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Biographical entry Tweedie, Richard Lewis (1947 - 2001)

22 August 1947
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia
7 June 2001
Statistician and Mathematician


Richard Tweedie was General Manager and later Managing Director of SIROMATH, a private mathematical and statistical consulting company part-owned by CSIRO. His outstanding career in the fields of applied probability modelling and statistical methodology was cut short on June 7, 2001 when he died from a heart attack at the age of 53.



Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the Australian National University in Canberra
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at Australian National University
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1981 - 1987
Career position - Managing Director of SIROMATH Pty Ltd
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the Australian National University
1987 - 1991
Career position - Dean of the School of Information and Computing Sciences and Foundation Professor of Information Sciences at Bond University, Queensland
1991 - 1998
Career position - Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, USA
1992 - 1997
Career position - Chairman of Colorado State University
1999 - 2001
Career position - Head of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota, USA

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