Alumna Antonietta Mira Named Fellow of the IMS
Alumna Antonietta Mira (MS ‘96, PhD ’98) has been named a 2022 Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The IMS recognition cites Mira’s contributions: “For excellence in computational aspects of Bayesian statistics, for service to professional societies, and for innovative contributions in statistics communication and outreach.”
Antonietta Mira earned her PhD in computational statistics (1998) and her master’s degree in statistics (1996) from the University of Minnesota, studying under her advisor Luke Tierney, and co-Advisor Charlie Geyer. She is currently a professor of statistics, founder, and director of the Data Science Lab at Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. She is also part-time professor of statistics at University of Insubria, Italy and an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is a fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and visiting fellow of the University of Cambridge (2014 and 2016). She has won awards for excellence in research, teaching, and science popularization. She is involved in public outreach engagements, both as organizer and speaker and is the scientific director of the exhibit Numbed by Numbers. Her research focuses on data science and computational statistics with a clear interdisciplinary scope with applications to life and social sciences. She is a member of the board of the Swiss Statistical Society, the Office of Federal Statistics, and the board of the Harvard Data Science Review. Read Mira’s full bio for more details.