Society Council

Victor Hugo Lachos Davila

Council Member

Victor H Lachos, is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP - Brazil) in 2004. He was a Professor of Statistics at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP - Brazil) for 12 years, from 2006 until 2017. He won the 2008 IASI (Inter-American Statistical Institute) Award for excellence. In 2012, was distinguished with the “Zeferino Vaz Award” from UNICAMP. In 2016, he received the title “Doctor Honoris Causa” from Universidad Nacional “Pedro Ruiz Gallo” (UNPRG - Peru). He has published more than 120 articles in indexed international journals and is author of the book: Finite Mixtures of Skewed Distributions (Springer, 2018). He has supervised 5 post-doctoral projects, 16 doctoral thesis and 15 master’s degrees. His Statistical interest’s areas are distribution theory, mixed-effects models, time series, finite mixture of distributions, augmented models, spatial models and semiparametric models.

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