Statistical science as organized in formal academic departments is comparatively new. With a few exclusions, most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have been created within the past 60 years. Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S. (PDF) consists of a set of memoirs, one for every department in the U.S. created by the mid-1960s. The memoirs present key aspects of the department’s history — its founding, its growth, main people in its development, success stories (such as major research accomplishments) and the rare failure story, PhD graduates who have had a vital impact, its impact on statistical education, and a summary of where the department stands today and its vision for the future. Read here all about how departments such as at Chicago, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford started and how they got to where they are today. The ebook should also be of attraction to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.
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