Kowalski's vision on strength through diversity: One researcher's story

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Bruce R. Kowalski, founder of CPAC and co-founder of the field of chemometrics, died on December 1, 2012. Although he is often remembered as bringing together the academic talents of chemists and engineers, he also showed enormous vision in his effort to assimilate statisticians and mathematicians into the field. This chapter recalls the journey of one such mathematician-turned-statistician-turned-chemometrician, and is offered in honor of Dr. Kowalski's vision. The piece is written largely in a non-mathematical style and, as such, should be accessible to anyone, regardless of mathematical background.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40 Years of Chemometrics - From Bruce Kowalski to the Future
EditorsBarry K. Lavine, Steven D. Brown, Karl S. Booksh
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780841230989
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 American Chemical Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)

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