Mr. Martin E. Sonner, BS
  • Mr. Danny J. Tarrh, BS
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Treece, BS
  • Mrs. Keile J. Woodward, BS
  • Ms. Melissa Ann Aton, BS, MS
  • Ms. Barbara A. Binder, BS, MS
  • Ms. Brenda L. Bishop, BS, MS
  • Mr. Michael L. Carniello, BS, MS
  • Miss Teresa M. Kimes, BS, MS
  • Mr. Glenn W. Tuttle, BS, MS
  • Dr. Andre B. Adler, MS
  • Mr. Alfred W. Arsenault Jr., MS
  • Dr. David Shi Chen, MS
  • Ms. Pi-Er Cheng, MS
  • Dr. Claire J. Dandeneau, MS
  • Mr. Frederick M. Kenney, MS
  • Mr. Roger A. Klassen, MS
  • Mrs. Linda J. McCabe, MS
  • Mr. Steven J. Smith, MS
  • Ming-Chung Yang Ph.D., MS
  • Dr. Mong-Na Lo Huang, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Shun-Yu Chen, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Wen-Jang Huang, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Prem S. Puri
  • Dr. Tai-Shing Lau, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Lii-Yuh Leu, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta

1984

Events:

The Actuary Club was established. Professor Keith Schwingendorf served as the club's sponsor. Founding members were Kent Somers, Kirk Baumgartner, and Craig Hanford.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Peter Matthews (1984 - 1985)
  • Victor Solo (1984 - 1984)
  • Erna Yackel (1984 - 1988)

Peter Matthews Victor Solo Erna Yackel

Peter Matthews, Victor Solo and Erna Yackel

Graduates:

  • Mr. Jon P. Macarthy, BS
  • Mrs. Dawn C. Magliola, BS
  • Mrs. Carla Jean Mast, BS
  • Mr. Paul Preston, BS
  • Ms. Sylvia I. Saenger, BS
  • Mr. Curtis J. Wible, BS
  • Mr. Joseph A. Stueve, BS
  • Ms. Melissa Ann Aton, BS, MS
  • Mr. David R. Brown Jr., BS, MS
  • Mr. Alvaro Aguilar-Garcia, MS
  • Dr. Amril Aman, MS
  • Mr. Hugo Arrazola-Lopez, MS
  • Ms. Laura J. Betz, MS
  • Mr. Peter Joseph Danaher, MS
  • Dr. John L. Eltinge, MS
  • Antonella Giuliani-Eletti, MS
  • Mr. Carl R. Gritter, MS
  • Mr. David Ipe, MS
  • Dr. Gonzalo Ramiro Mendieta, MS
  • Ms. Benita Mukerji, MS
  • Dr. Steven J. Naber, MS
  • Mr. David K. Steinhilber, MS
  • D. Daphne Sun, MS
  • Dr. Hsien-Tang Tsai, MS
  • Dr. Duncan K. H. Fong, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Dexter C Whittinghill III, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. William I. Notz
  • Dr. TaChen Liang, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. Jing-Yun Shyr, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Leon J. Gleser
  • Dr. Anthony K. Woods, PHD, Advisor: Stanley Sawyer

1985

Events:

  • Professor K.C.S. Pillai passes away on June 5, 1985.
  • Mary Ellen Bock becomes the first female full professor in the Department of Statistics.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Hans Hucke (1985 - 1986)
  • Peter Matthews (1985 - 1986)

Hans Hucke Peter Matthews

Hans Hucke and Peter Matthews

Graduates:

  • Mr. Joseph E. Howe, BS
  • Ms. Rae Ann Kincer, BS
  • Mr. Daniel G. Kramer, BS
  • Mr. Stephen R. Krueger, BS
  • Ms. Diane M. Muffett, BS
  • Mrs. Marian Kacmar Russell, BS
  • Mrs. Deborah L. Ramsey, BS
  • Ms. Barbara A. Binder, BS, MS
  • Ms. Brenda L. Bishop, BS, MS
  • Mr. Raymond M. Kahre, BS, MS
  • Miss Teresa M. Kimes, BS, MS
  • Mr. Glenn W. Tuttle, BS, MS
  • Mr. Sung Hee Choi, MS
  • Mr. U. Sumedha Jayawardene, MS
  • Mr. Matthew D. Myers, MS
  • Mr. Kenichi Sakamoto, MS
  • Mrs. Bonnie E. Schroeder, MS
  • Mr. Fang-Shi Sun, MS
  • Mr. William T. Zink, MS
  • Dr. Rama T. Lingham, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Prem K. Goel
  • Dr. Barry Kurt Moser, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. George P. McCabe
  • Dr. Joong Kweon Sohn, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. P. Sundar, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Philip Protter

1986

Events:

  • Professor James O. Berger was named the Richard M. Brumfield Distinguished Professor of Statistics for his research contribution in Bayesian Analysis, Decision Theory, and Foundations of Statistics.
  • The fourth Purdue International Symposium on Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics was held.
  • Professor Virgil Anderson retired from the Department of Statistics

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Daniel Coster (1986 - 1991)
  • Steven P. Lalley (1986 - 2000)
  • Thomas Lorenzen (1986 - 1986)
  • S. Panchapakesan (1986 - 1986)

Daniel Coster Steven Lalley Thomas Lorenzen S. Panchapakesan

Daniel Coster, Steven P. Lalley, Thomas Lorenzen and S. Panchapakesan

Graduates:

