Texas A&M Head of Statistics Dr. Branislav Vidakovic poses beside a portrait of Grace and Dr. H.O. Hartley, distinguished professor and first director of statistics at Texas A&M and namesake of the endowed chair to which Vidakovic has been appointed.

Texas A&M Statistics to Host Virtual Hartley Chair Celebration Friday

Oct 20, 2020
“This chair is very special, because it represents a living memorial to the founder of statistics at Texas A&M — a brilliant and prolific statistician, a superb administrator and leader, and a noble human being. I am thankful to the College of Science and Texas A&M University for entrusting this chair to me and also to Drs. Ersen Arseven and William B. Smith for establishing this endowment in honor of their ‘academic father’ and his rich legacy that continues to have a profound influence on Texas A&M students and the larger statistical community.”
Dr. Branislav Vidakovic, Texas A&M statistician