Robert A. Muenchen is the author of R for SAS and SPSS Users and, with Joseph M. Hilbe, R for Stata Users. He is also the creator of r4stats.com, a popular web site devoted to helping people learn R. Bob is an Accredited Professional Statistician™ with 30 years of experience and is currently the manager of OIT Research Support (formerly the Statistical Consulting Center) at the University of Tennessee. He has conducted research for a variety of public and private organizations and has assisted on more than 1,000 graduate theses and dissertations. He has written or coauthored over 60 articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Bob has served on the advisory boards of SAS Institute, SPSS Inc., the Statistical Graphics Corporation and PC Week Magazine. His suggested improvements have been incorporated into SAS, SPSS, JMP, STATGRAPHICS and several R packages. His research interests include statistical computing, data graphics and visualization, text analysis, data mining, psychometrics and resampling.
Joseph M. Hilbe is Solar System Ambassador with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, an adjunct professor of statistics at Arizona State, and emeritus professor at the University of Hawaii. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Royal Statistical Society and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
Professor Hilbe was the first editor of the Stata Technical Bulletin, later to become the Stata Journal, (1991–1993). and was software reviews editor for The American Statistician from 1997-2009. Hilbe is also the author of a number of books, including Logistic Regression Models, Negative Binomial Regression, and with Robert A. Muenchen, R for Stata users, and with J. Hardin, Generalized Linear Models and Extensions, and Generalized Estimating Equations.