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Nationality  American
Fields  Statistics
Name  Ingram Olkin
Institutions  Stanford University

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Born  July 23, 1924 (age 91) Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S. (1924-07-23)
Alma mater  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Columbia University City College of New York
Doctoral students  Leon Gleser Larry V. Hedges
Education  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1951), Columbia University (1949), City College of New York (1947)
Awards  R. A. Fisher Lectureship, Wilks Memorial Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
People also search for  Albert W. Marshall, Milton Sobel, Cyrus Derman, Jean Dickinson Gibbons, William G Madow
Books  Inequalities: Theory of Majorizati, Probability models and appli, Selecting and Ordering, Life Distributions: Structure, A Guide to Probability Theory a

Doctoral advisor  Samarendra Nath Roy

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Ingram Olkin (July 23, 1924 – April 28, 2016) was a professor emeritus and chair of statistics and education at Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is known for developing statistical analysis for evaluating policies, particularly in education, and for his contributions to meta-analysis, statistics education, multivariate analysis, and majorization theory.

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Biography

Olkin was born in 1924 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received a B.S. in mathematics at the City College of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Olkin also studied with Harold Hotelling. Olkin's advisor was S. N. Roy and his Ph.D. thesis was "On distribution problems in multivariate analysis" submitted in 1951.

Olkin died from complications of colorectal cancer at his home in Palo Alto, California on April 28, 2016, aged 91.

A spokesperson for the statistics profession: Honors and awards

Olkin was awarded the first Elizabeth Scott Award from the American Statistical Association for his achievements in supporting women in statistics.

In 1962 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. In 1984, he was President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Olkin is a Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Lady Davis Fellow, with an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University.

Publications and editing

Olkin has written many books including Statistical methods for meta-analysis, Probability theory, and Education in a Research University. Olkin's coauthors include S. S. Shrikhande and Larry V. Hedges. Olkin has written two books with Albert W. Marshall, Inequalities: Theory of Majorization and its Applications (1979) and Life distributions: Structure of nonparametric, semiparametric, and parametric families (2007). In nonparametric statistics and decision theory, Olkin wrote Selecting and ordering populations: A new statistical methodology with Jean Dickinson Gibbons and Milton Sobel (1977, 1999).

Ingram was Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics and served as the first editor of the Annals of Statistics, both published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He was a primary force in the founding of the Journal of Educational Statistics, which is published with the American Statistical Association. Olkin was also an editor with the mathematics journal, Linear Algebra and its Applications, and has been active in supporting a series of international conferences on matrix theory, linear algebra, and statistics.

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