*
*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RPI News
Research News
Academics News
Faculty News
Institute News
Alumni News
Alumni Notes
Athletics News
*
*

Alumni/ae Notes

* Winter 2011-12
*

Features

On the Bookshelf

50 Year Club Notes

In Brief

In Memoriam

Back Issues

*

Class Notes
For the full text of the Class Notes section as printed in the Rensselaer Alumni Magazine, log in or create a password.

*
*
On the Bookshelf (cont.)

Uneducated Guesses
Howard Wainer ’65 • Princeton University Press, 2011

Uneducated Guesses

In Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies, the author uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education today—and the policies that have resulted—are wrong. Topics range from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. After exposing educational policies to the light of empirical evidence, the author offers solutions for fairer and more viable future policies.

Howard Wainer ’65 is distinguished research scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners and former principal research scientist in the Research Statistics Group at Educational Testing Service.

The Masada Protocol
Lee Broad ’68 • Lee Broad Novels, 2011

Traffic

After a series of risky black ops missions, Steve Barber is looking forward to a straightforward intelligence assignment in Israel, where he teams up with Mossad agent Neena Shahud. What he finds is a conspiracy that will rock the Middle East and the world. If the historic fortress Masada, a symbol of Jewish freedom, is not to fall to enemies a second time, what will be the price and who will pay it?

Lee Broad ’68 is an author and business consultant who has held positions in international banking, strategic and organizational consulting, and on Wall Street. He is working on his second book, The Masada Retribution.

Advanced Kalman Filtering, Least-Squares and Modeling
Bruce Gibbs ’68 • Wiley, 2011

Traffic

This practical handbook provides a complete explanation of estimation theory and application, modeling approaches, and model evaluation. Each topic starts with an explanation of the theory (often including historical context), followed by application issues that should be considered in the design. It is intended primarily for engineers who must design practical systems, and covers many estimation topics not generally included in other texts.

Bruce Gibbs ’68 is a consulting scientist at Carr Astronautics, designing image navigation software for the GOES-R geosynchronous weather satellite. Prior to that, he applied estimation and control theory to a wide range of applications for government agencies and private industry.

A-B-C My First French Lesson
France Frederic ’01 • France Frederic

A-B-C My First French Lesson

A-B-C My First French Lesson, Learning the Alphabet with Annabelle is the first in a series of children’s picture books aimed at empowering children by teaching them a second language. The book introduces Annabelle, a multicultural heroine with brains and spunk, who takes readers on various adventures, at the same time teaching them how to speak French.

France Frederic ’01 is an engineer who has developed a method of using English words to teach the proper pronunciation of French words. She hopes that children reading this book will learn something valuable, and enjoy themselves in the process.

A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers
Gerald J. Hahn ’71 and Necip Doganaksoy • Wiley, 2011

A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers

This book prepares readers for a career in statistics by emphasizing essential concepts and practices beyond the tools provided in standard texts. It helps readers decide whether a career in statistics is right for them, provides hands-on guidance on how to prepare for such a career, and shows how to succeed on the job.

Gerry Hahn, Ph.D. ’71, retired as manager of GE’s Global Research Center’s Statistics Program after 46 years with the company. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Society for Quality, and is a GE Coolidge Fellow.

*
Page 1 | 2 |
< Back
*
**
Copyright ©1996-2012 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000  All rights reserved.
*
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Site design and production by the Rensselaer Division of Strategic Communications & External Relations
*
*
*