Full Name
Dr. Alicia Carriquiry
Job Title
Distinguished Professor
Iowa State University
Speaker Bio
Alicia Carriquiry was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Since 1990, Carriquiry has been on the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. She is currently Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and President’s Chair in Statistics, and is Director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center of Excellence. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. In 2020 she was elected as Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and in 2021, Carriquiry was awarded the Zellner Medal (ISBA) and the F.N. David Award (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies). She has served the ASA, the IMS, the ISI and ISBA in leadership roles and has held editorial positions in several statistical journals.
Her research interests include measurement error modeling, survey sampling and Bayesian methods. In recent years, she has become interested in machine learning algorithms and their application in various disciplines, including forensic science. She has published about 150 peer-reviewed articles and has mentored the work of 20 doctoral students, about 40 MS students, five post-doctoral researchers, and several brilliant undergraduates.