Six. Princeton

  1. George E. P. Box

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch6

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) Princeton, in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch6

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:

  • experimental design;
  • George E.P. Box;
  • Princeton;
  • statistics

Summary

While the author was at the University of North Carolina, he was invited to give seminars at various institutions. One of these was Princeton where the author met John W. Tukey, an extremely able mathematician and statistician. In addition to his work at Princeton, John had an important job at Bell Labs where he practiced and encouraged the use of statistics. During the years he spent at Princeton, the Statistical Techniques Research Group (STRG) did excellent research, producing many publications. Members of the group, many of whom came as visitors. The chapter mentions the author's friendship with Stu Hunter, Cuthbert Daniel, and Don Behnken. In 1960, the author and Behnken produced what came to be called Box–Behnken designs, which are experimental designs. George E.P. Box had no teaching duties at Princeton, but in 1959, the Chemical Engineering Department asked him, as a favor, to teach a course on experimental design.