NC State University
Tom Gerig
 Tom Gerig
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Campus Box 8203
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-8203

Office: 5244 SAS Hall
Tel: (919) 515-1901

Retired: June 30, 2006

Ph.D., Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1971.

Research Interests:
Core research interest is in the area of multivariate analysis. Current research consists of diverse collaborative efforts, particularly involving the statistical analysis of the joint action of mixtures on biological systems.


Tom Gerig earned his Ph.D. in Statistics at UNC Chapel Hill in 1971.  His dissertation research was in the area of multivariate nonparametric analysis. He joined the NCSU Department of Statistics in 1969.  Gerig held the position of Director of Graduate Programs between 1983 and 1994. During that period he focused on the growth and development of the Statistics graduate program. By the end of his tenure the graduate program had become among the most productive program in the country.  He instituted the successful Graduate Industrial Trainee program, now a cornerstone of the department's statistics training effort for industrial statisticians and a model for other departments. He also served as lead PI for the team that wrote a successful five-year NSF VIGRE training grant.

Gerig served as department head from 1994 to 2002.  During this period the department was successful in the hiring talented faculty, departmental research expenditures soared, the biostatistics and environmental statistics programs flourished, the Bioinformatics Research Center was established and the graduate program in bioinformatics launched, and both the graduate and undergraduate programs in Statistics grew significantly, both in quality and enrollment.