About the Authors

David Ruppert

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.

M. P. Wand

M. P. Wand is Professor of Statistics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, Rice University, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Wand is a Fellow of the America Statistical Association and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Biometrika. He is winner of the P. A. P. Moran Medal for statistical research.

R. 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 Statistical Institute.

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