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ABSTRACT
STATISTICS AS AN ENABLING DISCIPLINE
Presented by
William B. Smith
Executive Director, American Statistical Association
to
Austin Chapter of the ASA
April 7, 2004

Real-world examples and experiences will be presented in which effective use of statistical approaches provided insight. These situations include the Firestone/Ford tire failure analysis, an oil well pipe corrosion challenge, the recent controversy over FBI chemical analysis of ammunition identification, a long term investigation of a bone strengthening dietary supplement for race horses, and advances in veterinary ophthalmology. Open research opportunities and ASA’s involvement in advancing the discipline will be shared.

Bill has had a distinguished career as a Professor of Statistics at Texas A&M, as a statistical consultant, and as Executive Director of ASA. He is an outstanding expositor and teacher. His CV is posted on the web at http://stat.tamu.edu/~smith/vitaws.html.

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