Senior Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Planning), McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Keynote Speaker

Ajit Tamhane is Senior Associate Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences (IEMS) with a courtesy appointment in Statistics at Northwestern University. He was chair of IEMS from 2001 to 2008. He received his BS degree from IIT, Bombay, and MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University.

Professor Tamhane’s research interests are in the areas of multiple testing problems in clinical trials and design of experiments. He has published about 100 papers in top refereed journals in these and other areas. He is the author of three books: Multiple Comparison Procedures with Yosef Hochberg (Wiley, 1987), Statistics and Data Analysis with Dorothy Dunlop (Prentice Hall, 2000) and Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments (Wiley, 2009), and currently working on the fourth on Predictive Analytics. He has edited two volumes of collected papers: Design of Experiments: Ranking and Selection with Thomas Santner (Marcel-Dekker, 1984) and Multiple Testing Problems in Pharmaceutical Statistics with Alex Dmitrienko and Frank Bretz (Taylor & Francis, 2009). He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Association for Advancement of Science and an elected member of the International Statistical Association..

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