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Meeker Wins Army Wilks Memorial Award

Distinguished Professor William Q. Meeker has won the Army Wilks Memorial Award for his work in the development and application of statistical reliability methodology and his mentorship, which has directly benefited the Department of Defense in helping solve issues of national importance.  The Army Wilks Memorial Award – more formally known as the Wilks Award for Contributions to Statistical Methodologies in Army Research, Development, and Testing – was established in 1964 to commemorate the career of Samuel S. Wilks. Starting in 1981, the award was presented at the Army Conference on Applied Statistics, and it is now given periodically at the Defense and Aerospace Test and Analysis Workshop to recognize a deserving individual who has made a substantial contribution to statistical methodology and application impacting the practice of statistics in the Army.