Paul Meier 1924-2011
Professor Paul Meier, former chair of the Columbia University Departments of Statistics and Biostatistics passed away peacefully at his home on August 7th, 2011. Professor Meier was a world-class statistician and made extraordinary contributions to statistics and to society prior to his retirement some years ago as the Howard Levene Professor of Statistics. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He served as president of both IMS and the Society for Clinical Trials. Paul was a kind and gentle man. He will be sorely missed. "A Conversation with Paul Meier" New York Times Article "Paul Meier, Statistician Who Revolutionized Medical Trials..."