Hal Stern is Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Statistics. Provost Stern previously served UCI as founding chair of the Department of Statistics, Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and Vice Provost for Academic Planning. Prior to joining the faculty at UCI, he held faculty positions at Iowa State University and Harvard University.
Within the field of statistics, Stern is known for his research on Bayesian statistical methods and for collaborative projects in the life sciences and social sciences. Current areas of interest include applications of statistical methods in psychiatry and human behavior and forensic science. He is co-director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and is part of the leadership team for the Conte Center at UCI, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute for Mathematical Statistics. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.
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