Dianne Cook (statistician)

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Dianne Cook
Dianne Helen Cook

Alma materUniversity of New England (BSc, DipEd)
Rutgers University (MSc, PhD)
OccupationProfessor of econometrics & business statistics
Known forGGobi
Scientific career
FieldsStatistical graphics
Data science
Multivariate data[1]
InstitutionsIowa State University (1993–2015)
Monash University (2015–present)
ThesisGrand Tour and Projection Pursuit (1993)
Doctoral advisorAndreas Buja
Javier Cabrera[2]
Doctoral studentsYihui Xie[2][3]

Dianne Helen Cook is an Australian statistician, the editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics,[4] and an expert on the visualization of high-dimensional data.[5] She is Professor of Business Analytics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University[5] and professor emeritus of statistics at Iowa State University.[1][6] The emeritus status was chosen so that she could continue to supervise graduate students at Iowa State after moving to Australia.[7][8][9]

Education and early life[edit]

Dianne Helen Cook[10] grew up in Wauchope, New South Wales as an athletic farm girl, the first woman to play on her local (men's) cricket team. She studied statistics at University of New England (Australia),[4] where she earned a BSc and Dip.Ed. in 1982.[10] She received her MS in 1990 and her PhD in 1993 from Rutgers University; her dissertation, supervised jointly by Andreas Buja and Javier Cabrera, was Grand Tour and Projection Pursuit.[10][2]

Career and research[edit]

Cook joined the Iowa State University faculty in 1993, and remained there until her move to Monash University in 2015.[10] At Iowa State, her students have included Hadley Wickham and Yihui Xie.[2]

She is one of the developers of GGobi, and with Deborah F. Swayne, she is the author of Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis: With R and GGobi (Springer, 2007).[11]

She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[5] She was editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics from 2016 to 2018.[12]


  1. ^ a b Dianne Cook publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d Dianne Cook at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Xie, Yihui (2013). Dynamic Graphics and Reporting for Statistics. iastate.edu (PhD thesis). Iowa State University. doi:10.31274/etd-180810-3256. OCLC 880379367. ProQuest 1500559149.
  4. ^ a b Q&A with Dianne Cook, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics Editor, American Statistical Association, retrieved 21 October 2017
  5. ^ a b c Dianne Cook, Professor, Monash University, retrieved 21 October 2017
  6. ^ "Dianne Cook", Emeritus Faculty, Iowa State University Department of Statistics, archived from the original on 20 October 2017, retrieved 21 October 2017
  7. ^ Cook, Di. "Di Cook". dicook.org. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  8. ^ Visiphilia: The love of plotting data (shared blog with Heike Hofmann)
  9. ^ Buja, Andreas; Cook, Dianne; Swayne, Deborah F. (1996). "Interactive High-Dimensional Data Visualization". Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 5 (1): 78–99. doi:10.1080/10618600.1996.10474696. ISSN 1061-8600.
  10. ^ a b c d Curriculum vitae (PDF), 2016, archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2016, retrieved 21 October 2017
  11. ^ Reviews of Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis: John W. Emerson (November 2008), Biometrics 64 (4): 1301–1303, doi:10.1111/j.1541-0420.2008.01138_4.x, JSTOR 25502220; John H. Maindonald (December 2008), International Statistical Review 76 (3): 437–438, doi:10.1111/j.1751-5823.2008.00062_2.x; Eugenia Stoimenova (2009), Statistical Methods in Medical Research 18 (2): 223–224, doi:10.1177/0962280209104777; Pedro M. Valero-Mora (2009), Journal of Statistical Software 30, Book Review 7, doi:10.18637/jss.v030.b07.
  12. ^ "Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics". Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 6 March 2023.