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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor Emeritus, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. Prof. Federer founded the Biometrics Unit in the Department of Plant Breeding in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1948 soon after he joined the faculty. He was the director for 33 years. He was named the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Statistics in 1978 and held that position until he retired in 1986, when he assumed emeritus status. He served as president of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society, chairman and executive secretary of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, and in editorial positions on several statistical journals. He was a member of many national, international, university and governmental panels and boards, and a consultant for several international research stations.