Twelve. Bill Hunter and Some Ideas on Experimental Design

  1. George E. P. Box

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch12

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

How to Cite

Box, G. E. P. (2013) Bill Hunter and Some Ideas on Experimental Design, in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics, University of Madison—Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118400883

Online ISBN: 9781118514948

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Keywords:

  • Bill Hunter;
  • experimental design;
  • Madison;
  • statistics for experimenters

Summary

Bill Hunter arrived in Madison to begin his Ph.D. in the fall of 1960 after working during the summer in Whiting, Indiana. He was offered an assistant professorship in the Statistics Department. From the beginning, he was an excellent teacher and did some first-class research. As a result, he became an associate professor in 1966, and a full professor in 1969, meaning that he had gone from graduate student to full professor in eight years. After coming to Madison, the author started an intermediate-level course—Statistics 424—on experimental design. Stu Hunter, Bill Hunter and the author often used Bill's office while they were working on Statistics for Experimenters. They continued their work on the book well after the Watergate hearings were over. Finally, in 1978, they sent it off to Wiley, our publisher.