J. Stuart Hunter

April 10: Gore Lecture Series

UD's W.L. Gore Lecture Series to feature talk by J. Stuart Hunter


3:38 p.m., March 20, 2012--The University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics will present the second annual lecture of the W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science at noon, Tuesday, April 10, in Clayton Hall.

The lecture series, sponsored by an endowment from the Gore family, features experts in the application of probability, statistics and experimental design to decision making, including applications in academia, business, government, engineering and medicine. 

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The series recognizes the key role that the fields of probability, statistics and experimental design have played in the success of W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.

The lecture on April 10 will be presented by J. Stuart Hunter, statistician and professor emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. His topic will be “Everyday Examples of Experimental Design with Applications in Marketing, Health Care, Education, Biometry and Engineering.”

The registration cost for the lecture and buffet lunch is $10 per person (complimentary for faculty/staff). Seating is limited and advance registration by March 31 is required. To register online, visit the lecture series website.

Hunter is the founding editor of the journal Technometrics (1958) and was president of the American Statistical Association (1992). He became an honorary member of the American Society for Quality in 1999 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005. 

He has received the Shewhart Medal (1970) S.S. Wilks Medal: U.S. Army (1987), the Deming Medal (1986), and the Founders Award of the American Statistical Association (1994). He also received an honorary doctor of science degree from his alma mater, North Carolina State University, in 2006 and from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008. 

He has published extensively and is the co-author with I. Guttman and S.S. Wilks of the text Introductory Engineering Statistics and with G.E.P. Box and W. G. Hunter of the book Statistics for Experimenters. He remains active as a consultant and lecturer.

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