3-25-52 Oka Aska-shi 351-0007 SAITAMA-KEN 351-0007
Michiko Watanabe has been a Professor of Statistics at Faculty of Economics in Toyo University since 1996. She has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Kyushu University. Her areas of interest within Statistics are Multivariate Analysis,especially Latent Class Models, Missing data analysis and EM algorithm. Her areas of special interest within Statistics Education are the teaching of introductory statistics courses using information technologies, the relationship between Statistics Education and the workplace, and statistical literacy. For the Japan Statistical Society, she has been a Council member (6 years), on the Board of Directors (3 years) and the Chairperson of the Special Committee for Statistical Education (4 years until 2006). She was one of the members of liaison committee on statistics of Science Council of Japan(the 18th term). She has organized several educational projects in Japan, which have been related to statistical education using new IT technologies. She has edited a Multimedia Encyclopaedia of Statistics in cooperation with Japan Statistics Association and Statistical Research and Training Institute of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. She is also a very active member of the Committee of the Cyber Campus Consortium of Statistics Group in the Japan Universities Association for Computer Education.Michiko Watanabe was elected an Ordinary Member of the ISI in 2000.