Prof. Agnes M. Herzberg, Honorary Member 2007

Agnes M. Herzberg
Honorary Member

The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) today announced that Professor Agnes M. Herzberg has been named an Honorary Member. Honorary Membership of the SSC is awarded to a statistical scientist of outstanding distinction who has contributed to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada. The formal announcement of this award was made by SSC President Charmaine Dean at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s on the opening day of the 2007 SSC Annual Meeting.


Professor Herzberg obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, she spent her early career in the Department of Mathematics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, and more recently in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University, where she is currently a Professor Emeritus. Professor Herzberg has a long and distinguished record of research in experimental design and applied statistics. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, she was at the forefront of research on rotatable response surface designs. Professor Herzberg also contributed extensively to the theory of optimal experimental design. In the past two decades, Professor Herzberg has made substantial contributions in areas such as model selection, robust designs and experimental design for medical experiments.

 Other very notable activities conducted by Professor Herzberg include Editor for 26 years of Short Book Reviews, a publication of the International Statistical Institute, and also serving as an Associate Editor of both the Annals of Statistics and Biometrika. She established and maintains an annual conference on Statistics, Science and Public Policy at Herstmonceux Castle in the United Kingdom. Professor Herzberg has also had a long history in the Statistical Society of Canada, serving on many committees over the years and most notably as President of the Society in 1991-1992. In 1999, she was awarded the SSC Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her long and excellent service to the Society and to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada.

The citation for the award reads: 

“To Agnes Margaret Herzberg, for fundamental contributions to the design of experiments, applied statistics and data analysis; for her organization and leadership of conferences on statistics, science and public policy, and for dedicated service to the international statistical community.”