Paul Meier

(b. 1924)

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(1924–  ; b. New York City)

American statistician. Meier was co-author with Kaplan of the paper, published in 1958, that introduced the Kaplan–Meier estimate of the survivor function. Meier graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1945. Moving to Princeton U, he gained an MA in logic in 1947, and a PhD (supervised by Tukey) in 1951. He joined the staff of Johns Hopkins U in 1952, moving in 1957 to U Chicago and then in 1992 to Columbia U. Meier was President of the IMS in 1985. He was the COPSS Fisher Lecturer in 1992 and the Wilks Award winner of the ASA in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of the AAAS in 1980.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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