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Alexander McFarlane Mood

(b. 1913)


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(1913–  )

American mathematical statistician. As an undergraduate at U Texas, Mood had studied physics. On moving to Princeton U, he obtained (in 1940) his doctorate in Statistics under the supervision of Wilks. After a period on the faculty at U Texas, he rejoined Princeton U. He is now an Emeritus Professor of Management at U California at Irvine. He was co-author with Graybill of the 1963 textbook Introduction to the Theory of Statistics which for many years was the recommended introductory textbook world wide. He was President of the IMS in 1957 and was presented with the Wilks Award of the ASA in 1979.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.


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