Dr. Tim Hesterberg is a Senior Statistician at Google. That means old.
Before that he attempted jobs at an electric utility, in academia, and
in software; at least he can drive a forklift. He received his
Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University, where he played a lot
of volleyball, got his B.A. in Math from St. Olaf College, where he
proved he can't sing, and claims he studied two years in Germany, but
has nothing to show for it.
He wrote Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R, Wiley (2011)
with Laura Chihara of Carleton College, and got her to do most of the
work. He exploited two college students and a high school teacher to
write book chapters for teaching intro stats using resampling, then
added David Moore as a co-author so people would think it was worth
reading. He can't seem to stick to one thing; he's also written about
streams and earthquakes, electric demand forecasting, web traffic,
clinical trials, display ads, computer vision, and spiders walking
He's a high muckety-muck for the National Institute of Statistical
Sciences and the Interface Foundation (Interface between Statistical
Sciences and Computing). He helped write the ASA Guidelines for
Undergraduate Statistics Programs, so he could tell teachers how to
He runs or bikes to work. When he drives the accident rate in
Seattle skyrockets. He broke his toe at a Math contest.
He is a tree hugger, teaches kids to shoot rockets, make kerosene
torches and set rafts on fire, and has herded cats - I mean chaperoned
high school students - to set up computer labs in Guatemala, Ecuador,
and Costa Rica.