Eric Kolaczyk was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. He obtained a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and MS and PhD degrees in statistics from Stanford University. He is currently on the faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McGill University.  He was on the faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University from 1998 through 2022, and was faculty in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago before that. He also has been visiting faculty at Harvard University and l’Universite Paris VII. For almost a decade he taught an annual short-course at l’Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris.

He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an elected senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

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