Gaute Vik graduated as candidatus realium in applied mathematics from University of Bergen, Norway, in 1978. He was employed by the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, providing studies as basis for the Norwegian Parliament to decide on Defense Structure and long-term budgets. In 1982, he was awarded a fellowship from the Norwegian Government to study at OSU. Dr. Vik Graduated in 1984 with a Ph.D in Statistics. He was inducted to the National dean’s list.