American Statistical Association Names Belgian Statistician as Journal of Nonparametric Statistics Editor

June 7, 2012

The American Statistical Association has named Irene Gijbels of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium as the editor for the JNPS. Dr. Gijbels will serve effective January 2013.


The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society, today announced that Irène Gijbels, full professor of statistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, has been selected as the new editor for the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. Dr. Gijbels will serve beginning January 2013, taking over the editorship from Suojin Wang, Texas A&M University.

“We sought Dr. Gijbels on the basis of her accomplishments, her leadership in nonparametric statistics, and her known organizational abilities and high standards in associate editor roles,” said Robert Serfling, search committee chair. “Her leadership will assist us in broadening the range of the journal without losing its focus. She brings to the JNPS a vision and leadership that will take the journal to significantly higher visibility and appeal and a stronger international presence.”

Dr. Gijbels formerly was a full professor with the Institut de Statistique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and a research associate at the National Science Foundation in Belgium. She was a Fullbright-Hays grant holder while visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an ASA Fellow and widely publishing in various journals internationally. She also has served as associate editor of a number of journals including JNPS,The Annals of Statistics, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

“Nonparametric statistics and related areas cover a very broad field, with applications in a wealth of application areas,” Dr. Gijbels said. “As an editor of JNPS I would endeavor to highlight the great impact the field has in the development of state-of-the-art statistical methods by, for example, publishing special issues with focused topics. Maintaining a high-quality review process also helps to maximize the added value of contributions delivered by the journal.”

The Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, published by Taylor and Francis on behalf of the ASA, provides a medium for the publication of research and survey work in nonparametric statistics and related areas. Both the theory and applications of nonparametric statistics are covered in JNPS.

Beginning this year, ASA members have the option of receiving a free online subscription to JNPS.

About the American Statistical Association

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Statistical Association is the world´s largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.

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