Anderson, Theodore W.

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Anderson, Theodore Wilbur was born on the 5th of June 1918 in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota in the USA. He became a Doctor of Mathematics in 1945 at the University of Princeton, and in 1946 he became a member of the Department of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Columbia, where he was named Professor in 1956. In 1967, he was named Professor of Statistics and Economics at Stanford University. He was, successively: Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation between 1947 and 1948; Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statisticsfrom 1950 to 1952; President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1963; and Vice-President of the American Statistical Association from 1971 to 1973. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the National Academy of Sciences, of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Royal Statistical Society. Anderson's most important contribution to statistics is surely in the domain of multivariate analysis. In...

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