**Hamparsum Bozdogan**,
Ph.D.

##### Professor of Statistics,and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). He joined the faculty in
the Fall of 1990. Prior to coming to UTK he was on the faculty of the University
of Virginia in the Department of Mathematics, and was a Visiting Professor
and Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo,
Japan. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin,
and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics from
the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC).

##### His research specializations and interests are in informational
approach to statistical model building and evaluation problems; multivariate
statistical modeling and data analysis; combinatorial classification and
mixture-model cluster analysis problems; linear and nonlinear multivariate
models and structural complexity; covariance complexity measure; complexity
of inverse-Fisher information matrix as a criterion for model identification.
Statistical information theory; Bayesian and econometric modeling; symbolic
open architecture statistical computing in macro language environment and
developing expert information-theoretic statistical techniques.

##### Dr. Bozdogan is one of the nationally and internationally
known experts in the area of informational statistical modeling. In particular,
he has developed unique measures of informational complexity in statistics
for model selection and validation, and extended them in an extensive research
program to a wide variety of applications. He is the recipient of many distinguished
awards, one of which is the prestigious Chancellor's
Award for Research and Creative Achievement in 1993 at UTK. He is the
editor of the three-volume set of the Proceedings of the First US/Japan
Conference on Frontiers of Statistical Modeling: An Informational Approach.

##### He is the author of three new forthcoming text books on
informational statistical modeling with an open architecture computational
toolbox. He is a member of many professional societies such as the American
Statistical Association (ASA), the Classification Society of North America
(CSNA), Research Association of Statistical Science (RASS) Kyushu University,
Fukuoka, Japan, and the elected member of Japan Statistical Society (JSS).
In addition, he is co-founding as the editor-in-chief a new international
journal called Journal of Applied Multivariate Modeling. He serves as the
referee to many prestigious statistical journals including those of: Journal
of the American Statistical Association (JASA); Statistics and Probability
Letters; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Psychometrika, Annals
of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (AISM); Journal of the Japan
Statistical Society (JJSS); Journal of Applied Stochastic Models and Data
Analysis, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (JRSS), and British Journal
of Mathematical Psychology and Statistics.