Leland Wilkinson

Leland Wilkinson
NISS Position: 
Elected Board of Trustees Member
NISS Term Expiration: 
2022 Jun 30

Leland Wilkinson (November 5, 1944 - December 10, 2021) was Chief Scientist at H2O, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (http://www.cs.uic.edu/~wilkinson/). He wrote the SYSTAT statistical package and founded SYSTAT Inc. in 1984. Wilkinson is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. In addition to journal articles and the original SYSTAT computer program and manuals, Wilkinson is the author of The Grammar of Graphics, the foundation for a number of commercial and open-source visual analytic systems (IBM-RAVE, Tableau, R-ggplot2, and Python-Bokeh).