(1918– ; b. Minneapolis, MN)
American mathematical statistician who specialized in the analysis of multivariate data. Anderson was a graduate of Northwestern U (1939) and Princeton U (PhD in 1945, supervised by Wilks). In 1946 he joined the staff at Columbia U, moving in 1967 to Stanford U. He was Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics 1950–2, and President of the IMS in 1962. He was the IMS's Wald Lecturer in 1982 and the COPSS Fisher Lecturer in 1985. He was the ASA's Wilks Award winner in 1988.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.