Mervin E. Muller
|Died||December 3, 2018 (aged 90)|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles (A.B., M.A., Ph.D.)|
|Known for||Box-Muller transform|
|Thesis||Some Monte Carlo Methods for the Dirichlet Problem|
|Doctoral advisor||George William Brown|
Mervin Edgar Muller (1 June 1928 – 3 December 2018) was an American computer scientist and mathematician. The Box–Muller transform is named after him.
Muller was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on 1 June 1928, as one of four sons to parents Emanuel and Bertha Muller. His parents were both immigrants from Hungary. He studied mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Ph.D. in 1954 under the supervision of George William Brown.
He taught at UCLA, Cornell University, Princeton University, George Mason University, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison before joining the faculty of Ohio State University, where he retired as Robert Critchfield Professor of Engineering.
Honors and awards
- "Mervin Muller - The Mathematics Genealogy Project". www.mathgenealogy.org. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
- "Mervin Muller". Columbus Dispatch. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
- "Mervin E. Muller - View Obituary & Service Information". Mervin E. Muller Obituary. Retrieved 12 February 2022.