• Jun 16, 1915
    (b.) -
    Jul 26, 2000
    (d.)

Bio/Description

During World War II, Tukey worked at the Fire Control Research Office and collaborated with Samuel Wilks and William Cochran. After the war, he returned to Princeton, dividing his time between the university and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Among many contributions to civil society, Tukey served on a committee of the American Statistical Association that produced a report challenging the conclusions of the Kinsey Report, Statistical Problems of the Kinsey Report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. His statistical interests were many and varied. He is particularly remembered for his development with James Cooley of the Cooley–Tukey FFT algorithm. In 1970, he contributed significantly to what is today known as the jackknife estimation—also termed Quenouille-Tukey jackknife. He introduced the box plot in his 1977 book,"Exploratory Data Analysis".
  • Date of Birth:

    Jun 16, 1915
  • Date of Death:

    Jul 26, 2000
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Known for his contributions to the spectral analysis of random processes and the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm
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