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Miron L. Straf, Visiting Scholar
Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL)
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute 
Virginia Tech, National Capital Region 
900 North Glebe Road 
Arlington, VA  22203-1890
The President's Address to the American Statistical Association, August 13, 2002, (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF File) for  HTML  see Items Below

Humorous Articles written for Chance Magazine
Professional Experience

National Academy of Sciences
Division of Behavioral
and Social Sciences and Education
Deputy Director, 1999 to 2015
The Committee on National Statistics
Director 1987 to 1999
Research Director 1978 to 1987
Research Associate 1974 to 1977

National Science Foundation
Directorate for Social, Behavioral
and Economic Sciences
Senior Staff Associate for Planning
(on leave from NAS)
2000 to 2001

U.S. Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Visiting Scholar
(on leave from NAS)
Spring - Fall, 1999

George Mason University
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Visiting Scholar
(on leave from NAS)
Spring - Fall, 1999

University of London
The London School of Economics
and Political Science
Lecturer in Statistics 1977 to 1978

University of London
Monitoring Assessment and Research Center
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, United Nations Environment Programme 1977

University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics 1969 to 1974
Consulting experience includes the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government and
the Federal Judicial Center on the preparation of protocols for statistical evidence in court.


Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Mathematics, 1965
B.S., Mathematics, 1964
The University of Chicago
Ph.D.., Statistics, 1969

Publications Professional Societies
  • American Statistical Association
    • President of Association for 2002
    • Board of Directors, 2001-2003
    • Elected Chair, Social Statistics Section, 1995
    • Elected Fellow, 1983

Links of Interest

FedStats -- More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of  interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
StatLib -- A system for distributing statistical software, data sets, and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW.

CNSTAT -- The Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) serves to contribute to a better understanding of important national issues by working to improve the statistical methods and information on which public policy decisions are based.  CNSTAT is a division of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education within the National Academy of Sciences.

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