Research Interests

​Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics with applications in environmental and climate science;
Uncertainty quantification and visualization;
Wind and solar power forecasting; Time series; Robustness;
Multivariate analysis and data mining; Skewed multivariate non-Gaussian distributions
(skew-normal, skew-t, skew-elliptical).

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, 1996
  • Certificate of Applied Mathematics Teaching, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, 1994
  • Degree in Applied Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausann, 1992


  • ​Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
  • ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture: Kansas State University​, 2011
  • Distinguished Achievement Award: from the Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) of the American Statistical Association (ASA), 2010
  • El-Shaarawi Award for Excellence: from the International Environmetrics Society (TIES), 2010
  • Fellow: Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), 2010
  • Fellow: Royal Statistical Society (RSS), 2009
  • Elected: to the International Statistical Institute (ISI), 2008
  • Fellow: American Statistical Association (ASA), 2007