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May 21, 2007

UI Statistician Elected Fellow Of American Statistical Association

Joseph B. Lang, professor and director of graduate studies in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, has been elected a 2007 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society.

Some 59 U.S. and international recipients received the honor in recognition of their outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science. The Fellows will be honored during July 31 ceremony at the Association's 167th annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Salt Lake City.

Lang, who earned his doctorate from the University of Florida in 1992 and came to the UI in the same year, has research interests in the field of categorical data analysis.

Founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. The scientific and educational society provides its 18,000 members in academia, government, and industry as well as the public with information about statistics. For additional information, see the association's Web site at

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