  • Mr. D. Clark Day II, BS
  • Mr. Erik L. Ellis, BS
  • Mr. Craig E. Hanford, BS
  • Mr. Craig W. Langner, BS
  • Mr. Thomas W. Miyakawa, BS
  • Mrs. Cathy L. Baker, BS, MS
  • Dr. David B. Stewart, BS, MS
  • Mrs. Shiao-Way Hsu, MS
  • Ms. Cathy M. Kupper, MS
  • Mrs. Gwang-Fen Mauer, MS
  • Mrs. Lisa Kleinrichert Moore, MS
  • Mr. Keith J. Sanborn, MS
  • Mr. Thomas Richard Trippel, MS
  • Mr. Timothy G. Hall, MS
  • Dr. Malwane M. Ananda, MS, PHD, Advisor: Andrew Rukhin
  • Dr. Keith N. Crank, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Prem S. Puri
  • Dr. Mohan Delampady, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Yong Bin Lim, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. S Sivaganesan, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger

1987

Events:

  • The Center for Statistical Decision Sciences was created. It fostered research in Bayesian Analysis and Statistical Decision Theory through seminar activities, workshops and conferences. Professors James O. Berger and Shanti S. Gupta served as co-directors.
  • Boris Berezovsky, one of the super-rich Russion oligarchs, visited Purdue. He was the colloquium speaker on December 3 speaking on "Theory of Choice on Random Sets."
  • Myra Samuels was hired as Assistant Director of the Statistical Consulting Service.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Arup Bose (1987 - 1990)
  • Thomas Kuczek (1987 - present) Currently Professor of Statistics
  • Thomas Santner (1987 - 1987)
  • Jun Shao (1987 - 1989)

Arup Bose Thomas Kuczek Thomas Santner Jun Shao

Arup Bose, Thomas Kuczek, Thomas Santner and Jun Shao

Graduates:

  • Mr. Patrick Gerard Crist, BS
  • Dr. Sara E. Ellison, BS
  • Mr. Jon Todd Powell, BS
  • Mrs. Teresa D. Schredl, BS
  • Mr. Carlos F. Alzola, MS
  • Mrs. Julia A. Arbaugh, MS
  • Mr. Timothy C. Dorcey, MS
  • Mr. Timothy P. McAuliffe, MS
  • Ms. Glenna Dee Redman, MS
  • Mr. Eric P. Fox, MS
  • Mrs. Harriet R. Koscho, MS
  • Dr. Duncan K. H. Fong, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Angers, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Sang Hyun Han, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. Kun-Liang Lu, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger

1988

Events:

  • Actuarial Science major was created jointly between the Department of Statistics and Mathematics.
  • First Pillai Memorial Lecture was given by C.R. Rao. The lecture was founded in memory of Professor Pillai who joined the Purdue faculty as Professor of Statistics and Mathematics in 1962.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Susie Bayarri (1988 - 1988)
  • Benzion Boukai (1988 - 1990)

Susie Bayarri Benzion Boukai

Susie Bayarri and Benzion Boukai

Graduates:

  • 1st. Lt. Lawrence A. Angel, BS
  • Mr. Christopher T. Knorr, BS
  • Mrs. Lisa E. Loewenkamp, BS
  • Mr. Daniel E. Rubin, BS
  • Mrs. Cathy L. Baker, BS, MS
  • Dr. David B. Stewart, BS, MS
  • Mr. Robert A. Baker, MS
  • Dr. Yi Cheng, MS
  • Mr. Duck-Kyo Chung, MS
  • Dr. Peter S. Lam, MS
  • Dr. Alejandro A. Lazarte, MS
  • Mrs. Crystal S. Miller, MS
  • Mr. Michael A. Olenek, MS
  • Dr. Sayaji Namdeo Hande, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Shanti S. Gupta
  • Dr. Peter Mueller, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Lei Wang, MS, PHD, Advisor: Dr. George P. McCabe
  • Dr. Joo Han Kim, PHD, Advisor: Dr. David S. Moore
  • Dr. Kok-Sun Mak, PHD, Advisor: Andrew Rukin

1989

Events:

Professor Prem S. Puri passes away on August 12, 1989.

New Faculty/Visitors/Scholars:

  • Bertrand S. Clarke (1989 - 1992)
  • Mehmet Sahinoglu (1989 - 1990)
  • Murray Smith (1989 - 1989)
  • Beong-Soo So (1989 - 1992)

Bertrand S. Clarke Mehmet Sahinoglu Murray Smith Beong-Soo So

Bertrand S. Clarke, Mehmet Sahinoglu, Murray Smith and Beong-Soo So

Graduates:

  • Mr. Maman Dodo Bio, BS
  • Mrs. Karen L. Brimer-Queen, BS
  • Mrs. Robin Brull Fichtelberg, BS
  • Mr. J. Chris Reininga, BS
  • Miss S. Sarifah Radiah Shariff, BS
  • Ms. T. Kalyanasundaram, MS
  • Mr. Craig R. Kollman, MS
  • Dr. Cynthia M. Perez, MS
  • Mrs. Kristi S. Ponder, MS
  • Dr. Jaime Ricardo San Martin, MS
  • Mr. Dinkar Y. Sathe, MS
  • Mr. Kershaw William Smith, MS
  • Dr. Malwane M. Ananda, MS, PHD, Advisor: Andrew Rukhin
  • Dr. Dimitrios N. Gatzouras, MS, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Steven P. Lalley
  • Dr. German Jose Pliego, MS, PHD, Advisor: Prof. Mary E. Bock
  • Dr. Sa'di Mahmoud al-Kurnuz, PHD, Advisor: Dr. William John Studden
  • Dr. Jameson Cecil Burt, PHD, Advisor: Dr. Leon J. Gleser
  • Dr. Tsai-Hung Fan, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Chung-Bow Lee, PHD, Advisor: Mr. Thomas M. Sellke
  • Dr. Man-Suk Oh, PHD, Advisor: Dr. James O. Berger
  • Dr. Manohari Sivaganesan, PHD, Advisor: Andrew Rukhin
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