Daniel Peña Sánchez de Rivera
Professor of Statistics. Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
Daniel Peña was born in Madrid in 1948, and qualified as an Industrial Engineer (1970) and also holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering (1976) from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, Diploma in Sociology and Statistics from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and ITP in Business Administration from Harvard University.
He has been Statistics Professor at Universidad Carlos III Madrid since 1990, and President of the University since 2007. He has also been tenured/associate lecturer of the School of Industrial Organisation (EOI), Professor at the Universidad Politécnica Madrid (UPM) and Visiting Full Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Chicago University. He was member of the Management Committee and Vice President of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (1992- 1995) and Director of the University’s Quality Committee (1993-2000). He was a Founding Director of the EIO Department of Quantitative Methods, of the Statistics Laboratory at the ETSII-UPM, as well as the departments of Economics, Statistics and Econometrics of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
He has been Director of the Revista Estadística Española (Spanish Statistical Review), Chairman of the Spanish Statistical and Operational Research Society, Founding Member and Chairman of the Committee on Statistical Methods of the Spanish Quality Association, Member of the National Board of Statistics, Vice President of the Inter-American Institute of Statistics, and Chairman of European Courses in Advanced Statistics.
He has supervised over 25 doctoral theses, and has published fourteen books and over 200 articles on statistical research, econometrics, and quality and its applications. He has been invited to speak at some of the most important conferences on statistics and has conducted research seminars in over eighty universities throughout the world. He is an Associate Editor of numerous international journals, and has received both national and international research awards, such as the Youden Prize in 2006 for best article published in Technometrics, Engineer of the year by the Madrid Association of Chartered Engineers and the Jaime I Prize for Economics research in 2011.
He has been elected as Honorary Member and Fellow of prestigious international associations, such as the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and The American Statistical Association.
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