Math professor retires to new challenge in medical research

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”  So said Mark Twain.  But don’t even think about saying this to Charles Mylander. Dr. Mylander is a statistician.  Actually, he is much more than that.  After earning an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Bowdoin College in 1960, he went on to earn a masters in industrial management from MIT – and then another masters in statistics from Stanford plus a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford in 1974.   The wag who said, “We grow older degree, by degree, by degree” might have had Charles Mylander in mind.

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