WMU News

McKean named fellow for work in statistics

Aug. 12, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Joseph W. McKean, WMU professor of mathematics and statistics, has been named a fellow by the American Statistical Association.

McKean, who is known for his pioneering research on robust statistics, was one of 50 ASA international members selected to receive the honorary title of fellow. McKean was chosen on the basis of his established reputation and outstanding contributions in the field of statistics. He will be initiated as a fellow at the association's meeting this month.

A faculty member at WMU since 1978, McKean is an expert in the field of robust statistics, an area in which he and a colleague pioneered during his doctoral studies. Their work opened an entirely new field of statistical analysis.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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