Edward Tufte teaches statistics, graphic design, and political economy at Yale University. His books include The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Political Control of the Economy, Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, and Size and Democracy (with Robert A. Dahl). He has prepared evidence for several jury trials, and has worked on information design and statistical matters for IBM, The New York Times, Newsweek, Hewlett-Packard, CBS, NBC, the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Paper, and New Jersey Transit. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. He founded Graphics Press in 1983.
This brief biography is taken from the bookjacket of Mr. Tufte's work Envisioning Information an overrun of covers which he used as the back of a hand-out to his inaugural address at the Beyond Gutenberg conference--the world's first acid-free lecture hand-out!