Bill Meeker, PhD, is a Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a past Editor of Technometrics. He is co-author of the books Statistical Methods for Reliability Data with Luis Escobar (1998), and Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners with Gerald Hahn (1991), six book chapters, and of numerous publications in the engineering and statistical literature. He has won ASQ’s Youden Prize four times and its Wilcoxon Prize three times. He received ASA’s Best Practical Application Award in 2001 and the ASQ Statistics Division's W.G. Hunter Award in 2003. In 2007 he was awarded the ASQ Shewhart Medal. Meeker has done research and consulted extensively on problems in reliability data analysis, reliability test planning, accelerated testing, nondestructive evaluation and statistical computing.