The 2006 Don Owen Award was presented to Jerome P. Keating, PhD, Professor in the Management Science and Statistics Department in the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. From among a field of very qualified nominees, Dr. Keating was chosen as the nominee who best exemplified the Award's threefold criteria of excellent scholarship, dissemination of statistical knowledge, and service to the profession.
Dr. Keating is an excellent research statistician as well as an outstanding
teacher, consultant, and administrator. He has had an extremely productive career
and is world-recognized for his research in the Pitman nearness criterion as
an alternative in comparing estimators. Dr. Keating is also one of the few statisticians
to have received a patent using his statistical expertise.
The Don Owen Award was presented to Dr. Keating by David W. Smith, President
of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association at the Conference
of Texas Statisticians held in Austin, Texas.
The Don Owen Award is presented annually by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Taylor and Francis, a leading international academic publisher.