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Editor , educator , Statistician , translator

Samuel Kotz, Chinese statistician, educator, translator, editor. Served with Israeli Army, 1950-1952. Fellow American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Royal Statistical Society, Washington Academy of Sciences (honorary); member International Statistical Institute (elected member).

Background

Kotz, Samuel was born on August 28, 1930 in Harbin, China. Son of Boris and Guta (Kahana) Kotz.

Education

Master of Science with honors, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1960. Doctor honoris causa, University Athens, 1995.

Doctor honoris causa, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1984. Doctor honoris causa, Bowling Green State University, 1997.

Career

Researcher Israel Meteorological Service, 1954-1958. Lecturer Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1960-1962. Postdoctoral Ford fellow University North Carolina, 1962-1963.

Associate professor University Toronto, 1963-1967. Professor mathematics Temple University, 1967-1979. Professor statistics University Maryland, College Park, 1979-1997, distinguished scholar-teacher, 1984-1985.

Distinguished visiting professor Bucknell University, 1977, Guelph (Canada) University, 1987. Honorary professor Harbin Institute of Technology, 1987. Eugene Lukacs distinguished research professor Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1992.

Visiting professor University Luleå, Sweden, 1993, 95, Hong Kong University, 1994, University Copenhagen, summer 1996, University South Brittany, Vannes, France, 1998. Visiting professor economics and finance St. Petersburg (Russia) University, summer 1995. Visiting researcher International Statistical Institute, The Hague, summer 1996, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, summer 1998, University York, England, 1999, University Salford, England, 1999, 2000, Athens University of Economics, 1999, University Lund, Sweden, 2000.

Visiting senior research scholar George Washington University, 1997-2010, University Trento, Italy, summers, 2001, 02, University Padua, 2002, University Bologna, 2002.

Works

Membership

Served with Israeli Army, 1950-1952. Fellow American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Royal Statistical Society, Washington Academy of Sciences (honorary). Member International Statistical Institute (elected member).

Connections

Married Roselyn Greenwald, August 6, 1963. Children: Tamar Ann, Harold David, Pauline Esther.

father:
Boris Kotz

mother:
Guta (Kahana) Kotz

spouse:
Roselyn Greenwald

children:
Tamar Ann Kotz

Harold David Kotz

Pauline Esther Kotz