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About Butch Tsiatis

Butch Tsiatis

Anastasios A. Tsiatis is the inaugural Gertrude M. Cox Distinguished Professor of Statistics at NCSU. Dr. Tsiatis is known internationally for his statistical methods research, particularly in the areas of survival analysis, semiparametric methods, cost and quality of life data analysis, and causal inference. He has published more than 150 papers, most in top statistical journals, and he is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and an elected Ordinary Member of the International Statistical Institute. Dr. Tsiatis is currently Co-Editor of the journal Biostatistics, and he has served as associate editor for several journals, including Annals of Statistics and Biometrika, and is a long-standing Editor for the Springer Series on Statistics for Biology and Health. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 1986 Mortimer Spiegelman Award given by the American Public Health Association Statistics Section to recognize an outstanding statistician under age 40, the 2001 Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) George W. Snedecor Award, and distinguished lectureships in leading statistics and biostatistics departments including those at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of a prestigious Method to Extend Research In Time (MERIT) award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which recognizes researchers who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity in research by awarding them long-term support to foster continued creativity; less than 5% investigators supported by NIH receive MERIT awards. Dr. Tsiatis is also the first statistician to receive the 2010-2011 Princess Lilian Visiting Professorship, which brings an outstanding scientific researcher to Belgium for a series of distinguished lectures.

Dr. Tsiatis received his bachelors degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 and his PhD in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974 under the direction of Jerzy Neyman. He has been a member of the Department of Statistics faculty at NCSU since 1997. Prior to joining NCSU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University, where he was promoted to Professor with tenure in 1990; a member of the Biostatistics Division at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; and a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.