James A. Calvin is director of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. He is a statistician with a long and distinguished record of leadership in his field and in research administration. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1976, and his doctorate in statistics at Colorado State University in 1985. Calvin has been in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M since 1989, and is now professor in that department. He holds secondary appointments in epidemiology and biostatistics and in toxicology, and has also had a secondary appointment in veterinary anatomy and public health during his career at Texas A&M.
Calvin is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and he has received various recognitions and awards from the American Statistical Association. He was principal investigator for five years in a study involving the MRI Beowulf Cluster sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He also served from 2003 to 2007 on the National Research Council NIST Information Technology Assessment Panel and from 2002 to 2007 as a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences EHS Review Committee.
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