Lawrence Carter dies at 68
Published on Friday, 21 October 2011 07:12
worked in the late 1980s with Ronald Lee to develop what would become the Lee-Carter model.
Carter was born in 1943 in Washington, D.C.
He received a military scholarship to study at Howard University and joined the Air Force as an officer after graduation.
He achieved the rank of captain and worked maintaining radar sites.
In 1965 he enrolled at the UO.
had been working on the mortality prediction problem for years with little success.
Demographers all over the world were looking for ways to improve them.
One night Carter
came up with the idea to approach the equations from a nonlinear angle instead of a linear one.
They were asked to speak at conferences and meetings around the globe, but Carter
never let the admiration change him.
was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he
He died last sunday at his Eugene home.