|Lausen Berthold, he serves as president-elect (2016-17) of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS), president of the Gesellschaft fuer Klassifikation (GfKl) Data Science Society and vice president of the European Association for Data Science (EuADS). As head of the department (2016-) and
Professor of Statistics (personal chair) he is affiliated to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, UK. At Essex he lead the introduction of a new Master of Data Science in 2014 which is
delivered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) and the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (SCSEE). He is principal investigator of a knowledge transfer partnership funded by Innovate UK between the University of Essex and the data science company Profusion in London. He contributes to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre at Essex and supports as medical statistician the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England. He is a member of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) and the Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute (EBSI) and an external member of the Medical School, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He studied statistics at the Faculty of Statistics, Technical University of Dortmund (Diplom 1987; Dr. rer. nat. 1990).
|Andrzej Dudek associate professor of Wrocław University of Economics, department of Econometrics and Computer Science. His research interests are related to symbolic data analysis and modern algorithms of cluster analysis, Maintainer and co-author of three R packages: clusterSim, symbolicDA and mdsOpt.|
|Christian Hennig is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Statistical Science, University College London. Previous affiliations were the Seminar fuer Statistik, ETH Zuerich and the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Hamburg. He is currently Secretary on the International Federation of Classification Societies. His main research interests are cluster analysis, philosophy of statistics, robust statistics, multivariate analysis, data visualization, and model selection. His work covers theoretical and applied statistics as well as the foundations and the philosophical background of statistics. He has published more than 50 papers in journals including the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Foundations of Science. He was invited speaker and session organiser on many conferences including the ISI 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and the IFCS 2006 in Ljubljana. He is Associate Editor of four journals in the area of statistics and data analysis. He is one of the editors of Chapman and Hall/CRC’s Handbook of Cluster Analysis. He gave statistical advice to more than 100 clients from a wide range of application areas.|
|Monika Papież received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Cracow. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics, Cracow University of Economics, where she has obtained her PhD and post-PhD (habilitation) degrees. She specializes in multivariate statistical analysis and econometric modelling, and her main research interests include energy economics, energy security, time series analysis and modelling and forecasting of socio-economic phenomena.
She is the author and co-author of several articles (related to energy economics, commodity markets, international economics, macroeconomics and financial economics) published in the economic journals listed in JCR. She participates in research projects (as a principal investigator or investigator) funded by the National Science Centre in Poland.
|Mirosław Szreder is a professor of economics who specializes in development and applications of quantitative methods, especially statistics, in social and economic problems. He was educated at the University of Gdansk, where he serves now as the Dean of the Faculty of Management. He is also a member of editorial boards and editorial committees of several journals, including “Statistics in Transition”, and “Marketing i Rynek”. He is the editor of the book East European Enterprises in the Process of Transformation to a Market Economy, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Commack, New York 1998, and another one, published in Polish, Metody i techniki sondażowych badań opinii, PWE, Warszawa 2004 and 2010.|
|Sławomir Śmiech, he graduated from the Jagiellonian University (1999) with a degree in mathematics. His scientific career is related to his work in Statistics Department at the Cracow University of Economics. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2006. In 2016 he was habilitated in Economics.
He investigates the relationship between the real and financial processes in economy and commodity markets. Author and co-author of several articles (related to energy economy, monetary policy) published on the A list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Winner and investigator of grants supported by the National Science Centre.
|Cinzia Viroli is an associate professor in Statistics at the Department of Statistical Sciences of University of Bologna (Italy). She got the PhD in Statistics in 2003. She is associate editor of the Statistics and Computing journal and member of the Scientific and Organizational Council of CLADAG (Classification and Data Analysis group of the Italian Statistical Society). She is director of the master in Statistical Sciences. Her main research fields are mixture models and classification, multivariate analysis, latent variable models and dimension reduction with application in genomic, text mining, and social sciences.|