Title: Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Data Science and Applied Statistics
Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
Edward J. Wegman, Ph.D., Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Data Science and Applied Statistics at George Mason University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematical statistics and higher education.
Dr. Wegman has been the director of the Center of Computational Data Sciences at George Mason University since 1986, where he also serves as a Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Data Science and Applied Statistics. In his positions, he focuses his research on nonparametric inference, data mining, and data visualization, including time series analysis, function and curve estimation, and inference under order restrictions. He teaches several courses, such as Scientific and Statistical Visualization, Computer Intrusion Detection, Probability Theory and Computational Statistics.
Prior to this role, Dr. Wegman was the senior executive at the Office of Naval Research from 1983 to 1986, head of the math and computer science division at the Office of Naval Research from 1978 to 1986, a visiting professor in mathematics at Manchester University in England from 1976 to 1977, and a professor of statistics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1968 to 1978. Alongside these appointments, he was the program manager for ultra high speed computing in the Star Wars program with the Office of Naval Research in 1984 and a visiting fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in 2008.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Wegman pursued an education at St. Louis University, earning a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1965. He soon attended the University of Iowa, where he received a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in mathematical statistics in 1967 and 1968, respectively. Notably, he is a fellow of numerous organizations and societies, including the Washington Academy of Science, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Statistical Society. Furthermore, he is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
To share his breadth of knowledge with his community, Dr. Wegman has contributed a number of articles to professional journals and has served as a co-author of numerous publications, including “Statistical Design of Weather Modification Experiments” in 1980 and “Brain Structure, Learning, and Memory” in 1988. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to education and his community, Dr. Wegman was honored with the Decorated Meritorious Civilian Service Medal from the U.S. Navy in 1982. Furthermore, he has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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