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Math professor Arcones dies

Miguel Angel Arcones, 46, professor of mathematical sciences, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, after a long battle with cancer.

A native of Spain, Arcones came to the United States in 1987 to pursue a doctoral degree in probability. After receiving his PhD from the City University of New York in 1991, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, as well as at the universities of Utah and Texas.

He joined Binghamton University in 1998, and was instrumental in developing a degree program in actuarial science.

A prolific researcher in both probability and mathematical statistics, Arcones was for several years associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association’s Theory and Methods Section. He published more than 130 articles in Mathematical Reviews and was the founding editor of the International Journal of Statistics and Management systems.

Arcones was also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Survived by a brother and sister, their spouses and several nieces and nephews, Arcones will be buried in, Segovia, Spain. A memorial ceremony will be announced.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08