Dr. Larry Cox passed away

We are saddened to report that Dr. Larry Cox passed away on June 1, 2016.  Larry was one of the most influential researchers in statistical disclosure control, data editing, and official statistics.  He made fundamental contributions to methodology for protecting tabular data that profoundly impacted the practice of statistical agencies and inspired generations of researchers.  He was a key participant in the Duke/NISS NCRN node.  Of particular note, Larry came up with the idea of fusing methods from operations research and statistical modeling to improve how agencies do edit-imputation.  This idea led to several published papers, including recently in JASA and JBES.   His wisdom, intellect, and good nature will be sorely missed.