Person: Olds, Edwin Glenn
Edwin Glenn Olds was an American mathematician and statistician. He was mainly interested in probability and was regarded as an outstanding teacher.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Olds studied for a B.A. at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
- Olds undertook graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and was awarded a Master's degree.
- Today the Carnegie Institute of Technology is part of Carnegie Mellon University but this was only created with the merger of the Carnegie Institute and the Mellon Institute a few years after Olds' death.
- Olds' main interests were in statistics and he was highly influential in directing some outstanding students into that area.
- Many graduates from Olds' course went on to become founding members of the American Society for Quality.
- Olds was passionately interested in teaching as well as in research.
Born 20 April 1898, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA. Died 10 October 1961, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive