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Hirokuni Tamura
Phone: 206-543-4399

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

A human being is basically a vulnerable creature with many serious limitations. But with proper tools, a person can achieve a lot and do wonders for the benefits of society. In fact, the progress of mankind has been powered by inventing proper tools for overcoming these human limitations and democratizing these tools through education. I believe statistics is that tool set in this age of abundant data and complex environment.

Hirokuni Tamura

Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Methods


PhD University of Michigan (1967)
BS University of Michigan (1960)
BA Waseda University (1957)

Current Research

Repositioning business statistics curriculum

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1967


CGC Group in Japan
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Cartono, Botzer, Larson and Birkholz.

Honors and Awards

Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in Scholarship (1988).

Academic Service

Certificate of International Studies in Business - Japan Track Advisor
Global Partnership, Quality, Information Systems, 1998
INFORMS Seattle - Cluster Chair. Panel on Nonstandard Mixtures of Distributions, The National Research Council, 1986-1989