Operations Research and the Samuel S. Wilks Award in Army Experimental Design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in statistics from Iowa State University.
HERMAN CHERNOFF is professor of statistics in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. He previously held professorships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana. His current research centers on applications of statistics to genetics and molecular biology, and his past work specialized in large sample theory, sequential analysis, and optimal design of experiments. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and associate editor of several statistical journals. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from City College of New York, Sc. M. and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from Brown University, an honorary A.M. degree from Harvard University, and honorary Sc.D. degrees from the Ohio State University and the Technion.
JOHN D. CHRISTIE is a senior fellow and assistant to the president at the Logistics Management Institute, a non-profit institution in McLean, Virginia. Before joining the institute he was the Director, Acquisition Policy & Program Integration for the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition) in the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to that he was vice president of two different professional service firms, while also serving for 7 years as a member of the Army Science Board. During an earlier period of government service he held various positions at the Federal Energy Administration and the Defense Department. Previously, he was a member of the Bell Labs technical staff. He holds S.B., S.M., E.M.E., and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in mechanical engineering.
MICHAEL L. COHEN is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. Previously, he was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, a research associate at the Committee on National Statistics, and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Statistics, Princeton University. His general area of research is the use of statistics in public policy, with particular interest in census undercount and model validation. He is also interested in robust estimation. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University.
ANURADHA DAS served as research assistant with the Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council. In addition to the Panel on Statistical