About the Author
Gerald J. Hahn, PhD, worked at the GE Global Research Center for 46 years, where he managed its statistics group for 28 years and was elected a Coolidge Fellow, the organization's highest honor, in 1984. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association and American Society for Quality, Dr. Hahn is the author of numerous papers and the coauthor of Statistical Models in Engineering; Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners; and The Role of Statistics in Business and Industry, all published by Wiley. He has received many professional awards and served as adjunct professor at various universities.
William Q. Meeker, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. Among his many awards and honors are the Youdan Prize and two Wilcoxon Prizes as well as two awards for outstanding teaching at Iowa State. He is coauthor of Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners (Wiley) and of numerous book chapters and publications in the engineering and statistical literature. A former editor of Technometrics and coeditor of Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics, he is currently Associate Editor for International Statistical Review.