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November 1, 2016

Prof. Marc G. Genton named Distinguished Professor of Statistics at KAUST

​Prof. Marc G. Genton has been appointed by KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau to Distinguished Professor of Statistics. The distinction was assigned in recognition of his expertise, accomplishments, and international standing.

Prof. Genton is not new to international recognitions being Fellow of several scientific associations such as the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and elected member of the International Statistical Institute. 

In 2010, he received the El-Shaarawi award for excellence from the International Environmetrics Society and the Distinguished Achievement award from the Section on Statistics and the Environment of the American Statistical Association. 

Prof. Genton’s impressive scientific production includes 195 publications, a book on multivariate skew-elliptical distributions, and over 320 presentations at conferences and universities worldwide. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Stat

At KAUST, Prof. Genton leads the Spatio-Temporal Statistics & Data Science​ research group. The group’s main interests focus on statistical analysis, flexible modeling, prediction, and uncertainty quantification of spatio-temporal data, with applications in environmental and climate science, renewable energies, geophysics, and marine science.