PITTSBURGH- William F. Eddy, a professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, has received the school's first John C. Warner Professorship of Statistics. A distinguished scholar, Eddy has published more than 100 research papers and authored or edited 20 books and monographs.
Since joining Carnegie Mellon in 1976, Eddy has worked in a variety of disciplines, with research covering theoretical probability, statistics and applied problems. His current research focuses on the data generated by functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a technique used by cognitive neuroscientists to chart brain activity. Eddy is studying other types of imaging as well.
"For more than 30 years, Bill Eddy has had an enormous impact both on Carnegie Mellon, on the field of statistics, and on science," said John Lehoczky, dean of the University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. "He has been a leader in statistical computing and graphics, and he is widely recognized for his contributions to neuroscience and brain imaging. This chair recognition is richly deserved."
In addition to his faculty post in the University's Statistics Department, Eddy holds... Read more