1998 Distinguished Alumnus George Casella

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Professor of Biometrics at Cornell University

Dr. Casella is Professor of Biometrics at Cornell University and holds the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professorship of Biological Statistics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in mathematics and statistics. He has made major contributions to theoretical statistics in the areas of decision theory and statistical confidence and more recently in environmental statistics. Dr. Casella is among the youngest ever elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He is currently Theory and Methods Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA). He has authored two textbooks, “Statistical Inference” with R. L. Berger and “Variance Components” with S. R. Searle and C. E. McCulloch. He is currently working on a revision of “Theory of Point Estimation” with Erich Lehmann.


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