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Marina Vannucci
Noah Harding Professor and Chair of Statistics, Rice University

Dr. Vannucci received a Laurea (B.S.) in Mathematics in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1996, both from the University of Florence, Italy. Prior to joining Rice in 2007, she 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. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX, and the Rice Director of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics. 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 has been on the editorial board of several journals and served as the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Bayesian Analysis in 2013-2015. She has published over 115 research papers and has delivered more than 160 invited presentations. She has supervised 19 Ph.D. students and 8 postdoctoral fellows, since 1998.

Contact Info:
Department of Statistics
Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS 138
Houston, TX 77005, USA
Office: 2083 Duncan Hall
Phone: (713) 348-6132
Fax: (713) 348-5476
E-mail: marina@rice.edu