Naomi B. Robbins

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Naomi Bograd Robbins is an expert in data visualization. She is the author of Creating More Effective Graphs (Wiley, 2005), a reference book on the graphical representation of data.[1] She has also served as the 2015 chair of the Section on Statistical Graphics of the American Statistical Association.[2]

Naomi Bograd did her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College,[3] and graduated in 1958 with honors in mathematics.[4] By 1961, when she joined the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, she was already a member of the technical staff of Bell Labs.[5] In 1962, she earned a master's degree from Cornell University with a thesis On a sequential process inspection scheme with an application to a detection problem.[6] She married optometrist Edward Robbins,[7] and completed her studies with a Ph.D. from Columbia University[3] in 1971. Her dissertation was Some characteristics of Page's procedures for detecting a change in a location parameter.[8] She continued to work for many years at Bell Labs before going into private practice as a statistical consultant.[3]

In 2016 she was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reviews of Creating More Effective Graphs:
    • Kadilak, Denise (November 2005), Technical Communication, 52 (4): 485–486, JSTOR 43093633
    • Bulsara, Max K. (February 2006), Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 15 (1): 89–89, doi:10.1177/096228020601500109
    • Bradstreet, Thomas E. (July 2007), Computational Statistics, 22 (4): 661–663, doi:10.1007/s00180-007-0064-x
    • Miller, Jane E. (August 2007), Sociological Methods & Research, 36 (1): 143–146, doi:10.1177/0049124107299433
  2. ^ "Notes from the Section Chairs", Statistical Computing & Graphics Newsletter, American Statistical Association, vol. 25, July 2015, retrieved 2017-11-18
  3. ^ a b c Speaker biography: Naomi Robbins, O'Reilly Strata Conference, 2011, retrieved 2017-11-18
  4. ^ "Honors", The College News, Bryn Mawr College, 43 (23), p. 1, 1958-06-03
  5. ^ "News and Notices", The Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 32 (2): 640–650, June 1961, JSTOR 2237781
  6. ^ Bograd, Naomi, On a sequential process inspection scheme with an application to a detection problem, Cornell University
  7. ^ "Wendy Stryker, Richard Robbins", Weddings/Celebrations, The New York Times, 2004-07-04, The bridegroom ... is the son of Dr. Naomi Bograd Robbins and Dr. Edward Robbins of Wayne, N.J. His mother is a consultant on graphical data presentations in Wayne. His father is an optometrist in Ramsey, N.J.
  8. ^ Robbins, Naomi B., Some characteristics of Page's procedures for detecting a change in a location parameter, Dissertation, Columbia University. As listed by WorldCat.
  9. ^ ASA Fellows list, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2017-11-18

External links[edit]

  • NBR, Robbins' business