Biographical notes (2000)


Jon N.K. Rao is Professor of Statistics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Consultant to Statistics Canada and a Member of the Methodology Advisory Committee. He is also a Member of the Panel on Estimates of Poverty for Small Geographic Areas, Committee on National Statistics, USA. He is a Fellow of the Roya1 Society of Canada, Ameritan Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

He received the 1994 Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada for outstanding research achievements. He served as Program Chair for the Intemational Statistical Institute Biannual meetings, Helsinki, Finland, 1999. He delivered the 8th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture, October 1998.

His current research interests include small area estimation theory and methods, variance estimation under imputation for missing survey data, dual frame surveys, resampling methods in surveys and analysis of survey data.

He has given workshops on small area estimation in Washington, DC, Riga and Rome. He is a Coeditor of a Wiley book: Small Area Statistics, 1987.


Lawrence Coxis Senior Mathematical Statistician for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is responsible for a program of mathematical and statistical research relevant to problems in environmental science, management and reporting. Previous positions include Director, Board on Mathematical Sciences, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Senior Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Cox is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association and of the National Computer Graphics Association, and has chaired two sections and two committees of the American Statistical Associarion.

Cox holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Brown University and has published over 100 scholarly papers. Wuile at the Census Bureau, he initiated an individual and institutional program of research on statistical disclosure limitation (SDL) which has led to a large and varied collection of publications and several SDL computer systems used in U.S. national censuses and surveys. He has lectured and consulted extensively on SDL internationally.