Ingram Olkin, American professor of statistics, Died at 91


Ingram Olkin was born on July 23, 1924, and died on April 28, 2016.

He was a professor emeritus and chair of statistics and education at Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Ingram Olkin was notable for developing statistical analysis for evaluating policies, particularly in education, and for his contributions to meta-analysis, statistics education, multivariate analysis, and majorization theory.

Ingram Olkin received a B.S. in mathematics at the City College of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

He also studied with Harold Hotelling. Olkin’s advisor was S. N. Roy and his Ph.D. thesis was “On distribution problems in multivariate analysis” submitted in 1951.

Ingram Olkin passed away at 91 yrs old.