About the Author
LYNNE BILLARD, PHD, is University Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia, USA. She has over two hundred and twenty-five publications mostly in leading journals, and co-edited six books. Professor Billard is a former president of ASA, IBS, and ENAR.
EDWIN DIDAY, PHD, is the Professor of Computer Science at Centre De Recherche en Mathematiques de la Decision, CEREMADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, Université PSL, Paris, France. He has published fifty-eight papers and authored or edited fourteen books. Professor Diday is also the founder of the Symbolic Data Analysis field.