About the Authors
David Ruppert is the Andrew Schultz, Jr., Professor of Engineering (School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering) and Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell University. He has served as editor for a number of prestigious series and journals and has published some 80 articles of his own as well as co-authoring two popular books, Transformation and Weighting in Regression and Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models. He is also winner of the Wilcoxon Prize for best practical applications paper in technometrics and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
Matthew P. Wand
Matthew P. Wand is Distinguished Professor of Statistics at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
He has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, Rice University, Texas A&M University and University of New South Wales and University of Wollongong. Professor Wand is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and was awarded the P. A. P. Moran Medal for statistical research. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrika and Statistica Sinica.
Raymond J. Carroll
Raymond Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and
Toxicology at Texas A&M University. He has been editor of two of the
major Statistics research journals: the Journal of the American
Statistical Association (Theory and Methods) and Biometrics. Professor
Carroll has been awarded most of the major honors in Statistics,
including the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS)
Presidents' Award (awarded annually to a major research statistician
under the age of 40), the COPSS Fisher Lecture (awarded annually for
seminal work that has influenced the theory and practice of Statistics),
the Snedecor Award (for an outstanding publication in Biometry and
Biostatistics), the Wilcoxon Prize (for an outstanding publication in
the practice of Statistics), the Mitchell Prize (for an outstanding
publication in Bayesian statistics) and the Sacks Award (given by the
National Institute of Statistical Sciences). He is a distinguished
alumnus of Purdue University, and has been a Humboldt Fellow. He is an
elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute
of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the International