Keith M. Bower

Keith Bower

Keith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Economics from Strathclyde University (UK) and a Master of Science degree in Quality Management & Productivity from the University of Iowa (USA).

He has worked at Minitab Inc., Amgen Inc., Juno Therapeutics, and is now Principal CMC Statistician with Seattle Genetics, Inc.

He is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and co-founder of Gigglechops Dog Wash, a self-service dog wash committed to providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities and special needs.

When not at work, he hangs out with his Golden Retriever, and the love of his life (alongside his fiancee, of course), Winston.

Year Activity
2000 Began publishing articles on applied statistics
2004 Created the website on August 11th 2004
2006 Began recording audio and video resources on applied statistics
2010 Became a US Citizen
2015 Became an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington
23rd December 2017 Opened Gigglechops Dog Wash

"I am acutely aware of the debt owed to those who laid the foundation for modern statistical methods," he said. "It is important to recognize that a substantial body of knowledge already exists in this discipline."

"On a personal level, I gain pleasure in reading and re-reading papers from the giants in statistics and quality. I strongly recommend practitioners to search out materials from R.A. Fisher, William S. Gosset, Walter Shewhart, W. Edwards Deming, George Box and others and, moreover, take the time to seriously consider their advice." Here are links to several important historical statistical papers.

His favorite quote, which also provided the inspiration for the name of his company (Smoother Pebble LLC) is from Sir Isaac Newton:

"I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

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