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February 2007 A Conversation with Robert V. Hogg
Ronald Herman Randles
Statist. Sci. 22(1): 137-152 (February 2007). DOI: 10.1214/088342306000000637


Robert Vincent Hogg was born on November 8, 1924 in Hannibal, Missouri. He earned a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Iowa in 1950, where his advisor was Allen Craig. Following graduation, he joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Iowa. He was the founding Chair when the Department of Statistics was created at Iowa in 1965 and he served in that capacity for 19 years. At Iowa he also served as Chair of the Quality Management and Productivity Program and the Hanson Chair of Manufacturing Productivity. He became Professor Emeritus in 2001 after 51 years on the Iowa faculty. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association plus an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He was President of the American Statistical Association (1988) and chaired two of its winter conferences (1992, 1994). He received the ASA’s Founder’s Award (1991) and the Gottfried Noether Award (2001) for contributions to nonparametric statistics. His publications through 1996 are described in Communications in Statistics—Theory and Methods (1996), 2467–2481.

This interview was conducted on April 14, 2004 at the Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and revised in the summer of 2006.


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Ronald Herman Randles. "A Conversation with Robert V. Hogg." Statist. Sci. 22 (1) 137 - 152, February 2007.


Published: February 2007
First available in Project Euclid: 1 August 2007

zbMATH: 1246.01042
MathSciNet: MR2408664
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342306000000637

Rights: Copyright © 2007 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


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