Paul F. Velleman

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Paul F. Velleman (born April 16, 1949) is a Professor of statistics at Cornell University.[1]


Velleman got his Bachelor's Degree at Dartmouth College, and a PhD. at Princeton University.[2] He is the author and designer of the multimedia statistics CD-ROM, ActivStats, for which he was awarded the EDUCOM Medal for innovative uses of computer in teaching statistics, and the ICTCM Award for Innovation in Using Technology in College Mathematics.[citation needed] He developed the statistics program, Data Desk and the Internet site Data and Story Library (DASL),[3] which provides datasets for teaching statistics. In 1987 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[4]


He is co-author (with Richard Deveaux and David Bock) of the books, Intro Stats, Stats: Modeling the World, and Stats: Data and Models, and the co-author (with David Hoaglin) of ABCs of Exploratory Data Analysis. Paul has taught Statistics at Cornell University since 1975. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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