Dr. Vannucci is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of
Statistics at Rice University, Houston, TX. She is an
adjunct faculty member of the UT
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX, and the Rice Director of the
Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics. She also holds an
Honorary appointment at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Dr. Vannucci received the
Laurea (B.S.) degree in Mathematics in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree
in Statistics in 1996, both from the University of Florence,
Italy. Prior to joining Rice in 2007, Dr. Vannucci was Research Fellow
at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, during 1996-1998.
In 1998 she joined the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University,
TX, as Assistant Professor, became Associate Professor in 2003 and Full
Professor in 2005. Dr. Vannucci was visiting scholar at Stanford
University, CA, during Summer and Fall of 2001, and at Columbia
University, NY, during Fall of 2004.
Dr. Vannucci was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award
in 2001 and won the Mitchell prize from the International Society
for Bayesian Analysis in 2003. She is an elected Member of the International
Statistical Institute (ISI), since 2007, and an elected Fellow of the American
Statistical Association (ASA), since 2006, the Institute of Mathematical
Statistics (IMS), since 2009, the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS), since 2012, and the International Society for Bayesian
Analysis (ISBA), since 2014. Dr. Vannucci currently serves as
for the journal Bayesian Analysis. She has published over
papers and has delivered more than 136 invited presentations.
She is the co-editor of the books
"Bayesian Inference for Gene Expression and
Proteomics" and "Advances in Statistical Bioinformatics: Models and Integrative Inference for High-Throughput Data".
She has supervised 15 Ph.D. students and 7 postdoctoral fellows, since 1998.