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This short essay covers the early professional life of George E. P. Box starting before WWII, followed by his 1953 visit to the Institute of Statistics in Raleigh, NC, and ending with his departure from Princeton University in 1959 to establish the Department of Statistics at Madison, WI. This...
This article discusses George Box's impact on industry and his desire for his students to listen to industry needs for applied statistics problem‐solving opportunities. Three examples are given including lesser known but nonetheless important ones on how Box's research and outreach impacted...
Discovery generally means becoming aware of something previously unknown. It would surprise me greatly if anyone who encountered George Box, either for the first time or on a later occasion, did not experience a genuine sense of discovery. He was one of the most creative and insightful people I...
George Edward Pelham Box was born on October 19, 1919 in Gravesend, Kent, UK and died on March 28, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. George Box made significant contributions to many fields of statistics including design of experiments and response surface methodology, evolutionary operation,...
George Box was fascinated with how we make discoveries. His path‐breaking contributions to experimental design made statistics an active partner in the process of discovery. Box introduced us to response surface methods, evolutionary operation, resolution and rotatability, projective properties...
George Box's pioneering research in experimental design has impacted many scientific and engineering disciplines. The research was often motivated by the real‐world problems of scientists and engineers. His research in robust design was motivated by engineering applications identified by Genichi...
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the contributions of George Box in the area of process monitoring and control. We give a historical context and then describe his ideas and methods. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The Bayesian paradigm was fundamental to George Box's philosophy of statistics. Box's scholarship in statistics was driven by his engagement with other scientists in the process of scientific discovery. In his view, scientific discovery was represented elegantly by Bayes' theorem, in which...
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