About the Speaker
Gareth M. James (USA), is the E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has been on the faculty since 1998. He is currently serving as the Director of the Institute for Outlier Research in Business. Dr. James has authored numerous journal articles, discussion articles, books, conference proceedings and book chapters. In particular he has published extensively in the areas of functional data analysis and high dimensional statistics. His work has been extensively cited. Dr. James has also served as the PI or Co-PI on several NSF research grants. He is currently an Associate Editor for JRSSB and Operations Research, and served in the past in this capacity for JASA Theory and Methods, JASA Case Studies and Applications, and Statistica Sinica. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a life member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Dr. James has won several research and teaching awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, two USC Dean’s Awards for Research Excellence, two Golden Apple Awards for teaching, the Evan C. Thompson Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Award, and the USC Mellon Mentoring Award. Dr. James received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University.