Saturday, December 31, 2011

Congratulations to Donald Fraser!

Canadian statistical icon, Donald A. S. Fraser, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) in the New Year's Honours list that was announced yesterday. Fraser has been Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Toronto since 1949, and he's received numerous international awards. His highly influential work has resulted in seven books and over 250 peer-reviewed papers (see his c.v.), and he has supervised 55 Ph.D. students.

Officers of the Order of Canada are appointed for their "lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large."

How appropriate!

© 2011, David E. Giles

BIG Data

"Big Data" = data that come in amounts that are too large for current computer hardware and software to deal with. That sounds like fun!