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Release: June 25, 2001
Hogg to receive national statistics award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Robert V. Hogg, professor emeritus of statistics and actuarial
science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded
the second annual Noether Award by the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Hogg will receive the award, which includes a cash prize of $10,000 and invites
the recipient to deliver a lecture, during the ASA Joint Statistical Meetings
August 59 in Atlanta.
The Noether Award is given to a distinguished senior researcher/teacher in
nonparametric statistics. Hogg, who served as ASA president in 1988, became
an emeritus professor earlier this year after 51 years of teaching at the
Hogg received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1947
and his master's and doctorate from the UI in 1948 and 1950, respectively.
He is the author or co-author of numerous mathematical texts and articles
and a recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the National
Institutes of Health. His many awards and honors include: Fellow, Institute
of Mathematical Statistics, 1967; Governor's Science Medal for Teaching, 1990;
University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award, 1991; Mathematical Association
of America Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992; and Regents' Award for
Faculty Excellence, 1992. In 1993, Hogg was named to the Clement T. and Sylvia
H. Hanson Chair of Manufacturing Productivity in the Henry B. Tippie College
The Noether Award is given in memory of Professor Gottfried Emanuel Noether,
a leading scholar in nonparametric statistics and chair for 14 years of the
department of statistics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Noether
was a Fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and ASA, an
elected Ordinary Member of the International Statistical Institute, and served
on the ASA Board of Directors from 1971-73.