George P. McCabe Doubly Honored

May,  2009


George P. McCabe, Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in November 2008. On February 14, 2009, McCabe, along with 485 other elected members, was recognized for his contribution to science and technology at the AAAS Fellows Forum, part of the Association's Annual Meeting, held this year in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of eight elected Fellows this year in the Section on Statistics. Other current Department of Statistics faculty members who have received this honor include Professors Mary Ellen Bock, William S. Cleveland, Rebecca W. Doerge, and Herman Rubin.

Effective December 2008, McCabe was appointed Adjunct Professor within the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. According to Dr. Browne, President, National University of Ireland, Galway, the appointment is their recognition of McCabe's considerable expertise and desire to create a more formal basis for future collaboration in the area of Biostatistics.

McCabe received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Columbia University in 1970. McCabe directed the Statistical Consulting Service from the time he joined the Department in 1970 until 2004 when he became the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Science. With David Moore and Bruce Craig, McCabe coauthored Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, a widely used text that is now in its sixth edition and has been translated into Dutch, Portuguese, and Japanese. McCabe was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1993.

Congratulations to Professor McCabe!