Objectives and expected products
- Maintain an archive of articles on the history of:
- statistical methodology,
- official statistics,
- statistical computing,
- statistical education,
- survey statistics,
- business & industrial statistics,
- stochastic processes.
- Document the history of:
- Write new articles in areas of interest to the community.
If you are interested in participating in the committee, please contact the PO liaison below.
- Jana Asher, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania USA
- Amanda L. Golbeck, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
- Wai Keung Li, University of Hongkong, Hongkong
- Georg Lindgren, Lund University, Sweden
- Laurent Mazliak, Sorbonne University, France
- Glenn Shafer, Rutgers University, USA
- Gerrit Stemerdink, ISI, The Netherlands
- Liaison with the ISI Executive Committee
- The chair
- Liaison with the ISI PO
WSC 2021 — invited paper session 88
Title: “Betty, Mario, Pilar, Danie and Esther: some important statisticians”.
Much of statistical history research has focused on Europe and North America. In the context of reevaluating the social role of some of the founders of statistics, a request to provide information about researchers outside this part of the world has been made. This session is a small step in that direction. It has five speakers, each providing a short presentation of their respective statistical researchers, with their historical importance.
- Alexandra Schmidt, McGill Univesisty, Canada.
- Brent Henderson, CSIRO, Australia: Betty Allan, Australia.
- Georg Lindgren, Lund University, Sweden: Mario Wschebor, Uruguay.
- Rosangela Loschi, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Pilar Iglesias, Chile.
- Peter Guttorp, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway.
- Danie Krige, South Africa.
- Thordis Torarinsdottir, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway.
- Esther Samuel-Kahn, Israel.
WSC 2019 — invited papers session 355
- Amanda Golbeck — “Elizabeth L. Scott: A Portrait of the Statistician as a Young Woman”.
- Georg Lindgren — “Steve O. Rice (1907–1986) : Inspired by random noise, inspiring statistics research”.
- Jean-Louis Bodin — “A view on 50 years of life of the ISI”.
- Panel discussion about the history committee.