We are glad to announce that Stanley Wasserman confirmed joining AIST.

Prof. Wasserman is a leading researcher in the area of Statistics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, Cognitive Science in Indiana University, US.

A bit from Professor’s biography:

Professor Wasserman, an applied statistician, joined the Departments of Sociology and Psychology in Bloomington in the Fall of 2004. He also has an with the Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research, and is an Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science. Prior to moving to Indiana, he held faculty positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Minnesota, and University of Illinois, in the disciplines of Statistics, Psychology, and Sociology; in addition, at Illinois, he was a part-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, and has had visiting appointments at Columbia University and the University of Melbourne. In 2005, he helped create the new Department of Statistics in Bloomington, and became its founding chair in 2006.

Wasserman is best known for his work on statistical models for social networks and for his text, co-authored with Katherine Faust, Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. His other books have been published by Sage Publications and Cambridge University Press. He has published widely in sociology, psychology, and statistics journals, and has been elected to a variety of leadership positions in the Classification Society of North America and the American Statistical Association. He teaches courses on applied statistics.

See more on the Indiana University website: http://mypage.iu.edu/~stanwass/bio.html