About the Authors
David Ruppert is Andrew Schulz Jr. Professor of Engineering, School of
Operations Research and Information Engineering, and Professor of
Statistical Science, Cornell University, U.S.A. He held a previous faculty
position at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the American
Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
and received the Wilcoxon Prize in 1986. Professor Ruppert has worked
on stochastic approximation, transformations and weighting in
regression, and smoothing. His current research focuses on
astrostatistics, neuroscience, measurement error models, splines,
functional data analysis, semiparametric regression, and environmental
statistics. He has been editor of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Lecture Notes and Monographs, the Electronic Journal of Statistics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association Theory & Methods.
Ruppert is an author of 6 books including the Semiparametric Regression companion methodology book.
Matt P. Wand
Matt P. Wand is a Distinguished Professor of Statistics at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong. Professor Wand is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He was awarded two of the Australian Academy of Science's medals for statistical research: the Moran Medal in 1997 and the Hannan Medal in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded the Statistical Society of Australia's Pitman Medal. He has served as an associate editor for several journals including Biometrika, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistica Sinica. Wand co-wrote the Semiparametric Regression companion methodology and theory book. He has co-authored more than 130 journal articles and 10 R packages on semiparametric regression and related areas.
Raymond J. Carroll
Raymond Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and Toxicology at Texas A&M University, U.S.A. He has been editor of two of the major Statistics research journals: the Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods) and Biometrics. Professor Carroll has been awarded most of the major honors in Statistics, including the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Presidents' Award (awarded annually to a major research statistician under the age of 40), the COPSS Fisher Lecture (awarded annually for seminal work that has influenced the theory and practice of Statistics), the Snedecor Award (for an outstanding publication in Biometry and Biostatistics), the Wilcoxon Prize (for an outstanding publication in the practice of Statistics), the Mitchell Prize (for an outstanding publication in Bayesian statistics) and the Sacks Award (given by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences). He is a distinguished alumnus of Purdue University, and has been a Humboldt Fellow. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.