Antony Davison, Institute of Mathematics, Ecole Poytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Statistical models for complex extremes
Anthony Davison is Professor of Statistics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. After obtaining a BA in mathematics at the University of Oxford in 1980, he obtained an MSc (1981) and PhD (1984) in statistics from Imperial College London. Before moving to his current post in 1996 he worked at the University of Texas at Austin, at Imperial College London, and the University of Oxford, where he also held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Royal Statistical Society, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. In 2009 he was awarded a laurea honoris causa in statistical science by the University of Padova. His research interests cover a wide range of topics in statistical theory and methods, including statistics of extremes, likelihood theory and resampling methods. Since 2008 he has been editor of Biometrika.
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Roberto Rocci, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, Università degli studi di Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy