July 24, 2006

Frederick Mosteller, 1916-2006

ASU educational researcher and statistician Gene Glass just distributed a notice by Gale Mosteller of her father's death yesterday. Fred Mosteller was truly one of the giants in 20th century statistics, right along with John Tukey (Mosteller's frequent collaborator). My friend and former fellow history grad student Tim Hacsi was at Harvard several years ago on a postdoc and met Mosteller, who was still active and still generous with his formidable intellect.

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