Announcing the William J. Studden Publication Award

January,  2006


In honor of the retirement of Dr. William J. Studden from Purdue University’s Department of Statistics in 2005, the department has created the William J. Studden Publication Award.

The William J. Studden Publication Award will recognize a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. The student must have at least one paper accepted for publication in a mathematical statistics journal. In addition, the paper must be based on work done at Purdue. The Studden Publication Award may be awarded as often as once each year.

Professor William J. Studden received his B.S. from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) (1958) and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1962). He has been a member of the Department of Statistics at Purdue University since 1964. Professor Studden is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. In addition to his many distinguished publications in leading journals in the field, he has coauthored two books: Tchebycheff Systems: with Applications in Analysis and Statistics (1966 with Samuel Karlin), and The Theory of Canonical Moments with Applications in Statistics, Probability and Analysis (1997 with Holger Dette). During his career, he has been the major advisor for fifteen Ph.D. students and served for many years as Department Graduate Chair. His research interests include Geometry of moment spaces, Optimality of experimental designs, Spline smoothing and Canonical moments.

This award will be funded by the generosity of our alumni and friends. You can support the William J. Studden Publication Award by making your charitable gift here. For more information on supporting the William J. Studden Publication Award or other giving opportunities available, contact Sandra Howarth, Director of Development at 765.496.7502 or email