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Lexin Li, professor of biostatistics at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been appointed by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics as editor-in-chief of the Annals of Applied Statistics for the term that begins in January 2025 and ends December 2027.

The Annals of Applied Statistics is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of statistics from econometrics to epidemiology. Founded by Stanford professor emeritus Bradley Efron in 2007, the journal aims to provide research that demonstrates the real-world applications of statistics.

“I am deeply honored and delighted to serve as the editor-in-chief for this journal,” Li said. “This role comes at a particularly exciting time, given the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence technology. It presents a unique and timely opportunity to foster stronger connections between statistics and AI.”

Li was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2021 and a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2017 for his work in dimension reduction, tensor regression, and neuroimaging. He joined the division of Biostatistics at the school of public health as an associate professor in 2014 after working as a visiting faculty member at Stanford University and at Yahoo Research Labs from 2011 to 2013. His research focuses on statistical methodology and data analysis to be used in neuroimaging, computational biology, and biomedical research.

“As we navigate this dynamic era, I am committed to ensuring that our journal remains at the forefront of integrating these disciplines, promoting innovative research that enhances our understanding, and the application of statistical methodologies in numerous application domains,” Li said. “I look forward to working with our community to advance our field and contribute to its rich tradition of excellence.”

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