Gordon Antelman, GSB
Gordon R. Antelman, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, died Jan. 5 in his Hyde Park home. He was 63.
Antelman, a faculty member since 1961, was an expert in Bayesian inference and decision theory and was in the process of completing a book on the subject. His work has been published in a variety of journals and books. He taught courses in principles of statistical analysis, statistics for managers and applied regression analysis.
"Gordon Antelman's research and teaching played an important role in making our statistics faculty unequaled among leading business schools," said Robert Hamada, Dean of the GSB.
Antelman joined the University faculty as Instructor in 1961. He was named Assistant Professor in 1963, Associate Professor in 1966 and Professor in 1977. He also had been a visiting faculty member at the oersted Institute in Copenhagen. Before joining the Chicago faculty, he was a research associate at Harvard and an instructor at the University of Minnesota. He was also a member of the American Statistical Association.
Antelman received his B.S. in 1952 from the University of Minnesota and worked as a research assistant for the U.S. Army at the White Sands (N.M.) Proving Grounds before entering graduate school. He received his M.A. in 1958 and his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of Minnesota.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; two daughters, Kristin and Gretchen; a son, Erik; his mother, Hulda, of Aberdeen, S.D.; and a sister, Rosemary Kiresuk of Burnsville, Minn. A memorial service will be held in March.