Retired: June 30, 2006
Ph.D., Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1971.
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.